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2017 Los Angeles Rams Regular Season Schedule: TST Staff's Win-Loss Initial Predictions

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Here's the TST Staff weighing in with their win-loss predictions for the Rams' 2017 regular season schedule.

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Last week, the NFL released the 2017 Regular Season schedule and with it the 2017 Los Angeles Rams Regular Season schedule as well.

I offered my initial win-loss predictions last week. So while we have less than a week to the 2017 NFL Draft, here’s the entire TST Staff save for Doug (unavailable due to conflicting commitments) and Sean (unavailable due to military commitments):

Week 1 - v. Indianapolis Colts

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 1

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L W L W W L W W W
Consensus: 6-3

You know we’re in a different era when two-thirds of us have the Rams opening the season with a win over the Colts. Two years ago, this might have been 0-9, an indication both of our collective optimism for change from the Fisherball era...but also an indication of how quickly Indy’s roster has eroded.

Week 2 - v. Washington Group Of Males Who Play Football Together

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 2

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L L W W L W W W L
Consensus: 5-4

McVay’s Revenge seems like it could be a very close battle. You have to think he’s going to be at a maximum level of personal motivation.

Week 3 - @ San Francisco 49ers

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 3

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
W W W L W W L L W
Consensus: 6-3

It would seem many of us are able to shake off last year’s games against the Niners with ease.

Need another note of optimism? Eight of the nine of us have the Rams starting 2-1. Only Mule has us at 1-2.

Week 4 - @ Dallas Cowboys

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 4

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L L L L L L L L L
Consensus: 0-9

I hate the Cowboys. So very, very, sincerely, very much.

Week 5 - v. Seattle Seahawks

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 5

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
W L L W L L L W L
Consensus: 3-6

This could be the hinge for the 2017 Los Angeles Rams season. Just two of us have the Rams at 3-2 by this point. Both people who have the Rams with a winning record after Week 5 have us winning this game. As it’s only home game in this four-game run, it’s maybe the most winnable.

Week 6 - @ Jacksonville Jaguars

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 6

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L L W L L L W L W
Consensus: 3-6

None of the three who have us beating the Seahawks in Week 5 have us winning again in Week 6.

And I’m not going to lie. I’m surprised that there is an equal number of people who have us winning at home over the Seahawks as have us beating the Jaguars on the road.

New days.

Week 7 - v.* Arizona Cardinals

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 7

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L W L W W W L L L
Consensus: 4-5

The Rams are 0-2 since the NFL started the International Series in 2007. Is this the year they erase that goose egg in the win column?

Week 9 - @ New York Giants

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 9

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L L L L L L L L L
Consensus: 0-9

None of us are buying the idea of a win over Janoris Jenkins & Co. coming out of the bye week.

Week 10 - v. Houston Texans

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 10

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L W L L L L W W L
Consensus: 3-6

Tough call here. The Texans did in 2016 what the Rams couldn’t do under Jeff Fisher: put together a winning season without great quarterback play. That the Texans were able to do so, largely on the back of a defense that allowed less yards than any in the NFL while only getting three games out of DL J.J. Watt, is a fair indication of the quality of their coaching. Is two in a row too much to ask? If so, I could see the Rams sniping this one.

Week 11 - @ Minnesota Vikings

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 11

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
W L L W W L L L L
Consensus: 3-6

A lot of one-third/two-third splits on the schedule with one here in the Bradford Bowl. This is another one I could see us grabbing as underdogs if things fall right (obviously since I have us winning it), but I do think we’ll be pretty clear underdogs by more than a field goal heading to Minneapolis.

Week 12 - v. New Orleans Saints

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 12

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L W L L W W W W W
Consensus: 6-3

The Saints have gone 7-9 four of the last five years.

Are they going to get out of the loop in 2017?

Week 13 - @ Arizona Cardinals

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 13

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
W L T L L L L L L
Consensus: 1-7-1

Woof. We’re consensus 4-5 against the Cards in London, but just 1-7-1 in Phoenix.

