A raw 2022 LA Rams schedule W-L prediction for the 2022 NFL season

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The LA Rams schedule is out. We’ve taken a quick look at the schedule, and some of the immediate reactions to home vs. away games, the location of this year’s BYE week. But that’s all a bit superficial, isn’t it?  A quick glance at the schedule shows that the LA Rams have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL for the 2022 NFL season.

No matter in what order you play difficult opponents, they will always be difficult.

So now it’s a matter of breaking down opponents week by week, assessing one opponent on a particularly meaningful week, or judging opponents by offensive ranking, defensive ranking, quarterback ranking, turnover creation, or a host of other categories to aid in judging the likely outcome of that contest this far away.

So now that we know the who, the what, the where, and the when, can we start to assemble a forecast? Some reasonable facsimile over what may happen in the 2022 NFL season? I think that we have enough to go on, and we can wade into the cold and murky waters that represent the 2022 NFL season.

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder…

While we do not know who will make the roster now or how badly this roster will be decimated by injuries or COVID-19 outbreaks, we do know that the LA Rams front office is both aggressive and responsive.  In fact, it is their willingness to remain in the active pursuit of roster improvements well up to the NFL Trade Deadline that keeps this team fresh and competitive.

While the LA Rams face formidable opponents, there are reasons to believe that the LA Rams will be up to the challenge in 2022. For starters, the offense will have a very acclimated veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford under center. He knows the ins and outs of this defense.

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On the other hand, Defensive Coordinator Raheem Morris has a solid handle on the team’s defense and players. He needn’t experiment with the defense early this season. Rather his focus will be far more effective in creating optimal personnel packages to stymie the opposing offense.