The most impressive part of their offensive success was that plenty of different names got in on the fun. In fact, tell me the last time the Rams’ two leading receivers were their fourth-string wide receiver and third-string tight end? Because it happened last night. Josh Reynolds caught four passes for a team-high 52 yards while Johnny Mundt had 47 yards on three receptions.
Despite their win, the Rams stayed put in ESPN’s latest round of power rankings at No. 10. They’re currently one place behind the 4-2 Saints and one spot ahead of the 5-2 Cardinals, who just beat the then-undefeated Seahawks on Sunday night.
I’m not sure if a win over the Dolphins this week could push their ranking any higher, but with a faltering Bills teams ahead of them, there’s a chance for a slight elevation if Buffalo continues to underwhelm.
Now for today’s links.
The Rams cruised over the Bears behind a strong defensive effort (CBS Sports)
Punter Johnny Hekker was lights out in the team’s win over Chicago (Ramblin’ Fan)
Listen to the latest comments from the podium after the victory over the Bears (TheRams.com)
The 49ers will be without WR Deebo Samuel and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. for the next few weeks (ESPN)
NFL Nation’s latest Week 8 power rankings (ESPN)
John Breech discusses Week 7 Winners and Losers (CBS Sports)
Five landing spots for Dallas DE Everson Griffen (CBS Sports)
Bleacher Report’s Week 8 power rankings (Bleacher Report)
Matt Nagy was furious that the defense outscored the Chicago offense (Pro Football Talk)