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Random Ramsdom 9/12: Los Angeles Rams’ snap counts, snapped ankles, and here come the Cards.

Raiders week is over as the focus shifts to a Week 2 NFC West dance with Sam Bradford.

Los Angeles Rams v Oakland Raiders Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

1-0, how ya like me now? NFL team rankings I Los Angeles Rams’ Official Site

It is no longer preseason, and the power rankings are actually based on team’s 2018 performances. See where various outlets have the Rams ranked after the victory in Oakland.

Pharoh Cooper hurts ankle, McVay scrambles for replacement I ESPN

For those that missed it, when Pharoh Cooper limped down the tunnel of the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, it was due to a severely sprained ankle. Head Coach Sean McVay has now acknowledged that Cooper will be out for at least several weeks and that he has not yet decided on who will take over Cooper’s return duties. Wide receiver Michael Thomas will not be an option having sustained a groin injury while playing special teams against Oakland.

Week 1 snap counts I Rams’ Official Site

The snap counts are in. No major surprises, but it is interesting to see who is getting shuttled in the play EDGE. Also, nice to see safety Marqui Christian getting plenty of playing time. We’ll see how everything shifts if Mark Barron returns this week against the Arizona Cardinals.

Rams locker room dynamics according to Marcellus Wiley I Fox Sports

Marcellus Wiley gives his opinion of the Rams’ locker room dynamics and the process of establishing a voice in a room full stars.

The Herd is very impressed with the Rams I Fox Sports

It’s always nice to hear analysts gush about how talented your team is, after all, that’s kind of what we’re in this for. So take a moment to listen Colin Cowherd gush about the curly horns and why they’re the team to beat.

Cardinals tackle Andre Smith injures elbow against Washington I Cards Wire

The Rams will take on the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday in an NFC West showdown. The Cards are already without the services of center A.Q. Shipley who will be out for the season with a torn ACL, and now right tackle Andre Smith’s health will be in question for this weeks game. Smith left the Cardinals game against the Redskins over the weekend with an elbow injury. He is set to have an MRI to determine the damage.

Rams favored big versus Arizona Cardinals I Rams Wire

The Rams will be huge favorites when they take on the Cardinals this week, on the heels of a dominating second half against the Raiders. The Cardinals endured an ugly home loss to the Redskins.