QB Jared Goff - Los Angeles Rams
|6-4, 215||Born: 10-14-1994||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
2019 Week 1 vs CAR (23 / 39 / 186 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Rams escaped with a narrow road win, depending on their defense and running game than their prolific passing attack from 2018. Jared Goff struggled overall despite Cooper Kupp returning from injury to reform the Rams' strong trio of receivers and Todd Gurley surpassing 100 total yards on 15 touches. Malcolm Brown was the clear No.2 running back and impressed with two red zone touchdowns as Darrell Henderson barely saw the field.
2019 Week 2 vs NO (19 / 28 / 283 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / -2 / 1 rush)
The 2-0 start for the Rams has been despite an up-and-down season start for Jared Goff and the passing game. Week 2 provided upward promise against New Orleans as Goff was more accurate than a week ago but sprinkled in a handful of quizzical decisions and inaccurate passes. Goff missed Cooper Kupp down the seam, nearly added a second interception into double coverage towards Tyler Higbee, and lost a fumble in the red zone, a play which was (incorrectly) fortunately blown dead by the officials as the Saints raced for the sure-fire defensive touchdown. Goff rebounded to pull away for the home win with a laser goal-line slant touchdown to Brandin Cooks and a sneak rushing touchdown, but the Rams are still finding their way on offense through two weeks of the season. The Browns and Buccaneers are up next, both challenges for the Rams.
2019 Week 3 vs CLE (24 / 38 / 269 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 14 / 0 rush)
Goff had his best game of the season in terms of accuracy despite three turnovers against the Browns. Goff was accurate on most of his throws, allowing his three strong receivers to create yards after the catch regularly. Despite their passing game successes, the Rams failed to separate from Cleveland for a strong lead as Goff was stripped late in the first half to set up Cleveland in scoring range via the fumble. Goff was also stuffed on a goal line sneak. Goff was notably late on an interception towards Brandin Cooks and beyond his two logged interceptions, there were two more tipped passes which could have translated into turnovers.
2019 Week 4 vs TB (45 / 68 / 517 / 2 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff stuffed the stat sheet with an unreal 68 pass attempts against the Buccaneers, a mark not seen since Jon Kitna's 68 passes all the way back in 2001. Goff was in constant comeback mode as the Rams defense struggled to stop Tampa Bay throughout and the Rams abandoned the run game to the tune of a mere 10 running back carries. Goff made several big-time throws, especially on intermediate routes, but trailed most of the game by multiple scores. Goff tallied three interceptions with one a result of his arm being hit and a fourth being a near interception late in the game. Goff delivered timely laser throws at times, including a red zone touchdown to Gerald Everett and an impressive deep out to Robert Woods for nearly 40 yards. However, the turnovers and two long touchdown misfired throws to Brandin Cooks and Gerald Everett were missed opportunities in a game where the Rams offense had minimal margin for error as the defense struggled to make a stop.
2019 Week 5 vs SEA (29 / 49 / 395 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Goff has thrown 117 passes over the past two weeks as their back-and-forth slugfest in Seattle centered around the passing game in Week 5. Goff made a number of high-quality throws with pressure in his face at the intermediate level on deep out routes and down the seam in critical moments. Goff's interception, his seventh of the season, came on a drop by Gerald Everett which was tipped into the air for a roving defensive back to corral. Goff nearly scored on a quarterback draw two-point conversion attempt, stopped just short of the goal line. Goff, down by a point, drove the team into field goal range in the closing seconds, only to have the field goal attempt fade wide for the divisional road loss.
2019 Week 6 vs SF (13 / 24 / 78 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff had a non-game against the stout 49ers defense in the sound divisional defeat. Everything was short for the Rams passing game and pressure was the theme as Goff was rarely comfortable in the pocket. After the first scoring drive of the game, the Rams totaled 55 yards on offense spanning more than two quarters of play after that as a macro view of the offense's performance. While Goff did not throw an interception in the game he had a near interception on a comeback route towards Brandin Cooks, was stripped in the pocket (but the Rams recovered), and missed a wide open Gerald Everett on a long fourth-down pass with two minutes to play, the final dagger in a forgettable performance. Goff is in a prime bounce-back spot, however, with the suspect Falcons and Bengals defenses the next two weeks.
2019 Week 7 vs ATL (22 / 37 / 268 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 3 / 1 rush)
A clean game was in order for Goff against the Falcons after a clunky stretch of five touchdowns and six interceptions over the previous four games. The Falcons defense obliged, and Goff avoided mistakes for the comfortable road win. Goff made several stick throws including a deep in-cut to Cooper Kupp on third and long and another on a deep crosser to Robert Woods. Goff also showed touch to drop it in the bucket with a wheel route touchdown to Todd Gurley and a sideline route to Gerald Everett. Goff is rarely active as a runner but added a goal line rushing touchdown on a rollout and a third-and-short sneak conversion. In terms of missed opportunities, Goff overthrew Gerald Everett on a fade route and did the same to Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks on three passes in particular. the Bengals offer a similar matchup to exploit in Week 8.
