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Random Ramsdom 11/3: LA Rams league’s No. 1 team at mid-point...but could that change on Sunday?

The Rams-Saints matchup in Week 9 is garnering attention for all the right reasons

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Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff talks with RB Todd Gurley in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, Dec. 3, 2017. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Midseason power-rankings: Yes, the Rams are No. 1 | The Ringer

Eight weeks into the season, L.A. has shown no signs of slowing down. But as the rest of the league sorts itself out, plenty of other teams have started looking to the playoffs … or looking ahead to next year’s draft.

Super Bowl LIII predictions: Rams, Patriots on collision course? | NFL Network

With the 2018 NFL season at its midpoint, our analysts revisit/revise their preseason award winners, playoff predictions and Super Bowl picks.

Midseason all-pro team | NFL Network

Eight weeks into the 2018 NFL campaign, here is my Midseason All-Pro Team, comprised of first-half studs who have made a significant impact at their position thus far.

2018 midseason awards, Super Bowl picks | CBS Sports

The CBS NFL staff takes another crack at predicting the Super Bowl champs and award winners for the 2018 season

Why isn’t the Rams defense better than it is? | SB Nation

Among teams with elite offenses, the Los Angeles defense is fine. But if we’re looking for fatal flaws in the league’s last unbeaten team, it starts on that side of the ball.

Gurley Is Amazing, Incredible, Unforgettable, but He’s Not MVP | Bleacher Report

It’s almost impossible to watch the Rams shred the NFL and not be impressed, if not stunned. They are wrecking the sport, and one of the big reasons why is running back Todd Gurley.

Can the Rams complete an undefeated season? | Chicago Tribune

It’s not ridiculous to contemplate the possibility of an unbeaten season for the Los Angeles Rams.

If Saints get the No. 1 seed, they will have earned it | Pro Football Talk

Yes, the winner of Sunday’s showdown between the Rams and Saints will have the inside track to the No. 1 seed in the NFC. But both teams will have plenty more work to do to secure the first seed and/or a bye.

Saints evolving into NFC’s best? Showdown with Rams to provide answers | USA Today

Never mind the 24-hour rule. The Saints might want to roll with a 24-minute rule. That’s what a matchup against the undefeated Rams can do for a team riding the high of a statement victory on Sunday night in their personal house of horrors.

Best offseason moves of 2018 | Pro Football Focus

The 2018 free agency class was billed as one of the weakest in recent memory. So far, that’s proven to be fairly prescient. The PFF team keyed on the six big impact offseason acquisitions through the first eight weeks of the season, and of them, two were acquired via trade and two others were cut by their old teams. Let’s break down the most impactful offseason acquisitions this season.

Despite facing many double team blocks, Donald still dominates | Rams’ official site

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald leads the league with 10.0 sacks so far in 2018. Donald is also seeing more double-team blocks than any other of the league’s sack leaders by a significant margin.

Rams making due without cornerback Aqib Talib | ESPN

Talib’s absence has been felt, on and off the field, even as the Rams have won eight straight games.

AP panel rates Rams’ O-Line as best in the NFL | WiscNews

Todd Gurley is touted as an MVP contender. Jared Goff ranks among the top QBs in yardage and TD throws. Sean McVay already owns one NFL Coach of the Year award.

Here are some lesser-known names that are also a big part of why the Los Angeles Rams are 8-0 this season: Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, John Sullivan, Austin Blythe and Rob Havenstein.

Rams mid-season report card for every position | Rams Wire

With eight weeks in the books, we’ve graded every position for the Rams thus far. It’s our midseason report card.

4 grades for the LA Rams for the first half of 2018 | Ramblin Fan

The Los Angeles Rams own the best record in the National Football League at 8-0, but what kind of grades do they earn for the first half of 2018?

4 reasons Rams will suffer first loss of 2018 to Saints in Week 9 | Ramblin Fan

Here are four reasons why the Los Angeles Rams will suffer their first loss of the 2018 season in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints.

4 biggest causes for concern vs. Saints | Rams Wire

Despite now being favored in Vegas, this won’t be an easy game for Los Angeles. Here are their four biggest concerns in Week 9.