In Week 8, stop this nonsense.
|Average ranking (# of rankings)||15.00 (9)|
|Average change from last week||-1.75|
|Highest ranking (source)||12th (multiple sources)|
|Lowest ranking (source)||18th (CBS - Prisco)|
|Biggest positive change (source)||+3 (Yahoo!)|
|Biggest negative change (source)||-6 (ESPN)|
The good: Todd Gurley has rushed for 305 yards in his first two NFL starts. The bad: Nick Foles has passed for 312 yards in those games.
I'll say this: The Rams' defense came to play Sunday at Lambeau. It would've been nice if the passing game had done anything in the first 58:57. If you remove Stedman Bailey's 68-yard catch-and-run late, Nick Foles threw for 73 yards. Total. Johnny Hekker looked more effective on his 20-yard lob. He's a punter, by the way.
At 2-3, they've faced a tough schedule so far. They need to get more out of Nick Foles.
The defense can dominate, and Todd Gurley looks to give them the running game they need. Whether they are a playoff team depends on the play of QB Nick Foles.
The Rams could have won that game at Green Bay. Three missed field goals and a miserable quarterbacking performance led to a somewhat head-scratching loss. This is where you shrug, because it's the Rams and those losses are the norm.
With the intersection of an underground landfill fire and a radioactive dump not far from their practice facility, the Rams should spend their bye week in any place but St. Louis.
With 314 rushing yards over the last two games, the Rams have certainly found their offensive focal point in Todd Gurley. However, if Nick Foles continues to consistently turn the ball over, the running game and defense won’t be enough to make the Rams a consistent winner.
Wide receiver Tavon Austin has forced seven player to miss tackles on his receptions, tied for eighth-most in the league. He’s the only player in the top 10 with fewer than 20 receptions. Last year, he only forced five players to miss tackles on his 32 receptions.