Los Angeles Rams: 4 storylines for the NFC Championship Game against the Saints
By Steve Rivera
For anyone who reads my work, I’ll be the first to say I’ve come around on Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff but I’m also one who will take a “wait and see approach” to how he performs on Sunday.
No one, and I mean no one can deny his growth in year three and his second season under head coach Sean McVay. The McVay approach or “quarterback whisperer” as he’s often referred to is undeniable. While Goff languished under the Fisher regime in his rookie season, he’s absolutely flourished under McVay.
Seeing how he plays in the NFC Championship Game will be a defining moment in his young career. Fair or not it’ll be an indicator of whether he is a win a big game, win or go home kind of quarterback, or whether he isn’t.
No such issue for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He’s won a conference championship game, a Super Bowl and been a Super Bowl MVP. He won’t be overwhelmed by any moment that may arise on Sunday.
In their first game, Goff was nothing short of spectacular, throwing for 391 yards on 28 of 40, three touchdowns and one interception. Brees May have been better but not by much, as he threw for 346 yards, completing 25 passes on 36 attempts. He’d add four touchdowns and throw zero interceptions.
As good a game as fans will get on Sunday, watching a veteran quarterback like Brees compete against the future of what could be in Goff will be a worthy watch.