Is this the year the St. Louis Rams end a 10-year postseason drought?
According to the experts, yes.
USA Today predicted the Rams go 10-6 and nab one of the NFC's wild card berths: "Catch potentially battered Seahawks in opener and may not get full dose of Le'Veon Bell in his Week 3 debut. After Oct. 11 game at Lambeau Field, Rams leave St. Louis once in subsequent five weeks, good time for Nick Foles to find groove."
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The schedule is still loaded with road games at Washington, at Green Bay, at Minnesota, at Baltimore and at Cincinnati (outside their own division).
The Rams are still trying to break in Foles plus acclimate rookie Todd Gurley on offense, and there are question marks up front along the offensive line as well. If there's a sure thing, it's the defense headlined by Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald and Robert Quinn.
Still, there is enough talent on this roster for this team to be competitive.
The preseason prediction is evidence of that.
(h/t USA Today)