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Rams 4th Most Unlucky Team

Advanced NFL Stats took at look today at which teams were the luckiest and unluckiest on the season based on their calculations.  The Advanced NFL stats team does not mean luck in the traditional way with leprechauns and pots of gold and such.  But, instead they mean the types of activities that cannot be predicted and occur at random.  For example if a punt lands at the 2 yard line and either bounces into the endzone or bounces right to a player.

The Rams come in 4th from last in the NFL this season with expected wins this season of 2.9 so far.  The Rams, obviously have 1 wins, so that places their luck at -1.9 wins.

The one major part of the NFL game that Advanced NFL stats does not look at is special teams, they refer to all of what happens in the kicking games as luck.  However, some metrics still record special teams.  One of those is Football Outsiders.  The Rams vaulted up to 16th place in the Football Outsiders special teams rankings after the Chicago game, putting them at about league average for special teams.

So, all the Rams bad luck cannot be chalked up to special teams lapses (although there have been those).  The Rams have a lot of blame to go around for their terrible season and we can count bad luck as well.


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