NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: St. Louis Rams Rise Again After Tough Road Win

The St. Louis Rams (2-7) earned their second win of the season on Sunday, with a hard-fought road victory against the Cleveland Browns (3-6). Is it enough to get them out of the NFC cellar in the eyes of the experts?

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: NFL.com Bumps St. Louis Rams Up To No. 29

The nine-writer panel at NFL.com has posted its Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, and the St. Louis Rams have moved up two spots to No. 29. The Rams actually received the same number of votes as the Washington Redskins, leaving the two teams in a tie for the worst in the NFC. With the 3-6 Philadelphia Eagles still all the way up at No. 19, perhaps the Rams can rise up the rankings quickly if they can put together a win streak.

Here is how NFL.com's panel sees the best and the worst teams in the league as of Week 11:

NFL.com's Top 5

1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
4. New Orleans Saints
5. Houston Texans

NFL.com's Bottom 5

28. Carolina Panthers
29t. St. Louis Rams
29t. Washington Redskins
31. Cleveland Browns
32. Indianapolis Colts

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: ESPN Ranks St. Louis Rams Above Carolina Panthers

ESPN has released its version of the Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, and according to their panel of five writers the St. Louis Rams are deserving of a No. 30 overall ranking. Although the Rams didn't move at all relative to last week's rank, they have still managed to get above the sinking No. 31 ranked Carolina Panthers.     

Mike Sando shines some light on the injury situation the team has been dealing with:

Not that anyone will offer sympathy, but the Rams already were severely depleted before their latest wave of injuries. (Sando)

For more reaction and analysis on the recent injuries suffered by the Rams,make sure to check out this piece by Turf Show Times. Here's a quick breakdown of ESPN's best and worst of the NFL as of Week 11:

ESPN's Top 5

1. Green Bay Packers 
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Chicago Bears

ESPN's Bottom 5

28. Cleveland Browns
29. Miami Dolphins
30. St. Louis Rams
31. Carolina Panthers
32. Indianapolis Colts

 

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: St. Louis Rams Sit At No. 30 On CBS Sports

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has released his Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, and the St. Louis Rams have only moved up one spot to No. 30 overall. It isn't exactly a great spot to be in, considering it makes the Rams the lowest ranked team in the NFC. In terms of teams within striking distance, they are looking up at the No. 28 Arizona Cardinals and No. 27 Seattle Seahawks.

Prisco offers this mildly hopeful thought about the Rams going forward:

Rams 30 Rams · Trends 31
They're still fighting for Steve Spagnuolo. I think he should keep his job.

Here is how his top-10 looks:

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. San Francisco 49ers
  3. Houston Texans
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers
  6. New Orleans Saints
  7. New England Patriots
  8. New York Giants
  9. Chicago Bears
  10. Detroit Lions

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: St. Louis Rams At No. 29 In Fox Sports Rankings

Brian Billick of Fox Sports has released his Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, and in his mind the St. Louis Rams haven't done enough to escape the bottom of the NFC. In a lower quartile largely populated by AFC teams, the Rams the lowest-ranked NFC team at No. 29, which is one spot behind the struggling No. 28 Washington Redskins and four sports behind the No. 25 Seattle Seahawks.

Here is what Billick has to say about the Rams: 

RK      TEAM           RECORD    CHANGE     HIGH/LOW

29

2-7 1 24/31

What a spectacular one-handed catch by Brandon Lloyd on Sunday. I don't understand why he has been unable to find a more permanent home in the NFL. Beating the Browns still counts as a win, but its kind of like the junior varsity beating the freshman team in a scrimmage.


In case you are interested, here is how his top-10 shakes out:

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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: St. Louis Rams Not The NFC's Worst

After a hard-fought 13-12 field-goal fest victory over the Cleveland Browns (3-6) on the road, the St. Louis Rams (2-7) have once again done enough to escape the label of worst in the NFC. According to SB Nation's Joel Thorman in his Week 11 NFL Power Rankings, that dubious title now belongs to the Minnesota Vikings

As for the Rams, they moved from 31st overall up two spots to 29th, and are now primed to jump an underwhelming blob of teams that extends all the way up to the 22nd-ranked Philadelphia Eagles (3-6). Although these fellow underachievers aren't the bar NFL team should measure themselves against, it is interesting to think where the Rams would be if they had knocked off the Cardinals in Week 10. Thorman explains:

29. St. Louis Rams (2-7, LW: 31): So the Rams are a Patrick Peterson punt return away from putting three wins together. With games coming up against Seattle and Arizona, they can add to their win total.

With RB Steven Jackson racking up big yardage, and QB Sam Bradford getting healthy while developing a strong rapport with WR Brandon Lloyd, the Rams offense might actually become dangerous over the second half of the season. Even so, the 2-7 start, coupled with a 1-6 record in the conference, has all but eliminated any hopes for the playoffs. As Ryan Van Bibber has pointed out on Turf Show Times, the rest of the season will be about whether the coaching staff will keep their jobs.

Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the St. Louis Rams be sure to visit Turf Show Times. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: St. Louis Rams Should Rise Again After Tough Win

The St. Louis Rams (2-7) earned their second win of the season on Sunday, with a hard-fought road victory against the Cleveland Browns (3-6). Is it enough to get them out of the NFC cellar?

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