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TST Staff's 2016 Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

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Looking at the team’s schedule prediction from the preseason, how are expectations holding up?

Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum
Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum
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Back in early September, the TST Staff made our final game-by-game predictions for the 2016 Los Angeles Rams.

Coming out of the bye, I thought it’d make sense to take stock of those predictions to get a sense of how the team performed overall relative to expectations and where that suggests we’re headed.

Here’s how things shook out:

Rams current record: 3-4

3k’s record prediction: 3-4
Correct games predicted: 1

Brandon Bate’s record prediction: 3-4
Correct games predicted: 3

Tevin Broner’s record prediction: 4-3
Correct games predicted: 3

EddieP’s record prediction: 2-5
Correct games predicted: 4

Sean Wilkinson’s record prediction: 4-3
Correct games predicted: 2

RamBuck’s record prediction: 3-3-1
Correct games predicted: 2

BMule’s record prediction: 3-4
Correct games predicted: 5

QBKlass’ record prediction: 3-4
Correct games predicted: 1

Douglas M’s record prediction: 5-2
Correct games predicted: 3

Elijah Kim’s record prediction: 5-2
Correct games predicted: 3

Eric Nagel’s record prediction: 4-3
Correct games predicted: 6

seattlerams’ record prediction: 3-4
Correct games predicted: 1


The Firestone Tires 2016 Schedule Prediction First Half Accuracy Trophy goes to Nagel. He had every game pegged perfectly save for the Lions game. Runner-up goes to BMule who missed just the Lions game and the win over the Cardinals in Week 4.

The Subway Eat Fresh Ass Backwards Trophy goes to QBKlass, seattlerams and myself. All three of us had the Rams going 3-4. Bate was the only other staffer to get the Rams’ record right, but he did so by tabbing three games accurately. Klass, Seattle & I all had nearly every game wrong and yet ended up with the right record. Good job at being wrong accurately, fam.

The Dodge Ram Tough What Are You Doing Award goes to Douglas and Elijah for predicting the Rams would have a 5-2 record. They were wrong. They were always going to be wrong. Good job at being wrong inaccurately, fam.


What’s been most interesting to me was seeing the consensus game-to-game shake out.

Nine out of the twelve submissions had us winning the San Francisco game. Similarly, nine had us losing in Arizona. And all of us but Eddie had us beating Detroit. All wrong. And yet the game-to-game consensus had us at 3-4 overall.

So in a way (despite missing the individual game predictions), we as a staff had the Rams on course. Or to think about it another way, the team has played to our overall expectation level. Not surprising considering that these Rams are in line with the previous four years under Jeff Fisher.

Moving forward? The consensus isn’t pretty. We had just three games where the majority of us had the Rams winning: the home games against the Dolphins, Falcons and 49ers. That would put up just a 3-6 record over the final nine games for a 6-10 record...yeesh.

Time will tell if the team has the 2016 Rams nailed over the back end of the schedule, but if the early returns are any indication, it’s going to be a long nine weeks.