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5-2, 1st in NFC West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the last three weeks, the Rams' defense has the second-most interceptions per attempt (4.8%) and the ninth-most sacks per attempt (10.5), while allowing the fourth-lowest Total QBR (26.3), the fourth-fewest first downs (14.7 per game) and the eighth-fewest yards (274.3 per game).

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The Nickel Package: What is behind the Rams' success this season?

Field Yates welcomes Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting and the Sporting News to uncover what is behind the Rams' success this season, including Jared Goff's development, the expansion of the playbook and the utilization of Todd Gurley.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

I'd like to know the betting odds at the start of the year for the Rams leading the NFL in points through the first 7 weeks. They're averaging an NFL-leading 30.29 points per game, while ranked second in third-down conversions (49 percent) and ninth in yards (369.1 per game). They're also first in average point margin (10.57).

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FPI now gives the Rams (4.3%) a slightly better chance to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl than the Falcons (3.6%).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After each exceeded expectations yesterday, the Rams and Cowboys improved their respective FPI ratings more than any other team this week (so far). On the other side of the coin, the Cardinals' rating dropped a massive 4.2 points, while the Colts and 49ers fell a good bit, too.

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Rams make quick strides

Los Angeles shut out the Cardinals in London on Sunday for its fifth win. The Rams compiled just four total victories a year ago.

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Hello, world: The Rams are here to stay

With a shutout of the Cardinals in London, the 5-2 Rams head into their bye week looking like a real playoff contender.

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Goff embracing revamped offense

Rams QB Jared Goff is showing marked improvement while playing within the offensive system that new head coach Sean McVay has instituted this season.

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Both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers recorded shutouts Sunday. It's the first time in the Super Bowl era two teams from the same city recorded shutouts in the same week. In other words…the Giants and Jets have never posted shutouts the same week, and the Raiders and Rams never did it when both were stationed in Los Angeles.

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Kupp says he looks forward to playing in London (0:42)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams QB Jared Goff, on being a legitimate playoff contender: "Call it whatever you want, man, we're just trying to win games every week. I don't think we're ever content with where we're at. 5-2 feels good, but offensively especially, we have got a lot of things (to clean up."

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Woods confident in Rams WR group (0:18)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' defense has allowed 39 points over the last 14 quarters, after allowing 90 in the previous 10. Sean McVay: "They're playing together. I think they're getting more and more comfortable with the system and the way that we want to operate."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, on burning a lot of early timeouts: "Inexcusable. ... It's something that I've got to get fixed, and that's really the bottom line." Small problem.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay thinks center John Sullivan, who left with a knee injury, "is going to be OK. We got the early results on him, seemed to be positive."

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Gurley thrives as Peterson is shut down

The Cardinals' and Rams' run defenses entered Week 7 on opposite ends of the spectrum, ranking fourth and 29th, respectively, in yards per rush allowed. But the roles were flipped Sunday as Todd Gurley averaged 2.9 yards before contact per carry, while Adrian Peterson was hit at or behind the line on eight of his 11 attempts.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay: "We have experienced a lot of things in these first seven games, but by no means have we arrived. There's a lot of improvement that we can continue to focus on, both as coaches and players."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, from London: "It was a great day for the Rams."

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Rams top Cardinals in London (1:08)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

You can't help but feel really good about where the Rams are right now. They're as healthy as a team can expect to be through 7 weeks, but everything is clicking. Defense has allowed only 39 points in the last 14 quarters, while settling in under Wade Phillips. Special teams continues to be a strength, as has been the case for a while now. And the offense, a decade-long hindrance, looks good. Todd Gurley looks like one of the NFL's best RBs again, and QB Jared Goff, with a much better offensive line and weapons all around him, is light years ahead of where he was as a rookie. Sean McVay may be running away with Coach of the Year honors.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been a long time since Rams fans could feel this hopeful. They're coming off a dominant performance against the division-rival Cardinals and are 5-2 for the first time since 2003, with all three phases clicking. Todd Gurley is back to his dominant ways, on the ground and through the air, and Jared Goff looks significantly improved as a second-year quarterback. Their defense, meanwhile, has allowed only 39 points over the last 14 quarters, including zero on Sunday. They went 4-12 in 2016, their first year in L.A., but now they suddenly look like a legitimate playoff contender under Sean McVay.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams proved something, to the US and to Western Europe, on Sunday: They're a legitimate playoff contender. They dominated the Cardinals in every way possible, converting 28 first downs, holding the ball for more than 39 minutes, intercepting two passes and outgaining their opponent by 232 yards. First shutout since Dec. 7, 2014; first 5-2 start since 2003. Amazing what Sean McVay has already done in his first year.

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Peterson struggles against Rams' D (0:26)

Team Stats

Passing Yards241.612th
Rushing Yards127.66th
Points For30.31st
Points Against19.710th