Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Los Angeles Rams Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Los Angeles Rams rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 5.4 (5th)
  • Best ranking: 4th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 7th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Rams in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

Bold second-half prediction: WR Cooper Kupp will win NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

Rams receivers were bound for a big season with the offseason addition of quarterback Matthew Stafford, but few could have predicted that fifth-year receiver Cooper Kupp would lead the NFL with 1,019 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns at this point of the season. Kupp is Stafford's go-to target and has continued to prove not only that he can tack on yards after the catch but also that he has the ability to get wide-open for intermediate and deep completions. With Kupp's Week 9 performance, which included 11 catches for 95 yards, he became only the fourth player in NFL history -- the first since Jerry Rice -- to tally 1,000 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns in his team's first nine games of a season. -- Lindsey Thiry -- Rank: 7

Sometimes you just don't have it. Better in November than January, right? The Rams were an undisciplined mess on Sunday Night Football, committing a season-high 12 penalties for 115 yards in a 28-16 loss to the surging Titans at Hollywood Park. An extremely suspect roughing-the-passer call on Aaron Donald was the nail in the coffin for L.A., but Sean McVay's team never seriously threatened once the Titans reeled off 21 points in the second quarter -- 14 of them coming off Matthew Stafford interceptions, including a killer pick-six by Kevin Byard. An ugly performance, no doubt, but even great teams can deliver a dud during a long season. The Rams hope this was it.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

What was that against the Titans? The offense was a disaster. The all-in on the season took a big step back.

USA Today -- Rank: 5

Highly irregular performance Sunday night with 12 penalties, five sacks allowed and two ugly Matthew Stafford interceptions. Let's not overanalyze it ... unless y'all want to bring back Jared Goff?

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Are they good? Yes. At least, we think so, even though Sunday's result was very, very disappointing. The Rams still have one of most complete rosters in the NFL, elite top-level talent on both offense and defense and smart coaches. Their last quality win was more than a month ago, though, against Tampa Bay. Time for the Rams to beat someone else good.

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