2019 Week 8 vs CIN (17 / 31 / 372 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff played a second straight clean game, avoiding turnovers and notching a needed win over a struggling (Cincinnati) opponent. Goff regularly saw open receivers, many times Cooper Kupp, and benefitted from substantial yards after the catch to boost his gaudy stat line of 372 yards on just 31 attempts. Brandin Cooks was lost to a concussion early in the game with Josh Reynolds elevating into the starting lineup and posted a strong game in relief. Goff delivered accurate passes to Cooper Kupp on a reverse throw-back design for a 65-yard touchdown and hit a smaller window to Kupp later with a perfect deep ball. Goff's clean stat line did benefit from three potential interceptions not being converted by the Bengals as Goff was late on a deep out on one occasion and threw into traffic over the middle of the field on another of note. Goff after a promising schedule over the second half of the season after their Week 9 bye.
2019 Week 10 vs PIT (22 / 41 / 243 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff struggled to the tune of three turnovers and averaging less than six yards-per-attempt in the road loss to the Steelers. The Rams never sniffed the end zone on offense and the passing game was invisible for much of the first half. In addition to losing a fumble which was returned for a Steelers touchdown, Goff also ended the game with a clunky sequence of a strip fumble, which the Rams recovered, and an interception to end the Rams' comeback hopes. Goff and the Rams struggled on third down all game and Goff was not comfortable for many of his drop backs.
2019 Week 11 vs CHI (11 / 18 / 173 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 3 / 0 rush)
The air came out of the Rams' offense in the defensive-minded win over the Bears. Goff threw just 18 passes as the offense was without Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods of note. Goff derailed a promising opening drive with a rollout touchdown and had a near-interception on another early throw, late on a sideline target. Goff also missed a wide-open Josh Reynolds on a deeper crossing route of note. Goff did have his moments with quality throws, however, especially later in the game. Goff broke the game open with a deep post touchdown to Josh Reynolds, but it was called back by penalty. In the closing minutes, Goff had a big time throw to Gerald Everett on his back shoulder with perfect timing and accuracy, the pair's lone connection (and target) of the game. The schedule softens with the Ravens, Cardinals, and Seahawks next for the Rams offense. Getting weapons back will be key for Goff to rebound after two games of no touchdown and three total interceptions of late.
2019 Week 12 vs BAL (26 / 37 / 212 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Goff's struggles continued in Week 12 in the blowout loss to Baltimore. Goff has not thrown a touchdown pass since Week 8, spanning five interceptions with two more this week. An early deficit did not soften the Ravens defense as Goff aggregated some garbage time production but nothing meaningful. Goff did have a few quality throws, two specifically on deep in-cut routes to Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks sprinkled across the otherwise muted performance. Goff was stripped in the pocket on a scoring drive, stalling to a field goal, and his two interceptions were in the fourth quarter, one being a drop by Cooper Kupp, who also had a forgettable game. The Cardinals offer a bounce-back matchup next week for the struggling Rams offense with their season slipping away.
2019 Week 13 vs ARI (32 / 43 / 424 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
After zero touchdowns over the past three games of tough matchups, Goff and the Rams passing game got their groove back in Arizona. Goff was well-protected, and the Rams' quick game was firing on all cylinders. One of Goff's few drop backs with pressure resulted in a strike to Robert Woods while rolling left. Goff delivered key throws to Cooper Kupp for a deep out touchdown, a deep middle route to Josh Reynolds, and a full extension grab to Tyler Higbee of note. Seattle is another exploitable matchup next week for the Rams to stay hot.
2019 Week 14 vs SEA (22 / 31 / 293 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Goff consistently won with play-action and rollout designs to the Rams passing game, securing a needed divisional win over Seattle. Goff jumped out to a hot start with more than 100 yards and a touchdown drive in the first quarter, featuring a strike down the sideline against the blitz to Tyler Higbee for more than 30 yards. Of Goff's two interceptions, one was caused by Robert Woods stopping his crossing route and significant pocket pressure turned into an interception returned for a touchdown. The other was Goff overthrowing Brandin Cooks on a deep route. Whether to the left or right, Goff was sharp on rollout throws and fueled after-the-catch yardage. Goff's highlight throws included a laser deep in-cut to Cooper Kupp for a touchdown as the Rams jumped to a significant halftime lead and later another 30+ yard rollout to Tyler Higbee.
