Rams making history by going from worst to first in scoring is truly amazing

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The Los Angeles Rams went from averaging just 14 points per game in 2016 to 29.9 points per game during Sean McVay’s first season as head coach.

Around this time last year, the Los Angeles Rams were just beginning their offseason after finishing with a horrendous 4-12 record, with 11 of those losses coming over the final 12 games. Clearly, the Rams had a ton of adjustments to make, and while there was certainly a ton of potential surrounding Sean McVay after seeing all of his accomplishments, nobody expected the head coach to make the kind of impact he did in 2017 as head coach.

Not only did Los Angeles emerge as one of the top teams to beat in the conference after winning the NFC West title over the Seattle Seahawks, but the offense accomplished a complete turnaround, as McVay was able to get the best out of Jared Goff and Todd Gurley on offense. In fact, after finishing the 2017 regular season with 2,093 yards from the line of scrimmage to go along with 19 total touchdowns, Gurley has made a strong case for taking home MVP honors when it’s all said and done, with Tom Brady looking like his main competition for the award.

All things considered, 2017 turned out to be an amazing year for Rams fans, and one can only imagine what this young team is going to accomplish in the postseason, beginning on Saturday when the Atlanta Falcons come to town for Wild Card weekend. But no matter what happens moving forward, Los Angeles as a team has plenty to be happy about from this season, especially when it comes to becoming the first team in NFL history to go from worst to first in scoring offense.

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As ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez pointed out, no team during the Super Bowl era has ever accomplished what the Rams did by finishing dead last in 2016 by only averaging 14 points per game to finishing on top of the league the next after averaging 29.9 points per game this past season. Seeing this quick of a turnaround by Los Angeles shows just how special of a coach McVay really is, and if he was able to accomplish this in year one, just imagine what’s in store for the next couple of years. Also, keep in mind the Rams received a ton of criticism for the risk they took making McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history since nobody is questioning the decision after seeing the results from this season.