The St. Louis Rams undoubtedly have a long way to go before they improve their heavily-damaged reputation.
They have a surplus of promising young talent to develop, but they won't garner league-wide respect until they replace potential with production and force their win/loss column to do a back flip.
You don't have the luxury of the doubt when 15 wins is all you can accumulate over a five-year period.
So if the Rams want to be relevant once again, they must produce wins. And if they want to win, they must be competitive within their division.
As it stands, knowing what we know now, how do the Rams stack up against their NFC West opponents?
This article will power rank each unit and determine which NFC West team dominates each category.
Note: Defense will be broken into two categories—Pass Defense and Run Defense. This prevents complications and confusion due to teams using a variety of defensive schemes.