Saturday, November 11, 2023

Los Angeles Rams Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Los Angeles Rams in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

Non-QB MVP: DT Aaron Donald

The Rams have had to rely on their defense this season, and the young group has played better than expected. With a lot of new faces after the departures of veterans, including cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Bobby Wagner, the unit has been led by Donald. And the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has shown up on the stat sheet, too. Entering Week 10, he ranked third in the NFL in pass rush win rate for defensive tackles. Donald had a sack on Sunday against the Packers, giving him 5.5 on the season. -- Sarah Barshop -- Rank: 27

If Matthew Stafford misses more time, it's hard to see a path for this team pulling itself out its three-game skid after the Week 10 bye. The good news is that they'll have additional time to potentially try adding to the QB room. Brett Rypien has completed less than half his passes and averaged 4.5 yards per attempt in two relief appearances for Stafford. He also lost a big fumble early in Sunday's loss to the Packers. It's hard to sustain drives with that kind of QB production in an offense predicated on getting the ball to Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua downfield. Both were quieted by a young Green Bay secondary. Credit the Rams' plucky but undermanned defense for keeping the game close on the road, but the team's limitations without a healthy No. 9 are just too glaring right now.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 24

They showed against Green Bay how limited they are without Matt Stafford. They head to their bye on a three-game losing streak.

USA Today -- Rank: 23

They've gone 1-4 since the return of WR Cooper Kupp, who's been held to fewer than 50 receiving yards in each contest of LA's three-game losing streak.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

Report card: C

With Brett Rypien starting in place of injured Matt Stafford (thumb), the Rams gained 187 yards. That's their second-lowest total since 2020. (The lowest was 156 yards against the Packers last season with Baker Mayfield at quarterback.) Los Angeles has a bye this week, and Stafford could come back in Week 11. Stetson Bennett, who was drafted in the fourth round, remains on the non-football injury list and is not likely to return this season, Sean McVay said.

FOX -- Rank: 25

You had to figure it'd be a rough day for the Rams without Matthew Stafford, so I'm not going to judge them too harshly for that. They get the bye week to recuperate, but if Stafford's injury goes much longer than that, this starts to look like another very ugly season in L.A.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 27

After a promising start, the Rams have lost four of five. The win was over the Cardinals. Over the past two weeks they've lost by 23 and 17 points. Even the great Cooper Kupp has been disappointing lately, with 29, 21 and 48 yards in his past three games, without a touchdown in any of them. The Rams have a bye and that will help, but they're probably not going to be relevant the rest of the season.

PFT -- Rank: 27

When all else fails, polish the Super Bowl LVI trophy.

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