3. Better protection for Goff
From an overall perspective, the offensive line of the Rams has been unbelievable since Sean McVay took over as head coach in 2017, and the unit has done an amazing job with protecting Jared Goff. Not to mention, Andrew Whitworth and the rest of the unit deserve plenty of credit for opening up the necessary holes for Todd Gurley to put up the ridiculous kind of numbers he’s been putting up.
However, some fans were concerned over the fact that Goff was sacked five times during the win over the Denver Broncos, although credit deserves to be handed out where it’s due since Von Miller and company do have a pretty strong defense. Still, the fact that Los Angeles didn’t make too big of a deal over Goff getting sacked five times shows how much confidence they have in the offensive line, but now comes the pressure of following up with a better performance against San Francisco.
The 49ers’ defense may not be up there with the Broncos, but this doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly since the team in general knows there is more pressure on the Rams to live up to expectations. But knowing McVay, there’s every reason to believe he will have his players better prepared for this one.