Los Angeles Rams: 3 problems you can’t ignore since the bye week
One thing that has become abundantly clear in the last three weeks is that quarterback Jared Goff is struggling. It was one thing for him to look cold and miserable in Chicago and another to look befuddled against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Goff was an MVP mention less than a month ago, three weeks later, he looks anything but.
Against the Kansas City Chiefs, Goff was on fire throwing for 413 yards and four touchdowns. Most impressive was avoiding the interception. It seemed a fitting bookend to an 11-1 record they’d take into their bye week.
Since, Goff has not been Goff.
Against Detroit, he’d throw for 245 yards one touchdown and one interception.
Against Chicago, it was 180 yards no touchdowns and four interception.
Against the Eagles, he threw for 339 yards and add another interception.
In both losses, the offense was completely out of whack as the running game had ground to a near halt and Goff would have to do the heavy lifting, something that is clearly not in his wheelhouse.
Without a running attack of any kind, Goff and the Rams offense looks relatively ineffective especially with a defense that isn’t as advertised.
For Los Angeles, Goff will have to assume a role he may not be either comfortable with or capable of, and that’s winning a big game at crunch-time.