The St. Louis Rams have yet to post a winning season since Jeff Fisher became head coach. Injuries at quarterback have been a huge part of that, but this might finally be the year the Rams make the postseason. Here are four reasons why the Rams are guaranteed to make the playoffs.
1. A Healthy QB
Sam Bradford is out and Nick Foles in. Foles had his moments in Philadelphia, while Bradford struggled to stay healthy in St. Louis. Foles doesn't even have to play as well as he did his first season. A healthy Foles will be automatically be a massive upgrade over the likes of Shaun Hill and Austin Davis.
2. An Improved Running Game
This isn't a knock on Tre Mason, but the Rams running game will be better if Todd Gurley stays healthy. The Rams have a new offensive line, and if they can open the smallest of holes for Gurley, he'll do the rest. Gurley might not be the starter on Day One, but he's got Rookie of the Year potential if he's the lead back by Week 6.
3. NFC West In Decline
Seattle is still Seattle, but the rest of the NFC West is vulnerable. The Cardinals are a prime regression candidate and Carson Palmer's health is a major question mark. The 49ers lost several critical players in the offseason and look nothing like the team that almost won the Super Bowl a few seasons ago. There is an opening for the Rams to capitalize on this season.
4. Dynamite Defensive Line
There might not be a better defensive line in the NFL. The Rams have five first round picks rotating in. Robert Quinn and Chris Long form a dangerous duo when Long is healthy. Michael Brockers is one starter, but he'll be pushed by free agent addition Nick Fairley. Aaron Donald is the best defensive lineman in the NFL that's not named J.J. Watt.Back to the Los Angeles Rams Newsfeed