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Rams Power Rankings: Week 14

Posted Dec 5, 2017

Find out where the Rams rank among the sports media landscape power rankings heading into their Week 14 contest with the Eagles.


The Rams will welcome the Philadelphia Eagles to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday for a matchup between two of the NFC’s hottest teams.  

Every week, TheRams.com will be taking an aggregate look at where the team ranks in different outlets across the sports media landscape. Here are the power rankings for the Rams heading into Week 14:

NFL.com, Elliot Harrison Rank: 5

Last Week: 5

Change: -

“Not sure anyone can stop the Rams' offense right now. Even on a day when that side of the ball didn't play particularly well, Los Angeles still manufactured 300-plus yards despite tapping the brakes in the fourth quarter. More importantly, the offense might not have to provide much more than that, given the way Wade Phillips' D is competing. L.A.'s allowing a hair over 18 points per game, and even produced a touchdown of its own against Arizona. Todd Gurley won't receive many MVP votes, but he compiled another 158 scrimmage yards. He isn't being overused in the run game, which means he should be fresh for the playoffs. That equates to clock-eating drives, which equates to saving Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald and everyone else's legs on Phillips' unit.”


ESPN.com Rank: 4

Last Week: 3

Change: -1

“It hasn't been a great year for rookie wide receivers, but Cooper Kupp has certainly stood out. Kupp has been Jared Goff's top target, and leads all rookie receivers with 51 receptions and 665 receiving yards.”


Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Rank: 5

Last Week: 5

Change: -

“Defensive tackle Aaron Donald could be the best player in football regardless of position. He had two sacks Sunday, and most weeks he’s practically unblockable. He was even a revelation to new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who was asked which player surprised him most (via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN): “Aaron Donald. Because he’s better than everybody, and I didn’t know he was better than everybody. I thought he was good, but I didn’t know he was better than everybody.”


The Washington Post Rank: 5

Last Week: 5

Change: -

“Sean McVay had better get plenty of NFL coach of the year votes. The Rams haven’t faded away and get two more games against the NFC’s elite, the Eagles and then the Seahawks, up next on the schedule.”


Bleacher Report Rank: 5

Last Week: 4

Change: -1

“The Rams are a really good football team, and they're going to be in this right until the very end. L.A. will be in the hunt for the No. 2 seed in the NFC all season long, and even if they don't get it, this is a team that is capable of making a run in the postseason.”


USA Today Rank: 6

Last Week: 5

Change: -1

Sammy Watkins has made his 31 catches count, scoring on six of them. Might we suggest an expanded role in upcoming games vs. Eagles and Seahawks?”


Sports Illustrated Rank: 6

Last Week: 5

Change: -1


Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio Rank: 5

Last Week: 5

Change: -

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT'S RANKS — THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

NFL.com — 2

ESPN.com — 2

Yahoo! Shutdown Corner — 2

Pro Football Talk — 4

The Washington Post — 4

USA Today — 5

Bleacher Report — 2

Sports Illustrated — 4