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2017 NFL power rankings, Week 11: The calm before the storm

Here’s how the major power rankings assessed the Rams after the Week 9 blowout win.

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Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

2017 NFL Power Rankings Summary - Week 11

Average ranking (# of rankings) 4.25 (8)
Average ranking (# of rankings) 4.25 (8)
Average change from last week +0.38
Highest ranking (source) 2nd (
Lowest ranking (source) 7th (ESPN)
Biggest positive change (source) +1 (multiple sources)
Biggest negative change (source) 0 (

SB Nation: 4th (last week: 5th)

With the Rams staying hot, the Seahawks’ chances of catching up in the NFC West race are slimming.

ESPN: 7th (7th)

Projected wins: 11.0. The Rams have scored at least 30 points in six games this season, the most in the NFL. The improvement on offense is the biggest reason they're now projected to win five more games than predicted in the preseason. 2nd (2nd)

Somebody tell the Rams they can lose now. Nobody seems to like that they're batting in the two-hole in these rankings. But they're the perfect Mark McLemore. Sorry, dated baseball reference to a player who was a nice No. 2 hitter for a while. Ah, but so many Rams are sacrificing for their teammates, starting with the members of the offensive line. Oft-maligned in 2016, the group has been far improved in 2017. Andrew Whitworth was a brilliant free-agent signing (steal). The unit as a whole helped L.A. gain 6.7 yards per play against Houston on Sunday. That's quite a robust figure. Even if the Rams did allow a few tackles for losses, most of those came on the final drive, with L.A. running out the clock into 99-man fronts. Thought it was time to spread the credit around.

CBS Sports: 4th (4th)

They continue to roll up big numbers on offense. That unit faces a major test at Minnesota this week.

Yahoo! Sports: 4th (5th)

The Rams’ offense is getting a lot of attention, and for obvious reasons. But did you know the Rams defense hasn’t given up more than 17 points since Oct. 1? Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was always a good bet to have a good first season with the Rams, it just took a little longer than expected.

Pro Football Talk: 4th (4th)

If they keep winning games, maybe the stadium will get to 75-percent capacity.

Sports Illustrated’s MMQB: 5th (6th)

USA Today: 4th (4th)

Raise your hand if you thought Robert Woods would be the most impactful former Buffalo receiver GM Les Snead acquired before this season.