ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 1: Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd #83 of the St. Louis Rams sit on the bench in the second half of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on January 1, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers defeated the Rams 34-27. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams (2-14) had a terrible 2011-12 NFL regular season, and thus they are left with a terrible NFL Power Ranking by all the NFL experts.
The 2011-12 NFL regular season is one the St. Louis Rams would like to forget, and one recently fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo and GM Bill Devaney wished had never happened. The Rams entered Week 17 as the lowest-ranked team in the entire NFL, but for the final NFL Power Rankings for 2011-12 on SB Nation, Joel Thorman moved the Rams up one spot to No. 31 overall. It's still the worst ranking for an NFC team, but not the absolute bottom of the NFL, so that's...something.
As for the rest of the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers finished at No. 5, Arizona Cardinals made a move to No. 15 after a poor start and the Seattle Seahawks managed to fall in a No. 23. A top-five team and another in the top half of the NFL is good for a division that lacked a top team last season, but the Rams really drag down the reputation of the division at the end of the season.
Here is what Thorman had to say about the final resting place for the 2011-12 St. Louis Rams:
31. St. Louis Rams (2-14, LW: 32): The Rams were in the last spot but they played the 49ers tough so I'm giving them some credit. The bidding for their No. 2 pick starts...now.
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