Los Angeles Rams Game-By-Game 2023 Schedule Prediction

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Los Angeles Rams Game-By-Game 2023 Schedule Prediction


Los Angeles Rams Game-By-Game 2023 Schedule Prediction


2023 will be uncharted territory for the team in Inglewood, California. After winning the Super Bowl almost a year ago, the Los Angeles Rams suffered the proverbial Super Bowl hangover and the team went 5-12 and were unable to defend their title. Granted, the team suffered injuries to multiple key positions but in free agency the team went through a massive overhaul. A few names that are no longer in Los Angeles are star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was traded to the Miami Dolphins. Linebacker Bobby Wagner chose to return back to his old stomping grounds in Seattle after being released. 

The team will look vastly different next season but quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and head coach Sean McVay will be there. The NFC as a whole is weak but the Rams could have a shot at competing for a wild card spot. However, opening your season with four potential playoff opponents makes things difficult. Let’s predict the record for the Los Angeles Rams.

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9/10 @ Seattle Seahawks (4:25 pm EST on FOX): Loss (27-17)

Divisional games are always difficult to predict because both teams know each other really well. Rams-Seahawks games have always been competitive and head coach Sean McVay usually gets the last laugh against Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. McVay is 7-5 against Seattle since being hired by the Rams. However, things are different now. For the first time since during his tenure in Los Angeles, McVay was swept by Seattle last season. Seattle’s roster this offseason while the Rams roster got worse. The Rams defense will be tested by Seattle’s wide receiver trio of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Los Angeles’s offense will try to keep up but to no success. Rams start off their 2023 campaign with a 27-17 loss.

9/17 vs San Francisco 49ers (4:05 EST on FOX): Loss (38-20)

Starting the season off against two divisional rivals is less than ideal. San Francisco has had the Rams number in the regular season for some time now. San Francisco’s defense is one of the best defenses in the league, especially in the trenches. The Rams offensive line is a work in progress and going up against those defensive ends Nick Bosa & Arik Armstead is not going to be fun. Whoever the 49ers will have at quarterback won’t have much to worry about as the Rams defense on paper could be one of the worst defenses in the league. 49ers rout Los Angeles at Sofi with a 38-20 loss.

9/25 @ Cincinnati Bengals (8:15 pm EST on ESPN): Loss (30-17)

In a rematch of the Super Bowl 56, the Rams hope to avoid their first 0-3 start under Sean Mcvay as they travel to Cincinnati to meet the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams secondary, particularly their cornerback room, is arguably worse than what it was last year and going against the wide receiver trio of Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd doesn’t do the team any favors. As for the Rams offense, their offensive line will have their hands full and Stafford will be under siege. The Rams will make the game competitive but the Bengals pull away 30-17 and the Rams start 0-3 for the first time under Sean McVay.

10/1 @ Indianapolis Colts (1 PM EST on FOX): Win (24-20)

The Rams are searching for their first win of the season as they travel to face the Indianapolis Colts. Whoever the Colts are starting at QB whether it is rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson or journeyman Gardner Minshew, the Rams will be prepared. The Colts have made improvements to their roster so this game will be close. However, the Rams find a way and they earn their first victory of the season with a 24-20 victory.

10/8 vs Philadelphia Eagles (4:05 EST on FOX): Loss (30-16)

The Philadelphia Eagles are stacked but The Los Angeles Rams are not. It’s just a mismatch on paper. The Rams will try their best to make the game competitive but the Eagles will be too much for the Rams. The main focal point of this matchup will be the offensive line of the Rams and how they will match up against that Eagles defensive front. The defensive front of Philadelphia will cause problems for the Rams offensive and the defense will struggle to contain quarterback Jalen Hurts, and the wide receiver duo of A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith.

10/15 vs Arizona Cardinals (4:25 PM EST on FOX) Win (24-19)

The Rams get a bit of a break as they face an Arizona Cardinals team that is in rebuild. Divisional games are difficult to figure out but this game will be competitive. Los Angeles’s defense has been struggling all season so they get back on track in this matchup. As for the Rams offense, they start to build a little bit of momentum going against a defense that is worse than their own and they come out with a win, 24-19.

