Goff, Gurley and McVay Leading The Way For The Much Improved Rams

Goff, Gurley and McVay Leading The Way For The Much Improved RamsThe Los Angeles Rams are one of the surprise teams of this early NFL season, improving to 3-1, with Sunday's 35-30 upset victory over the Cowboys in Dallas. The team is not just winning games, but also playing a very exciting brand of football, amid scoring an impressive 35.5 points per contest, which leads the NFL. Quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley are leading the way, with Goff posting seven touchdown passes and a 112.2 QB rating, while Gurley has tallied seven combined touchdowns, along with 596 total yards.

Just last season, the Rams offense ranked near the bottom of the NFL, under defensive minded coach Jeff Fisher, who was fired after 13 games. The team’s inept play made many wonder if Goff, the 2016 first overall pick, was already a bust. Gurley, who had a strong 2015 rookie campaign in St. Louis, also struggled last year.

Though the Rams have had some decent offensive weapons for years, the additions of wide receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins have also helped in opening up the scoring side of the ball.

The arrival of new Rams coach, 31-year-old Sean McVay, has completely turned the team around. McVay came to LA with a strong offensive background and a track record of success, thanks to his development of Kirk Cousins in Washington.

The Rams strong start is a welcome sign for a franchise that has struggled to draw fans to their games and generate wide-ranging overall interest, since returning to Southern California, prior to last season.

The NFL is certainly hoping the Rams continue to play well, because it is in the league’s absolute best interest to have an entertaining and successful squad in the nation’s second largest market and most populous state.