2018 Week 1 vs OAK (18 / 33 / 233 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Goff had tons of time in the pocket vs Oakland, and was not challenged in this game at all by Oakland. Held ball too long and takes a sack vs man coverage on 3rd and 8. His accuracy in this game did leave something to be desired. He was almost intercepted twice in the redzone. Once on a Spacing concept against zone coverage. Nothing was open, he needs to learn to throw it away instead of forcing it for a potential turnover in scoring range. He was almost intercepted again trying to throw to Kupp in the endzone later. The Raiders played man coverage and Kupp won from the slot on a double move. It was a bang-bang tight window but open very quickly - the ball was thrown behind and deflected (almost picked). He also just missed Robert Woods on multiple shot play opportunities in the second half. His touchdown throw to Kupp was a well-executed play. His touchdown throw to Todd Gurley came on a 19 Touch Pass - a Jet Sweep that is a forward toss instead of a handoff.
2018 Week 2 vs ARI (24 / 32 / 354 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Goff started in rhythm on the first drive, looking to get Robert Woods involved in pass game early this week. He forced Deep Over to Woods on 3rd and 10 on first drive, leading to a tip/almost interception. Goff didn't see the LB read his eyes and float over to take the route away. He shows excellent accuracy on intermediate inside breaking routes which really helps to protect Brandin Cooks, as he is being involved going over the middle more than ever in his career. Back to back Pass, hit Cooks on a Dig then sacked on next play on a Toss Boot. Arguably his most impressive throw of the day was his ugliest - a great job of getting a semi-dangerous throw to an open Robert Woods He had to deal with compressed space quickly in the pocket, throwing off-platform off his back foot -a wobbly ball but it got there for a big play. The Rams also showed a new look from their Empty Formation Touch Pass package to build off the TD play Gurley scored on vs the Raiders - this one went to Cooks for 9 yards and an almost touchdown. Goff's interception came on the first drive of the 2nd half while just outside the redzone. The Rams ran Play Action on 3rd and 9 from the 21. Goff got immediate pressure. He evaded the sack and got outside the pocket, but held the ball too long and threw it late to a covered Cooks. The result was an easy INT for Patrick Peterson. His touchdown pass came on the Rams' very last drive after they were already up 4 scores - a short toss to an uncovered Tyler Higbee in the flat.
2018 Week 3 vs LAC (29 / 36 / 354 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)
Goff had his best game of the season against the Chargers. He was really challenged to make some difficult, tight-window throws and aced the test. He also showed off his growing feel as an improviser in this game, extending a number of dropbacks for big plays. He still needs work in the redzone. He followed up a mature decision to improvise and then throw the ball away with a terrible interception due to poor accuracy on the next play. He tried throwing an Out route to Gerald Everett in the endzone. The ball was thrown slightly behind, and Derwin James easily undercut and picked off the throw. His first throw of the 2 minute drill (deep out to Robert Woods) is as good of a throw you'll see by an NFL QB. It was a Deep Out vs Cover 2 where he laid it up and over the sinking Flat CB and the safety over the top. It was a toe tap catch by Woods - a zero room for error type of throw and catch. His next most impressive play also came during the two minute drill - a gun barrell throw under pressure to Cooks to get the team into field goal range to close out the first half (the FG attempt missed). The second half is where Goff really showed his improvement extending the play - most notably on his touchdown throw to Cooper Kupp. If he can keep this improvement vs pressure up, it will rise him into the upper tier of quarterbacks.
2018 Week 4 vs MIN (26 / 33 / 465 / 5 / 0 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Goff's most notable form of progression and maturity in this game showed up in how he was able to move the safeties to clear out matchups that he wanted to go to. It was apparent on the first drive on a 3rd and 9 conversion to Brandin Cooks. Goff wanted to go to Cooks on a backside Drag opposite of Trips. He opened up looking to Trips to clear the area out, then snapped his head, and threw the Drag to Cooks for for the conversion. Goff also showed pinpoint accuracy all night, but this has been a pretty consistent feature of his game so far this season. Gurley's redzone touchdown catch was right over his shoulder where only Gurley could get it. On Kupp's huge catch and run, Kupp did not have to break his stride or wait for the ball at all ˝ oftentimes the difference between a big play and a guaranteed touchdown. He showed fantastic eye manipulation on Cooks' long touchdown. It was similar to their first third down hookup where Goff used his eyes to move coverage towards the Trips side, allowing Cooks to run free as the backside X. Stared down Kupp to get the safety to take him, completely opening up the backside Post for Cooks. Pinpoint throw 30 yards downfield into the endzone. His third TD might be the best of his career so far. The Rams lined up in an Empty backfield. Gurley ran Jet Motion and the Rams ran a Touch Pass fake (the Empty formation Touch Pass has been a staple package for them close to the redzone this year). Cooper Kupp ran a Deep Over on the play. The left CB actually did a good job of finding Kupp and sinking down the left sideline to form double coverage with the safety, however Goff threw the pass perfectly where Kupp could split the double coverage and accelerate to the catch point where only he could get it.
