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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 13 roundup for the Rams in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 11

The Rams are 1-4 against teams with winning records and 6-0 against everyone else. They're in the midst of a three-game losing streak for the second time in Sean McVay's five seasons as coach. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown three passes that have been intercepted and returned for touchdowns in the losing streak and has committed six turnovers in that same span. On defense, opponents have schemed their way to avoiding any Aaron Donald, Von Miller and Leonard Floyd rush while also keeping plays away from cornerback Jalen Ramsey. And special teams continues its season-long streak of underwhelming, if not costly, play. A roster built for a Super Bowl is without question trending in the wrong direction with six games remaining. -- Lindsey Thiry

NFL.com -- Rank: 11

Jalen Ramsey admitted after the Rams' third straight loss, a marginally competitive 36-28 defeat to the Packers, that he's shocked by his team's November swoon. "Of course I am," the star corner said. "We have guys that are way too good for us to be losing games like this and losing games on the road." Odell Beckham caught a long touchdown pass in his second game with L.A., but Von Miller has yet to make an impact -- in fact, the Rams are winless since pulling the trigger on the Miller deal that prompted their increasingly awkward "all in" tweet. A Sunday home matchup with the Jaguars should provide cover, but nothing is to be assumed for a team that's lost its last three games by an average of 13.7 points.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

They sure don't look like the Super Bowl team everybody expected to see. Matt Stafford is really struggling, but they get the Jaguars this week as their tonic.

USA Today -- Rank: 9

WRs Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and Odell Beckham Jr. combined for 29 targets and 270 yards in Sunday's loss -- which was only close cosmetically -- but LA clearly still hasn't adapted to loss of Robert Woods.

The Athletic -- Rank: 10

Problem area: Self-inflicted errors. As the eminently quotable Jalen Ramsey said after Sunday's loss to the Packers: "We have guys who are way too good to be losing games like this." That starts with the two people under the biggest spotlights: quarterback Matthew Stafford and coach Sean McVay. Stafford has to play safer and smarter because the Rams, despite what Ramsey said, probably aren't good enough to overcome a pick six from their quarterback every week. And McVay must find a way to help Stafford and the offense sustain longer drives. Stafford-to-Cooper Kupp is working, obviously, but the Rams must become a better short-yardage running team. It's on McVay to get the offense back on track.

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