After another horrible showing, this time against surprise record-setter DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys, the St. Louis Rams remain one of the NFL's worst teams. As SB Nation Rams blog Turf Show Times noted:
Murray topped Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith's single-game rushing record for the Dallas Cowboys. Smith ran for 237 yards back in 1993.
Murray set another record against, one for the Rams. His 91-yard touchdown was the longest ever allowed by the Rams, in the history of a franchise that dates back to 1937.
Was that enough to knock the Rams down in the NFL rankings? Nope. Joel Thorman's SB Nation Week 8 power rankings still have the Rams firmly planted at number 30 overall. Without Sam Bradford in the lineup, it can't be said that the Rams did much to warrant any move up, but it will be interesting to see if Bradford and recent acquisition Brandon Lloyd can jump start a sputtering offense. Hey, at least the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins have kept the Rams out of the cellar, right?
30. St. Louis Rams (0-6, LW: 30): Worst defense in the NFL and second to worst offense in the NFL. Most disappointing team in the league this year (outside Philly)?