The Los Angeles Rams have been incredible so far in the 2017 NFL season, but their crowd attendance at their home stadium of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California doesn't reflect their current form.
The Rams have started off the season with a 3-1 record with wins against the Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the Dallas Cowboys, with their only loss coming against the Washington Redskins.
These wins are all thanks to their revamped offense under head coach Sean McVay, led by their star running back Todd Gurley. The 23-year-old has rushed for 362 yards, scoring four touchdowns on 86 carries. He has also racked up 234 passing yards and has three touchdowns on 20 receptions.
Despite the excellent start to the season, fans haven't been coming in their thousands to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to watch the team play, so their franchise player has put out a plea in order to encourage fans to come down and watch the team play in their next game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Gurley said on The Rich Eisen Show on Monday: "Please come to our games. Please come to our games.
"Obviously, I guess the Seahawks have had lots of success over the past few years so there's a lot of Seahawks fans. So, there will probably be a lot of Seahawks fans at the game. But that doesn't matter. We're just happy to have everybody come. And, obviously, if you start winning, the fans will start coming. Hopefully, we can take this one this weekend and they'll keep coming."
If the Rams are able to beat the Seahawks, one of their divisional rivals, in their Week 5 game, there will be very strong rumblings that this could be the first Rams team to make the playoffs since the 2004 season. The crowds would certainly start turning up at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum then!
If Gurley keeps playing the way he has been doing as well, he is well on his way to putting himself amongst the favorites to win the NFL MVP award, which hasn't been won by a member of the Rams since Kurt Warner did so in the 2001 season.