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NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: The Revitalizing

A win in Tampa got the Rams back to .500...and a shred of revitalized hope via the power rankings.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Winning makes grinning. The Rams plunged down the power rankings after the week one embarrassment. Let's take a look at how much of the drop they reclaimed this week.

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) 26.50 (8)
Average change from last week 2.25
Highest ranking (source) 23rd (Prisco)
Lowest ranking (source) 29th (Fox Sports)
Biggest positive change (source) +4 (ESPN)
Biggest negative change (source) -2 (Yahoo!)


SB Nation: 28th (31st)

ESPN: 28th (32nd)

Elias tells us the Rams snapped a 12-game losing streak in road openers, the longest in NFL history. Can anyone stop Austin Davis and Greg Zuerlein (four field goals)? 28th (31st)

Strange football game to play in, strange football game to win. Bilbo had a better chance at taking on Smaug than Austin Davis had of winning this one, and yet, the kid delivered. Next up: the Cowboys. Let's hope the Rams tackle DeMarco Murray this time around.

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

The Austin Davis era is off to a fast start. OK, I am kidding. But give the kid credit for making plays to help the Rams win on the road against the Bucs.

CBS Sports (Kirwan): 27th (30th)

Teams don't win with third-string quarterbacks, but the Rams did this week on the road and it says so much about Jeff Fisher. The Rams are up against it every week, but for the next few days they can feel good about the team.

Yahoo! Sports: 24th (22nd)

So I guess you have to stick with Austin Davis at quarterback now, right?

Pro Football Talk: 25th (28th)

Just think of how good this team could be if it had a quarterback.

Fox Sports: 29th (30th)

Austin Davis grabbed his first career NFL victory in a win that was aided by the strong play of his offensive line and the defensive line. Rookie defensive lineman Aaron Donald showed why he picked up so much offseason buzz by causing fits for the Bucs and racking up a sack.