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What are the chances Rams make the playoffs?

We discuss whether or not the Los Angeles Rams will make the 2024 NFL Playoffs

Kyren Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Rams scores a 10 yard touchdown against Paulson Adebo #29 of the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the game at SoFi Stadium on December 21, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams secured a critical victory in Week 16 as they look to punch their ticket for the 2024 NFL Playoffs. The Rams beat the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football, holding off a late rally to win 30-22. LA jumped on top 30-7 behind 168 receiving yards and a touchdown from Puka Nacua and 104 rushing yards and a score from Kyren Williams.

The Rams improved to 8-7 with the victory and have temporarily taken over the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff standings. If the Vikings beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday, LA would drop back down to No. 7.

Los Angeles Rams current odds

DraftKings odds: To make the playoffs — Yes -250, No +200
ESPN FPI: 78.2%
NY Times odds: 72%

Upcoming Schedule

Week 17: @ New York Giants
Week 18: @ San Francisco 49ers

The Giants came back to earth in Week 15 and the Rams are rolling, so they should be able to pull that one out. The 49ers are a tougher call because they may or may not have something to play for in Week 18. If they beat the Ravens and Commanders, they would clinch the No. 1 seed in Week 17. The Ravens game will be tough, but I suspect they win both and we see them sending out enough backups that the Rams can potentially secure a season-ending victory. LA is a potential tough out in the playoffs, so it’s possible we see the 49ers go hard at them if there is an elimination scenario in play.

Final record prediction: 10-7

Current NFC playoff standings

1. San Francisco 49ers, 11-3 — clinched playoff berth
2. Dallas Cowboys, 10-4 — clinched playoff berth
3. Detroit Lions, 10-4
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7-7

5. Philadelphia Eagles, 10-4 — clinched playoff berth
6. Los Angeles Rams, 8-7
7. Minnesota Vikings, 7-7

8. Seattle Seahawks, 7-7
9. New Orleans Saints, 7-8
10. Atlanta Falcons, 6-8
11. Green Bay Packers, 6-8

Verdict

The Rams are headed to the playoffs. Even if they split the final two games, they still stand a good chance of making the postseason bracket.