At this 34 pole of the season, all of us have the Rams somewhere between three and five wins. Nobody has the Rams at .500 or better.

Week 14 - v. Philadelphia Eagles

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 14

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L W L W W W L L W
Consensus: 5-4

As it stands, this is probably the banner game on the entire year’s schedule. The Jared Goff-Carson Wentz stuff will headline, but the state of both franchises is well in the crossmarks here. And rightfully so.

Week 15 - @ Seattle Seahawks

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 15

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L W W L L L W L L
Consensus: 3-6

This one definitely feels like it could be a setup for a letdown. With all the buildup to the previous week’s game and what is likely to come past the Rams’ elimination from playoff candidacy whilst (yes, whilst) Seattle would be in the midst of a playoff push...this is an easy one to see getting out of hand.

That being said, it may be the first big test for Sean McVay to see how he can re-focus his team in back-to-back contests.

Week 16 - @ Tennessee Titans

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 16

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
L L W L L L L L W
Consensus: 2-7

The Titans are going to be a popular under-the-radar pick to make some noise in the AFC this year. If they can come anywhere close to replicating the improvement they made from 2015 to 2016 again, they’re going to be a legit up-and-comer.

The problem here is timing. This is Week 16. How up are the Rams going to be to close this season out? Two years ago, the Rams capped a 4-8 start with a 3-1 run with a new starting QB and offensive coordinator in Case Keenum and Rob Boras, respectively. Last year, they ran out the clock with four consecutive losses at a cumulative score of 44-132.

If we hit the same stride this year, this one could be a blowout with the Titans pushing for playoff seeding while McVay begins tuning things up for 2018.

Week 17 - v. San Francisco 49ers

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions - Week 17

BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams
W W W W T W W W W
Consensus: 8-0-1

The Rams close the season out at home against an NFC West foe for the second season in a row. This one comes on New Year’s Eve. Not sure Rams fans should combine Rams-related drinking with holiday-related drinking, but here we go.

This send-off is substantially more important than last year’s. With Jeff Fisher fired, the Rams were essentially just killing time and just putting more tape for their exiting free agents. This year even once we’re out of playoff contention, the Rams will be playing to build into 2018. Going out on a high note with strong performances from their youngest players would at least offer the capability of a catapult effect.

I’ve said it before. I’m relatively optimistic about our chances in 2018. A good showing in Week 17 could help solidify those chances.


So there you go. BMule owns the low end having us going 5-11. Bate takes the top side with an 8-8 record. The rest of us are split between six- and seven-win seasons.

Drop your game-by-game predictions in the comments.

TST Staff's 2017 LA Rams Win-Loss Initial Predictions

Week - Opp BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams Consensus
Week - Opp BMule Brandon Bate Elijah Kim Eric Nagel Joe McAtee Josh Webb misone RamBuck seattlerams Consensus
1- v. IND L W L W W L W W W 6-3
2- v. WAS L L W W L W W W L 5-4
3- @ SF W W W L W W L L W 6-3
4- @ DAL L L L L L L L L L 0-9
5- v. SEA W L L W L L L W L 3-6
6- @ JAX L L W L L L W L W 3-6
7- v. ARI L W L W W W L L L 4-5
9- @ NYG L L L L L L L L L 0-9
10- v. HOU L W L L L L W W L 3-6
11- @ MIN W L L W W L L L L 3-6
12- v. NO L W L L W W W W W 6-3
13- @ ARI W L T L L L L L L 1-7-1
14- v. PHI L W L W W W L L W 5-4
15- @ SEA L W W L L L W L L 3-6
16- @ TEN L L W L L L L L W 2-7
17- v. SF W W W W T W W W W 8-0-1
Final record 5-11 8-8 6-9-1 7-9 6-9-1 6-10 7-9 6-10 7-9