5 dream scenarios for the L.A. Rams in 2024

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It feels like the L.A. Rams' recent Super Bowl victory is further in the past than in actuality, but this team is only three years removed from hoisting the Lombardi.

Many changes have taken place since this organization was at the top of the mountain, but many of the key players are still on this roster, and head coach Sean McVay still stands on the sideline. So, if we're thinking big for this Rams team in 2024, what has to happen for them to consider it more than just a successful season?

Let's say everything goes right and dreams come true. What might come to fruition?

1. The Rams defense leaps into top 10

In 2023, the Rams defense finished in the bottom third of the league in most major categories including yards and points allowed per game. However, there was a sense that they exceeded expectations, which is why Raheem Morris was given a head coaching gig.

If the front seven continue to improve and the Rams are able to get to the quarterback consistently and a bit more frequently, that will make it all the more feasible for the defense, as a whole, to ascend. L.A. did pretty well against the run, last year, finishing no. 12 in the NFL. It's the pass defense that needs additional work, and it all starts up front.

If the Rams can go from 41 sacks in 2023 to 48-50 this coming season, then we might just see an exponential jump. Considering this team invested a whole lot of draft capital into the defense this year, it's certainly possible.