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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Did the Rams not beat Cowboys, Redskins?

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Our latest power rankings show two lines of thinking on the resurgent Rams: my thinking and everyone else's thinking. I'm clearly outnumbered on this one.

I ranked the Rams 16th, a reward for beating the Redskins on the road and the Cowboys at home. The Redskins were ranked third in the ESPN.com power rankings when the Rams defeated them. The Cowboys were ranked sixth even though everyone knew Tony Romo's finger was hurting.

The coaching change in St. Louis, coupled with the team's dramatically improved play, led me to discount the Rams' 0-4 start. This is a new team, right?

None of the other 11 panelists voted the Rams higher than 23rd. The average was 25th, with a low vote of 29th.

How high do the Rams deserve to climb based on their turnaround?