5 Los Angeles Rams facing most pressure in Week 1 against Oakland Raiders

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1. Jared Goff, Todd Gurley

Last season was filled with plenty of unexpected surprises in the NFL, and right near the top of that list was Los Angeles becoming the first team in history to go from worst to first in scoring after averaging just 14 points per game in 2016. Between Goff elevating his game to a whole new level thanks to McVay’s system along with Todd Gurley putting together a strong bounce-back season by finishing second in the MVP voting, it’s easy to see why the Rams finished on top of the league in scoring.

Based off the argument that Los Angeles improved in the offseason on offense, chances are the unit will rank near the top of the league once again as long as everyone can remain healthy. For two players that some fans were ready to give up on before last season, the Rams are beyond thankful to see things work out the way they have with Goff and Gurley when it comes to being a top offensive duo in the league.

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Even more exciting for Los Angeles, these two only seem to be scratching the surface of what seems like stellar careers in the NFL. But after McVay made the tough decision to rest both Goff and Gurley all of preseason, now the pressure comes of showing this was the right move without rust during Monday Night Football.