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Sean McVay shows off ridiculous memory after Rams beat Chiefs

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Alex Butler
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches from the sidelines during the first half of a preseason NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens on August 9 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Photo by David Tulis/UPI
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches from the sidelines during the first half of a preseason NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens on August 9 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Recapping plays from the Los Angeles Rams' most recent win was child's play for coach Sean McVay, who has a memory of nearly everything football-related.

McVay showed off his skills once again on Monday, following the Rams' stunning 54-51 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles.

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The game featured 14 scoring drives, but McVay didn't have a single lapse when asked for specifics during his post-game media session.

After delivering an opening statement, McVay discussed Jared Goff's performance at quarterback.

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"I thought especially on the last drive. I think it was a six-play drive, they were mixing in some two man [coverage] and then going into a little bit of an invert and he was just finding the right completions, guys were separating," McVay said. "But it's one of those deals where the offensive line was doing a great job protecting, especially against some elite rushers up front and guys creating separation and he's got to put it on the money."

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"I thought the one play to [WR Brandin] Cooks on the right sideline when they were in a two man, he hits him on an out route. You look at when you he lets that thing go before [Chiefs CB Orlando] Scandrick could flip his eyes around and then Brandin runs after the catch. We hit [TE] Tyler Higbee, [TE] Gerald Everett makes a play and then he finishes it off with a touchdown. It was a great job. They dropped the safety down in, he put it up and down and then Gerald ends up just right down the sideline, not stepping out of bounds and so many guys made plays today."

The game had just ended, so there are likely many NFL coaches who would have a solid memory of the plays, but some would say they need to look at the film before giving such specific feedback.

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But this is nothing new for the 32-year-old coach.

In September, McVay was quizzed by Bleacher Report about his memories of plays. He used his memory to recall plays and results from the 2017 season, 2015 season and 2005 season.

Bryant Gumbel also quizzed the coach in July on HBO. But Gumbel only asked the coach about plays from the 2017 season. Gumbel asked McVay if he had a photographic memory, but the coach said it was more about his lack of balance.

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"I think that the more accurate thing is that I just don't have any balance," McVay said. "The only room I have in my brain is for these plays."

McVay owns a 21-6 record in 27 games as an NFL head coach. He entered the NFL ranks in 2008 as an assistant wide receivers coach for Jon Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McVay joined Mike Shanahan's sideline in 2010 as an assistant tight ends coach with the Washington Redskins. He became the team's tight ends coach in 2011 before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2014.

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