Los Angeles Rams: 3 predictions for Week 5 against the Seahawks
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff had one seriously splashy performance against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. In front of a national TV audience against a team many predicted as a Super Bowl contender, Goff would go 26 of 33 for 465 yards and five touchdowns.
He also had zero interceptions.
As critical as I’ve been of Goff, I have also conceded that these past four weeks he’s been perhaps the most impressive in the league along with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Whether Mahomes can keep it up thorough twelve more weeks remains to be seen.
What Goff did against the Vikings does more than impress in a stand-alone game. It solidifies him as another weapon in a Rams arsenal that is already loaded.
If Los Angeles was “as Todd Gurley goes, so goes the Rams offense” in 2017, you can make the argument in 2018 that “as Goff goes, so go the Rams.”
Don’t get me wrong, Gurley is critical in the LA scoring machine. But the idea I’ve long held that Goff is merely a system quarterback, is flawed thinking. He’s coming into his own and quickly establishing he may be an NFL MVP candidate before too much longer.
Week 5 gives him another chance, one he’ll cash in on, to bolster the idea that he may be not just the best quarterback in the NFC West, but maybe in the National Football League.