The offseason brings hope to every team in the NFL. With free agency and the draft, every team gets a chance to fill in a few roster holes and hopefully get some injured players ready to start the new season healthy.
In April and May, hope springs eternal in the NFL. Right now, everybody is undefeated.
So today, we all think our team has a chance to make the playoffs. That's what we're supposed to think, because we're fans, right? We are supposed to believe that our struggling right tackle is finally going to be the player we thought he'd be when we used the No. 2 overall pick in the draft to take him. We are supposed to think that this coaching staff, and this new GM, aren't going to make the same mistakes as their predecessors.
But what about the people who make their money by being objective?
Today I came across this interesting article where Cantor Gaming has released betting odds for the NFL season. So forget what us fans think right now. For just a minute, let's "put our money where our mouth is" and see what the oddsmakers are saying.
Week 2: Rams vs. Washington, LOSS
Week 3: Rams @ Chicago, LOSS
Week 4: Rams vs. Seattle, LOSS
Week 5: Rams vs. Arizona, WIN
Week 6: Rams @ Miami, LOSS
Week 7: Rams vs. Green Bay, LOSS
Week 8: Rams vs. New England (game played in London), LOSS
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Rams @ San Francisco, LOSS
Week 11: Rams @ NY Jets, LOSS
Week 12: Rams @ Arizona, LOSS
Week 13: Rams vs. San Francisco, LOSS
Week 14, Rams @ Buffalo, LOSS
Week 15, Rams vs. Minnesota, WIN
Week 16, Rams @ Tampa Bay, LOSS
Week 17: Because of uncertainty concerning which starters might suit up for the final week of the regular season, Week 17 lines were not available. So I'll call this one, Rams @ Seattle, LOSS.
So the bad news is, the oddsmakers are saying the Rams are going to go 2-14. The good news, they are also saying the Redskins are going to go 4-12.
Hey, at least we'll have two top-five picks, right?