The rest of the NFL will follow their lead this coming Sunday and Monday.
The Rams are coming off an aggravating two-win season but they are also just two years removed from a promising 7-9 record.
This year, the Rams will try to avoid disaster and field a team that's somewhat competitive, which is probably a best-case scenario for them.
This is the third consecutive year I have produced an article predicting the outcome of the upcoming season.
In 2010, I hit a bullseye and predicted a 7-9 record.
In 2011, I figured the Rams would build off their promising 7-9 season and move up to 10-6, but that prediction proved to be wildly inaccurate.
Read on for my official 2012 predictions.