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Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: NBC Sports Anoints Rams As Worst Team

Now that the Indianapolis Colts (2-13) have stumbled into a two-game winning streak, the listless, lifeless St. Louis Rams (2-13) have begun to appear the runt of the NFL. Not only have they hit bottom in the SB Nation Power Rankings, they now are also playing anchor for NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk:

32. Rams (No. 31; 2-13): Stan Kroenke suddenly may be interested in swapping franchises with Shad Khan.

Indeed, the new owner of Jacksonville Jaguars -- Shahid Khan -- who had once lobbied unsuccessfully to purchase the Rams, may now bless the fates for leading him to Florida instead of Missouri.

The Rams, coming off their 27-0 drubbing at the brutal hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers (a game in which the Steelers were starting their backup, QB Charlie Batch -- age 37), now have the distasteful opportunity of catching the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

With a loss next Sunday against the powerhouse San Francisco 49ers -- coupled with a Colts' victory over the Jaguars -- will secure a top pick for the struggling Rams, not that any of the players care. Backups like QB Kellen Clemens will likely be playing for their careers.

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