SoulfishHawk wrote:Ok, what's with the Rams fear? Look who they have played. Yes, they are good team. But until they start knocking of really top tier teams, I'll believe they are back. I expect 4-2 in the division.
Just looking at it objectively, McVay is 4-2 against Seattle, and both losses were games the Rams almost pulled out.
As for this year, we nearly beat the Bills in Buffalo, and Seattle hasn't played a game nearly that difficult. It's likely that if we switched schedules, the Rams would be 5-0 and Seattle 4-1.
The Rams currently are top five in total offense and defense, although 13th in scoring offense and 3rd in scoring defense. Part of that can be attributed to playing Washington and New York, but we held them to their lowest outputs, so we still performed better against them than every other team (tied with the Niners for the Giants) that they've played.
We also have a better point differential than Seattle.
I'm so confused by this "back" narrative - not just from you but from everyone. This season there will be 7 playoff teams - last year we would have been the 7 seed. The Rams should have been expected to be a playoff team from week one, but for some reason the media has acted like we went 6-10 last year.