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Rams stat No. 6: Stafford’s passing on pace to set a franchise record

In just two games, Matthew Stafford has completed 39 of 56 passes for 599 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. While it’s still very early in the season, Stafford is on track to shatter the LA Rams’ single-season All-Time passing record. How so?

The current record for most passing yards in a single season is held by Saint Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, who threw for 4,830 in 2001.  Warner also holds the touchdown pass record for a single season, throwing 41 touchdown passes in 1999.  Right now, Matthew Stafford is on track to throw for 5,100 yards and 43 touchdown passes.

Of course, the 17-game season will help out Stafford if he is able to achieve a record-setting season, just as a 16-game season helped Warner surpass the record of 14-game season record holders. And this is just his first two games with this offense. Can it get better later in the season?

I think so. The Rams have been focusing the passing game on their primary targets. So far, that has meant that Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, and Tyler Higbee have been getting looks. So far, the Rams have not really unleashed the likes of DeSean Jackson, Tutu Atwell, Ben Skowronek, Jacob Harris, Johnny Mundt, or Brycen Hopkins in the passing game. Will they be involved this year? I expect so, yes.

For now, the Rams have been doing just enough to win. I expect that the team will need to load all of their offensive weapons for the next three weeks.  The Rams host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, host the Arizona Cardinals and then travel to face the Seattle Seahawks.

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It’s just two wins. But the Rams are taking this season one week at a time. If things continue to play out as it seems they will, the LA Rams will be one of the top-seeded NFC teams and will have a good chance to win the NFC West.