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What’s up RAMILY?! I am so excited to be back for my second season as your Rams Fangirl. I don’t know about all of you, but I have been dying for football season to come back and its FINALLY here! Now, to kick off the season I am going to give you a big preview of what we can expect to see out of the Rams this season and specifically Game 1 vs. the Indianapolis Colts.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts

First, lets talk about our new head coach Sean McVay. Formerly the Redskins offensive coordinator, Sean McVay came to the Rams at a time of some desperately needed leadership. The Rams finished last season 4-12, YIKES, but making the change at head coach should shake things up and make a positive impact this season. So far, I am huge fan of Sean McVay and I think it was very obvious in the off-season and at training camp that he has made necessary changes to the offense to get more production on the field.

Rams offense

The never-ending Jared Goff saga-story. Well, McVay might have helped our QB1 exponentially by bringing in two veteran wide outs Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. Currently, the Rams third-round draft pick wide weceiver Cooper Kupp sits at the number two spot on the depth chart behind Robert Woods, so it will be interesting to see which receiver stands out.

Another major addition to the offense is the Rams second-round pick, tight end Gerald Everett, who is currently sitting at the #2 spot behind Tyler Higbee, but it seems we are guaranteed to see quite a few reps from the rookie in game one. Also helping the fully revamped Rams offense are the newly acquired veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan. With all of these major additions on offense, we should see a drastic improvement in play and production from both Jared Goff and Todd Gurley this season.

Rams Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, not a WHOLE lot needed to be changed. The Rams defense finished ninth in the league last season and with the additions of cornerbacks Nickell Robey-Coleman & Kayvon Webster, as well as defensive end Conor Barwin, the Rams defense should continue to get better.

Now, looking at Week one vs the Colts. The Rams are dodging a huge bullet here as it looks like the Colts veteran QB Andrew Luck is still out. With that being said, the offense will need to shine in the season opener which isn’t going to be easy against a revamped colts defense.

The Colts new front office made some major changes to the defense including signing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and rush end Jabaal Sheard. The goal was to bring depth to the defense and it seems that they have accomplished just that. This means that Jared Goff will need to be on his toes, get the ball out quick and make better decisions with the football.

It is clear that Goff has established some chemistry with Woods, Watkins, and Kupp so this should bode well for getting the offense down the field more regularly this season. The Rams offensive line, which was a major struggle last season, will need to be incredibly successful in order to open up some lanes for Gurley and allow Goff to get his eyes down the field.

The Rams still have a way to go in their second season in Los Angeles, but it seems like the front office made some integral moves this off-season to bring in more support for the developing Goff. Only time will tell, but a matchup against an injured Colts team out the gate could bode well for the team’s confidence if they can get a win.

You will have to watch the video to hear my game prediction.

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