How well can the LA Rams play the role of spoiler this year?

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The Rams have three road games, three home games, and one away game against the LA Chargers to be played at SoFi Stadium. So what are the odds of a Rams win?

  • Week       Opponent           Odds of a Rams win Outcome
  •   12             at Chiefs            20 percent
  •   13             Seahawks         33 percent
  •   14             Raiders              45 percent
  •   15             at Packers         15 percent
  •   16             Broncos             25 percent
  •   17             at Chargers       33 percent
  •   18             at Seahawks     50 percent

Week 12 at Kansas City Chiefs (8-2) comes in at about 20 percent because the Chiefs are truly in a dogfight for the top spot in the AFC, and are clinging to what is a one-game advantage over the Buffalo Bills. Healthy, I believe that the LA Rams would have matched up well. But in this one, the Chiefs have too much to play for to lose.

Week 13 hosting the Seattle Seahawks (6-4) is a bit more positive at 33 percent. The Seahawks are surprisingly good, and the LA Rams are surprisingly bad. But this game is an NFC West rivalry game after all, and the Rams have done a pretty good job of emerging as the winner against the Seahawks, even as the underdog.

The Seahawks have a balanced offense, thanks to offensive coordinator Shane Waldron (ex-Rams passing game coordinator). But the Rams could play well enough to squeak by.

Week 14  hosting the Las Vegas Raiders (3-7) might be the Rams’ best legitimate shot at winning a game outright this season at 45 percent. The Raiders are as confusing and disappointing as the Rams right now.  The Raiders have plenty of fans in the Los Angeles area, and their game at SoFi will likely feel like a home game to them. But the Rams have some talent, and if the team remains true, could emerge from this one with a win.