In the final edition of CBS Sports’ NFL power rankings, the Rams rose by one spot, going from No. 13 to No. 12 after their win over the Cardinals in the regular season finale. Their record of 10-6 solidified an improvement from their final mark a year ago and the playoff appearance is rather nice, as well.
“They impressed in winning a game with John Wolford at quarterback,” says author Pete Prisco. “The defense showed up big, and will need to do so this week at Seattle.”
There’s an unfortunate chance that the Rams may be stuck with Wolford once again against Seattle, but as long as there is a chance that Jared Goff can go in the wild card round, I wouldn’t count him out. Even if Goff can only go on a limited snap count, that’s still better than 100 percent of Wolford.
Better hope the defense comes to play.
And now for today’s links.
John Wolford battled plenty of anxiety in first NFL start (TheRams.com)
Cam Akers is motivated to rebound from bad fumble against Cardinals (The Rams Wire)
Five reasons the Rams could get hot in playoffs (Ramblin’ Fan)
John Elway is giving up GM responsibilities for the Broncos (Pro Football Talk)
Jeremy Fowler ranks the NFL teams by how badly they need to be overhauled (ESPN)
Final stat leaders in every category (ESPN)
Josh Edwards posted his latest 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)
Judy Battista ranks all six head coaching opportunities (NFL.com)
Eagles players are outraged at Doug Pederson (Bleacher Report)