Game-by-game predictions for Los Angeles Rams before 2019 training camp

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Jared Goff #16 hands the ball of to Todd Gurley II #30 in the second half during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Jared Goff #16 hands the ball of to Todd Gurley II #30 in the second half during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

It’s never took early to begin predictions involving the Los Angeles Rams for the 2019 season.

Similar to last year, the Los Angeles Rams will be entering the 2019 season with targets on their back, as a top contender in the NFC once again.

Not only did the Rams come up big in 2018 by winning the NFC West for a second year in a row, but also Sean McVay did a great job in helping the team reach the Super Bowl during just his second season as head coach.

Training camp and preseason is rightfully the main focus for the Rams at the moment, but before they know it, the real action will officially be getting underway in September.

To help prepare, let’s take a look at the Rams schedule for the 2019 season and make predictions on every game that Los Angeles will be participating in.

Week 1: @ Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton is coming off of a shoulder surgery, and the quarterback’s status for Week 1 is still up in the air at the moment. The Carolina Panthers will give the Rams a tough test, but McVay and Wade Phillips will construct a game plan that’ll propel the Rams to victory.

Prediction: Rams 31, Panthers14 (1-0)

Week 2: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints will be coming into Los Angeles angry and motivated about the NFC Championship game. As much as I want to pick the Rams to win, the Saints will have had extra preparation and will win by a close score.

Prediction: Saints 30, Rams 28 (1-1)

Week 3: @ Cleveland Browns

Sunday Night Football will get a taste of two former No. 1 picks in Jared Goff and Baker Mayfield squaring off against one another. If all goes well, the Rams will be too much for the second-year stud in Mayfield and his dynamic offense.

Prediction: Rams 35, Browns 21 (2-1)

Week 4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn’t have a chance in this one. Jameis Winston will most likely turn the ball over many times, and the Buccaneers’ defense will not be able to stop the Rams on offense.

Prediction: Rams 28, Buccaneers 10 (3-1)

Week 5: @ Seattle Seahawks

A Thursday Night Football matchup between arguably the two best teams in the division. The Rams and Seattle Seahawks always play each other tough.

Los Angeles squeaked out a win last season in Seattle with that crucial fourth-down conversion by Goff on a quarterback sneak. The Rams will win another close one, but Russell Wilson will still be masterful.

Prediction: Rams 24, Seahawks 21 (4-1)

Week 6: San Francisco 49ers

The Rams will be coming off of a slight bye week with the game in Seattle being on Thursday night. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers won’t be able to put up enough points and the Rams will pull ahead late to win in front of the home crowd.

Prediction: Rams 24, 49ers 14 (5-1)

Week 7: @ Atlanta Falcons

One of the toughest road matchups for the Rams will come Week 7 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. Coming back into Atlanta for the first time since losing the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, the Rams will be motivated and will win.

Atlanta’s defense will break and Los Angeles will be superior. to earn their sixth win of the 2019 season.

Prediction: Rams 30, Falcons 21 (6-1)

Week 8: Cincinnati Bengals

Former Rams assistant Zac Taylor is now the man in charge for the Cincinnati Bengals, but Andy Dalton and company will be in for a major wake-up call in London.

Unfortunately, Taylor will come up short against his former team.

Prediction: Rams 42, Bengals 14 (7-1)

Week 10: @ Pittsburgh Steelers

The Rams will be lethargic and will be playing in the cold, which Goff doesn’t have the best history in. The Pittsburgh Steelers will win this game after Goff throws a late interception with the game on the line.

Prediction: Steelers 30, Rams 24 (7-2)

Week 11: Chicago Bears

On Sunday Night Football, the Rams will be motivated after being embarrassed by the Chicago Bears last season on the road. Also, after coming off of a loss to the Steelers, the Rams won’t lose two-straight games.

Prediction: Rams 21, Bears 10 (8-2)

Week 12: Baltimore Ravens

Youngster Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will be coming into Los Angeles for Monday Night Football and the Rams’ defense led by Aaron Donald will swallow him up.

Safety Eric Weddle will provide some insight on how to defeat his former team, and the Rams will win by double-digits.

Prediction: Rams 27, Ravens 13 (9-2)

Week 13: @ Arizona Cardinals

Another battle of two former No. 1 picks in Goff and Kyler Murray, as the Arizona Cardinals are arguably the worst team in the NFL right now, meaning they won’t have much of a chance.

Arizona may be experiencing rebuilding mode, but this Cardinals team seems to have all sorts of potential for the future.

Prediction: Rams 31, Cardinals 7 (10-2)

Week 14: Seahawks

If the Rams are closing in on a third-straight division title, a Sunday Night Football battle at home against the Seahawks could result in plenty of extra motivation at home.

In fact, this could be another one of those games in which Donald displays an incredible performance.

Prediction: Rams 24, Seahawks 20 (11-2)

Week 15: @ Dallas Cowboys

The Rams will hopefully have clinched the division by now, but going on the road to face the Dallas Cowboys will be tough.

This could very well become an early playoff preview if all goes well for both parties in 2019, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott may be too much for the Rams to handle in this one.

Prediction: Cowboys 31, Rams 28 (11-3)

Week 16: @ 49ers

Home stretch and time to build some momentum for the playoffs. Los Angeles will smash San Francisco at Levi’s Stadium. This game may be flexed, but regardless of the day, McVay will have his team ready.

Prediction: Rams 28, 49ers 7 (12-3)

Week 17: Cardinals

Goff and company will hopefully have a chance to clinch home-field throughout the postseason and that extra motivation along with the veteran leadership will propel the Rams to win their final game at home against the Cardinals.

Prediction: Rams 38, Cardinals 17 (13-3)

So after looking at all 16 games for the Rams throughout the 2019 season, a 13-3 record really doesn’t seem too unrealistic, right?

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It may not be all that easy, but at least with McVay’s preparation, there’s every reason for fans to believe this could happen for Los Angeles.