The St. Louis Rams finished 2012 precisely where many expected them to finish.
The improved 7-8-1 record caught portions of the mainstream media off guard, as they were expecting St. Louis to remain in the NFL cellar for another year, but those educated on all things Rams knew there was a revival in the works.
There were no illusions of Jeff Fisher leading a Super Bowl charge in his first season, but a phenomenal offseason gave us every reason to believe that the Rams would experience a four- or five-win improvement over their 2-14 disaster in 2011.
My personal game-by-game predictions for 2012 had the Rams finishing 7-9—a half game off their final 7-8-1 record—while 11 of 16 games were accurately predicted.
But what about the 2013 season?
Will the Rams up their performance to a double-digit win total? Will they level out and once again finish around .500?
Since we have no idea what changes St. Louis will make in the offseason, it's far too early for official 2013 predictions. But now that we can identify the 2013 opponents, let's go over some early game-by-game predictions, using what we know now.
We're not sure how much talent will be added to these teams in the offseason, but we can use the 2012 season as the measuring stick.
So read on and see where the Rams stand in 2013.