Alden Gonzalez, ESPN Staff Writer 16d

The 2017 Rams have outscored the 2016 Rams ... in half the games

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Los Angeles Rams beat the New York Giants 51-17 on Sunday and have now outscored their past two opponents by 67 points.

But the Rams have also outscored themselves.

That's right: The 2017 Rams, off to a 6-2 start for the first time in 16 years, have already scored more points than the 2016 Rams in half the number of games. Here's a closer look at their dominance:

  • When Robert Woods scored a 52-yard touchdown off a screen pass on third-and-33, it gave the Rams 229 points in the second quarter of their eighth game this season. The Rams scored an NFL-worst 224 points in 16 games last season while finishing 4-12. They now have 263 points this season, which trails only the Philadelphia Eagles (283).

  • When Sammy Watkins followed with a 67-yard touchdown catch -- on a throw completed 54 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, making it the deepest completion of Jared Goff's career -- it gave the Rams 24 touchdowns this season, matching last year's total. They now have 27 touchdowns, third most in the NFL.

  • The Rams have scored 40-plus points three times this season. By comparison, they scored 40-plus points only two times in the previous 10 seasons combined. The last time they scored 40-plus points three times in the same season was in 2001, when they went to the Super Bowl. The last time they scored 40-plus points more often than that was in 2000. They've also scored 30-plus points five times this season, which is already the most they've had in a season since 2003 (seven).

  • Goff (14-of-22 for 311 yards) is only the fourth quarterback with a 300-plus-yard, four-touchdown, zero-interception game this season, joining Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Alex Smith. His 146.8 passer rating Sunday is also a new career high. Prior to Goff, the last quarterback with 300-plus yards and four or more touchdowns on fewer than 15 completions was Kurt Warner in 2000. They're the only two who have had games like that in the past 35 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

  • Goff already has 13 touchdown passes this season, eight more than he had in one fewer game last season, and is on pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards. Todd Gurley, meanwhile, is on pace for 2,048 scrimmage yards and 10 total touchdowns -- after managing 1,212 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Yep, this is a completely different football team this season.

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