2018 Week 5 vs SEA (23 / 32 / 321 / 1 / 2 pass, 5 / 15 / 0 rush)
This was a solid if unspectacular day for Goff. His most impressive play of the game on the first drive - where he fumbled and was still able to avoid disaster. On the first 3rd down of the game, he was stripsacked by Frank Clark on the blindside. He picked up his own fumble and scrambled before tossing it downfield to Robert Woods for an incomplete pass, saving a turnover. His first interception came on the Rams' first trip to the redzone, where he forced a pass to the flat to Gurley that the defender turned into a tip drill interception. He fumbled the ball as it slipped out of his hands mid-release during the two minute drill - recovered by one of his OL. He capped a fairly disjointed 2 minute drill with a Hail Mary interception. In the second half, with a depleted WR core, Goff fed Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds on critical drives and they rewarded him by jumpstarting the offense in critical moments for scoring drives.
2018 Week 6 vs DEN (14 / 28 / 201 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 14 / 0 rush)
Injuries to other players and the Denver pass rush turned this into more of a game managing play for Goff. He had a great throw on Post to Cooks on the first drive, but stalled out after some short pass attempts to Todd Gurley (one of which was a Touch Pass Jet Sweep that Gurley just straight up dropped like a fumbled handoff). On the Rams' second drive (3rd and 2 from the 20) he delivered really accurate ball to a covered Robert Woods on a Deep Over that only Woods can get his hands on ˝ however Woods could not bring the ball in and the drive stalled at the 20. He took two sacks to Bradley Chubb in the two minute drill closing out the first half. Both times featured deeper dropbacks and route concepts. On the first, Goff got caught holding the ball waiting for a route to come open. On the second, Von Miller beat his man and flushed Goff into Chubb's sack. His interception came near the end of the third quarter ˝ he threw an outbreaking route to Josh Reynolds on the perimeter ˝ the defender was able to slightly tip it and the ball hit right in Reynolds' facemask and ricocheted off for an interception.
2018 Week 7 vs SF (18 / 24 / 202 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Goff fumbled on the snap from under center on the third play of the game, a 3rd and 1 that went for an 8 yard loss (he recovered his own fumble). On the following drive, antastic protection by the offensive line allowed a huge 3rd and 12 conversion on a Deep In cut to Robert Woods. He had an almost pick-six towards the end of the first quarter, when he threw an inaccurate checkdown off Gerald Everett's frame. The ball popped in the air right into a defender's hands but was dropped. Hitting repeated Deep Crosses off Play Action was like taking candy from a baby vs the 49ers passrush-less Cover 3 base scheme.
2018 Week 8 vs GB (19 / 35 / 295 / 3 / 0 pass, 5 / 7 / 0 rush)
The Rams offensive line kept getting worked in pass protection in the first half, and a lot of early down runs kept leaving the Rams in 3rd and long situations. His first sack came on 3rd and 4 of the first drive - a coverage sack where nobody was open. He took off and tried to run vertically - was patient before trying to improvise. He had Cooks open on a Deep Cross off a play action Touch Pass, but pressure forced Goff off his spot (they missed Rodger Saffold a lot in this game). He did a great job of protecting Woods on an intermediate Dig route, throwing it low and letting him go to the ground as he made the catch in traffic - he continues to be an elite player in this facet. Kept getting absolutely pummeled early in 3rd and long situations. The Rams playing behind the sticks a lot, and Green Bay front easily dominated Rams OL early in the game. Rang up 3 sacks and shut down the run. He missed Woods come open up the seam on a 3rd and 10 in the 2nd quarter, and chose instead to check the ball down to Gurley. He made two huge back-to-back throws in the two minute drill to close out the first half. Both were initially ruled incomplete as they were along the sideline but were overturned on challenged. On the first, he dropped back from shotgun, and inside pressure flushed him to his left. He avoided the sack and made an across the body throw backshoulder fade to Cooks along the left sideline. On the next play, he dropped an absolute dime to Gurley on a wheel route for 30+. After two unsuccessful Gurley run attempts, Goff capped the drive off with an easy one yard touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds.
