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5-2, 1st in NFC West

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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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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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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)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley, 100-plus yards on the ground for the 4th time in 5 games -- after a 20-game stretch without doing it a single time. Amazing.

Tom Hamilton ESPN UK Reporter 

Atmosphere quietening a little here at Twickenham as the temperature drops and score remains this one sided. Third quarter now over and Rams lead 26-0. Game littered with injuries so far.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff threw his fourth interception of the year, with the Rams marching up the field once again. He has five turnovers this year, but three of them came in one game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A little more of an emphasis to get Sammy Watkins involved today. He had five targets, with three catches for 42 yards, at the midway mark of the third quarter. Only 10 targets in the previous three weeks.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another really nice drive put together by Jared Goff to start the second half, though the Rams once again had to settle for a field goal. Long completions to Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and Todd Gurley. Five receivers with at least two completions, with more than 25 minutes left.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams center John Sullivan is being helped off the field, with the Rams driving once again to start the second half. Looks like it's his left knee. Austin Blythe would fill in for Sullivan if he's out. Blythe performed well in Sullivan's absence late in Week 3.

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Goff runs it in for TD (0:20)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Zuerlein, with one of the NFL's strongest legs, finished the first half with a 53-yard field goal. Total dominance in the first half by a Rams team that -- dare we say it -- is starting to round into an elite football team. Defense's front seven has been very physical and the secondary is making plays. Todd Gurley is running hard, and Jared Goff is keeping things simple. That's this team's DNA.

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.810th
Rushing Yards116.013th
Points For29.81st
Points Against23.0Tied-19th