2016 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams Fall Heading Into Final Week of Preseason

Aug 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) attempts to sack Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17) during the first quarter of a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) attempts to sack Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17) during the first quarter of a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) on the sidelines in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Rams 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) on the sidelines in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Rams 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

24. Los Angeles Rams (20)

Isn’t it amazing to see the amount of money the Los Angeles Rams are willing to pay Tavon Austin despite his lack of production up until last year?

Austin may have found the end zone 10 times in 2015, but he’s never lived up to the true hype of a No. 1 wide receiver when the Rams selected him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Many believe this year will finally be Austin’s breakout season, but paying the wideout that kind of money seems ridiculous at this point in his career.

As for the Rams’ offense against the Denver Broncos, let’s just say this team struggled big time in the red zone–which is surprising when looking at their previous success in the red zone. Los Angeles may not have scored a touchdown, but at least the defensive starters looked sharp against Denver at the beginning of the game.

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