10/22 vs Pittsburgh Steelers (4:05 PM EST on FOX) Win (24-21)

There is always that one game that you end up winning that you had no business winning. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Los Angeles Rams lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, it would be a surprise if they did beat a Pittsburgh Steelers team that is getting a ton of unjustified hype. Rams steal a game against the Steelers off a late game field goal, winning 24-21.

10/29 @ Dallas Cowboys (1:00 PM EST on FOX) Win (33-21)

Again, the Los Angeles Rams win another game that they have no business winning. Dallas is a much better team than the Rams, however the Cowboys are prone to have a letdown performance and the Rams take advantage of it. With this 33-21 over Dallas, the Rams are on a three game winning streak and the team is starting to trend upward.

11/5 @ Green Bay Packers (1:00 PM EST on FOX) Loss (24-16)

So much for momentum. Losing to the Green Bay Packers, who could be better than what people expect will be a tough pill to swallow but no one expected the Rams to win other previous games so this won’t sting as much. Rams head into the bye week with a record of 4-5 with a 24-16 loss.

11/19 vs Seattle Seahawks (4:25 EST on CBS) Loss (31-23)

Seattle swept the Los Angeles Rams last season and they will look to do it again at Sofi. Like the season opener, the game will be close but Seattle’s offense finds a way to pull out the victory and Sean McVay is swept by Seattle in consecutive seasons with a 31-23 loss.

11/26 @ Arizona Cardinals (4:05 pm on FOX) Win (27-16)

After getting swept by the Seahawks, the Rams will look to sweep the Arizona Cardinals. No one knows how Arizona’s season is gonna be at this point but we can assume this team is just playing for draft position. The Rams find a way to pull out a victory at Glendale and they win 27-16.

12/3 vs Cleveland Browns (4:25 pm EST on FOX) Loss (38-24)

Cleveland and Los Angeles are two teams trending in different directions. The Rams are trying to find some consistency while Cleveland is consistent and peaking at the right time which is bad news for the Rams. Rams make the game competitive but the Cleveland Browns pull away late and the Rams fall to 2-2 against the AFC North with a 38-24 loss.

12/10 @ Baltimore Ravens (1:00 pm EST on FOX) Loss (30-17)

Having to play against quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson in back to back weeks is not ideal if you are the Los Angeles Rams. Going against wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr, who once played for the Rams isn’t ideal either. Ravens offense will cause issues for the Rams defense which has been problematic all season. The Rams fall 30-17 in Baltimore.

12/17 vs Washington Commanders (4:05 EST PM on CBS) Win (27-23)

The Rams try to make one last push for a wild card and it starts with a must-win matchup against the Washington Commanders. The Commanders could have a new coach around this time and who knows where this team could be. Sean McVay returns to where his coaching career began and he puts on an offensive masterclass showcase. It might not reflect on the scoreboard but McVay’s offense causes issues for a good Washington defense. So the Rams pull off the win 27-23.

12/21 vs New Orleans Saints (8:15 PM EST on Prime Video) Loss (38-33)

Last time we saw the Rams on Thursday night, the team was starting quarterback Baker Mayfield after signing him a few days earlier. Mayfield isn’t on the team but their matchup against the New Orleans Saints will be similar to what the Los Angeles Rams experienced against the Las Vegas Raiders last season. The Rams offense has a slow start while the Saints offense fires on all cylinders. The Rams defense rises to the occasion, but the Rams offense has one last push but comes up short. The Rams fall to the Saints on Thursday night 38-33.

12/31 @ New York Giants (1:00 PM EST on FOX) Loss (28-24)

With their playoff hopes essentially gone, the Rams look to spoil another team’s playoff chances in the New York Giants. LA starts off slow but they find a way to push the Giants into a tightly contested game. However, like for the majority of the season, the Rams defense ends up costing the team and the Giants pull off a win 28-24.

1/7 @ San Francisco 49ers Win (30-27)

San Francisco is likely resting their starters for playoff positioning so the Rams try to end the season on a high note. The Rams could win this game, however it is a possibility this team loses this game. The Rams finish the season on a high note despite being eliminated from playoff contention weeks prior and the team looks to retool their roster for the upcoming season.

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