NFL power rankings, Week 4: Slip slidin' away

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The St. Louis Rams slipped in the NFL power rankings this week, flirting again with irrelevancy.

After a big win over the Washington Redskins, the St. Louis Rams got a reality check at Soldier Field in Chicago last week. Offensive struggles were the difference in this one. The Rams had no problems against the Redskins' soft zone, but the Bears were a different story from front to back. This latest NFL power rankings remind you that these Rams still have a few leaps to make before they run with the league's big dogs.

They fell one spot at SB Nation this week, from No. 27 back to No. 28:

28. St. Louis Rams (LW: 27, 1-2): I keep saying the Rams will be good. They will. Soon, right Turf Show Times?

Hey, what are you asking me for?

ESPN bumped them down from No. 23 to No. 25, which might have been too high in the first place:

Shortcomings on the offensive line stood out during tough defeat at Chicago.

Sigh. It does indeed say very much about this team. The biggest concern I have is the offensive line, and that could be a real problem with a date against Seattle this week and Arizona the week after that.

Fox also pushed the Rams from No. 23 to No. 25.

The Rams failed to reach the redzone even once on Sunday ... that says it all right there.

You can scheme and dream against most opponents, but it's hard to hide a leaky offensive line.

3k will have a fuller look at the week's power rankings for you later today.

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