NFL Power Rankings: October Edition finds LA Rams rising

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LA Rams NFL Power Ranking
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8. Los Angeles Rams

After the consensus projection for the LA Rams placed this team in the NFC West basement and winning between six and eight games, we were persuaded to do our own power ranking. At the time, the best available ranking was an LA Rams at 15. That may have lowered our confidence just a bit, but the 3-1 Rams are once more a force to be reckoned with in the NFC.

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2020 Summary

The LA Rams are indeed looking pretty good. But there continues to be the question of beating up on the NFC East as the source of the early success that is bothersome. While the Rams did display tremendous resiliency by losing a very close game to an excellent Bills team in Buffalo, the Rams did lose that game.

2020 Outlook

The Rams travel to face Washington and the rival 49ers before returning home to take on the very impressive Chicago Bears.  The Rams have a bye week after eight games, which will be great timing as they emerge from the bye to take on the Seahawks, Buccaneers, 49ers, and Cardinals in that order. The Rams have a potent offense loaded with weapons and a defense that is surprisingly effective. The Rams were 9-7 last year with much less. And right now, the Rams are welcoming back some injured players.

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The LA Rams find themselves in a good position after four games. If the Rams can enter the bye week at 6-2 or better, they have a real chance of getting the top seed in the NFC. Even at 5-3, the Rams will be in a good position to earn an NFC Playoff berth.