More power rankings, more (is that possible?) expectations.
#4.) Los Angeles Rams
A high-powered offense led by Jared Goff and Todd Gurley carried a defense that struggled to stop the run in 2017. Adding Brandin Cooks to replace Sammy Watkins should only make an explosive offense better, and the defense now has Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib, and Marcus Peters too.
Generating a pass rush without Robert Quinn and no new edge rushers to fill the void could be an Achilles heel, but Aaron Donald and Suh wreaking havoc in the middle should help cancel that out.
We saw other power rankings this week put the Rams in the top 10 but not quite as high as these. All in all, it’s really about how to parse through the top 10 or 12 teams in the NFC since they’re really tightly packed. There’s just not a ton separating them going into the season which makes for ridiculously high competitive balance.
And what should be a ridiculously entertaining season.