Rams Trounce Giants, 51-17: Seven Stats to Know

The Rams routed the Giants in Week 9 — scoring 51 points and recording three takeaways — to nab their third straight win. With the dominant victory, Los Angeles improves to 5-0 in games away from the Coliseum. Check out seven of the most interesting offensive stats from the team's impressive performance on Sunday.

1. The Rams are off to their best start since 2001

In his first season with the Rams, head coach Sean McVay has led the team to its best start through the first eight games in the last 16 years. Sunday's performance marked the fifth game this season that Los Angeles has scored at least 30 points — an impressive feat considering the Rams averaged 14 points per game in 2016.

2. Goff goes long to Watkins for the TD
The inevitable finally occurred for Goff and wide receiver Sammy Watkins on Sunday. Though the pair hadn't quite connected with the deep ball through the first seven games of the season, Goff completed a 67-yard pass to Watkins for a touchdown. The drive marked the longest receiving touchdown for the Rams since tight end Lance Kendricks had an 80-yard touchdown in 2012 against Tampa Bay. It also marked the Rams 24th touchdown this season — matching last year's total.

**3. The 2017 Rams have outscored the 2016 Rams

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Expanding on the point above, through just eight games this season Los Angeles has already surpassed its point total from last year. On 3rd-and-33 in the second quarter, wide receiver Robert Woods scored a 52-yard touchdown, bringing the Rams to 229 points on the season. With the touchdown, the team effectively outscored themselves in the 2016 season where they scored an NFL-worst 224 points in 16 games. Overall, Los Angeles now has 263 points through eight games.

4. You get a pass, you get a pass — Goff makes history

Quarterback Jared Goff targeted 10 receivers on Sunday, with completions to eight of them. Overall, the Cal product completed 14-of-22 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns, marking new career highs in yards and TDs. With his passer rating of 146.8, Goff recorded the ninth highest passer rating in franchise history. Plus, with the performance Goff became the fourth quarterback this season to have 300-plus passing yards, four passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in a single contest.

5. First touchdowns

Two Rams players scored their first touchdown of the season in Week 9. Wide receiver Robert Woods got his first touchdown with the 52-yard screen pass from Goff and tight end Tyler Higbee also hauled in his first touchdown of the season in the first quarter.

6. Getting Gurley going has become a trend

Running back Todd Gurley recorded 104 yards from scrimmage on 18 touches, with two rushing touchdowns against the Giants. He registered his longest rush since 2015, with a 36-yard run on Los Angeles' first play from scrimmage. Gurley now has 10 total touchdowns — seven rushing and three receiving — this season.

7. Everett makes an impact

Tight end Gerald Everett is currently the only rookie in the NFL with two 40-plus yard receptions this season. In Week 2 against the Redskins, Everett hauled in a 69-yard reception, while on Sunday he caught a 44-yard pass from Goff towards the end of the first quarter. The rookie also took a jet sweep 13 yards to the left in the third quarter.

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