The Los Angeles Rams are coming off their fifth loss in the last six games that has put them even further on the outside looking in the playoff picture.
Los Angeles' continued struggles have also dropped their Las Vegas betting lines with the Super Bowl odds decreasing from 150/1 to 500/1 which is tied for sixth-lowest in the NFL. They also saw a similar drop in the NFC Championship picture from 66/1 to 200/1, which remains just higher than the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers, who are both off the board in terms of betting odds.
Los Angeles saw a similar step taken in the NFC West division odds going from 20/1 to completely off the board. They are currently sitting four games behind the Seattle Seahawks with just six more contests remaining in the season. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have moved to a near lock to win the division at 1/30 odds.
The Rams will need plenty of help to win the division needing to virtually win the remainder of their games, including beating the Seattle on the road. This will also require Seattle to go in the exact opposite direction dropping nearly or all of their last six games.
On top of that, the Rams still have a daunting schedule ahead of them with the likes of the Seahawks, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, and Arizona Cardinals. Keep in mind, each of these teams outside of the Cardinals currently lies atop of their divisions.
Las Vegas also doesn't appear to be too confident in rookie quarterback Jared Goff heading into his second career start putting the over/under line at 215.5 passing yards. This includes 2/1 odds that Goff registers more than 1.5 touchdowns along with 2/5 odds on him falling short of that mark.
There is also an over/under line at 19.5 completions for the game while favoring 10/17 that he will toss at least one interception against 7/5 that he will not. In his first career start against the Miami Dolphins, Goff fell well below each of the betting odds placed on him as he threw for just 134 yards on 17 of 31 completed passes along with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Goff does have a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints, who have allowed the third-most passing yards with opponents averaging 280.7 per game this season. They also give up the fourth-highest yards per completion (7.9), and third in points allowed (28.6). However, the Saints are coming off an encouraging performance against Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton limiting him to just 192 yards on 14 of 33 completed passes while averaging 5.8 yards per completion.
The Rams throughout the week have voiced confidence in their young quarterback and are hoping he can stretch the field against the Saints' defense. This could either be a step in the right direction or more of the same offensive struggles that put them in this hole.