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NFL Power Rankings Week 17: Seattle Surprise

The Rams stacked up a third consecutive win, one of their most impressive under Jeff Fisher. Does it bring them back into the top half of the league in the power rankings?

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A week ago, the Rams crept into the top 20 on average in the major power rankings. Can a third win in a row put them in the top 16?

Average ranking (# of rankings) 16.67 (9)
Average change from last week +2.63
Highest ranking (source) 15th (multiple sources)
Lowest ranking (source) 19th (CBS - Prisco)
Biggest positive change (source) +5 (ESPN)
Biggest negative change (source) -1 (FOX Sports)

SB Nation: 17th (19th)

ESPN: 17th  (22nd)

Todd Gurley has eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns this season. The last Rams rookie to accomplish that? Eric Dickerson in 1983. 16th (18th)

For whatever reason, the Rams have the Seahawks' number. That's three out of four for St. Louis. The odd part in this series is that Jeff Fisher's team has been outgained in three of those contests, while losing the time-of-possession battle in all four. That Kenny Britt bakes a mean humble pie. Richard Sherman ate a nice big chunk of it.

CBS Sports (Prisco): 19th (22nd)

That victory at Seattle is one of those games that surely will tease Rams fans. There is a lot of talent on this roster.

CBS Sports (Kirwan): 15th (17th)

The Rams have gotten back to their winning formula -- running the ball and dominating the line of scrimmage on defense. This is a team that has swept the Seahawks and beat the Cardinals in Arizona. If they can figure out the QB puzzle, 2016 could be a big year for the Rams, too.

Yahoo! Sports: 17th (21st)

If only there was a way to get this team to play well every week, and not just for two or three games out of 16. If only.

Pro Football Talk: 16th (20th)

They’re cobbling together just enough hope to justify staying the course, again.

FOX Sports: 15th (14th)

It only took Case Keenum 103 yards passing to knock off the Seahawks -- thanks to a few big plays from Todd Gurley and Kenny Britt. The Rams aren’t too far off from duplicating Minnesota’s blueprint if they can find a quarterback this offseason.

Pro Football Focus: 18th (20th)

The defensive tackle with the highest pass rushing productivity is Aaron Donald, at 17.4. He has 29 pressures, which also leads the position, and 16 combined sacks and hits, which doubles any other defensive tackle.