Thursday, November 18, 2021

Los Angeles Rams Week 11 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: 6.8 (7th)
  • Best ranking: 5 (ESPN)
  • Worst ranking: 9 (

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Rams in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 5

Most important remaining game: Dec. 13 at Cardinals

The Cardinals are in first place in the NFC West, and they easily defeated the Rams 37-20 in a Week 4 matchup. When these squads meet again in December, this time on Monday Night Football, it could very well determine the division winner. The Rams had won eight straight over the Cardinals under coach Sean McVay, until their early-October loss to coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray. Regardless of which team wins the division, both are nearly a lock to earn a playoff berth. -- Lindsey Thiry -- Rank: 9

The Rams certainly won the publicity game with their splashy moves to acquire Von Miller and Odell Beckham, but their slump on the field has now stretched across consecutive ugly prime-time performances. Monday night's 31-10 loss to the 49ers was another feather in the cap of Kyle Shanahan, who has made it a habit to outshine fellow wunderkind Sean McVay in head-to-head matchups between NFC West rivals. Matthew Stafford was let down by multiple dropped passes from his receivers in L.A.'s first game without Robert Woods, who tore his ACL during Friday's practice. Both Miller and Beckham were quiet in their first game action -- that will have to change if the all-in Rams are to get where they want to be.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

They have lost two straight games and the "dream team" has to be searching for answers. What has happened to the offense?

USA Today -- Rank: 7

Getting WR Odell Beckham Jr. and OLB Von Miller on field couldn't help them avert five-game losing streak to San Francisco. Off week comes at good time for team that needs to reset.

The Athletic -- Rank: 7

Steal a player: N/A

Les Snead takes all the fun out of this week's premise because he's already gone out and gotten every player he wants, from the quarterback (Matthew Stafford) to the pass rusher (Von Miller) to the pass catcher (Odell Beckham Jr.). Sure, a guy like Ezekiel Elliott would look great in January on a team that currently ranks 20th in the NFL in yards per carry (4.0), but the Rams deserve no more personnel riches. Our completely made-up mental exercise, our rules!

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