NFL Power Rankings: St. Louis Rams Survive Super Bowl Second-From-Last In 2012

I don't think the 2011-2012 St. Louis Rams had much left to lose, dignity-wise, but their last set of NFL power rankings at the bottom of the football barrel offers one bit of good news: They're 31st overall, instead of 32nd. Take that, Indianapolis Colts! And all that bit of dignity cost was the chance to trade Andrew Luck for like a million draft picks!

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As Joel Thorman mentions in his comments, the Rams will make for a particularly interesting experiment in just how much difference a coach can make—they're going from an unknown and disappointing quantity in Steve Spagnuolo to Jeff Fisher, the top of the coaching class this year, and they'll be doing it with a team that has a lot in common with the one that just finished 2-14. Depending on who the Rams draft and who's able to get all the way healthy by the start of next season, things could mostly look different on the sidelines come August.

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As for the Colts, they get to try to trade Peyton Manning instead of Andew Luck, putting them atop my current list of NFL Offseason Interesting Scenario Power Rankings.

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