St. Louis Rams fall in recent Week 3 power rankings


After a tough loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 2 the St. Louis Rams slid backwards in the  following power rankings. Understandably so after such a promising win in Week 1 against division rival Seattle. The Rams need to regroup as they travel home to the Edward Jones Dome to take on the high octane offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

More from Rams News Ranked 19th (Last Week 14th)

Here’s to hoping rookie running back Todd Gurley can be the shot of adrenaline this offense needs to begin fulfilling the vision of head coach Jeff Fisher. An offense that is struggling with consistency issues needs that go to guy. Division Rivals: Seattle 7th, Arizona 3rd, San Francisco 20th.

Elliot Harrison, Ranked 15th (Last Week 12th)

Elliot Harrison at questions the consistency of the St. Louis squad and rightfully so. Withholding high praise after a Week 1 overtime win against Seattle only further cemented the idea that this years team is no different from years past. It seems the Rams are always on the cusp of breaking through, but for some reason never actually do. Division Rivals: Seattle 11th, Arizona 3rd, San Francisco 23rd.

Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports: Ranked 20th (Last Week 17th)

According to Frank Schwab at Yahoo Sports the blame would appear to lie squarely on head coach Jeff Fisher, and how could you disagree. After such a promising start it was difficult to watch the Rams fail to take the next step in Week 2. The energy now needs to be on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the return of running back Le’Veon Bell. Division Rivals: Seattle 5th, Arizona 6th, San Francisco 23rd.

Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: Ranked 16th (Last Week 13th)

Not much intuition from Mike Florio here who petitions for the Rams to play all their games against division opponents. While St. Louis has played well within the division in the last few years that doesn’t quite solve the issues they have faced recently. Ultimately the point he’s trying to make is the Rams seem to rise to the occasion, but falter in situations they should succeed. Division Rivals: Seattle 10th, Arizona 5th, San Francisco 18th.

Pro Football Focus: Ranked 19th

In a bit of a surprise, PFF highlights the play of cornerback Trumaine Johnson as the top player on the Rams defense. This writer would place his vote squarely in the pocket of defensive tackle Aaron Donald, but you could make the argument Johnson is off to a great start. Through two weeks he has one interception and dropped a sure pick in the Washington game. His NFL passer rating allowed is second best in the league at 16.7. Division Rivals: Seattle 6th, Arizona 10th, San Francisco 26th.

Pete Prisco Ranked 27th (Last Week 15th)

Once again the Rams consistency and ability to maintain a high level of play comes into questions in Pete Prisco’s breakdown. The largest fall and lowest ranking for the St. Louis Rams by far, leaves them revealing at the bottom of the heap. Teams like Washington, Cleveland, Tennessee and San Francisco all ranked higher than the Rams. Division Rivals: Seattle 11th, Arizona 4th, San Francisco 21st.