49ers still aren’t worst in NFC West power rankings for Week 6

Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Sean McVay, Matt Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Week 6 NFC West Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams, No. 3

You could, if you wanted, list the Cardinals as No. 1A on this list with the Los Angeles Rams as No. 1B heading into Week 6.

If you did, you’d have to account for the fact Arizona is a perfect 2-0 within the NFC West at this point in the season, including a surprising Week 4 victory over Los Angeles, although one could potentially offset that with the determination the Rams have a much more complete roster on all three phases.

Perhaps. It would make sense.

At any rate, the 4-1 Rams are still playing awfully good football and have scored more than 26 points per contest in every game except that loss to Arizona. Quarterback Matthew Stafford should be in line for MVP discussions this season, and the LA defense has seemingly turned things around after some early struggles to start the year after learning to adjust to coordinator Raheem Morris.

If anything, Los Angeles should be expected to gain some ground in the next three weeks, playing some awfully easy opponents — the New York Giants on the road, the Detroit Lions at home and then another road bout versus the Houston Texans — which could easily put them back atop the NFC West power rankings depending on what happens with the No. 1 team on the list, the Cardinals.