Rams Goff impresses in Week 1 versus Indianapolis Colts

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Jared Goff gets his second season off to a solid start, as the Los Angeles Rams beat the Colts in the Coliseum.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff played an excellent game yesterday afternoon against a pretty good Indianapolis Colts defense. Goff showed poise in the pocket and a strong command of the offense. Head Coach Sean McVay opened the playbook up to allow him to spread the ball all over the field to all of his receivers and play uptempo.

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The Colts had a very difficult time adjusting when Goff went to this. The variety of the play-calls were a beautiful sight to see. McVay/Goff called a multitude of screen plays out of the backfield, wheel routes up the left sideline, crossing slants for Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods to move the weak and strong-side LBs over to create passing lanes, and splits up the sidelines. Placing Goff in a comfortable system similar to his Cal days has kicked start his season in a great way.

He placed the ball in catch-able spots in between the numbers of receivers and lead his targets to the ball on deep field passes. Watkins, Woods, Cooper Kupp, Gerald Everett, Tyler Higbee, Tavon Austin and Todd Gurley contributed greatly from his pinpoint accuracy.

In the second quarter, Goff threw two incredible passes to both Kupp and Everett that were noteworthy. Jared threw a beautiful 18 yard touchdown pass to Kupp off a deep, middle crossing route. His other pass to tight end Everett was perfectly thrown on a deep wheel route behind the Colts defender. He finished the game completing 21 of 29 passes for 306 yards and 1 touchdown. Most importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over.

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Overall, the Los Angeles Rams made a statement to the city of Los Angeles and the entire NFL world that they are back and ready to compete. Hats off to the Rams coaching staff in getting Goff and the entire offense ready to play. There is still room for improvement in correcting a few false start penalties by improving snap counts, but the direction of the team is moving upward.

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