Having tasted the winning side of .500, the Rams dropped to 4-4 on Sunday after losing to the Minnesota Vikings in overtime, 18-21.
|Average ranking (# of rankings)||11.78 (9)|
|Average change from last week||-2.00|
|Highest ranking (source)||9th (multiple sources)|
|Lowest ranking (source)||17th (PFF)|
|Biggest positive change (source)||-1 (multiple sources)|
|Biggest negative change (source)||-5 (CBS Sports - Prisco)|
Nick Foles has three games this season with no touchdown passes and only one game with multiple touchdown passes. Foles had three starts with no touchdowns in the previous two seasons combined.
Tough road loss in Minnesota, representing a large missed opportunity for St. Louis on multiple fronts. There was the fourth-quarter missed field-goal attempt by Legatron. The defense couldn't stop the Vikings' Shaun Hill-led offense in overtime. Most importantly, the Rams suffered a conference defeat as they head toward what should be a fierce competition for an NFC wild-card spot. Of course, the NFC West is not out of the question, especially if the Rams can down the Cardinals in St. Louis next month.
They just don't do enough on offense in their passing game. That's tough to overcome.
This is a good team that can run the ball and play defense. The QB is still holding them back, but Todd Gurley is a top Rookie of the Year candidate.
The Rams just don't pass the ball well enough with Nick Foles. But, at least they got a second-round pick from the Eagles and aren't paying Bradford's salary anymore. That has to be a Rams win.
The combination of Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin is as dangerous as any in the league; the problem is the rest of the offense.
Even against one of the NFL’s most dominant run defenses, rookie Todd Gurley totaled over 100 yards with a touchdown. He has four touchdowns in his past three games. 8View season trend.
Since moving to outside linebacker full time, Mark Barron has a run stop percentage of 15.7 percent, which is the best for 4-3 outside linebackers.