Despite their recent loss to the 5-6 Niners, the Rams have remained in the top-10 of ESPN’s latest round of power rankings. It was a close outing between divisional rivals, and any football fan worth their salt knows how difficult those can be, regardless of the team’s records coming into it.
Rams beat writer Lindsey Thiry believes there’s still plenty of hope for the Rams in their quest for a division crown, but they have to take care of business against the two teams they’re jockeying for position with.
“From top to bottom, the NFC West is the most competitive division in the league, which means the Rams’ next division game is their most important,” says Thiry. “Despite dropping the season series to the 49ers, the Rams remain in a three-team race with the Cardinals and Seahawks to win the division. Taking care of their game Sunday against the Cardinals is critical to staying in the hunt, especially with a trip to Seattle in Week 16. The Rams are 6-0 against Arizona under Sean McVay.”
The Rams currently have the second0ranked defense and the sixth-ranked offense. They have all that they need to be successful through the final stretch of the season. It’s just a matter of showing up at this point.
And now for today’s links.
Austin Corbett is having a blast in his third NFL season (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva highlights Jared Goff’s troubling passing performance this week (The Rams Wire)
Jalen Ramsey was dealing with a hip issue against the 49ers (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter believes the Rams defenders need to rally around Aaron Donald (Ramblin’ Fan)
Week 13 power rankings (ESPN)
Two Texans players suspended for violating the rule on performance-enhancing drugs (ESPN)
D.K. Metcalf set a career-high with 177 receiving yards against the Eagles (Pro Football Talk)
John Breech dishes out early odds on the Week 13 slate of games (CBS Sports)
NFL stars delivered over a million dollars worth of Christmas trees (Bleacher Report)
Ravens-Steelers set for Wednesday afternoon (NFL.com)