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    Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/12/05/nfl-power-rankings-week-13-patriots-move-back-into-no-1-slot-following-eagles-loss/?utm_term=.8a7020b03d4f

    #5. Los Angeles Rams (9-3) | Last Week’s Rank: 5

    Sean McVay had better get plenty of NFL coach of the year votes. The Rams haven’t faded away and get two more games against the NFC’s elite, the Eagles and then the Seahawks, up next on the schedule.

    NY DAILY NEWS

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/f…y-patriots-reclaim-top-spot-article-1.3677784

    #5. Rams (9-3); Last Week: 5
    Sean McVay failed his first big test a couple weeks ago in Minnesota. A win over the suddenly fuming Eagles will go a long way for the guys in La-La Land.

    ESPN

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/pag…d-patriots-jump-philadelphia-eagles-no-1-spot

    #4. Los Angeles Rams

    It hasn’t been a great year for rookie wide receivers, but Cooper Kupp has certainly stood out. Kupp has been Jared Goff’s top target, and leads all rookie receivers with 51 receptions and 665 receiving yards.

    NFL.COM

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30…nkings-week-14-new-england-patriots-take-no-1

    #5 Rams

    Not sure anyone can stop the Rams’ offense right now. Even on a day when that side of the ball didn’t play particularly well, Los Angeles still manufactured 300-plus yards despite tapping the brakes in the fourth quarter. More importantly, the offense might not have to provide much more than that, given the way Wade Phillips’ D is competing.

    L.A.’s allowing a hair over 18 points per game, and even produced a touchdown of its own against Arizona. Todd Gurley won’t receive many (any?) MVP votes, but he compiled another 158 scrimmage yards. He isn’t being overused in the run game, which means he should be fresh for the playoffs. That equates to clock-eating drives, which equates to saving Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald and everyone else’s legs on Phillips’ unit.

    SPORTING NEWS

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/new…hawks-vikings-eagles/jhvqy3l95ne1ewollbo7ce01

    #5. Los Angeles Rams 9-3 (last week: 5)

    Sean McVay has all but wrapped up Coach of the Year, while Todd Gurley should be your Comeback Player of the Year.

    SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

    https://www.si.com/nfl-power-rankings-2017

    #6. Los Angeles Rams

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    James Otto wrote:

    Joyner is giving up a QB Rating of 22.7 on 27 targets. Basically, you cannot throw over top of the Rams with Joyner back there. He’s PFF’s #4 safety with an elite rating of 90.7.

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    LMU93 wrote:

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/dvoa-ratings/2017/week-13-dvoa-ratings

    Are you ready for the DVOA Bowl?

    Or, if I want to hype it up even more, are you ready for the third annual DVOA Bowl?

    That’s right! This weekend, for the third straight year, we’ll have a regular-season game pitting the No. 1 team in DVOA against the No. 2 team in DVOA. Two years ago, Arizona spoiled the spirit of the DVOA Bowl by sitting starters at halftime, leading to an easy Seattle victory. Last year we had a much closer game, as the Seattle Seahawks — who were actually aware they were playing in the DVOA Bowl — took down the surprisingly strong in DVOA (but near-.500 in record) Philadelphia Eagles.

    How often do we play a DVOA Bowl during the regular season? Well, I went back to look and it turns out that it’s more common than you might think. It seemed special when it happened the last two years because it didn’t happen a single time from 2010 through 2014, and it only happened very early in the season in 2009. However, throughout the ’90s and ’00s, a DVOA Bowl took place roughly twice every three seasons.

    But this year’s DVOA Bowl is an extra special DVOA Bowl. We’ve seen No. 2 play No. 1 before. We’ve never seen No. 1 play No. 1.

    That’s essentially how the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles stand in DVOA right now. The Rams are at 32.449%, and the Eagles are at 32.392%. To show you how close that is, five extra yards on Carson Wentz’s final 20-yard completion on Sunday night would be enough to make up the difference and put the two teams in a dead heat.

    Los Angeles Rams
    Overall Rank: 1st
    Offense: 8th
    Defense: 4th
    Special Teams: 2nd

    Passing offense: 4th
    Rushing offense: 15th

    Pass Defense: 3rd
    Run Defense: 21st

    Special Teams
    FG/XP: 1st
    Kick coverage: t-11th
    Kick return: 1st
    Punt coverage: 4th
    Punt return: t-19th

    Offensive Line
    Run blocking: 5th
    Pass protection: 8th

    Defensive Line
    Run defense: 20th
    Pass rush: 5th

    Player Rankings
    QB Jared Goff: 5th among 35 ranked QBs
    RB Todd Gurley: 12th among 34 ranked RBs rushing; 3rd among 49 RBs receiving
    WR Robert Woods: 18th among 69 ranked WRs
    WR Cooper Kupp: 17th among 69 ranked WRs
    WR Sammy Watkins- 7th among 69 ranked WRs
    TE Tyler Higbee; 37th among 40 ranked TEs
    TE Gerald Everett: DNQ (less than 25 targets)

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    I loved Wade’s early move of Joyner to safety. He’s an ok CB, but i think his skillset can be special at safety.

    Just seems like Wade knows what to do with players.

    Also, aint it fuckin great to have a group of WR’s with good hands. I include Kupp in that group.

    Is there ANYTHING thats gone wrong this year?

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    Is there ANYTHING thats gone wrong this year?

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    Yes. But it’s a growing pains thing. Against tough veteran competition, they did not make the plays while the other team did. (Signature moment: Thomas knocking the ball out of Gurley’s hand v. Rams mistakes n that game.) It was both the Seattle and Minn. games. Rams need to reach the point where they are a ruthless band of veteran opportunists.

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    LMU93 wrote:

    Rams scoring defense

    First four games: 26.3 PPG (would be ranked 31st)
    Last eight games: 14.6 PPG (would be ranked 1st)

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    Is there ANYTHING thats gone wrong this year?

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    Yes. But it’s a growing pains thing. Against tough veteran competition, they did not make the plays while the other team did. (Signature moment: Thomas knocking the ball out of Gurley’s hand v. Rams mistakes n that game.) It was both the Seattle and Minn. games. Rams need to reach the point where they are a ruthless band of veteran opportunists.

    I agree with that. The mistakes I see this team make are of the youth variety. This is a good team that gets better every week.

    They need another good offseason, though. They need depth. They’ve been luckier with injuries this year than any year I can even remember, and I don’t know that they would have survived a couple of injuries to the OL, for example.

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