Can Coach Jeff Fisher lead the Los Angeles Rams to the playoffs for the first time since 2004?
Once the news broke that the Rams were coming back to Los Angeles, most fans were happy to see a team back in LA. The Rams will be playing their first game in Los Angeles in over 20 years after leaving from St. Louis in the off-season. Coach Jeff Fisher and the Rams have been already busy moving the team back to L.A. but, could the fun end once the season starts?
The Rams currently have the longest active playoff drought in the NFC, and with a very tough NFC West, can Fisher be able to reach the playoffs back in Los Angeles. With the Rams already facing tough rivals, their schedule is about to get even harder. The Rams will face the entire NFC South, the entire AFC East, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. Say hello to the 3rd toughest schedule of 2016 season.
The NFC South consists of, Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, and Falcons. The AFC East consists of Patriots, Jets, Bills and Dolphins. Los Angeles Rams enters 2016 with their opponents combining to go 141-115 in 2015 for a winning percentage of .551. Last season the Rams finished 7-9 even though they had the best divisional record. Something does not seem right with those two stats.
It’s going to be an interesting 2016 season for the Rams as they are dealing with relocation, Hard Knocks, a quarterback situation and more importantly the pressure to win in front of thousands of Los Angeles Rams fans. Will they be able to succeed all of those tasks and manage to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004? It’s a tough task at hand.