NFC West Power Rankings after Week 5 based on points scored

How far away are the Rams from their division rivals when it comes to offensive output?
Los Angeles Rams, Puka Nacua, Cooper Kupp
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Through five weeks, the Los Angeles Rams may look a bit better than some might have expected. At 2-3, they remain a fairly competitive football team.

Under Sean McVay, the offense has shown signs of still being a strong unit. When some didn't give this team a chance to do much, the Rams are finding diamonds in the rough.

It is still early. The Rams have plenty of time to make a playoff push. They have areas needing to be fixed, sure. But, let's look at some power rankings through a different lens this week, solely based on offensive output. You might be surprised.

4. Arizona Cardinals (108 points scored)

These poor Arizona Cardinals. It has felt like they've stayed in the majority of games this season. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs has done an admirable job after coming in so late in the offseason, and is playing the best football of his career, bar none.

But, at 1-4, Arizona still looks to be headed for a finish that most would have predicted: a bottom-5 NFL record when it is all said and done.

One of the reasons why Arizona has been able to stay in games, though, is because of its rushing attack. They're currently sixth in the league in rushing, while almost last in passing. Their commitment to the run will be tested, though now, without James Conner for a few weeks.

This weekend, the Cardinals take on our Rams in a divisional matchup.