LA Rams Jared Goff can move up team’s All-Time list against Bears
By Bret Stuter
LA Rams QB Goff can move up the team’s All-Time passer list against the Bears
The LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff faces the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football this week. Historically, the Bears have played both Jared Goff and the Rams versatile passing attack incredibly well. After a very disappointing performance by the Rams’ passing game in week six against the San Francisco 49ers, many expect a similar exercise of futility as Goff faces his nemesis, the Bears’ pass defense.
I believe the opposite may happen this week. If I’m right, the LA Rams hosting the Chicago Bears could be a high scoring game. In fact, I’m already on record believing that QB can shake the bad mojo and put up some pretty decent numbers against the Bears in week 7. Now here’s where it gets exciting. If he does, he can move up in the team’s All-Time passer list to number four. What type of production will it take? Simply a passing total of over 325 yards. While that is certainly doable, the Rams’ starting quarterback has only thrown over 300 yards twice this season, and never for 325 or more yards.
Monday Night Football stage for record-setting
The LA Rams enter the game with a slight decline in terms of odds. They opened the game as seven-point favorites, but have fallen to just a six-point spread. Still, the recent history of these two teams has been a draw so far. So this is the rubber match, and the Rams having any edge is a positive sign.
As stated, Goff is in fourth place on the All-Time Rams passing list with 15,789 yards in just 60 games. He is just 325 yards behind legendary Norm Van Brocklin, who needed 104 games to pass for 16,114 yards. Goff is also at 97 career touchdown passes, tied for sixth place on the All-Time passer list with 1940’s quarterback Bob Waterfield. Should Goff throw for a touchdown, he will take over sole possession. His next plateau will be fifth-place for passing touchdowns held by Kurt Warner who threw for 102 touchdowns.
So for Goff to rise in both All-Time passing categories, Goff will need to throw six touchdowns and over 325 yards. While doable, it’s unlikely. But this is a team of pleasant surprises so far this year. So don’t rule anything out just yet.