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Rams Power Rankings: Week 14

The Rams defeated the Lions in Week 13 and became NFC West Champions for the second straight season.

Next up is the Chicago Bears (8-4) on Sunday Night Football. Week 14 against the Bears is the third primetime game of the season for head coach Sean McVay and company. With a win, the Rams will clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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:

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Last Week: 2

Change: -

“The Rams let the Lions hang around far too long on Sunday. Such is life on the road for even the premier teams -- just ask the Chiefs. The key to L.A.'s win was the disruptive play of Aaron Donald, a few intermediate dimes from Jared Goff and heady play from Todd Gurley. Loved his decision to run parallel to the goal line late to burn clock, doing his best impersonation of DeSean Jackson in the Miracle at the Meadowlands 2.0. Sean McVay's group needed no such miracles at Ford Field, although Detroit was more than game for most of the afternoon. One front on which the Rams keep beating teams: special teams. Johnny Hekker was able to pin the Lions, and Legatron was money again. The Lions didn't return a single punt or kick Sunday. The third phase of the game, which is often over mentioned in the football conversation, might be the difference for this team come mid-January. No, really.”

Last Week: 2

Change: +1

We're No. 1 in: Pass-block win rate. Give it up for the big guys up front, where it all starts for the 11-1 Rams and their explosive offense. The offensive line ranks No. 1 in pass-block win rate, defined as when a pass-blocker sustains his block for 2.5 seconds following the snap. The Rams have won 63 percent of their pass blocks, allowing Jared Goff plenty of time to distribute the ball to a host of playmakers.”

Last Week: 2

Change: +1

“It stinks that defensive players practically can’t win the MVP. Because I think Aaron Donald might deserve it. I don’t think there has been a better player in the NFL this season, and he plays for the only 11-1 team. The best player in the league on the best team in the league should get more MVP consideration than he’s going to get.”

Last Week: 2

Change: +1

"By virtue of a 14-point win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams became the first team in the NFL to sew up a division title in 2018. They also did something that was much more important and prestigious—reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Bleacher Report NFL power rankings.

That they did so with one of their less impressive showings of the season speaks to the unpredictability of today's NFL. This was a one-score game most of the way before the Rams sealed the deal with a late touchdown. But it was also a game in which no one really doubted that the Rams would pull away at the end. L.A. is simply on another level than the Lions."

Last Week: 2

Change: +1

“Only team with 11 wins. Only team to clinch playoff berth so far. Only team with two bona fide MVP candidates (Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald).”

Last Week: 2

Change: +1

“There’s a good chance they’ll keep this spot through the balance of the season.”

Last Week: 2

Change: +1

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT'S RANKS — CHICAGO BEARS

NFL.com — 8

ESPN.com — 8

Yahoo! Sports — 7

Bleacher Report — 8

USA Today — 9

Pro Football Talk — 8

Sports Illustrated — 10

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