Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Odds 2022
The Los Angeles Rams have made it to the playoffs in three of the four seasons with Sean McVay as their head coach, and they made it to the Super Bowl in 2018 before losing to the Patriots. The Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Odds 2022 are looking like this could be a year they head back. Things had become a bit stale with Jared Goff as the quarterback, so they sent significant compensation to the Lions to upgrade and bring in Matthew Stafford.
Armed with some incredible skill position talent and a brilliant offensive mind in McVay, this could be a career year for Stafford. Combine that with one of the best defenses in the NFL, and the Rams are a clear Super Bowl contender in the NFC West.
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The coaching staff remains largely intact for this season, with Sean McVay still the head coach – he has compiled an impressive 43-21 record in four years in Los Angeles. Defensive coordinator Brandon Staley is the Chargers’ new head coach and he’ll be replaced by Raheem Morris who has been in the NFL mostly as an assistant coach since 2002. Last year, he served as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator and was the interim head coach for 11 games. Kevin O’Connell returns as the offensive coordinator.
The most notable acquisition on the Rams’ roster is Matthew Stafford who was the Lions’ first overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and has produced nothing but consistent greatness ever since. The Rams had several free agents to work with this offseason. They retained some key players in offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, edge defender Leonard Floyd, and cornerback Darious Williams.
Those players will be critical pieces of this team this season. DeSean Jackson is the most notable new face on the team while competing with second-round wide receiver Tutu Atwell for opportunities. The Rams made the most of a limited amount of draft capital and added some intriguing rookies.
Los Angeles wasn’t able to retain everybody, and they did have some very notable departures. The Browns lured slot cornerback Troy Hill and safety John Johnson, away from the team, so the secondary could worsen this season. Defensive tackle Michael Brockers left for the Lions in free agency while starting center Austin Blythe departed as well. Some key depth pieces on offense in running back Malcolm Brown and tight end Gerald Everett are no longer on the roster.
Rams Odds Analysis
The Rams currently have about +1400 odds to win the Super Bowl. That’s tied with their division rival in the 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens from the AFC. Those three teams rank only below the Chiefs, Buccaneers, Bills, and Packers in Super Bowl odds. In the NFC West, the Seahawks rank close behind in Super Bowl odds at +2500 while the Cardinals are down at +4000.
LA currently has about +180 odds to win the NFC West, almost identical to San Francisco, while the Seahawks are at about +275 and the Cardinals are at about +650. If you’re picking an NFC West team, I would bet on the Rams to win the Super Bowl, and I also have them winning their division.
Los Angeles has the best roster top-to-bottom in this division and the best coaching, with Sean McVay leading the staff. The 49ers are a close second in both regards, and I have a lot of respect for Kyle Shanahan, but Matthew Stafford is better than either Jimmy Garoppolo or rookie Trey Lance.
The Seahawks have the best quarterback in the division in Russell Wilson and a damn good head coach in Pete Carroll, but the rest of the team has a lot of holes, most notably in the secondary and offensive line. The Cardinals have many great young talents, and I believe in Kyler Murray long-term, but I have lingering doubts about head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
In the NFC, the defending champion Buccaneers are the Super Bowl favorites at +700. That’s just behind the Chiefs overall at +450. The Packers aren’t too far behind at +1200 to win the Super Bowl now that Aaron Rodgers is locked in as the starter for this season. It will be tough to make it out of the NFC, but the Rams are a well-balanced team with the upside to represent their conference in the Super Bowl.
Reasons Why the Rams Win the Super Bowl
The Rams had the best defense in the NFL last year in terms of points allowed and yards allowed. Sure, they did lose defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to the Chargers. However, with the level of talent on this roster defensively, I have confidence in Raheem Morris to lead the charge and not skip a beat. Aaron Donald is the best defensive player in the NFL and changes the way opposing offenses game plan.
Leonard Floyd returns to assist Donald in the pass rush while Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams are arguably the best cornerback duo in the NFL. I have confidence in Raheem Morris to pick up right where Brandon Staley left off due to how much talent is on this roster. This defense is pretty top-heavy, but it’s star-studded and should be one of the league’s best.
I’m very excited to see what Matthew Stafford can do in Los Angeles after a revolving door of coaches, offensive line players, and receivers in Detroit. While Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are tremendous talents, the case can be made that Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp will be the best wide receiver duo with whom Stafford has ever played. Cam Akers’s injury was undoubtedly a blow for the offense.
Still, Darrell Henderson is a big play waiting to happen, and Stafford can lead the attack through the air with Woods, Kupp, Tyler Higbee, DeSean Jackson, and more. With this personnel, Sean McVay should get the Rams back to being one of the best offenses in football. If the Rams can lead a consistent, efficient offense to go with their league-best defense, they will be a strong contender for the Super Bowl this season.
Reasons Why the Rams Don’t Win the Super Bowl
The biggest hurdle the Rams will have to face this season is their schedule as they face the 10th-most demanding schedule in the NFL based on opponents’ combined win percentages from last season. The NFC West is arguably the most stacked division in the NFL with no real bad team – the Rams, 49ers, Seahawks, and Cardinals would all be worthy playoff teams, but it’s implausible they all make the postseason.
Los Angeles also has to face 2020 playoff teams in the Bears, Colts, Buccaneers, Titans, Packers, and Ravens. Since the NFL established the Wild Card system in 1970, only seven Wild Card teams have gone on to win the Super Bowl. The Rams have the talent to win their division or even win the Super Bowl if they don’t, but the odds are stacked against them in the NFC West.
Los Angeles is also going to field a pretty top-heavy team this season. That’s fine, as that top is full of stars, but if they get bit by the injury bug, I don’t think they have the depth to overcome it. Andrew Whitworth is 39 years old now and has to be nearing the end of his career. The offensive line has a lack of depth behind him and the other starters.
Beyond Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, there is minimal proven pass-catching other than 34-year-old DeSean Jackson. The Rams barely have the necessary depth to replace guys like Michael Brockers, John Johnson, and Troy Hill – if they have injuries on the defensive end, they don’t have the depth to overcome it. Injuries are a potential issue for all teams, but with how invested the Rams are in their stars, they are uniquely prone to depth issues stemming from critical players missing time.
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