St. Louis Rams 2015 regular season final prediction

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August 30, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) signals at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Week 13: Arizona Cardinals

The Rams return home with some serious work to do if they hope to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004. The plan is simple. Win your remaining games and catch the faltering Cardinals. A team that started hot has struggled down the stretch with losses to Baltimore, Seattle, Cincinnati and San Francisco. They are ripe for the picking. St. Louis finally comes through when they need to and get some much needed vindication against Carson Palmer’s bunch. The plan is still alive.              Rams 23 – Cardinals 17 Record 6-6

Week 14: Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions entered the 2015 season as 30-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, and they weren’t even that close. Detroit limps into the Edward Jones Dome having lost three of their last four and holding onto their playoff hopes by a string. The Lions seem shell shocked and for what seems like clockwork now, the Rams defense goes to work and shuts down rookie running back Ameer Abdullah. Quarterback Matthew Stafford can’t getup of his own way and tosses three interceptions, two to Janoris Jenkins. Even Megatron can’t stop this epic collapse as the Rams once again pull over .500 for the first time in four weeks. Rams 28 – Lions 21 Record 7-6

Week 15: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Rams welcome number one overall pick Jameis Winston to town as we enter the home stretch of the 2015 season. Winston has had some very nice moments this year including big games against Jacksonville, Washington and the New York Giants. But he has also had some rookie moments including a four interception game against the Eagles in Week 11. In what turns out to be a very uneventful contest St. Louis does all they can to keep things close against a team they should have beaten by double digits. A win is a win in this league and the Rams get just that. One step closer to the postseason. Rams 24 – Buccaneers 13 Record 8-6

Week 16: @ Seattle Seahawks

It would appear all roads to the postseason once again travel through Century Link Field and the 12th Man. With St. Louis on the verge of catching the Arizona Cardinals for the final wildcard spot, this game holds a lot of weight. Seattle has settled into proper form and they are looking like Super Bowl contenders once again, but the Rams defense now ranks in the top 5, one spot better than the Seahawks. Russell Wilson scrambles away from a sure sack on what seems to be every other play. Frustrating the St. Louis defensive backs with short completions and quick scrambles for first downs. The Seahawks methodically put a serious hole in the Rams playoff hopes.                                          Rams 14 – Seahawks 24 Record 8-7

Week 17 @ San Francisco 49ers

With the Arizona Cardinals one win better, and facing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 the Rams have shot to finish the season at 9-7 and be in contention for a wildcard spot. St. Louis isn’t taking any chance in the final week of the regular season as they jump on the Niners early and often. San Francisco didn’t put up much of a fight already reeling from what has amounted from a 5-11 season. However, Seattle, already having locked up another division title, rested many of their starters and the Cardinals took care of business at home earning their 10th win of the year. The Rams victory over San Francisco was bitter sweet as the playoff drought continues another year.                                   Rams 31 – 49ers 17 Final Record 9-7