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Seven from Sunday: Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals in Week 2

Seven intriguing stats/notes for the LA Rams from Sunday’s 34-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams improved to 2-0 on the season with a 34-0 win against the Arizona Cardinals (0-2) on Sunday. Here are seven stats from Sunday:

  1. The Rams went 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2001. In that year, in which they’d make it all the way to the Super Bowl, the Rams went on the road to defeat the Eagles and 49ers in weeks 1 and 2. They’d win their first six that year, and only lost two games during the regular season
  2. Sean McVay is now 3-0 against the Cardinals since taking over as the Rams’ head coach. In those games, they’ve outscored Arizona 99-16.
  3. The Rams have scored at least 30 points in 10 of 18 games under Sean McVay. They reached 30 points in 11 of 77 games under Jeff Fisher (h/t Rich Hammond).
  4. The LA Rams’ defense held it’s own on Sunday, as the Cardinals’ offense was only allowed beyond midfield once during the game. That occurred on the second to last play of the entire game.
  5. The Rams had three two-point conversions on Sunday, which was the second-most in franchise history. The most two-point conversions made in a game is four, which came against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 15, 2000. The last time the Rams had a two-point conversion was Nov. 1, 2015 against the 49ers when Nick Foles completed a pass to Jared Cook.
  6. Kick returner JoJo Natson, in his first game with the Rams, took a kickoff return for 60 yards; a new career high. His previous long was 32 yards, which came with the New York Jets last season. Natson also returned six punts on Sunday for 133 yards (a 22.2 yard average).
  7. Todd Gurley couldn’t stay out of the end zone. While only rushing for 42 yards, he still accounted for 22 of the Rams 34 points. Gurley found pay dirt three times and punched in (2) two-point conversions. The three touchdowns is tied for the second most in his young career. He also scored three times against the 49ers last September, and scored four times against the Seahawks last December. He now has four touchdowns through Week 2. The Cardinals have none, and the Buffalo Bills have two.