3 reasons why LA Rams will go 4-4 or better after the BYE

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Reason II: Rams schedule softens considerably

In the first nine games of the Rams schedule before the Week 10 BYE, the LA Rams opponents had a cumulative record of 41 wins and 34 losses (ignoring Week 10 results). In the remaining eight games, the Rams will face opponents with a cumulative record of 34 wins and 35 losses. That bodes very well for a Rams roster that is trying to get its feet under them once more

  1. Week 11- Sun. Nov. 19 @ 1:25 pm - vs. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Week 12 - Sun. Nov. 26 @ 1:25 pm - at Arizona Cardinals
  3. Week 13 - Sun. Dec. 3 @ 1:25 pm - vs. Cleveland Browns
  4. Week 14 - Sun. Dec. 10 @ 10:00 am - at Baltimore Ravens
  5. Week 15 - Sun Dec 17 @ 1:05 pm - vs. Washington Commanders
  7. Week 16 - Thu. Dec. 21 @ 5:15 pm - vs. New Orleans Saints
  8. Week 17 - Sun. Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - at New York Giants
  9. Week 18 - TBD - at San Francisco 49ers

Looking at the above schedule, if the Rams can pull off a win against the Seattle Seahawks, this team could become quite competitive in the latter half of the season. Even knowing that the Rams are 3-6, if all of the dominoes fall the right way, the Rams could finish out the season with a record of 6-2.

It's how you finish the season

The two most difficult teams on the remaining Rams schedule are the Baltimore Ravens (7-2) and the San Francisco 49ers (5-3). Beyond those two teams, I believe that the LA Rams are capable of winning the remaining six games on the schedule.

Even the final game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers could prove to fall in the Rams favor if the 49ers, due to the imminent postseason competition, rests its starters and plays only backups against the Rams. The Rams would love to get a win against the 49ers to close out the 2023 NFL season.

But do NFL schedulers know something that Rams fans do not? With the LA Rams in reset mode this season, you may have expected the Rams to play the Arizona Cardinals to close out the season. Did the NFL schedulers anticipate a late season surge by the LA Rams, a surge that would make that final game have significance to both teams? If the Rams can claw their way back to 9-7 for that final game, that would absolutely be a compelling contest.