2018 Week 9 vs NO (28 / 40 / 391 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Rams made a noteable commitment to perimeter throwing in this game. Tons of outs/corner routes. Nice soft touch on corner route to Higbee on first attempt. Let deep route develop despite underneath being open early. Good gain on boot. Hit deep corner route again on second drive, this time to Cooks. Rams had a surprising 3-and-out and their third drive, all Goff pass attempts. The Saints were able to get a little pressure and he threw the ball at his receivers' feet on both 1st and 2nd down. On 3rd, they ran a simple WR screen to Cooks (the Rams started the drive in field goal range already after their defense got a turnover). His interception capped off a particularly poor stretch of offense for the Rams. Their previous two drives ended with them leaving 6 points on the field after an unsuccessful field goal fake and a missed field goal. On the first play of the drive, Goff forced the ball on an underneath route over the middle to Woods and didn't see the linebacker in zone floating over to jump the route. He did run a good two minute drill, picking up a field goal despite starting at his own 25 yard line with just 26 second remaining in the half. The most encouraging outcome of the game is that Goff was able to produce down the stretch and deliver touchdowns - even without the threat of a run game and a lead to lean on. His touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp in the fourth quarter and subsequent 2-point conversion to Gerald Everett tied the game 35-35 with 10 minutes left. The Rams final two drives were a 3-and-out (punt) and a turnover on downs. The final drive in particular featured some pretty poor plays on the ball by Brandin Cooks, as both of Goff's attempts to him could have converted.
2018 Week 10 vs SEA (28 / 39 / 318 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 3 / 0 rush)
The Rams started the first drive off with no-huddle. Goff directed them right down the field, not even facing a 3rd down on the opening drive. He threw completions to five different receivers on the drive, capping it off with a touchdown pass to Gerald Everett. The second drive was more methodical, with the Rams opening up their run game and slowing the pace down. They did get down to the redzone, but the drive stalled on 3rd down. The 3rd down was actually a mature decision by Goff. With nobody open, he broke the pocket to try and buy time for someone to get open. When nobody did, instead of taking a hit (or potentially a sack - losing yardage) or forcing the ball into coverage, he simply threw it away and let his field goal unit come pick up three points. Over the stretch of the game, he got pressured/hit a TON. The offensive line did not pass protect well. For the most part, Goff made mature decisions on the day. While it wasn't his gaudiest day in terms of raw output, he remained poised against a defense that got really physical with him.
2018 Week 11 vs KC (31 / 49 / 413 / 4 / 0 pass, 4 / 6 / 1 rush)
He is the conductor for the best offense in the league, and his growth between last year and this year is noticeable. He can alter pace, playing well fast or slow. Early in the game, the Rams went high-tempo - breaking the huddle quickly, throwing short passes, and picking up chunk plays with YAC. Even though he will never be a runner, he impresses every week with a couple of decisions where he is forced to pull the ball and improvise when things don't go according to plan. For the most part, the results stemming from these situations has been fabulous. On Goff's second sack, he probably should have just thrown the ball away - holding it too long allowed for a stripsack that the Chiefs recovered (and scored on the next play). Goff's rushing touchdown in the third quarter was a positive result of his improvisation. His accuracy vs the Chiefs was good, not great (although he's earned a very high standard be held to). He had Woods open a few times for big plays and just put too much air on his throw. Even on his completions to Woods, two of them could have gone for a touchdown if they were better thrown passes. He almost had a devastating turnover that costed the Rams the game in the 4th quarter. Down 51-47 with 2:32. He threw a corner route to Woods, but didn't see the underneath corner floating in the zone and reading his eyes. The corner easily high-pointed the ball and just flat out dropped it. Goff came right back on the next play, and hit Cooks for a 22 yard Deep Out, and then capped the drive off with a 40 yard 9 route to Gerald Everett down the left sideline for the go-ahead touchdown.
2018 Week 13 vs DET (17 / 33 / 207 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
This was arguably Goff's worst game to date this season. A lot of meat was left on the bone in the passing game, and the two turnovers he had were his fault. He had a potentially huge missed play where he pre-determined to go to Robert Woods on a Drag-Wheel conversion and missed Cooks come wide open on the Deep Over. He tried hitting Cooks on a Deep Over route on the next drive, but it was triple covered. Goff sailed the ball a bit and it was easily intercepted. He opened up the second half with a 23 yard Deep Over to Robert Woods on the first play. On the next play, he was pressured off the edge after a deep drop off play action. A replay angle showed that he had Woods open on a Deep Over again, but he dropped his eyes just as the route came open. He scrambled vertically into the teeth of the rush and was taken down for a sack, fumbling and turning the ball over in the process. The offense sputtered through much of the third quarter, with the Rams' only scoring drive coming on a field goal after Detroit attempted an onside kick (and was flagged for illegal touching), allowing the Rams to start at the Lions' 38 yard line.
