New power rankings from Doug Farrar over at the Touchdown Wire have the Los Angeles Rams ranked 4th:
When Sean McVay admitted that he was outcoached in Super Bowl LIII, it took a bit of the shine off the NFL’s wunderkind … or did it? Perhaps the 13-3 loss did more to expose Jared Goff as a quarterback who is very much a product of McVay’s system, and tends to regress mightily outside that construct. In either case, one imagines a Rams team eager to build on their 13-3 regular-season record as much as they might obsess over the final score. They may still be the team to beat in the NFC West, but attrition along the offensive line and Todd Gurley’s murky injury situation won’t help Goff, and the loss of Ndamukong Suh might hurt the line more than people think. Still, this is an all-in team with a lot of talent, and they could find their way back to the big game if everything breaks right and Goff continues to develop.
The Rams come in behind the Los Angeles Chargers in 3rd, the Kansas City Chiefs in 2nd and the New Orleans Saints in 1st.