As the Rams host the Colts on Sunday, there are several reasons for Ram fans to root hard for the home team. Several Ram records are in danger of falling if Peyton Manning leads Indy to a win.
Since the NFL Merger, two quarterbacks…Kurt Warner in 2000 and Steve Young in 1998…have started the season with six 300 yard passing games. Manning has five to start this season. So, the Rams can preserve one of their records by preventing Manning from going over 300.
Several coaches have started their careers with a record six straight wins, Chuck Knox (1973) and Mike Martz (2000) of the Rams among them. The Colts’ Jim Caldwell could join that group with a win on Sunday. Although the Rams can protect their coaches’ records, Josh McDaniels of Denver could race past them by winning his first seven. It would be nice to have that record for the Rams…and their franchise can help preserve it.
One other note about Rams records. Since the merger, the 2000 team holds the record for points scored in their first five games with 217. This year’s Saints are second with 192. Before Kurt Warner got hurt against Kansas City, that team was AVERAGING five points more a game than the number two team on the list. That team was phenomonal.
Here’s a fun fact. Through six games, the 2000 Rams AVERAGED 43.6 points a game. Through six games in 2009, the Rams have SCORED 54. For the whole season.