Rams 2017 Season by the Numbers

Posted Jan 11, 2018

Take a look back on the Rams remarkable 2017 campaign.

The Rams 2017 season may have come to a close, but the team left fans plenty to look forward to in the new year. But before moving on to the 2018 season entirely, it’s time to look back on the year that was.

Check below for the Rams 2017 campaign by the numbers:

1 playoff berth. Saturday’s Wild Card contest against the Falcons was the franchise’s first postseason game since 2004. It also marked the Coliseum’s first playoff game in nearly 25 years.  

3 defensive touchdowns — one pick six each by cornerback Trumaine Johnson, middle linebacker Alec Ogletree and safety Lamarcus Joyner.

8 touchdown passes caught by wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the most for any Rams receiver. 

11.0 sacks for Aaron Donald, tying a career-high.

11 wins during the regular season. The Rams’ 11-5 recorded marked a remarkable year-to-year turnaround for the club, after posting a 4-12 record just one season ago.

18 interceptions on the year, the most for the team since 2007. Joyner and linebacker Mark Barron led the Rams with three picks each.

19 touchdowns scored by running back Todd Gurley. Gurley finished the year leading the NFL in both rushing touchdowns (13) and total touchdowns scored.

27 defensive takeaways recorded by the Rams defense under coordinator Wade Phillips, with 126 points scored off of turnovers.  

31 years old — head coach Sean McVay’s age when the Rams clinched the NFC West. He became the youngest coach in NFL history to make the playoffs.

40 field goals made by kickers Greg Zuerlein (38) and Sam Ficken (2).

65 punts by Johnny Hekker with an average of 47.9 yards per punt, the fourth highest in the league. Hekker also posted a long punt for a whopping 70-yards, good for No. 3 in the NFL.

103 yard kickoff returned for a touchdown by wide receiver Pharoh Cooper. In his first year as the team’s primary kickoff and punt returner, Cooper excelled at the position, earning his first Pro Bowl nod and receiving All-Pro honors.

158 points scored by Zuerlein, making him the NFL’s leading scorer — an incredible feat considering he played just 14 games.

311 first downs recorded by Los Angeles (97 rushing, 185 passing). That total is 66 more than the Rams recorded last season.  

478 points scored by the Rams in 2017 — more than double what L.A. scored last year and good for fourth in franchise history.

869 receiving yards posted by Rams rookie Cooper Kupp. He ended the year as one of the league’s most productive rookies, setting the franchise rookie record with 62 receptions.  

2,093 yards from scrimmage for Gurley: the most of any player in the NFL this season. 

3,804 passing yards for quarterback Jared Goff, the ninth most in a single season in franchise history. The Cal product also became the first ever Rams QB to throw for at least 25 touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions in the same season.