Power Rankings Summary, Week 3 - The Climb Begins

Recapping the major NFL Power Rankings for the Rams after week 2 of the 2012 NFL season.

Van beat me to the punch last week, but we're back on the power rankings summary train now.

This morning, el presidente noted that SBN opened the power rankings today slotting us at 27th, and expressed some offense in the process. Personally, I wasn't too surprised. The Rams have been unnoticeably bad for so long, I didn't expect a single win over a team led by a rookie QB to change the national perception of the Rams.

Well, looky looky. It appears as if SB Nation ranked us lower than any other major ranking outlet. WHAT DID WE EVER DO TO YOU, OVERLORDS?

So chug these power rankings down. There's only two more weeks to remind you how much we've cratered.

Average ranking (# of rankings) 22.60 (10)
Average change from last week +5.50
Highest ranking (source) 18th (Yahoo!)
Lowest ranking (source) 27th (SB Nation)
Biggest positive change (source) +12 (Sports Illustrated)
Biggest negative change (source) +2 (SB Nation)

SB Nation: 27th (29th last week)

The Rams will end this season in the top 20 of our power rankings. The next month has three very winnable games.

The rest of the major power rankings after the jump.

ESPN: 23rd (27th)

Sam Bradford stared down the RG3 hype, and completed all nine of his third-down pass attempts in Week 2.

NFL.com: 24th (29th)

CBS Sports: 22nd (29th)

If Sam Bradford can continue to play like he did against the Redskins, the Rams will be a tough team to beat. They might be a year away, but they will compete.

Yahoo! Sports: 18th (27th)

Said it last week, and I'll say it again here. The Rams aren't going to be an easy out for any team in 2012.

Pro Football Talk: 23rd (30th)

This team will be matching its 2011 win total, soon.

Pro Football Weekly: 24th (30th)

Think Bradford has a favorite target? Amendola with 15 catches.

Fox Sports: 23rd (26th)

The Rams were surprising in a Week 1 loss to the Lions and then followed it up with a win over a high-riding Redskins team. They looked fast on defense and much more capable on offense than I have previously credited. Still, Danny Amendola is a No. 3 receiver, not a No. 1, for almost every other team in the league.

National Football Post: 23rd (23rd)

A note to the Bears: the ball is going to WR Danny Amendola when Sam Bradford drops back to pass this Sunday at Soldier Field.

Sports Illustrated: 19th (31st)

That's the Danny Amendola I expected last year, when I predicted he'd be Sam Bradford's security blanket and catch a Wes Welker-like batch of balls. But then Amendola got hurt and Bradford's season quickly went south. It's Rams at Bears week, with the twist of St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher once playing in Chicago and Bears coach Lovie Smith once coaching in St. Louis.

All in all, it's positive. When you're at the bottom of the pool and you win, you start floating toward the top. Time to start floating.

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