2018 Week 14 vs CHI (20 / 44 / 180 / 0 / 4 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Pressure and bad decision-making was the theme of Jared Goff's dismal showing in Chicago. The Rams froze in the frigid conditions with Goff rarely looking comfortable in the pocket and the Rams struggling to get any easy yards through their scheme, concepts, or after the catch. Goff had more poor throws than quality ones, logging a should-have-been interception and a fumble (which the Rams recovered) beyond his four-turnover box score. Goff was generally late and indecisive on his drop backs and was rarely aided by his receivers (at least six drops). Goff added a safety and a critical fourth down sack to his list of demerits.
2018 Week 15 vs PHI (35 / 54 / 339 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff is struggling, plain and simple. His throws outside the numbers lack velocity and accuracy. Defenses are committing to taking deeper drops at the second level and leaving just checkdowns open for the Rams. Goff did lead the Rams' touchdown drive in the first quarter, but it featured almost all checkdowns and short throws (Gurley capped the drive off with a five yard run). He was intercepted on the Rams' first drive of the second quarter ˝ a deep comeback to Josh Reynolds that was thrown too far inside, allowing the corner to break on the ball and intercept it. He led a solid hurry up to close out the first quarter, moving the ball to the 18 yard line with 20 seconds remaining. The drive ended with three consecutive 9 routes to Josh Reynolds, none of which were really in play for the receiver to make the catch. The drive again ended in a field goal. Goff continued to mostly live on checkdowns in the second half. His second interception of the day was downright inexcusable, and will live on in NFL Films blooper reels for eternity. His center stepped on his foot, causing Goff to fall and fumble as the play began. He recovered his own fumble ˝ but instead of taking the loss and living to see another down, he got up and tried to throw the ball away. He ended up lightly tossing the ball to an Eagles defender as he was wrapped up and being tackled. In the fourth quarter, he had a potential touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds overturned, with the ball being placed a the one yard line. It was Goff's best throw of the day, a post route right on the money.
2018 Week 16 vs ARI (19 / 24 / 216 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 6 / 1 rush)
Things were looking good on the first drive. Rhythm and timing there, standing in the pocket and being patient even with the Cardinals sending blitzed. The drive suddenly ended on a sack/fumble where Goif had to hold the ball for a beat and step up in the pocket, and Chandler Jones just destroyed the Rams' right tackle around the edge. On the next drive, the Rams started really dialing up their rushing attempts. Goff almost did throw a deep touchdown to Robert Woods on the drive, but just underthrew him. After matriculating the ball downfield with the run, the Rams capped the drive off with a Read Option from the one yard line, where Goff kept the ball and scored a rushing touchdown. He played very conservatively for the rest of the game, but he did uncork an absolutely beautiful deep ball to (wide open) Robert Woods for a fourth quarter touchdown.
2018 Week 17 vs SF (15 / 26 / 199 / 4 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
After spending most of November and December in a funk, Jared Goff found his footing. Aqib Talib recovered a fumble on San FranciscoÝs opening drive, giving the Rams the ball inside the 10. After two CJ Anderson runs, Goff threw an easy play action touchdown pass to Branin Cooks over the middle. He was charged with a fumble, however it looked to be the fault of Gerald Everett not taking the handoff cleanly on a Jet Sweep. He scored three more times in the game. On two, he didnÝt have to do much work - one being a catch-and-run screen by Cooks, the other a short two-yarder by Josh Reynolds. However, his first touchdown to Reynolds was a perfectly thrown pass on a corner route, leading Reynolds to his outside shoulder and away from the safety coming over the middle.
2018 Week 19 vs DAL (15 / 28 / 186 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 12 / 0 rush)
Goff missed a potential touchdown throw to Gurley on 3rd and goal on the first drive. The Rams lined up in shotgun with Gurley aligned to Goff's left. Gurley turns his route upfield right off the left tackle's pass set - not quite a Wheel route and more like short Seam. This is one of Los Angeles' best and favorite red zone concepts. This time, the Cowboys sent a blitz with both linebackers, with the edge defender (a defensive lineman in this case) picking up Gurley if he releases. The edge defender did a good job getting hands on Gurley as he released, but Gurley did get by him. Goff panicked at the unblocked linebacker blitzing inside, threw off his back foot, and missed the open Gurley. They settled for a field goal. At the beginning of the second quarter, he had a well-executed touchdown pass in the redzone taken away as Brandin Cooks bobbled the ball as he was going to the ground. On 3rd and goal from the 5 yard line, he slightly overthrew Cooks on an open corner route in the endzone. Cooks made the catch, but was not able to get both feet in bounds. At this point, the Rams had left 8 points on the field due to poor redzone execution, a problematic area for them down the stretch of the season. On the first drive of the third quarter, the Rams were driving down to score. Goff and CJ Anderson fumbled a handoff exchange on 3rd and 3, leaving the Rams to settle for another field goal in scoring range. On the Rams' final scoring drive (carried on the ground by Anderson), Goff was stuffed at the one yard line on a quarterback sneak. On fourth down, Anderson scored on an inside run - avoiding another costly 4-point play loss.
