Key Players Returning:
QB Nick Foles, RB Todd Gurley, WR/RS Tavon Austin, OG Greg Robinson, OG Cody Wichmann, OT Rob Havenstein, DT Dominique Easley, DT Aaron Donald, LB Mark Barron, LB Alec Ogletree, LB Robert Quinn, CB E.J. Gaines, CB Troy Hill, CB Trumaine Johnson, FS Maurice Alexander, SS Lamarcus Joiner, PK Greg Zuerlein, and PT Johnny Hekker.
Key Players Departing:
QB Case Keenum (Vikings), WR Kenny Britt (Browns), WR Brian Quick (Redskins), TE Lance Kendricks (Packers), OC Tim Barnes (49ers), DE William Hayes (Dolphins), SS T.J. McDonald (Dolphins), and KR Benny Cunningham (Bears).
Key Players Added:
WR Robert Woods (Bills), OC John Sullivan (Redskins), OT Andrew Whitworth (Bengals), LB Connor Barwin (Eagles), and CB Kayvon Webster (Broncos).
2017 Draft Picks:
Round 2: Pick 12 – TE Gerald Everett (South Alabama)
Round 3: Pick 05 – WR Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington)
Round 3: Pick 27 – FS John Johnson (Boston College)
Round 4: Pick 10 – LB Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington)
Round 6: Pick 05 – DT Tanzel Smart (Tulane)
Round 6: Pick 22 – FB Sam Rogers (Virginia Tech)
Round 7: Pick 16 – DE Ejuan Price (Pittsburgh)
W01 at San Francisco 49ers L 0-28
W02 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS W 9-3
W03 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 37-32
W04 at Arizona Cardinals W 17-13
W05 BUFFALO BILLS L 19-30
W06 at Detroit Lions L 28-31
W07 NEW YORK GIANTS L 10-17
W09 CAROLINA PANTHERS L 10-13
W10 at New York Jets W 9-6
W11 MIAMI DOLPHINS L 10-14
W12 at New Orleans Saints L 21-49
W13 at New England Patriots L 10-26
W14 ATLANTA FALCONS L 14-42
W15 at Seattle Seahawks L 3-24
W16 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS L 21-22
W17 ARIZONA CARDINALS L 6-44
2016 Overall: 4-12 (3rd in NFC West)
Head Coach: Sean McVay
Los Angeles: 0-0
Returning Statistical Leaders:
Passing: Jared Goff (112-205, 1089 yards, 54.6%, 5.3 avg., 5 TD, 7 INT)
Rushing: Todd Gurley (278 car., 885 yards, 3.2 avg., 10 TD)
Receiving: Tavon Austin (58 rec., 509 yards, 8.8 avg., 3 TD)
Yards After Catch: Todd Gurley (309)
TD’s Scored: Todd Gurley (6)
Sacks: Aaron Donald (8.0)
Tackles: Alec Ogletree (136)
Interceptions: Maurice Alexander/Mark Barron/Alec Ogletree (2)
Pass Deflections: Trumaine Johnson/Alec Ogletree (11)
Tackles For Loss: Mark Barron (18)
Forced Fumbles: 4 Tied (4)
Kick Returns: Pharoh Cooper (14 ret., 323 yards, 23.1 avg., 0 TD)
Punt Returns: Tavon Austin (44 ret., 364 yards, 8.3 avg., 0 TD)
Kicking: Greg Zuerlein (19-22 fg/fga., 86%, 23-23 xp/xpa., 80 pts.)
Punting: Johnny Hekker (98 punts,4680 yards, 47.8 avg., 51 in20)
Projected Offensive Starters:
QB: 16 Jared Goff
RB: 30 Todd Gurley
WR: 17 Robert Woods
WR: 15 Bradley Marquez
WR: 11 Tavon Austin
TE: 89 Tyler Higbee
LT: 77 Andrew Whitworth
LG: 73 Greg Robinson
OC: 61 John Sullivan
RG: 69 Cody Wichmann
RT: 79 Rob Havenstein
KR: 11 Tavon Austin
PK: 04 Greg Zuerlein
Projected Defensive Starters:
DE: 93 Ethan Westbrooks
NT: 99 Aaron Donald
DE: 90 Michael Brockers
LB: 94 Robert Quinn
LB: 52 Alec Ogletree
LB: 26 Mark Barron
LB: 98 Connor Barwin
CB: 22 Trumaine Johnson
CB: 33 E.J. Gaines
FS: 31 Maurice Alexander
SS: 27 Isaiah Johnson
PR: 11 Tavon Austin
PT: 06 Johnny Hekker
09/10 4:05pm INDIANAPOLIS COLTS | The series is tied 8-8-1. The Rams won (38-8) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series home win (42-17) was in 2001.
09/17 4:25pm WASHINGTON REDSKINS | Los Angeles trails the series 10-17-1. The Rams lost (10-24) the last meeting between teams in 2015, and their last series home loss 10-17) was in 2011.
09/21 8:25pm at San Francisco 49ers | Los Angeles trails the series 47-54-2. The Rams are 5-15 since 2007, and their last series road win (13-10) was in 2014.
10/01 1:00pm at Dallas Cowboys | Los Angeles trails the series 14-16. The Rams lost (31-34) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series road win (20-10) was in 2005.
10/08 4:05pm SEATTLE SEAHAWKS | Los Angeles leads the series 16-22. The Rams are 6-14 since 2007, and their last series home loss (9-14) was in 2013.
10/15 4:05pm at Jacksonville Jaguars | Los Angeles leads the series 3-1. The Rams won (34-20) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their only series loss (20-23) was in 2009.
10/22 1:00pm ARIZONA CARDINALS | Los Angeles trails the series 24-25. The Rams are 6-14 since 2007, and their last series home win (27-24) was in 2013.
11/05 1:00pm at New York Giants | Los Angeles leads the series 19-13. The Rams are 0-4 since 2008, and their last series win (15-14) was in 2001.
11/12 4:05pm HOUSTON TEXANS | Los Angeles leads the series 2-1. The Rams won (38-13) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their only series loss (13-16) was in 2009.
11/19 1:00pm at Minnesota Vikings | Los Angeles trails the series 13-20-1. The Rams lost (18-21) the last meeting between teams in 2015, and their last series win (41-21) was in 2006.
11/26 4:05pm NEW ORLEANS SAINTS | Los Angeles leads the series 40-33. The Rams are 3-3 since 2007, and their last series home loss (23-28) was in 2009.
12/03 4:25pm at Arizona Cardinals | The Rams last series road loss (14-31) was in 2014.
12/10 4:25pm PHILADELPHIA EAGLES | Los Angeles trails the series 11-12. The Rams lost (28-34) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series win (20-7) was in 2004.
12/17 4:05pm at Seattle Seahawks | The Rams last series road win (23-17) was in 2015.
12/24 1:00pm at Tennessee Titans | Los Angeles leads the series 7-5. The Rams lost (21-28) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series road win (28-13) was in 1993.
12/31 4:25pm SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS | The Rams last series home win (27-6) was in 2015.
Running Backs: C
Wide Receivers: C
Offensive Line: C
Defensive Line: C
Kick Returners: B
Punt Returners: B
Overall: 3-13 (4th in NFC West)
Grades: A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Average
UFA: Unrestricted Free Agent
Series Histories: Histories are from the inception of the first Super Bowl season through present day.
Meetings prior to 1966 are not included. Playoff wins are included in the year the season took place. For example, if a team won a wildcard game in January of 2016, the game will be listed under the 2015 season.
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