Following the Rams latest loss to the previously-winless Jets, the Rams have dropped quite a bit in this week’s ESPN power rankings, going from No. 6 all the way to No. 13. As of now, they sit one spot above the 8-6 Cardinals and one spot behind the 9-5 Dolphins.
The Cardinals and 104 Seahawks are left on the 2020 schedule and that isn’t exactly what the Rams want to deal with following their recent blunder. A win over the Jets would have solidified an improvement from their 2019 record but now they must topple a divisional opponent to get there, which is always easier said than done. Luckily, they’ve already beat both teams this season, so at least you know it’s already been done before.
The Rams will be without rookie running back Cam Akers against the ‘Hawks this week, but they didn’t need a big day from him to get the W last time they faced off, anyway.
Now for today’s links.
Micah Kiser and Taylor Rapp are a bit banged up (The Rams Wire)
Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey were named to the 2021 Pro Bowl (TheRams.com)
The Rams have a VERY small chance of missing the playoffs entirely (Ramblin’ Fan)
Cam Akers will be held out of this week’s game against the Seahawks (TheRams.com)
Chiefs, Packers lead Pro Bowl voting (ESPN)
Week 16 power rankings (ESPN)
The Bengals shocked the Steelers on Monday Night Football (CBS Sports)
Winners and Losers from Week 15 (CBS Sports)
Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill have brought out the best in each other (Pro Football Talk)
Biggest snubs from the 2021 Pro Bowl (Bleacher Report)