2018 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles no longer on top after Week 2 of preseason

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3. Los Angeles Rams

Last season was filled with plenty of surprise teams that ended up being playoff contenders, and it’s safe to say that nobody expected the Los Angeles Rams to win the NFC West after winning just four games the year before. If anything, the Rams were expected to go through a year of rebuilding while adjusting to Sean McVay’s new system, which obviously wasn’t the case when looking at the results from the 2017 season.

Even better, Los Angeles spent the offseason improving on both sides of the football, whether it was Brandin Cooks in the receiving department or Ndamukong Suh on the defensive line. From an overall talent perspective, the Rams are considered one of the early favorites to make a run at the Super Bowl, but also the team needs to get their situation with Aaron Donald figured out before it’s too late.

As for the preseason, it’s been difficult to determine where this team stands at the moment since McVay made the decision to rest his starters in both contests so far. Most likely, that won’t be the case on Saturday when the Rams take on the Houston Texans during their third preseason game since the last thing McVay wants is seeing players like Jared Goff and Todd Gurley being a little rusty for the opener.