Battle of the offenses, chiefs vs rams

Through the first four week of the NFL season, only two teams remain with an unblemished record. Those two teams are the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams, who both are 4-0. While this may be surprising to many, the way these two teams have been playing proves that it is no fluke. This is especially true on the offensive end. Both teams have one of the best offenses in the league thus far, but which is better?

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To answer this question, let's first look at how many points each team has scored so far in the season. The Rams have scored 140 points while the Chiefs have scored 145. This puts the Chiefs at the top of the list for most points scored as of Monday, while the Rams are in second. The Chiefs are averaging a league-leading 36.3 points per game, while the Rams are averaging 35.0, second in the league. The total and average points scored thus far are too close to really make a discernible distinction between the two offenses.

Looking at the quarterback play between the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Rams’ Jared Goff, their numbers are similar. While Goff has about 200 more passing yards so far, Mahomes has a three touchdown advantage and a better QBR. Watching both play, they both demonstrate poise and are not afraid to take chances and use the entire field. The passing abilities of the young quarterbacks, along with a quick and aggressive receiving core, means that both teams can put points up fast. However, watching both teams play, it is clear that the Rams have bigger threats in their receiving and running games. Todd Gurley ll and Brandin Cooks of the Rams are putting up better number than Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs. Also, they are making more the explosive, 20+ yard plays which makes the Rams’ offense even more dangerous.

There is not debate that the Chiefs and Rams have two of the best offenses in the league through four games. Both offenses are led by young and talented quarterbacks with the ability to make plays even in tight situations. However, based on the numbers and on the eye-test, the Rams look to have a slightly better offense thus far in the season. But it is still early in the season, and there is a lot of football left to play.

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