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Rams Power Rankings: Week 5


The Rams will be back at home for Week 5 of the NFL season, taking on a division rival in the Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The team is coming off of a statement win over the Cowboys on the road and will be looking for their third straight win this Sunday.

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 5:

Last Week: 16

Change: + 6

"Impressive comeback win over the Cowboys, on the road, with the game teetering on the brink during the first half. As the broadcast team discussed the improved offense under Sean McVay, Wade Phillips' defense was getting destroyed. I was going to tweet about it during the game, but thought I would sit on it until I saw what adjustments Phillips made at halftime. Talk about a 180 in the final 30 minutes of play. After allowing 24 points in the first half, the DC on Medicare delivered his HC in Daycare a win, as his unit gave up a scant six points after the break."

Last Week: 16

Change: -

"If you think Todd Gurley is off to a great start, then you should see what opposing running backs have done against Los Angeles. The Rams have allowed 4.9 yards per rush and a league-worst seven rushing touchdowns so far this season. They'll have to shore up the rushing defense if they have want to contend."

Last Week: 16

Change: + 7

"Next week's home game against the Seahawks will be really interesting. Win that, and they'll lead the Seahawks by two games with a tiebreaker edge. Also, they would send a message that this fast start isn't a mirage."

Last Week: 12

Change: + 2

"One underappreciated reason they're league's top-scoring offense? Greg Zuerlein has been Tucker-esque, perfect on 14 FG tries and all 14 PATs."

Last Week: 12

Change: + 5

"Whatever happens the rest of the season, it sure appears that Sean McVay can coach. And it's not Wade Phillips's defense that's doing the heavy lifting, it's McVay's offense leading the way. The Rams may or may not have staying power this season. But McVay has Jared Goff on his way to being a franchise QB. He is taking full advantage of the talents of RB Todd Gurley. And he has the Rams looking like a winner."

Last Week: 17

Change: + 5

"Wade Phillips has to get the defense playing better. I think it will come."

Last Week: 21

Change: + 9

Last Week: 19

Change: + 8

Last Week: 18

Change: + 5


NFL.com — 14

ESPN.com — 6

Yahoo! Shutdown Corner — 10

USA Today — 15

Bleacher Report — 17

CBS Sports — 16

Sports Illustrated — 10

Washington Post — 13

Pro Football Talk — 17

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