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Random Ramsdom: Rams rank 8th in NFL top offensive-defensive duo rankings

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NFL: New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports writer Gil Brandt posted rankings of the top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the league. The number one spot went to the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and Jaire Alexander as the top duo.

The Los Angeles Rams’ Matthew Stafford and Aaron Donald ranked eighth.

Even without the services of running back Cam Akers, Stafford should still benefit significantly from a change in scenery after 12 long years in Detroit. Donald’s bonafides are clear — the reigning Defensive Player of the Year can set a record by winning the award a fourth time in 2021.

Donald has been ranked as the overall best player in the NFL per the PFF top 50 rankings. That means the Rams QB1 would be the reason for the pair not ranking higher on this list. With duos from the Colts, Seahawks, and Browns placed in the top seven, is eight the right spot for the Rams? Where will this duo rank after Stafford rolls with LA for a year?

And now for today’s links:


Big Year 2 in store for Jordan Fuller (

From the Podium: Sean McVay, Jordan Fuller and Darrell Henderson Jr. react to Day 3 of Training Camp (

DeSean Jackson delivering to Matthew Stafford’s need for speed (RamblinFan)

Matthew Stafford’s can’t hide his lyin’ eyes, and the LA Rams love it (RamblinFan)

Time for Nick Scott to make his move on the ball (RamblinFan)

Sean McVay likes what he’s seen from Ernest Jones and Travin Howard (RamsWire)


Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz out indefinitely with foot injury, sources say (ESPN)

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott expects to throw ‘in couple of days,’ says he’s ‘not worried’ about shoulder strain (ESPN)

2021 NFL season: Top 10 offensive-defensive duos (

NFL’s highlight-reel players: The 32 most thrilling talents of today ... and tomorrow (

Dolphins ‘working through’ issues with CB Xavien Howard (