After checking in at No. 25 last week, the Rams moved up to No. 22 this week, which is the last such rankings for the 2014 season and probably about right for a 6-10 team that rode the rollercoaster of ups and downs all season.
In the grand scheme, the Rams finished ahead of every team with a 6-10 record or worse and even ahead of a seven-win Cleveland team.
Once again, the Rams fell short of the type of progress and movement forward they'd hoped to achieve in 2014 and this ranking shows that. So, too, does the fourth-place finish in the NFC West for the second consecutive season.