Coach: Sean McVay (second year — 16-5 regular season, 0-1 playoffs).
Record: 5-0 (first in NFC West).
Last week: Won 33-31 at Seattle.
Next week: at San Francisco.
Play caller: Coach Sean McVay.
Analysis: McVay, 32, is in his 10th NFL season and has worked for Jon Gruden (Tampa Bay, 2008) and former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan (Washington, 2010-13). He was the Redskins’ offensive coordinator (2014-16) for coach Jon Gruden before joining the Rams. … The Rams are 5-0 for the first time since 2001. … Offensive rankings: First in yards (468.7), seventh in rushing (131.2), second in passing (337.2) and third in scoring (35.2, at least 33 points in every game). … QB Jared Goff, the top overall pick in 2016, leads the league in passing yards (1,727), is tied for third in TDs (12), second in passer rating (119.7) and second in completion percentage (72.3). … RB Todd Gurley leads the league in carries (101) and rushing TDs (seven) and is second in yards (415). He also has 19 catches for 230 yards. Gurley played all 66 snaps against Seattle. … WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp will begin this week in the concussion protocol after leaving Sunday’s win at Seattle. … Cooks (452 yards) and Kupp (438) rank sixth and eighth, respectively, in the league. Kupp’s five TD catches are tied for second. … Because of their injuries, Robert Woods played every snap in Week 5. Woods’ 29 receptions and three TD catches are second on the team. … The Rams don’t use their tight ends much in the passing game. Gerald Everett, a second-round pick in 2017, and Tyler HIgbee, a 2016 fourth-round pick, have a combined 11 catches. … The Rams have allowed only six sacks. The OL is LT Andrew Whitworth, LG Rodger Saffold, C John Sullivan, RG Austin Blythe and RT Rob Havenstein.
Play caller: Coordinator Wade Phillips.
Analysis: Since 1976, Phillips, 71, has been on an NFL staff every year except for 2014. For the Broncos, he served as coordinator twice (1993-94/2015-16) and head coach (1993-94). … The Rams rank ninth in yards (341.4), tied for 18th in rushing (106.8), tied for 10th in passing (234.6) and sixth in scoring (19.6). … In two games without CB Aqib Talib, the Rams have allowed 31 points apiece to Minnesota and Seattle. … A Talib return to Denver was cancelled when he sustained an ankle injury against the Chargers in Week 3. … LB Mark Barron debuted against Seattle (ankle) and played 48 snaps. … In a base 3-4 scheme, the starting defensive line is DE Michael Brockers, NT Ndamukong Suh and DT Aaron Donald. They are every-down players. Against the Seahawks, out of 60 snaps, Donald played 58, Suh 54 and Brockers 50. Donald and Suh have three sacks apiece. … ILB Cory Littleton doesn’t leave the field and has a team-high 42 tackles. Barron rejoined him as the other ILB. … Samson Ebukam and Matt Longacre are the outside linebackers. … Acquired in a trade from Kansas City, CB Marcus Peters has only two pass break-ups (one INT) in five games. Minus Talib, veteran Sam Shields — out for all but one game of 2016 and all of 2017 with a concussion — is starting although he sustained a shoulder injury Sunday. Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman are the backup cornerbacks. … Second-year SS John Johnson has 36 tackles (second on Rams) and FS Lamarcus Joyner has 21 tackles.
Coordinator: John Fassel.
Analysis: Fassel, 44, is in his seventh year with the Rams organization and finished out the 2016 season as interim head coach. His father is former NFL coach Jim Fassel. … The Rams are fourth in punt returns (14.0) and 17th in kick returns (22.1). … They rank eighth in punt coverage (6.0) and 13th in kickoff coverage (22.1). … All Pro K Greg Zuerlein’s groin injury has kept him out since Week 1. K Sam Ficken was 1 of 3 on field goals and was replaced last week by former Kansas City K Cairo Santos (2 of 2 on field goals). … P Johnny Hekker is averaging 42.4 yards net. He has punted only eight times in five games.