The St. Louis Rams are the favorite to win the NFC West, at least according to AccuScore. The Rams began the season with a paltry 2% chance of winning the division crown and a 3% chance to make some sort of playoff berth. Our San Francisco 49ers sat at 66% when the season began when it came to the NFC West crown, and 69% when it came to a general playoff berth.
Now the Rams are favored to take the division at 40%, with a 41% chance of making a general playoff berth. The 49ers, however, dropped down from the aforementioned 66% of taking the division to a 21% chance. Ouch. Our Niners are projected to win six games total, while St. Louis, despite their chances at a playoff berth, are projected to win only eight overall.
What do you think about this? Is it justified, should the Rams be the favorite in the division? Is 21% something you'll take at this point? It actually comes off as a bit generous, to me. I still, for some reason, believe in this team, but it seems like a much bigger crapshoot than 21%, that's for sure. I also think it's pretty crazy to think the Rams can win four of their next eight considering their schedule. After all, they're going to be losing next week, no?