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Rams Power Rankings: Week 15

Posted Dec 12, 2017

Find out where the Rams rank across the sports media landscape's power rankings heading into Week 15.


In Week 15, The Rams will travel to Seattle on Sunday to face their division rival the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

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 15:

NFL.com, Elliot Harrison Rank: 5

Last Week: 5

Change: -

“Tough loss for the Rams, as a play here or there would have altered the outcome at the L.A. Coliseum. Call it a missed opportunity for Sean McVay's group, who -- with the Vikings and Saints both losing -- could have made a push for home-field, especially with Nick Foles in for Carson Wentz over the last handful of drives on Sunday. Now Jared Goff and company must shake off the late missteps, and refocus on the division. It's Seahawks week. A win in Seattle means the race is likely over, as the Rams would own a two-game lead, with the Seahawks going on the road to face the Cowboys (and a reinstated Ezekiel Elliott) the next week. Goff must have a hastier internal clock than he did against those pesky Eagles.”


ESPN.com Rank: 4

Last Week: 4

Change: -

“The Rams averaged 14.0 points per game in 2016. This year they are averaging more than twice that (30.5). Jared Goff's improvement has been notable, but Todd Gurley II has been the catalyst. He has accounted for 34 percent of the team's yards from scrimmage, highest in the NFL.”


Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Rank: 5

Last Week: 5

Change: -

“The Rams have been the story of the division for so long this season, this might have escaped you: If the Seahawks beat the Rams at home on Sunday, they’ll move into a tie with Los Angeles for first place and own the tiebreaker with two games to go. It would be disheartening for the Rams to lead the division for most of this season and lose it in the end to the Seahawks. They’ll need a great effort on Sunday to avoid that.”


The Washington Post Rank: 9

Last Week: 5

Change: -4

“The Rams are 1-2 thus far during their four-game, late-season test against the Vikings, Saints, Eagles and Seahawks (with a victory over a lesser team, the Cardinals, thrown into the mix). That stretch concludes Sunday in Seattle. If the Rams lose to the Seahawks, there will be little choice but to conclude that they aren’t quite ready yet to be on even terms with the NFC’s other top contenders.”


Bleacher Report Rank: 4

Last Week: 5

Change: +1

“Once again, I have to give the L.A. Rams credit for putting pressure on a team in all three phases. The Rams made huge plays against the Eagles on offense, on defense and on special teams. They make it hard for any team that faces them to get a win.

I'm not worried about the loss. With a better game from Goff, they might not have—and Goff is going to have more good days than bad. I'm more concerned that we've seen the defense struggle against balanced offenses, and particularly against the run. That could be an issue in the postseason.Still, L.A. is one of the better teams in the NFC and is capable of beating any team in the league on the right day.”


CBS Sports, Pete Prisco Rank: 8

Last Week: 5

Change: -3

“They have to find a way to win the games against the best of the NFC. Now comes a big division game with Seattle.”


USA Today Rank: 4

Last Week: 6

Change: +2

“They edge up rankings despite narrow loss to Eagles. But they could be direct beneficiaries of adversity in Philadelphia and Seattle.”


Sports Illustrated Rank: 4

Last Week: 6

Change: +2

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT'S RANKS — THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

NFL.com — 11

ESPN.com — 9

Yahoo! Shutdown Corner — 10

The Washington Post — 11

USA Today — 9

Bleacher Report — 11

Sports Illustrated — 11

CBS Sports — 10