2017 NFL Power Rankings Preseason Week 2: Los Angeles Rams take major step forward

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Let’s see where the Los Angeles Rams stand in the 2017 NFL Power Rankings following Saturday’s preseason win against the Dallas Cowboys.

For a majority of the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams have unfortunately ranked near the bottom of the 2017 NFL Power Rankings after finishing with a 4-12 record last year along with seeing all the changes made by the team during the offseason. But thanks to a surprise key addition at wideout in Sammy Watkins following a trade with the Buffalo Bills on top of a big preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams are slowly making big moves.

Thanks to an impressive performance on the defense, Los Angeles was able to hold off Dallas 13-10 on Saturday to give new head coach Sean McVay his first win of the preseason. Even though Watkins didn’t suit up for his new team since the trade was just completed on Friday, there’s plenty of excitement moving forward over the potential surrounding this offense with Jared Goff under center for Los Angeles.

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One of the top priorities for the Rams entering the offseason was to build a better offense around Goff, and it’s still early in the preseason, but it’s tough not to get excited about this unit with the addition of Watkins. Goff finally having a reliable deep threat in Watkins puts the offense in a much better position than before, and as far as how much it helps Los Angeles in the latest NFL Power Rankings for Week 2 of preseason.