WE’RE HERE! WE’RE FINALLY HERE!
WEEK ONE, BABY!
T-minus six days until the Rams take the field at SoFi Stadium for their first regular season game against the Dallas Cowboys.
On that note, I’ve got one more season prediction piece for you all. This one is courtesy of John Breech of CBS Sports. In his latest predictions, the Rams are tabbed to finish the year 9-7 while claiming the final wildcard spot in the NFC.
Here are his NFC West predictions:
In arguably the most-competitive division in all of football, the Rams are able to take advantage of an easy schedule outside of the division to mitigate the affects of potential losses within it. By his final tally, three teams make it into the playoffs with the Rams joining the 49ers as the conference’s final two seeds.
Could you imagine an entire division finishing 500 and above? I’m not sure when the last time that has happened in the NFL, but someone should go ahead and look it up.
Of course, this is still a very ideal situation. Playoffs, not matter how you get there, are a cause for celebration. With the un-solidified backfield and question marks in the middle of the defense, 9-7 ain’t too shabby.
Now for today’s links.
The Rams signed 15 players to the practice squad (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva highlights the Rams’ fairly easy schedule in 2020 (The Rams Wire)
Stu Jackson reports on the Rams’ very young roster (TheRams.com)
Bret Stuter touches on the Rams signing former Tampa Bay running back Raymond Calais (Ramblin’ Fan)
Kevin Seifert looks at all the ways the NFL will look different with Covid-19 protocols in place (ESPN)
Cam Newton says New England and him are a match made in heaven (ESPN)
Rob Goldberg reports on Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for the Dolphins in week one (Bleacher Report)
Roger Goodell admits he’s prepared to not play 16 games this season amid pandemic (Bleacher Report)
Veteran players are worried younger player may struggle making right decisions now that training camp is over (Pro Football Talk)
John Breech predicts the final record for every NFL team in 2020 (CBS Sports)