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2017 NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Into double-digit delight

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

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Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

2017 NFL Power Rankings Summary - Week 10

Average ranking (# of rankings) 4.63 (8)
Average ranking (# of rankings) 4.63 (8)
Average change from last week +1.75
Highest ranking (source) 2nd (
Lowest ranking (source) 7th (ESPN)
Biggest positive change (source) +4 (Pro Football Talk)
Biggest negative change (source) 0 (

SB Nation: 5th (last week: 7th)

Is there anyone left who still doubts the Rams? With just three more wins, the team will secure a winning season for the first time since Torry Holt and Marshall Faulk were still on the squad back in 2003.

The latest win was a 51-17 smackdown of the Giants with 473 yards of total offense. Jared Goff threw four touchdown passes and Todd Gurley ran for two, making for the first six-touchdown game for the Rams since 2014. They have to face some tough defenses still on the schedule, but Los Angeles looks like a nightmare to stop.

ESPN: 7th (8th)

Preseason ranking: 27. The biggest risers since the preseason edition of our rankings are the Rams, who lead the NFL in scoring with 32.9 points per game. How good has the offense been? They've scored 40 points three times this season. The last time the Rams did that in a season was in 2001, when they reached Super Bowl XXXVI. 2nd (2nd)

Nothing like a slot receiver screen on third-and-33, huh? The most gnarly feedback received on Twitter and the "NFL Power Rankings" show this past week came as a result of the Rams being second in last week's rankings. When a team is off for a week, like Los Angeles was in Week 8, and everyone around that team wins, fans want me to drop said team automatically. Cool. So that was51 points on the road for a team that "ruined" my credibility here. Think there's more upside, too, specifically for coordinator Wade Phillips' defense as we enter the back half of the season. This group is going to the playoffs.

CBS Sports: 4th (5th)

They are not just a good story anymore. They are legitimate playoff contenders -- and maybe more.

Yahoo! Sports: 5th (7th)

The Rams are for real. Say whatever you will about the Giants, but it’s hard to go on the road and beat any NFL team 51-17. Lost in the gushing over Jared Goff, which is justified, the Rams’ defense has allowed 16, 17, 0 and 17 points the last four games. You knew Wade Phillips would get that unit going.

Pro Football Talk: 4th (8th)

The guy who reminds many of Jon Gruden is having the same impact Gruden had on the 2002 Bucs.

Sports Illustrated’s MMQB: 6th (8th)

USA Today: 4th (6th)

They're just blowing doors off their opponents lately. Some credit must go to the defense, which has allowed 12.5 points per game over last four.