NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Eagles upgrade at receiver during bye week

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3. Los Angeles Rams

After all of the close calls over the last month or so, the Los Angeles Rams finally ended up with a loss for the first time in 2018 after falling to the New Orleans Saints 45-35 in what turned out to be quite the high-scoring game. When looking at how the Saints have become one of the hottest teams in the NFL since that Week 1 loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Rams knew this was going to be their toughest task to date, which makes this loss even tougher to accept.

All of a sudden, Los Angeles is no longer the top team in the NFC since as a result of a win, New Orleans technically owns the rights to the top seed due to the tiebreaker. Also, when looking at how horrendous the Rams looked for the most part on defense, this team clearly has a lot to work on before next weekend’s game with the Seattle Seahawks.

Los Angeles is the perfect example that just because a team looks good on paper doesn’t necessarily mean they’re guaranteed to succeed. Unless Marcus Peters and some of the other defenders figure out a way to improve, the Rams’ defense could be in serious trouble.