2018 Week 20 vs NO (25 / 40 / 297 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
The first interception of the game was not his fault, although he did through the ball with a little too much heat. The pass was off Gurley's frame, but it seemed to be with the intention to lead him away from the linebacker in zone coverage. One of Goff's elite areas as a quarterback is his ability to protect his wide receivers over the middle of the field. On the next drive however, his accuracy over the middle got away from him. On the following third down (with the Rams already down 6-0), Goff sailed the pass to an open Robert Woods on the Skinny Post. Goff finally got going midway through the 3rd quarter. The Rams finally decided start using more hurry up (even with the crowd noise) and letting Goff call the game at the line. Goff began hitting on their rhythm passes and finally settled down (or so it seemed). After Josh Reynolds' End-Around took the ball to the 1, Goff hurried the Rams to the line. He tried quick-snapping with (what seemed to be) an inside run to CJ Anderson. Goff fumbled the center-quarterback exchange. Everything was fine. He threw an easy touchdown to Higbee two plays later on one of their favorite goalline concepts, Flat/Out. Once the game entered crunch time in the middle of the 4th, Goff made some good plays. He and Gerald Everett executed a perfect scramble drill in tandem for a huge 3rd down conversion. He completed a 33-yard wheel route to Josh Reynolds two plays later to bring the ball to the Saints' 5 . This was a successful throw that led to a field goal, but it also wasn't quite good enough. To be picky: Reynolds was wide open and covered by a linebacker. Goff underthrew the ball, forcing Reynolds to slow up and catch it on his back shoulder. Instead of being able to catch in stride for an easy touchdown, the linebacker was able to catch up while Reynolds waited and made the tackle. New Orleans held stout inside the 5 and held the Rams to a field goal to tie the game instead of taking the lead. The Rams' final drive in regulation started on their own 25 after a touchback. Goff also started this two-minute drill by going to Josh Reynolds, converting the second attempt for a 19 yard catch. Goff used the no huddle and Quick pass game to start marching down the field. On 3rd and 3, he hit Robert Woods on a slant that should have been a catch-and-run touchdown. Woods had to extend a little and catch the ball off his frame, and he tripped while turning upfield to start gaining YAC. Woods and Goff had a miscommunication a few plays later on 3rd and 7 where Goff threw a Quick Out as Woods ran a Quick in that stalled the drive and forced the Rams to settle for the field goal and Overtime. Goff made arguably the smartest play of his career on the Rams' first offensive play from overtime. The Saints turned it over, giving the Rams the ball at their own 42. Los Angeles ran a Play Action pass. There was a protection bust, and the left edge defender came unblocked. Instead of panicking and eating a sack (ruining the best starting field position they had all game), Goff was able to completely square his shoulders and hips after the fake and just get the ball off to a wide open Higbee in the Flat. It gained 12 yards and brought the Rams into field goal range.
2017 Week 1 vs IND (21 / 29 / 306 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues the development that we saw in the preseason. The matchup was a good one heading into this week against a Colts defense that is without Vontae Davis, but Goff was able to throw for his first 300 yard game of his career. The offensive line gave Goff all the time in the world to throw which allowed him to progress through his receivers very nicely. His best throw of the day was in the second quarter in which he hit rookie tight end Gerald Everett on a corner route in which Goff was able to place the ball perfectly to where only Everett could catch it.
2017 Week 2 vs WAS (15 / 25 / 224 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 1 / 0 rush)
Goff took a step back in this game as he completed just 60% of his passes while throwing an interception and fumbling a ball that was recovered by his own team. Goff's numbers were partially inflated by connecting with Gerald Everett on a 68 yard reception in which Goff was able to buy himself time by scrambling outside of the pocket to hit a wide open Everett about 20 yards down field.
2017 Week 3 vs SF (22 / 28 / 292 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
After a down week two, Jared Goff rebounded in a big way this past week as he looked calm and collected against this 49ers team throwing for three touchdowns. Goff made some absolutely incredible throws in this game as he was able to leverage his pin-point accuracy and place the ball in only places that his receivers were able to catch it. This was shown on two key pass plays one to Sammy Watkins in which Goff hit him in full stride for a basket catch, and the other was a throw on the run in which Robert Woods was being face-guarded yet Goff was able to throw it over the defensive players arms. Goff utilized his legs a few times in this game to escape the on-coming blitz which otherwise would have gotten to take down Goff as he was not sacked in this game.
