2018 NFL Power Rankings Summary - Week 6
|Average ranking (# of rankings)||1|
|Average change from last week||0.00|
|Highest ranking (source)||1st (multiple sources)|
|Lowest ranking (source)||1st (multiple sources)|
|Biggest positive change (source)||0 (multiple sources)|
|Biggest negative change (source)||0 (multiple sources)|
The Rams won a close contest against their NFC West foes in Seattle. They remain in the No. 1 spot. At No. 2 is the Chiefs, who beat the Jaguars in a game in which the Kansas City defense finally stepped up. If that continues, the Chiefs are going to be an even scarier team than we thought. The Jaguars fell a bit down the rankings as a result of the loss; it had to happen as Blake Bortles threw four interceptions and lost a fumble.
Rest-of-season SOS ranking: 16th. The Rams’ toughest remaining game is Week 9 at the Saints, where they have a 57 percent chance to win, according to FPI. The Rams are the only team in the NFL favored to win all of their remaining games.
Even the premier teams must survive the occasional dogfight, which is what Sean McVay’s outfit found itself in on Sunday. No, these aren’t the juggernaut “Legion of Boom” Seahawks from earlier this decade, but they sure as heck battled on Sunday, staying with the heavily favored Rams drive for drive. Don’t look at this as Los Angeles playing down to lesser competition. We’re talking about a divisional rivalry in the loudest stadium in the league. (OK, loudest next to Arrowhead.) Also worth noting: Jared Goff’s wideouts were dropping like flies. And yet, the third-year quarterback piloted his offense down the field every time the Rams needed an answer to a Seahawks touchdown. Then he closed out the game by surging forward for a first down when McVay called his number on fourth-and-short from L.A.’s own 42-yard line. Put another way: 5-0 is 5-0. McVay: the anti-Jason Garrett.
Can they be stopped on offense? It sure doesn’t look like it. Jared Goff is an MVP candidate.
The Rams keep winning but they have given up 31 points in back-to-back games. Those are the two games they have played since cornerback Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters were injured. Peters is playing through it but Talib is out. It’s not a cause for panic, but shouldn’t be ignored either.
They’re starting to look like a Team of Density.
USA Today: 1st (1st)
Their next three opponents have combined for five wins, so Greatest Show On Surf poised to ride this undefeated start for quite some time.