Updated NFC West Power Rankings: Week 9

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Oct 26, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams head coach

Jeff Fisher

reacts during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

#4: St. Louis Rams

Record: 2-5

Next: @San Francisco

As if the sting from losing 34-7 didn’t hurt enough, the Rams have now lost their All-Pro offensive tackle, Jake Long, for the season with an ACL injury. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Rams…

But wait, there’s more.

The Rams – like most teams in the physical NFC West – have been decimated by injuries this season. A dampness covered this team after losing Sam Bradford in the preseason, making it seem as if a successful 2014 campaign was impossible.

Zac Stacy has been referred to as a ‘Matt Asiata‘s and Shonn Greene‘s child’; not exactly praise for the underwhelming running back.

If the Rams can stay healthy in future seasons, they will be a dangerous bunch. Aaron Donald is the real deal, and there’s a ton of young talent on both sides of the ball.

Being said, 2014 is a dead season for the once ‘Greatest Show on Turf.’