Following the 2020 draft, Bleacher Report released win-loss predictions for all of the 32 clubs. Now that the actual regular season schedule has been unveiled, B/R went back to the drawing board and re-wrote their W/L records for every team once more. This time around, author Gary Davenport (different author from the last set of predictions) thinks the Rams are a little bit worse off than before. After a 7-9 prediction in their previous article, Davenport gave the Rams a 6-10 final record for the 2020 season.
“Two years ago, the Los Angeles Rams were the NFC representative in Super Bowl LIII,” Davenport says. “Last year, they missed the postseason altogether, finishing 9-7. This year could be even worse.”
Despite the obvious talent on both sides of the ball returning in 2020, Davenport sees this team on the decline and doesn’t think things will get any easier in a division that saw everyone get better or stay relatively the same.
“The Rams play in the NFL’s most brutal division and are trending in the wrong direction. Perhaps this prediction is a bit harsh, but it wouldn’t be a major upset if the Rams wound up last in the NFC West this season.”
He’s right. This prediction is very harsh. Yes, they lost some dynamic playmakers in Todd Gurley, Brandin Cook, and Cory Littleton, but can anyone really see this team stumble to a top-15 pick this season? I personally cannot.
Stu Jackson lists the top-five games on the Rams’ 2020 schedule (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva highlights how the Rams will travel the second-most miles in the NFL in 2020 (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva reports how former RB Todd Gurley is mentoring Rams rookie RB Cam Akers (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter thinks the duo of Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers will be better the second time around (Ramblin’ Fan)
Stu Jackson talks about how excited Sen McVay is to start the 2020 season in primetime (TheRams.com)
Mike Chiari reports that the Rams have yet to pay Todd Gurley his guaranteed money (Bleacher Report)
NFL Nation predicts win-loss records for every NFL team (ESPN)