Los Angeles Rams on pace to make NFL history with scoring offense in 2017

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If all goes well in the second half of the 2017 NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams could make their mark in the record books.

When the Los Angeles Rams hired Sean McVay as the youngest head coach in NFL history during the offseason, everybody assumed it would take at least a year or two before the offense started to live up to their true potential. A former offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, one of the main reasons why the Rams were so interested in bringing McVay on board was his success he had with the development of Kirk Cousins, which the team hoped to apply towards Jared Goff.

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So just how much of an impact has McVay made during his first year as head coach in Los Angeles? Well, not only are the Rams sitting on top of the NFC West at the moment with a 6-2 record, but the scoring offense currently ranks No. 1 in the league by averaging 32.9 points per game. And if McVay continues to see this kind of success on offense, Los Angeles is going to earn their place in history, according to the NFL Media Research Group.

McVay came on board as head coach in the offseason knowing he had quite the work cut out for him after the Rams’ offense ranked at the bottom of the league in 2016 by only averaging 14 points per game, which makes everything going on this year even more enjoyable to witness. Between Goff elevating his game to a whole new level thanks to an improved offensive line and better receiving corps to Todd Gurley returning to his old dominant self, Los Angeles clearly has something special going on offense, and the scary factor is, McVay seems to be just getting started.

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Thanks to this new high-powered offense, the Rams are drawing heavy praise for being an actual threat in the NFC, although they still have a lot of work to go since the Seattle Seahawks aren’t far behind them in the division. Still, even if Los Angeles falls short of making their place in history when it comes to their scoring offense going from worst to first, this season has already been better than anyone could have expected a few months ago, so it will be considered a win, no matter what.