4 Rams storylines to follow after the bye week

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 08: Tavon Austin
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If there is one thing that gets overlooked when a team like Los Angeles appears to have turned around their own version of the Titanic, is how real are they REALLY?

At 5-2, Rams reporter Vincent Bonsignore of the Southern California News Group may have said it best, in this tweet during the Arizona beat down in London:

Going into the season, with expectations pretty low, it’s fair to say that through seven games, LA has exceeded a lot of, if not most prognosticators when trying to predict the 2017 Rams.

So, if you had to go to a Vegas window this weekend and fork over the mortgage, where do you have Los Angeles finishing come New Year’s Day?

Above or below .500?

Let’s just say that for the sake of argument, the Rams beat the Giants on their second trip to the East Coast. LA would officially enter the second half of the season with a record of 6-2, making .500 an absolute lock, right?

Assuming that, look at the schedule and find two “absolute” locks in their last eight games.

Arizona on the road?
San Francisco at home?

Looking at who the Rams finish up with, take a look at some of the quarterbacks LA will face:

Deshaun Watson, Drew Brees, Marcus Mariota, and then there’s the showdown with number two overall pick Carson Wentz. A “might be” Sunday Night showdown on a stand alone national telecast.

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Again, assuming the Los Angeles Rams beat a pretty bad Giants team also coming off of a bye week themselves, finding wins in a quest for .500 or a playoff berth will be no easy task.

Then again, LA had done a pretty good job exceeding expectations in 2017 already.