With the exception of Week 1 against the Raiders, Rams quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 300+ yards in four games. In Denver on Sunday afternoon, he’ll struggle to find 300 again.
Point of fact, he won’t.
Elements will play a factor, and while wind won’t likely be a big deal the cold will, and the comfort zone Goff has enjoyed for the previous four weeks won’t be present in a cold and possibly snowy Denver.
This isn’t a Goff thing, it’s one of those deals you don’t and really can’t prepare for. It also doesn’t mean he has a bad game or that he throws for a bunch of interceptions or errant passes.
It DOES mean that it’s one of those factors that isn’t easy to cope with.
Dropped passes may be a factor.
Recent injuries to Kupp and Cooks may mean a different approach to the passing game and/or less touches for those two.
It may also mean a greater emphasis on the sure hands of running back Todd Gurley who will figure large in this game.
Week 6 in Denver almost feels like a different kind of road game for the Rams in 2018. Goff may be and frankly will be asked to manage more than anything else in the elements against the Broncos.