A new season means new opportunity; for better, or for worse, depending on who your favorite team is. After trading for Matthew Stafford and a third trip in four years to the postseason, the Los Angeles Rams have high expectations.
We are less than two months away from the start of the NFL season, and football fans all over the country are anxiously awaiting their favorite teams’ first kick-off of the year.
I am going to list each of the Rams’ match-ups for this season, with a score prediction for each game. If you listen to the Downtown Rams’ podcast, you’ve heard us give our predictions already. Blaine Grisak also wrote his predictions earlier this offseason.
Here are my season prediction – and if I am correct, the Rams will be Super Bowl Champions in 2022. So, here we go: my score predictions for the 2021 Los Angeles Rams football season!
Week 1: Rams defeat the Chicago Bears 35-7.
Week 2: Rams defeat the Indianapolis Colts 28-21.
Week 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Rams 31-24.
Week 4: Rams defeat the Arizona Cardinals 35-14.
After four weeks, the Rams will be 3-1. Obviously not the undefeated start that most teams desire, but Tampa Bay is going to be just as good, if not better, than they were during their Super Bowl run last year.
Other than the Buccaneers, the Rams appear to have a pretty easy first few games. Carson Wentz and Jonathan Taylor of the Colts could be a minor inconvenience, but it shouldn’t be anything that the Rams can’t handle. Cam Akers will have at least five touchdowns after the first four games. Book it.
Week 5: Rams defeat the Seattle Seahawks 24-21.
Week 6: Rams defeat the New York Giants 18-7.
Week 7: Rams defeat the Detroit Lions 34-14.
Week 8: Rams defeat the Houston Texans 38-10.
Expect a solid showing from the Rams weeks 5-8. The Seahawks and the Giants are solid teams, but they have won’t enough weapons to overcome the Rams. The Lions and the Texans should be absolute blow-outs. As much as it pains me to say, I think Jared Goff will play poorly against the Rams defense.
Week 9: Tennessee Titans defeat the Rams 14-7.
Week 10: Rams defeat the San Francisco 49ers 24-3.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: Green Bay Packers defeat the Rams 17-10.
Week 13: Rams defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 41-14.
After 12 weeks, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I do predict the Rams losing two of their three games during weeks 9-12. The good news, however, is that I do not think the Rams will lose any more games after that!
The two loses that I am predicting here are to the Titans and the Packers. The Titans have added Julio Jones to their already scary offense. The Titans will give the Rams defense their toughest battle of the season, and end up beating them by one touchdown.
The Packers have Aaron Rodgers (at least, as of now), and he will be a man on a mission this season. The Rams will learn from these mistakes and be ready for a late season run.
Week 14: Rams defeat the Arizona Cardinals 24-21.
Week 15: Rams defeat the Seattle Seahawks 17-10.
Week 16: Rams defeat the Minnesota Vikings 31-7.
Week 17: Rams defeat the Baltimore Ravens 24-21.
Week 18: Rams defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-14.
As I mentioned earlier, the Rams will not be losing any more games after the Packers loss. We see a relatively easy stretch of games weeks 13-16. The Seahawks have Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, D’Wayne Eskridge and Gerald Everett on their offense. Unfortunately, with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, they should gel well together. However, it won’t be enough to beat the Rams.
The Ravens will be a tough game and this AFC-NFC matchup could be an absolute thriller.
There you have it.
I have the Los Angeles Rams going 14-3, winning the NFC West and going on to win the Super Bowl against the Cleveland Browns. The Rams winning the Super Bowl would be the second consecutive team to win in their home stadium.
The Rams have the most talented roster that they have had in a long time. There are no excuses this year, and absolutely no reason that the Rams shouldn’t be Super Bowl favorites. Should everything go according to plan, the Rams will be holding the Lombardi in their home stadium next February.