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NFL Power Rankings, Week 9: The Battering

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A loss. A painful loss, both to ego and to body. Where are the Rams sitting after eight weeks?

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

I prefer to go into pain head first.

Let's go.

As always, if there's a power ranking you think merits inclusion, let me know and I'll start putting it in.

Average ranking (# of rankings) 26.13 (8)
Average change from last week -2.25
Highest ranking (source) 25th (Yahoo!)
Lowest ranking (source) 27th (multiple sources)
Biggest positive change (source) 0 (Kirwan)
Biggest negative change (source) -3 (multiple sources)

week 9 power rankings chart

SB Nation: 27th (24th)

ESPN: 27th (24th)

Austin Davis entered Sunday ranked seventh in completion percentage on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield this season. Davis was a brutal 2-of-7 with an interception on those throws Sunday.

NFL.com: 26th (24th)

Rough outing for Austin Davis, who was sacked seven times in the blowout loss to the Chiefs. Ditto the entire offense, which really couldn't manage much on a day Chiefs running backs dominated. Brian Quick getting shut down only makes it that much more challenging for St. Louis to get points going forward. Here's some hard-hitting analysis: points win games.

CBS Sports (Prisco): 26th (23rd)

The Austin Davis bubble is bursting, but what else can they do? It doesn't help the line was eaten alive in Kansas City.

CBS Sports (Kirwan): 26th (26th)

The offensive line couldn't block the Kansas City front last week. The next four games are very tough with San Francisco and Arizona both on the road, followed by Denver and San Diego.

Yahoo! Sports: 25th (23rd)

This team is a chronic underachiever, but at least Robert Quinn (two sacks vs. Kansas City) is breaking out of an early-season slump.

Pro Football Talk: 26th (24th)

The All-IR team would be dominated by Rams.

Fox Sports: 26th (23rd)

There weren’t any trick plays for Jeff Fisher’s Rams this week, but there were two key injuries to offensive linemen Jake Long and Rodger Saffold. This offense is on the verge of fully imploding.