4 reasons Jared Goff will be much better during second playoff appearance for Rams

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Here are four reasons Jared Goff will be much better for the Los Angeles Rams during his second playoff appearance against the Dallas Cowboys.

After enjoying the benefits of a first-round bye, the Los Angeles Rams will officially watch their playoff run get underway Saturday night when the Dallas Cowboys come to town in what is expected to be an intense NFC battle.

While the Rams finished on top of the NFC West for a second year in a row, the Dallas Cowboys are coming off their second NFC East title in three seasons, and pulled off a close victory over the Seattle Seahawks last weekend during the Wild Card Round.

Normally, the Cowboys are known for their offense when seeing how Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott continue to show improvement with experience, but believe it or not, it’s been the defense of Dallas that has helped play a major difference this season.

From taking the run game away from the Seattle Seahawks in their playoff meeting to holding the New Orleans Saints to just 10 points during the regular season, the Cowboys’ defense has put together some impressive performances this season, and will be ready for the Rams.

As for what this means for Los Angeles, well let’s just say no member on offense will be facing as much pressure to step up more than Jared Goff, who received plenty of criticism at times down the stretch as a result of some poor performances.

Between that awful outing against the Chicago Bears in which he tossed four interceptions to failing to throw a single touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles, this was certainly a stretch to forget for Goff, but luckily the playoffs are a whole new season.

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With a strong performance against the Cowboys, Rams fans won’t care about how Goff looked at times towards the end of the regular season. In fact, unlike this time last year, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Goff will look much better this time around in the playoffs, so let’s take a look at some of them.