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

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IX – Team is back to a balanced offense

The LA Rams may not have running back Todd Gurley on the roster, but this team is getting Gurley-like production from the ground attack. This is a team effort in the running game, and the changing tempo and rhythm of three different running backs have proven to be a plus this year. While the Rams have certainly have found ineffective rushers in a game, they have the ability to switch up and find someone who can run effectively.

And that is a key reason why the Rams offense stays on track. As long as the play calling does not become too predictable, the mix of runs and passes forces defenders to think both run and pass with play-action. The Rams offense is predicated on the run.  Once defenders play to defend the run, the Rams can fake runs to set up separation for receivers, as well as misdirection plays.

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NFL ranking Top-10

The LA Rams are the third-ranked offense in the NFL in terms of yards gained.  Breaking it down further, the Rams are the fifth-ranked passing offense in the NFL and the ninth-ranked rushing offense.  That balance of a Top-10 offense in both rushing and passing creates problems for opposing defenses.

While the Rams still lean more towards the passing game – throwing 450 attempts while running just 359 times, the Rams are virtually in a dead heat in terms of scoring. The Rams have 17 touchdowns through the air, and 18 touchdowns on the ground.  As long as the team continues to threaten defenses on the ground and through the air, they will continue to win.