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Los Angeles Rams (9-7)


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vs. Sea
W 28-12
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@ Dal
L 21-44
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@ SF
L 31-34
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vs. Ari
W 31-24
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McVay mum on reasons for Rams' defensive coordinator change

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Sean McVay still isn't saying why he fired defensive coordinator Wade Phillips after their third straight winning season with the Los Angeles Rams.

McVay introduced new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley at the Rams' training complex Wednesday, nearly a month after Staley was hired to replace Phillips. The Rams (9-7) finished 13th in the NFL in total defense last season with a unit that over-performed that ranking in many analytical statistics, but Phillips was still dismissed along with a handful of other assistants.

When asked directly, McVay said there "really wasn't anything in particular" behind his decision to replace a 42-year NFL veteran one year removed from a Super Bowl appearance with a 37-year-old with three years of NFL experience, all as an outside linebackers coach.

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NFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-San Francisco 1330.813
x-Seattle 1150.688
Los Angeles 970.563
Arizona 5101.344
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Goff4638
Pass TDs: J. Goff22
Rush Yds: T. Gurley II857
Rush TDs: T. Gurley II12
Rec Yds: C. Kupp1161
Rec TDs: C. Kupp10
Int: T. Hill2
Sacks: A. Donald12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5998 (7)
Passing Yards: 4669 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1499 (26)
Points per game: 24.6 (11)
Yards per game: 374.9 (7)
Touchdowns: 42 (13)
Field Goals: 24 (20)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5434 (13)
Passing Yards: 3928 (12)
Rushing Yards: 1809 (19)
Points per game: 22.8 (17)
Yards per game: 339.6 (13)
Touchdowns: 38 (15)
Field Goals: 24 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/29 T. Hill thumb (Doubtful)
12/29 J. Ramsey knee (Out)
12/28 D. Henderson Jr. ankle (IR)
12/21 T. Hill thumb (Out)
12/21 G. Zuerlein right quad (Questionable)
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