Rams To Have NFL’s Third Toughest Schedule

Oct 27,2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; General view of a store front window display of a NFL shield logo at Nike Town Oxford Street London in promotion of the NFL International Series game between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Super Bowl is finally over the strength of schedules for the 2014 season are finally set in stone. Here is what it looks like.

The Schedule

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Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

Denver Broncos

Oakland Raiders

Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals

 

Rank Team Opponent Win Pct.
1 Kansas City Chiefs .570
2 St. Louis Rams .566
3 Arizona Cardinals .563
3 San Diego Chargers .563
5 Denver Broncos .555
5 Oakland Raiders .555
5 San Francisco 49ers .555
8 Seattle Seahawks .543
9 Miami Dolphins .531
10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers .523
11 Green Bay Packers .520
12 Buffalo Bills .516
12 Dallas Cowboys .516
12 New York Jets .516
15 New England Patriots .508
15 New Orleans Saints .508
17 Atlanta Falcons .500
18 Minnesota Vikings .488
19 Pittsburgh Steelers .484
20 Philadelphia Eagles .477
21 Cincinnati Bengals .469
21 Houston Texans .469
21 New York Giants .469
21 Washington Redskins .469
25 Baltimore Ravens .461
26 Carolina Panthers .461
27 Cleveland Browns .461
28 Chicago Bears .453
28 Detroit Lions .453
30 Indianapolis Colts .445
31 Jacksonville Jaguars .430
32 Tennessee Titans .406

 

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Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

Kansas City Chiefs

San Diego Chargers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals

Rank Team Opponent Win Pct.
1 Oakland Raiders .602
2 Denver Broncos .586
3 Seattle Seahawks .578
4 San Francisco 49ers .570
5 San Diego Chargers .563
5 St. Louis Rams .563
7 Kansas City Chiefs .547
8 Chicago Bears .539
9 Arizona Cardinals .531
9 Detroit Lions .531
11 Atlanta Falcons .523
11 New England Patriots .523
11 New York Jets .523
14 Washington Redskins .512
15 Green Bay Packers .488
16 Buffalo Bills .484
16 Carolina Panthers .484
16 Miami Dolphins .484
19 Philadelphia Eagles .480
20 Jacksonville Jaguars .477
21 Cincinnati Bengals .469
21 Cleveland Browns .469
21 Tennessee Titans .469
24 Minnesota Vikings .465
25 Baltimore Ravens .461
25 Dallas Cowboys .461
25 New York Giants .461
28 Pittsburgh Steelers .453
29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers .445
30 New Orleans Saints .430
31 Houston Texans .414
32 Indianapolis Colts .414

 

Overall

Rank Team Opponent Win Pct.
1 Oakland Raiders .578
2 Denver Broncos .570
3 St. Louis Rams .564
4 San Diego Chargers .563
4 San Francisco 49ers .563
6 Seattle Seahawks .561
7 Kansas City Chiefs .559
8 Arizona Cardinals .547
9 New York Jets .520
10 New England Patriots .516
11 Atlanta Falcons .512
12 Miami Dolphins .508
13 Green Bay Packers .504
14 Buffalo Bills .500
15 Chicago Bears .496
16 Detroit Lions .492
17 Washington Redskins .490
18 Dallas Cowboys .488
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers .484
20 Philadelphia Eagles .479
21 Minnesota Vikings .477
22 Carolina Panthers .473
23 Cincinnati Bengals .469
23 New Orleans Saints .469
23 Pittsburgh Steelers .469
26 Cleveland Browns .465
26 New York Giants .465
28 Baltimore Ravens .461
29 Jacksonville Jaguars .453
30 Houston Texans .441
31 Tennessee Titans .438
32 Indianapolis Colts .430

 

 

 

If you didn’t notice, the Rams once again have a pretty hard schedule as they will go in with the third toughest schedule in the NFL. The Rams play in the difficult NFC West giving an automatic six teams will above .500 records.

Last season the Rams had the fourth toughest schedule and ironically, they ended up with the fourth toughest schedule. Things don’t always end up like that though.

For instance, the Carolina Panthers went into the season with the league’s toughest schedule, but in reality it ended up being the 17th toughest schedule and the Panthers won 12 games. While the Raiders on the other hand went into the season with the third easiest schedule and it turned out to be the eighth toughest schedule.

2013 Preseason Strength of Schedule in review(Credit to Canal Chronicles)

Projected SoS   SoS in Review 2013 Wins
1 Carolina Panthers    17            12
2 Detroit Lions 29 7
2 New Orleans Saints 10 11
2 St. Louis Rams 4 7
5 Baltimore Ravens 21 8
6 Green Bay Packers 30 8.5
7 Arizona Cardinals 5 10
7 Miami Dolphins 6 8
7 San Francisco 49ers 17 12
10 Minnesota Vikings 13 5.5
10 Seattle Seahawks 19 13
12 Cincinnati Bengals 24 11
12 Jacksonville Jaguars 14 4
12 New England Patriots 25 12
15 Atlanta Falcons 3 4
16 Chicago Bears 28 8
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 4
18 Washington Redskins 10 3
19 New York Jets 20 8
19 Philadelphia Eagles 30 10
19  Pittsburgh Steelers 26 8
22 Cleveland Browns 10 4
23 Tennessee Titans 14 7
24 New York Giants 8 7
24 Dallas Cowboys 21 8
26 Buffalo Bills 10 6
26 Houston Texans 2 2
26 Kansas City Chiefs 32 11
29 Oakland Raiders 8 4
30 Indianapolis Colts 21 11
31 San Diego Chargers 16 9
32 Denver Broncos 26 13

 

 

The Rams 2014 schedule consists of eight teams that made the playoffs in 2013(Broncos, 49ers, Seahawks, Chiefs, Chargers, and Eagles) including both Super Bowl teams, and the NFC championship game runner-up. That’s not going to be easy.

As the above table shows, a lot can change with how a schedule looks now and how it will look at the end of the season. The Rams may have the third toughest schedule in NFL, but that won’t intimidate them, the game’s have yet to be played. Last season the Rams had the fourth toughest schedule and managed seven wins with their backup quarterback nonetheless, let’s see how they do with the third toughest and their starting quarterback.

 

 

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  • Gary Stewart

    the rams automatically get a top ten tough schedule just from the 6 games in their division the nfc west went 30-10 against out of division opponents by far the best in football but as they say you gotta beat the best to be the best!! im ready for the rams cuts to clear some space for maybe 1 or 2 in FA then a trade down for a couple extra picks in the draft and possibly 6-7 top 100 picks GO RAMS!!!

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