10 reasons to believe in this LA Rams offense and QB Goff

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As the LA Rams climb to 8-4 and the lead in the NFC West, here are 10 reasons to believe in QB Jared Goff and this offense

The LA Rams competed in the NFL Playoffs in 2017 and 2018 thanks to the play of the offense and a very young quarterback Jared Goff But that offense is not leading the charge in 2020. Instead, this is a defense-oriented team, and that has been both positive and negative in terms of the team’s outcome this year. After all, it’s tough to accept an offense that averages 24 points-per-game as being just as productive as the offense that scored over 32 points-per-game.

But some of the changes were necessary to help the defense, while other changes were necessary due to new personnel. The Rams are no longer a pass-heavy offense. To be honest, many of the early principles of this offense have faded into more traditional formations and plays. But that is not necessarily a bad thing.

The offense gives the Rams an advantage

Even as the Rams lean towards their defense, the offense is by no means a handicap. In fact, in many ways, the offense provides more dependability this year than in previous seasons.  The Rams have a competent running attack and a very diverse passing attack. That confounds defenses that are looking to neutralize key offensive players.

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The Rams do not run the entire offense through one player. In fact, the team now relies upon the different strengths of each player to contribute.  In any one game, a different player can gain over 100 yards of offense or can score three touchdowns. And so, it’s time to examine exactly what makes this offense so effective in today’s NFL.