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NFL Power Rankings Week 17: The Deflating

Le sigh. Odell Beckham, Jr., might have single-handedly sent the Rams into the 20s in the major power rankings this week.

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Welp. I'd expect plenty of ship abandoning after that one. Let's see how far the Rams drop.

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) 22.88 (8)
Average change from last week -4.38
Highest ranking (source) 19th (
Lowest ranking (source) 28th (Kirwan)
Biggest positive change (source) 0 (Prisco)
Biggest negative change (source) -10 (Kirwan)

week 17 power rankings chart

SB Nation: 22nd (18th)

ESPN: 25th (20th)

The pass rush has been built, with 3.6 sacks per game since Week 7 (second best in NFL), but Eli Manning completed six passes at least 15 yards downfield Sunday. 19th (18th)

Of all things, it was the defense that let the Rams down at home on Sunday. In what should have been a mismatch at the line of scrimmage, the underdog Giants' offensive line had its way with St. Louis' front four most of the afternoon. In fact, the only Rams sack came from safety T.J. McDonald. At least they made up for it by allowing more than 120 yards rushing.

CBS Sports (Prisco): 21st (21st)

What do they do at quarterback in 2015? Is Sam Bradford the guy?

CBS Sports (Kirwan): 28th (18th)

If the Rams ever solve their quarterback issues they could be a contender next year. Lots of good, young talent on the roster.

Yahoo! Sports: 23rd (19th)

Unfocused, prone to taking costly penalties and regularly losing their cool. That's not a long-tern formula for success.

Pro Football Talk: 24th (18th)

The Rams get a chance to run Missouri’s record to 3-0 against the Seahawks this year.

Fox Sports: 21st (16th)

When they’re not generating consistent pressure, the Rams secondary can be and will be exposed. This offseason, the Rams will have to decide if they want to give Jeff Fisher and Sam Bradford one more shot at righting the ship.