Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Rams Couldn't Fall Below Lowly Colts, Could They?

At 2-11, have the St. Louis Rams finally reached rock bottom? There isn't much to be optimistic about in a nightmare 2011 NFL season.

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NFL Power Rankings Week 15: Pro Football Talk Puts St. Louis Rams At No. 31

The St. Louis Rams (2-11) have had a generally un-redeemable season. Their injured reserve list has 14 players on it, including starters from both offense and defense. Behind a makeshift offensive line, their starting QB Sam Bradford has sustained and struggling with injuries all season.

Now, with the 2012 NFL Draft looming, the Rams cannot even win the top pick. Sitting at 2-11, the Rams trail the win-less Indianapolis Colts (0-13) and unless the Colts win out, the Rams seem likely to settle at No. 2 in the draft.

Well, according to the Week 15 NFL Power Rankings from Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk, the Rams do not have much of a chance at getting to No. 1, but at least they might get something new in 2011 anyway:

31. Rams (No. 31; 2-11): Well, at least Steve Spagnuolo won’t be the second coach fired this year. Or the third.

Speculation has begun to swirl that the Rams are poised to fire coach Steve Spagnuolo, who has coached the team for three season after he led the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants defense in 2008. For Rams fans, that may not be as useful as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, but it would be at least something.

Will the experts from around the web see it the same way? Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more Power Rankings Updates, 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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NFL Power Rankings Week 15: ESPN Leaves Rams At No. 31 For A Good Reason

SB Nation St. Louis has been collecting NFL Power Rankings for Week 15 from around the web, looking for responses and reactions to the St. Louis Rams' loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, and ESPN kept the Rams down at No. 31 overall once again.

There's nothing good about being listed as the worst team in the NFC, but at least there is a compelling reason to justify the decision. Take a look at this rather shocking stat on the Rams delivered by ESPN's Mike Sando:

No. 31 (2-11) - The Rams are 4-25 in their last 29 NFC West games dating to the 2007 season. (Sando)    

It seems impossible to be that inept for that long in a division that hasn't exactly earned a reputation as a powerhouse in recent years, but the Rams are proving the truth in that stat more with each passing game.

Will the experts from around the web see it the same way? Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more Power Rankings Updates, 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 15 NFL Power Rankings: CBS Sports Brings Hope For Rams Fans With An Interesting Name For Rebuilding

Expecting anything to go right for the St. Louis Rams seems unreasonable at this point, and after a 30-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, the only thing left to go wrong would be to drop below the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL power rankings.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has released his Week 15 NFL Power Rankings, and mercifully he has not pushed the Rams to the lowest spot in the NFL. Instead, the Rams sit at No. 31 overall once again. Here is what Prisco has to say about it all:

This is the next team to clean house. The rumor is this is where Jeff Fisher winds up.    

CBS Sports' Bottom Five Teams

28. Cleveland Browns 

29. Washington Redskins 

30. Minnesota Vikings 

31. St. Louis Rams 

32. Indianapolis Colts   

Will the experts from around the web see it the same way? Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more Power Rankings Updates, 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 15 NFL Power Rankings: Rams Are Once Again In The Gutter

At 2-11, have the St. Louis Rams finally reached rock bottom? There isn't much to be optimistic about in a nightmare 2011 NFL season.

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