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Five Reasons Why the Rams Will Make the 2018 NFL Playoffs

"Wondering if and how your NFL team can make the playoffs in the coming season? Adam Rank and Marc Sessler have you covered in this ongoing series, as they provide five reasons why each of the league's 32 teams will make an appearance in the 2018 postseason. Today, Rank examines the Los Angeles Rams."

After becoming one of the surprise success stories in the NFL last season, Rank believes there is more in store for the Rams' 2018 sequel — including a repeat trip to the playoffs. Here are the five reasons why:

1) Sean McVay, Year 2:

McVay was learning the head-coaching ropes and installing a brand-new offense last year. Now he gets a full offseason for tinkering, making posters and T-shirts with inspirational messages and all of the stuff that pushed the Rams to the top of the division last year. This offense is going to be a lot of fun, and it's just getting started.

2) Jared Goff, Year "2:"

Goff looked like a first overall selection last year. He passed for 3,804 yards, 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. That's an Aaron Rodgers-like TD-to-INT ratio. And he's starting to get buzz this offseason for the MVP race, which is amazing to think about if you ever watched the Rams two seasons ago.

3) Todd Gurley's a nightmare in this offense:

Gurley also emerged in the post-Fisher world with the best season of his young NFL career. He amassed more than 2,000 scrimmage yards, nabbing Offense Player of the Year honors. His biggest improvement came as a receiver out of the backfield. The Rams coaching staff believes he can improve on those numbers this season, and I'm into it.

4) The New World Order:

L.A. brought in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. Savvy roster management on two levels. Both are good football players, duh. In fact, the Rams now have one of the best cornerback duos in the league. Not to mention, Talib has worked (swimmingly) with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips before, so he brings some respect into the locker room. But most importantly -- at least to me -- this duo brings true swagger into the building.

5) This team is built to win now:

The Rams are going to be a nice team this year. They will be in the playoffs. Book it.

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