NFC West Power Rankings, Week Two

4 of 5

2 – St. Louis Rams (Last week – 1)

Sep 20, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Matt Jone (31) carries the ball as Redskins tackle

Trent Williams

(71) blocks St. Louis Rams cornerback

Marcus Roberson

(47) in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After a massive win against the Seahawks in week one, the Rams experienced a big letdown in week two, losing to the Washington Redskins 24-10.

Resiliency was the name of the game in week one against the Seahawks, but the Rams came out flat against an opponent not quite as scary as their first. The Rams were absolutely gashed by Redskins’ rookie running back Matt Jones, who picked up 123 yards and two scores on 19 carries, all while Kirk Cousins completed 85 percent of his passes.

Live Feed

Jacksonville Jaguars remain in top 10 of NFL Power Rankings despite Week 14 loss
Jacksonville Jaguars remain in top 10 of NFL Power Rankings despite Week 14 loss /

Black and Teal

  • 2023 NFL power rankings, Week 15: Showdown in Big D is disastrous for Eagles FanSided
  • NFL Power Rankings Ahead of Week 15 (Is Dallas for Real? Playoff Picture Sees Massive Shakeup) Betsided
  • NBA Awards Rankings: New No. 1 in MVP race FanSided
  • Latest NFL Power Rankings see Chiefs, Jaguars fall big time NFL Spin Zone
  • The Athletic's latest Oilers power ranking seems almost too generous Oil On Whyte
  • The Rams scored 34 points against Seattle, but the offense wasn’t very good this past week. Quarterback Nick Foles completed only 53 percent of his passes and had just 150 yards through the air. They gained just 67 yards on the ground, but did average a very impressive 5.2 yards per carry. Tavon Austin alone picked up 40 yards on just four carries. The Rams were playing from behind for most of the game, but it seems they may have had a better chance of getting back in the game on the ground.

    The Rams’ defense, which tormented Seattle’s offensive line in the first contest, didn’t enjoy the same success against Washington. They sacked Cousins just twice, with Chris Long getting the only full sack, and forced only one turnover, coming from a Jones’ fumble. Jones more than made up for that miscue with his huge game.

    Like the 49ers, it was a tale of two weeks. Week one was impressive, while week two was a big letdown. Heading into week three, the Rams have to start to figure out which one is the real team.

    Next: Head of the Pack