Without Cooper Kupp and with a defense that's a shell of what they were two years ago, L.A. went out and took a victory from last year's surprise team in Seattle.
It was just one game, and Week 1 is always full of overreactions. But, are the Rams actually a threat? It might be too soon to come to that type of conclusion, but let's see where they check in on our NFC West power rankings after one week.
4. Arizona Cardinals
We were one quarter of football away from the Cardinals winning in Week 1 and immediately ruining all of the Caleb Williams talk. But, the Washington Commanders scored 10 fourth quarter points to come back and win, 20-10.
It was a fairly ugly game all around, and Josh Dobbs' efficiency was pretty gross to watch. He finished 21-of-30 for only 132 yards (4.4 average), no touchdowns, no picks and was sacked three times. The Cardinals ran it 25 times for 96 yards, and altogether put up just 210 yards of total offense.
Defensively, Arizona kept Sam Howell and the Commanders in check for most of the game. Allowing 10 points through three quarters certainly gives you a chance to win, but the Cardinals' offense was far too abysmal to pull out a victory.
Needless to say, Arizona could wind up as the worst team in football this year, and is easily the worst team in the NFC West.