3. Hekker only had to punt once
With four trips to the Pro Bowl in five seasons leading up to 2018, nobody needs to explain why Johnny Hekker is one of the best punters in the league, although his production has declined since Sean McVay came on board, which is obviously a good thing. For any team in the NFL, using the punter as little as possible should be a top priority since this most likely means the team is putting up points instead of having to give the football back to the other team.
Take a look at the numbers surrounding Hekker in the two seasons before last year when he punted the football 96 and 98 times, showing just how bad the offense was for the most part with the Rams. During his first year playing under McVay, Hekker was only forced to punt the football a career low 65 times, and early signs indicate he could be setting a new mark once again in 2018 when looking at how hot the offense has been through three games.
The fact that Hekker only punted the football once on Sunday in the team’s win over the Chargers, and only has five total to date shows how dominant the Rams’ offense has been for the most part. As much as fans love seeing Hekker in action, there are no complaints over the punter not being on the football field that often.