Four games in a row.
The major national power rankings are not going to take kindly to this stretch from the 2016 Los Angeles Rams. But how low will they drop?
|Average ranking (# of rankings)||27.14 (7)|
|Average change from last week||-2.14|
|Highest ranking (source)||26th (multiple sources)|
|Lowest ranking (source)||29th (SB Nation)|
|Biggest positive change (source)||+1 (FOX Sports)|
|Biggest negative change (source)||-6 (NFL.com)|
Another week and somehow Gus Bradley and Jeff Fisher still have jobs. The Jacksonville Jaguars dominated every aspect of a game against the Chiefs, but couldn’t stop Jaguar-ing their way into defeat, losing the turnover margin by four.
The Los Angeles Rams also probably should’ve earned a win, but instead spoiled their chances as Fisher continues to stubbornly bang his head against a wall with Case Keenum at quarterback. If only they invested in another option during the offseason.
40.2: Case Keenum, who has taken every offensive snap for the Rams this season, has a 40.2 Total QBR, worst in the NFL.
3rd: Jared Goff, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick, has yet to see the field this season. He's now the third quarterback to go first overall and not play in the first half of the season, joining Carson Palmer and JaMarcus Russell.
Another loss for the Rams, and another week of punchless offense. Los Angeles gained 339 yards against the Panthers, but a chunk of that came on a last-gasp drive while down 10 points. When it mattered, Jeff Fisher's group could not convert a third down, which means we will all hear 25 hours of Jared Goff talk -- precisely 24:55 more than we want to hear. If the Rams aren't going to play the rookie or Sean Mannion, maybe they should play left-handed Case Keenum. That guy went 1 for 1 on Sunday.
Get it over with and please put Jared Goff in the lineup. It makes no sense not to do so.
Todd Gurley’s longest run this season is just 18 yards and his 3.1-yard average is dead last among all NFL players with more than 75 attempts. The quarterback situation is awful, the coaching isn’t great, the staff doesn’t give Gurley enough carries, the line isn’t good and all of the other reasons. But Gurley being one of the least productive backs in the NFL over a half season is crazy.
Making It To 7-9 Again. If They’re Lucky.
When will Jeff Fisher turn to Jared Goff? Seemingly never, but the time has to come at some point – perhaps when they’re out of the playoff race, as if they’re not already. The Rams are a complete mess, having lost four in a row after starting 3-1. It appears Fisher is destined for 7-9 yet again, if not worse.