NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 8 in the books
Obituaries this week:
The Rams are better than I thought they’d be this season as new head coach Jeff Fisher has brought some legitimacy to St. Louis, but they’re still far away from being contenders. The defensive line looks like it could be a force, and the secondary is vastly improved. However, their offense is still a mess, particularly along the offensive line. They’ll have an extra first round pick in each of the next two years, courtesy of the Redskins. If they do a good job in the draft, this could be a very good team in the next 2 or 3 years. The Rams have 8 more games to make the following graphic look a little less awful:
13. Opposing offenses have a passer rating of 110.6 against the Saints this season. If they continue on that pace, only the winless 2008 Lions will have been worse (110.9). Additionally, they’re allowing 9.1 yards per pass attempt this season. That’s beyond gross. Last season, Aaron Rodgers threw for 9.2 yards per attempt. That was the first time a QB went over 9 yards per attempt since 2004, when Peyton Manning did it. Aaron Rodgers was the NFL MVP in 2011. Peyton Manning was the NFL MVP in 2004. It’s almost like the Saints are making every QB they face look like the MVP versions of Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.
Last week: 12
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