1. Goff breaks 300-yard passing mark for first time
No player was facing as much pressure on the Los Angeles Rams during Sunday’s contest against the Indianapolis Colts than Jared Goff when looking at the expectations surrounding the former No. 1 pick heading into his second season with the team. Goff received some benefit of the doubt for finishing his rookie season with an 0-7 record after seeing how poorly of a job the Rams did to provide him with a reliable offense, but this year is going to be much different.
Thanks to improving the offensive line along with bringing on numerous key receivers to boost the passing game, Sunday’s game against the Colt was the perfect example of what Goff can bring to the table when he’s clicking on offense. By completing 21 of 29 passes for 306 yards with a touchdown pass, Goff made it clear why he was worth trading up for in 2016, but even the quarterback knows he still has a long way to go when it comes to making sure this offense has what it takes to compete in the NFC West.
If all goes according to plan, Goff will hopefully be the type of quarterback who gets better in Sean McVay‘s offense with more experience. Don’t look now, but this Rams’ offense is completely different from the one on display last season, and Goff appears to be heading towards a breakout season now that he has that first win as a starter under his belt.