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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Los Angeles Rams rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Rams in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

New Year's resolution: Eliminate turnovers

Matthew Stafford has undoubtedly ignited the offense, but if only the 13th-year quarterback could eliminate some of his turnover streaks, the Rams would be unstoppable. Stafford ranks second in the NFL with 38 passing touchdowns, but he also is tied for second with 15 interceptions -- including four pick-sixes, which lead the league. The wild part is the Rams have overcome back-to-back multi-turnover performances to produce victories, enabling a five-game win streak. Imagine how dominant they could be if Stafford found a way to cut down on the multi-turnover games (he has five) or eliminate them altogether. -- Lindsey Thiry

NFL.com -- Rank: 2

Championship teams know how to close, and that's exactly what the Rams did against the Ravens on Sunday. Matthew Stafford struggled with turnovers for the second straight week, but he was surgical on the 75-yard touchdown drive that put L.A. ahead with less than one minute remaining. Then it was the defense's turn: Von Miller made his biggest play as a Ram, a crushing sack of Tyler Huntley that all but ended Baltimore's hopes of getting the great Justin Tucker on the field for a game-winning field goal attempt. With a win over the rival Niners on Sunday, the Rams will be division champs.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

They found a way to win at Baltimore, but it wasn't pretty. Matt Stafford has made some bad throws the past two weeks. He has to clean that up.

USA Today -- Rank: 3

QB Matthew Stafford's seven turnovers over the past three games are deservedly a point of concern. But don't lose sight of the fact that Los Angeles has won five in a row, its new players jelling right on time as this team matches the Pack with a league-best five-game winning streak. Not bad considering the more significant issues other NFC teams are experiencing.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Future MVP: Cooper Kupp. Choosing Aaron Donald is too obvious, so we'll go with the record-breaking wide receiver. Kupp is on the cusp of becoming the fourth receiver ever to lead the league in receptions, touchdown receptions and receiving yards in the same season. Not bad for a 2017 third-round pick.

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