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2017 NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: New Beginnings

Now at 4-2 with road wins over the Dallas Cowboys and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Los Angeles Rams are setting themselves up for a new kind of November.

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Los Angeles Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

2017 NFL Power Rankings Summary - Week 7

Average ranking (# of rankings) 8.25 (8)
Average ranking (# of rankings) 8.25 (8)
Average change from last week +4.38
Highest ranking (source) 3rd (
Lowest ranking (source) 10th (multiple sources)
Biggest positive change (source) +8 (
Biggest negative change (source) +2 (multiple sources)

SB Nation: 8th (last week: 13th)

ESPN: 9th (11th)

The Rams are heading into one of the toughest stretches of the year. Seven of their next eight games are against teams that are currently .500 or better, and six of those games are against conference foes and three will be division games. 3rd (11th)

The Rams won a game that, while it might have flown under the radar over the weekend, was one of the more interesting matchups of Week 6. The defenses were in control for much of the day, but Los Angeles received a big boost from its special teams -- especially Pharoh Cooper's brilliant return on the game's opening kickoff. Also noticeable is the strong season Todd Gurley's putting together: 116 more rushing yards on Sunday, everybody.

CBS Sports: 10th (12th)

At 4-2, they are one of the surprise teams of the league. Winning at Jacksonville was a good way to start a long trip that concludes at Twickenham Stadium in London this week against the Cardinals.

Yahoo! Sports: 9th (12th)

On a day when the Rams passing offense didn’t do much, Todd Gurley was huge. He had 116 rushing yards against a tough defense. That’s what you need out of a foundation running back.

Pro Football Talk: 9th (16th)

Yes, they could be 6-0. But after 4-12 in 2016, 4-2 looks pretty good.

Sports Illustrated’s MMQB: 10th (14th)

USA Today: 8th (12th)

As good a time as any to issue reminder L.A. has league's best special teams, which accounted for 21 of victorious Rams' 27 points Sunday.