The LA Rams 2020 schedule is here and it’s a tough one. Vegas has the Rams pegged between 8 – 8.5 wins, which seems a bit low.
The ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) gives the Rams the league’s fifth-toughest schedule due to the loaded NFC West and amount of east coast traveling. Speaking of the NFC West, the Rams always play Russell Wilson and the Seahawks tough and I expect a split. As for the up-and-coming Kyler Murray led Arizona Cardinals, 2020 is not their year – the Rams sweep.
But when it comes to the hated 49ers, the Rams draw the short end of the stick and go 0-2. San Francisco has an easy schedule leading up to both Rams games, while LA comes off tough stretches every time.
However, the Rams avoid cold weather games (except Seattle) and seem to have constructed a defense that is built to stop the run. There are two key stretches that will define the Rams season – the first three games and the three-game stretch after their bye week.
Due to the league-wide COVID-19 issues, lack of OTAs and mini camp, teams with new coaching staffs will face an uphill battle. The Rams week one opponent, the Dallas Cowboys have a nice roster and are capable of beating the Rams but have a new head coach which is why I have the Rams pulling this one off.
If the NFL is delayed, games that were cancelled would be added to the end of the season. Week two opponents share bye weeks so if week two is moved, the Rams would play in Philadelphia during their bye week.
Even though the road is treacherous and the Rams have a lot of question marks, they are still a formidable opponent and have a ceiling of 11-6 and a floor of 9-7.