1. Offensive line was horrendous
Clearly, Los Angeles made a terrible mistake with some of their previous decision from the offseason in regards to the adjustments on the offensive line after allowing key players such as Rodger Saffold to hit the free agency market.
A few years ago when Sean McVay was hired as the new head coach, the Rams made it a top priority to make sure Goff received the necessary protection from the offensive line.
Otherwise, all of that work to trade up for the former California star during the draft in 2016 would seem like a complete waste.
During Goff’s first two years under McVay, the Rams quarterback flourished in the offense, and played well enough to even earn a hefty extension back in September before the regular season officially got underway.
But after watching Goff finish Sunday’s game with three turnovers after barely getting any time to get rid of the football each snap, it’s clear the offensive line continues to be an issue for Los Angeles.
Sadly, if the Rams end up missing out on the playoffs for the first time in the McVay era, the costly decisions over the offensive line from the offseason are going to be a major reason as to why.