Rams Power Rankings: Week 13

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The Rams will be on the road for an NFC West matchup with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday after a big win against the Saints at home in Week 12.

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 12:

Last Week: 6

Change: 1

"Favorite sequence Sunday: The Rams, trying to put the game away in the third quarter, deep in their own territory, get a huge run by Todd Gurley to spark the offense. Holding, 77, white. Andrew Whitworth, far and away Los Angeles' top lineman, was the culprit. So the Rams go right back at it on first-and-15, with Gurley churning right through the teeth of the Saints' defense for 14 yards. Second down, couple feet to go.

I loved this because of the commitment Sean McVay has to using Gurley, and how he's using Gurley, and because Gurley, whom some questioned last year, put the previous play in the rearview instantly to run right up. It's not simply the uptick in quarterback play that's placed McVay's group atop the NFC West. Helluva rebound game, Cooper Kupp."


Last Week: 6

Change: 3

"Jared Goff is having a great season, but he has been getting plenty of help from his friends. The Rams are averaging an NFL-best 13.3 yards per reception and a league-best 6.7 yards after the catch."


Last Week: 6

Change: 1

"The strategy of the Rams rushing to the line, allowing Sean McVay to relay audibles to Jared Goff before the helmet communication turns off at 15 seconds, is fascinating. Not that McVay needs even more praise, but that's the kind of "why didn't we think of that first?" strategy you expect from New England."


Last Week: 8

Change: 3

"The Rams recovered from their loss to the Vikings to beat the Saints in impressive fashion Sunday, reinforcing the idea that they belong in the conversation about which team is the NFC's best. They get a temporary break from facing the conference's other top teams when they play Sunday at Arizona. Then it's back to the demanding portion of their schedule, with the Eagles and Seahawks on tap."


Last Week: 8

Change: 4

"The Rams offense is incredible. It's as dangerous as can be with guys such as Jared Goff, Cooper Kupp, Sammy Watkins and Todd Gurley. No Robert Woods? So what? There were enough weapons without him to beat a tremendous New Orleans team."

"Plain and simple, you're not going to shut down the Rams offense. I don't care how good you are; Sean McVay will find ways for his team to move the ball."


Last Week: 7

Change: 2

"The last time this franchise reached eight victories, George W. Bush was in the White House, and Jared Goff was only in the seventh grade."


Last Week: 6

Change: 1


Last Week: 6

Change: 1

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT'S RANKS — THE ARIZONA CARDINALS

NFL.com — 21

ESPN.com — 18

Yahoo! Shutdown Corner — 21

Pro Football Talk — 22

The Washington Post — 20

USA Today — 20

Bleacher Report — 23

Sports Illustrated — 22

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