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Rams Power Rankings: Week 3


The Rams will travel north to San Francisco for their first road game of the year in Week 3 of the regular season. Los Angeles fell short to the Redskins at home on Sunday, but will be looking to bounce back on Thursday against the 49ers.

Every week, 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 3:

Last Week: 23

Change: +2

"If Jared Goff had stared at Cooper Kupp any longer than he did in the closing moments Sunday, you'd have to wipe his eyelashes off the receiver. The Rams sophomore quarterback will learn that he can't watch his wideout run his route, make his break and turn for the ball -- not unless there isn't a defender within 10 yards of said receiver. Of course, against Washington, there very much was, as Mason Foster watched Goff watch Kupp, allowing Foster to earn the save for the Redskins. Yet, that final series didn't necessarily lose the day for L.A. On the previous possession, the Rams settled for a field goal when Robert Woods temporarily forgot what a penalty was. Oh, brother. Going up 24-20 would've swung momentum the home team's way, with the crowd behind it. Well, as much as the L.A. Coliseum gets behind a pro football team."

Last Week: 18

Change: -4

"Jared Goff is showing big improvement in his second season. Sure, he has only two passing touchdowns so far, but he's averaging 9.8 yards per attempt, up 4.5 yards from his 2016 average. That's currently the fourth-best rate in the NFL."

Yahoo! Shutdown Corner Rank: 20
Last Week: 20
Change: 0

"Todd Gurley looked great with 136 total yards, a couple of touchdowns and one fantastic hurdle. The Rams lost, but seeing Gurley play his best game since his rookie year is a clear positive."

Last Week: 18

Change: -1

"The annual RGIII bowl was about as inspiring as it ever is."

The Washington Post Rank: 22
Last Week: 16
Change: -6

"Second-year QB Jared Goff got a chance to deliver in crunchtime Sunday and didn't come through. It's part of the learning and developmental process. There still is reason for optimism under Sean McVay, the team's first-year coach, and defensive guru Wade Phillips. But the Rams have not arrived quite yet."

USA Today Rank: 19
Last Week: 19
Change: 0

CBS Sports, Pete Prisco Rank: 20
Last Week: 18
Change: -2

Bleacher Report Rank: 23
Last Week: 25
Change: +2

Sports Illustrated Rank: 23
Last Week: 22
Change: 0


Yahoo! Shutdown Corner — 30

USA Today — 29

Bleacher Report — 29

CBS Sports — 31

Sports Illustrated — 29

The Washington Post — 30

Pro Football Talk — 31

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