With the first week of the NFL season in the books, Colin Cowherd has revealed his updated “Herd Hierarchy.”
There were a few teams deserving of the No. 1 spot in Cowherd’s power rankings, but he ultimately decided to go with the Los Angeles Rams.
Los Angeles dismantled Chicago in its season opener by a score of 34-14. Matthew Stafford looked exceptional in his regular season debut for the Rams, completing 20-of-26 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns.
“We knew the Rams were good. It looked so easy,” Cowherd said. “Chicago has been making the playoffs and been decent the last couple of years – they were 8-8 last year. That last half wasn’t even close.”
Cowherd is a big believer in Los Angeles right now because of how explosive Sean McVay’s offense looked in Week 1. That unit didn’t have much pop in 2020, but the addition of Stafford has changed that.
“The one thing the Rams have missed in recent years that we’ll all agree on is they don’t have much home-run pop. They had two 50-yard touchdown passes all season last year. They just had two against Chicago.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 14, 2021
The Rams will try to stay hot this weekend when they take on the Indianapolis Colts.
Indianapolis’ secondary had no answer for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson this past weekend. We’ll see if Stafford can have similar success this Sunday.