Jared Goff "On Point," Rams Better Than Last Year

The Rams have dominated their last two games – and Goff is the main reason why

Reiter Than You
December 12, 2019 - 8:41 am
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Since losing to the Ravens 45-6 in Week 12, the Los Angeles Rams have won back-to-back games by a combined 62-19 margin – and Jared Goff has been a big reason why. Goff, who has struggled for much of the season, has thrown for 717 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions over the last two weeks.

“I can say this: he’s coachable,” Rams radio analyst Kirk Morrison said on Reiter Than You. “He doesn’t have the best of moments all season long, but when it was time to open up the playbook how they did before, Jared has been on point, man. He really has. A lot of it has to do with with Todd Gurley, but he made some throws against the Seattle Seahawks and you say, ‘Okay, that’s it.’”

After throwing for 424 yards against Arizona, Goff threw for 293 against Seattle. Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee combined for 14 catches for 214 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks.

“They have a plan now,” Morrison said. “You saw Goff take off and run, a little scramble, they’re moving him in the pocket to help him out, they’re playing with an up-tempo pace – all of that is what Jared Goff wants to do. I think he’s reverting back to where he was in college, which was Air Raid, quick, get the ball out and let your guys make plays when they get the ball in their hands. I’m starting to see defensively more and more people are saying, ‘We’re going to try to blitz Jared.’ He’s just getting rid of the ball quickly.”

The Rams (8-5) are battling the Vikings (9-4) for the final Wild Card spot and are very much alive for the playoffs. L.A. started 3-3 but has won five of its last seven.

“There was a little bit of a Super Bowl hangover, but guys have gotten healthy,” Morrison said. “I honestly believe this team is better than they were a year ago at this time – and that’s scary. Because last year’s team went to a Super Bowl. I just look at everything they’ve been doing, and I can honestly say I feel like this is a much better team than they were a year ago on their quest for a Super Bowl.”

The Rams play the Cowboys (6-7) in Dallas this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.