2. Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams put themselves in a hole with Matt Stafford throwing his fourth pick-six of the season — while tossing another pick as well. That led to a 16-7 deficit for L.A. against the Baltimore Ravens but they didn’t give up.
Sony Michel ran a one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap off a seven-play drive and pull them to within two. Then, the defense had a huge stand in the fourth quarter as Von Miller and Aaron Donald both came up big in forcing a field goal near the goal line.
That made it 19-14 and Stafford was able to get his redemption. He led the Rams on a 75-yard drive that ended with a five-yard touchdown pass to Odell Beckham, Jr. on fourth down. That was enough for them to pull off a 20-19 win, keeping their hopes for the No. 1 seed alive.
1. Green Bay Packers
With the Kansas City Chiefs falling to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Green Bay Packers were able to leapfrog them into the No. 1 spot in our 2021 NFL Power Rankings.
Green Bay also put themselves in a great position to lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC — which is equal in importance to this ranking (that was sarcasm if you couldn’t tell). After this win, Green Bay improved to 13-3, and they now have at least 13 wins in each of their first three seasons under Matt LaFleur.
Next week, they play against the struggling Lions and if they win that one, they will lock up the conference, forcing teams to go through Lambeau in January in order to make it to the Super Bowl.