Now that the Los Angeles Rams have gotten through a spirited Week 13 competition with the New England Patriots, the major national power rankings will have to assess the Rams’ physicality and overwhelming unpredictability.
How highly do they have the skyrocketing Rams ranked this week?
|Average ranking (# of rankings)
|Average change from last week
|Highest ranking (source)
|27th (multiple sources)
|Lowest ranking (source)
|28th (multiple sources)
|Biggest positive change (source)
|+1 (Yahoo! Sports)
|Biggest negative change (source)
|-2 (FOX Sports)
Come on, Miami Dolphins. I was just starting to believe in you. Six straight wins in the NFL is no joke, but perhaps November games against the likes of the New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers made the Dolphins look a little better than reality.
Jared Goff is 0-3 with 169.7 pass yards per game and a 31.9 Total QBR. It hasn't been smooth sailing for the rookie quarterback, and it might not get any smoother as he'll take on the Falcons and Seahawks the next two weeks.
Another loss for the Rams, this time by the score of 26-10, in a season that is rapidly going in the wrong direction. Los Angeles has now lost seven of its last eight while being outscored by 44 points the last two weeks. Obviously, the correct spin here is that at least these losses are coming while the team gets a chance to evaluate Jared Goff on the field. For all the fans who have commented about coach Jeff Fisher's stewardship, well, that question was answered, too.
Jeff Fisher is coming back as coach since he got a contract extension. Oh, boy.
Kenny Britt will be an interesting free agent. Even though it seems like he has been around a long time, he turned just 28 in September. He has finally turned his physical skills into a productive, consistent season. He has 855 yards and five touchdowns on the worst offense in football. He also has an off-field history that teams can’t ignore. But he could end up being a nice piece for a team in need of a receiver.
“I don’t make excuses. Here are my excuses.”
Jeff Fisher’s two-year extension leaked to the public on Sunday, then he proceeded to go and get blown out by the Patriots, losing his challenge flag in the process. His stubbornness with the offense has hurt Jared Goff’s development, as have a lack of weapons around the No. 1 overall pick.