Rams Playoff Odds Suggest Los Angeles Has an Uphill Battle to Make Postseason

Max Staley
Jared Goff threw for 424 yards in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jared Goff threw for 424 yards in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams were reeling entering Week 13. They had lost two of their last three games, including a 45-6 beatdown at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.

The Rams had themselves a bit of a get-right game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday though, winning 34-7. Even with this impressive victory, however, the Rams still have a long way to go if they hope to make the postseason.

According to Football Outsiders, Los Angeles has just a 14.8 percent chance to make the postseason. That may seem steep for a 7-5 team, but it makes sense given how well the teams ahead of the Rams have played.

Prior to Week 13's "Monday Night Football" game, the Rams are behind the Seattle Seahawks (9-2) and the Minnesota Vikings (8-3) for a spot in the Wild Card race.

The Vikings and Seahawks will face one another tonight, and Los Angeles has the chance to make up some more ground in Week 14 when it takes on Seattle on "Sunday Night Football."

Down the stretch, the Rams will go up against the Dallas Cowboys (Week 15), San Francisco 49ers (Week 16) and Arizona Cardinals (Week 17).

Realistically, Los Angeles is going to have to win out, or go 3-1, to have a chance at the postseason, and that could prove difficult – especially against San Francisco.

But all is not lost in Los Angeles, yet. If the Rams can rattle off three or four wins over their last four weeks, they have a chance to earn a Wild Card berth.

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