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NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: The Truncating

A deflating loss to the Cardinals in Arizona leaves the Rams playing out the 2014 season for silver linings. Might the power rankings be one?

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams were close to cracking into the high teens going into Arizona. Not gonna happen now.

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) 23.00 (8)
Average change from last week 0.00........wut
Highest ranking (source) 20th (SB Nation)
Lowest ranking (source) 26th (Kirwan)
Biggest positive change (source) +1 (Yahoo!)
Biggest negative change (source) -1 (

week 11 power rankings chart

SB Nation: 20th (20th)

ESPN: 25th (25th)

Austin Davis has thrown four interceptions that were returned for TDs this season, tied for most in the NFL with Jacksonville's Blake Bortles. All four were in the fourth quarter. 24th (23rd)

Kenny Britt simply has to catch that ball in the fourth quarter. Trailing 17-14, Austin Davis threw a ball that was slightly off -- as in, Britt had to raise his hands a foot to catch the ball. Instead, the ball hit the receiver's "soft" hands, caroming off like a rubber ball bouncing around a high school ceramics class, and falling right into the waiting arms of Patrick Peterson. Everything went downhill from there. Forget the score. St. Louis was winning in the fourth quarter and could have stolen another division game on the road. #sweatthesmallstuff

CBS Sports (Prisco): 25th (25th)

It's like we say every year at this time: They will be a tough out, but that's not enough. Is the staff safe?

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

Jeff Fisher has his pass rush back and they have become a dangerous team to play right now. Austin Davis is an interesting young QB, but they just aren't ready to be an above-.500 team.

Yahoo! Sports: 22nd (23rd)

Leading the team with the best record in football into the fourth quarter and then managing to get blown out pretty much sums up the Rams.

Pro Football Talk: 21st (21st)

The only thing the Rams currently have in common with the Cardinals is that their starting quarterback has torn his ACL twice.

Fox Sports: 21st (21st)

The defensive line couldn’t duplicate the pressure they had generated in Week 9 and Austin Davis came unraveled in the fourth quarter—this is a recipe for disaster.