EAST RUTHERFORD – Los Angeles Rams beat the New York Giants, 51-17, on Sunday and now they have outscored their last two rivals by 67 points.
However, the Rams have also outdone themselves.
That’s right: the 2017 Rams, who started the season with a 6-2 record for the first time in 16 years, have already scored more points than the 2016 Rams in half the games. Let’s look at the offensive domain of this team:
When Robert Woods scored a 52-yard touchdown pass on a third and 33-yard touchdown pass, he gave the Rams 229 points scored in the second quarter of their eighth game this season. The Rams scored 224 points – the lowest number in the league – in 16 games last season in which they finished with a 4-12 record. Now they add 263 points this year, just behind the Philadelphia Eagles (283).
When Sammy Watkins followed up with a 67-yard touchdown reception – and a pass completed 54 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, making it the deepest pass in the career of Jared Goff – it represented the No. 24 TD touchdown. The Rams this season, matching their total from last year. They now have 27 touchdowns, the third highest number in the NFL.
The Rams have scored more than 40 points three times this season. In comparison, they only scored more than 40 points twice in the last 10 seasons combined. The last time they scored 40 points three times in the same year was in 2001, when they reached the Super Bowl. The last time they scored 40 points more regularly than that was in 2000. They have also scored 30 points five times this season, which represent their highest amount in a season since 2003 (seven).

Goff (14 completions in 22 attempts for 311 yards) is just the fourth quarterback with a game of 300 yards or more, four touchdowns, no interceptions this season, joining Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Alex Smith. His 146.8 passer rating on Sunday was also a new personal record. Before Goff, the last passer with more than 300 yards and four or more points with less than 15 completions was Kurt Warner in 2000. They are the only two who have had games like this in the last 35 seasons, according to to ESPN Stats & Information.
Goff already has 13 touchdown passes this season, eight more than he had in a game less than last season, and is on pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards. Todd Gurley, meanwhile, is on pace to reach 2,048 yards from the line of scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns, after reaching 1,212 yards and six touchdowns last year.
Yes, it is a completely different team this season.

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