Preseason DVOA: Rams 12th

Football Outsiders have published their preseason DVOA predictions and here are the results for the Rams:

Rank: 12th

Overall DVOA 6.3 % – Good enough for mean wins 8.7 (Seattle is predicted to win the division with mean wins of 9.5)

Offensive DVOA 5.7% – Good enough for 14th.  That is a tremendous jump for the Rams offense that had DVOA of -24% That’s a jump of almost 30%!!  It looks like improved health and an improved offensive line will go a long way.  If the Rams regress to the mean in the red zone, that will help considerably as well.

Defensive DVOA -2.7% – Good enough for 9th.  Wow.  The Rams were 30th last year with a 23.4% DVOA.  That’s another 25% jump.  If the Rams continue their turnover theiving ways into the regular season, this might be close.

Special Team DVOA -2.1% – 30th.  I’m not sure what goes into the DVOA for special teams, but I consider the Rams specialist to be top drawer.  However, the Rams coverage teams have struggled in previous seasons an d had some mental lapses in the preseason. Hopefully, with the smaller rosters, the mental and lane errors will be eliminated.

Schedule: 0.7% – Extremely neutral.

All in all, this is an extremely rosy prediction for the Rams.  Second place in the NFC West with an 8-8 or 9-7 record.  The Rams will barely lose out to the Philadelphia Eagles for the wildcard.

I don’t know if I can even say how rosy these are.  It is surpising for me and hope springs eternal for me every preseason.

Football Outsiders has just predicted a better result that I could even expect in my wildest dreams.  And that’s wild.  I love the NFL.


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