With the Los Angeles Rams facing another tough road challenge Sunday night against the Cleveland Browns, it’s up to Jared Goff to step up on offense.
After two impressive wins to start off the 2019 season, all eyes will be on the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night to see if the team has what it takes to improve to 3-0 in what should be a tough road battle against the Cleveland Browns.
Despite the Browns only being 1-1 on the season, many believe this team has what it takes to be a serious contender in the AFC, especially after Baker Mayfield received a new weapon to work with on offense in Odell Beckham Jr.
So far on the season, the Ram’s passing defense has done a phenomenal job for the most part at keeping opponents in check, and will certainly be heavily tested once again Sunday night while trying to keep both Beckham and Jarvis Landry in check.
But if Los Angeles is looking for a true difference maker in this game, the Rams should look no further than Jared Goff on offense since this is the perfect opportunity for the quarterback to prove he can in fact come up big in the road games.
Without question, Goff has slowly been working his way into the conversation of being a top quarterback in the NFL over the last couple of years, but there has been some frustration at times over how he’s looked in some games on the road.
From last season’s loss against the Chicago Bears to even some of the struggles in the NFC Championship against the Saints this past January, these alone are two perfect examples of how Goff’s road woes have been an issue.
Even during the team’s first game of 2019 on the road against the Carolina Panthers, Goff only completed 23 of 39 passes for 186 yards with a touchdown and two turnovers, showing the room for improvement is clearly there.
A win over the Browns Sunday night in front of a national audience certainly wouldn’t make Goff off the hook if he came through with a stellar performance, but at least it would be a start.
When looking at the way the NFC West is shaping out, the Rams need all of the wins possible to avoid falling behind the Seattle Seahawks or San Francisco 49ers in the standings, so here’s to hoping Goff can step up in Week 3 to help take down the Browns.