2017 Week 4 vs DAL (21 / 36 / 255 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff was successful in the short yardage passing as he relied on the yards after the catch with Gurley and Kupp in this game. This was evident in both the game film and the statistics as 149 yards of Goff's 255 yards came after the catch which means his average depth of completed pass was only 5.0 yards in this game.
2017 Week 5 vs SEA (22 / 47 / 288 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
It has been a tale of Jekyll and Hyde with Goff all season. The young quarterback has looked like the top draft selection he was at times and has also looked like a guy who is still trying to figure out the NFL. Despite all of that Goff still had the opportunity to win the game on the final drive just to see the ball fall out of the hands of Cooper Kupp in the end zone. It was amazing that Goff even had the opportunity to make this final drive after giving up two interceptions and a strip sack recovered by Seattle on consecutive drives. However, he was able to hit Tyler Higbee up the seam for 35-yards and Robert Woods for 20-yards to give the Rams a few final shots at the end zone. Goff's interceptions came on a tipped ball at the line while setting up a screen and then a horribly thrown wobbling ball across the middle. The offense was inconsistent all day and it started with Goff. The Rams face a tough secondary in Jacksonville next week that intercepted Ben Roethlisberger five times. Another interesting note is Goff was unable to connect with his top passing option in Sammy Watkins despite four targets.
2017 Week 6 vs JAX (11 / 21 / 124 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 9 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff was asked to do very little in this game especially in the second half as the team completed just three passes in the second half. Goff was facing one of the best secondaries in the NFL and it showed as he was sacked three times, and completed just 52% of his passes only throwing the ball 21 total times. This was a week to forget for Goff, but he still did enough for his team to get a win even if it was just moving the ball enough to seal the game as he drove the team down to get a field goal completing a key 22-yard reception to Cooper Kupp with 5 minutes left in the game to seal the victory.
2017 Week 7 vs ARI (22 / 37 / 235 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 13 / 1 rush)
Goff was a little erratic on a drive to drive basis as when he started a drive off great, he was able to throw a very high completion percentage, but when struggled early in the drive it often led to difficulty incompletions or a shortened drive. Overall, Goff had a significant amount of time to throw the ball as his offensive line pass blocked tremendously against this Arizona team that struggles at getting a pass rush as they are 27th in NFL sacks. Goff showed some mobility in his repertoire in this game as the team ran a read-option inside the ten-yard line in which Goff pulled the ball down and kept it rushing for a touchdown.
2017 Week 9 vs NYG (14 / 22 / 311 / 4 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff was extremely efficient as he completed just 14 passes in this game but averaged 22.2 yards per completion. A lot of this was due to the struggles of the Giants secondary and some busted coverage that left receivers wide open. Goff made two beautiful deep throws one to Gerald Everett on a fly route in which Goff placed the ball perfectly 40 yards down the field. Goffs other throw was to Sammy Watkins on a post route. Goff used his mobility to extend plays on the ground which bought him more time for his receivers to get open which is a great sign of pocket awareness for the developing quarterback.
2017 Week 10 vs HOU (25 / 37 / 355 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues to show his development as he had a tremendous game this week looking through his check downs to find open receivers. Goff was accurate and one of his best throws was a perfectly placed ball to Robert Woods for a 94-yard touchdown hitting him in stride about 50-yards down the field showing off his arm strength. One of Goff's best attributes in this game was the utilization of the play-action pass as he was able to sell the fakes perfectly often getting the defense to over-commit to the run which setup a significant part of the passing offense this week.
2017 Week 11 vs MIN (23 / 37 / 225 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff turned into a check-down machine in this game as he was unwilling to throw the ball deep against this tough secondary in Minnesota with Harrison Smith at safety. Goff averaged just 6.1 yards per attempt which is the lowest on the season and only had two passes longer than 20 yards and both went for 23 yards. Goff was not terrible in this game, but the team ultimately needed someone to make a big play and while he completed 62% of his passes he just did not push the ball downfield due to the coverage being very strong.
2017 Week 12 vs NO (28 / 43 / 354 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues to shine as the coaching staff continues to simplify the field for Goff having him often look at one half of the field instead of the entire field. Goff continues to shine particularly when he is throwing the ball to the right side of the field. Goff did a tremendous job with his accuracy in this game as he completed 65% of his passes and the biggest thing for Goff is knowing when to put pace on the ball compared to when to taking pace off. For example, on a fly route to Cooper Kupp that was his longest completion of the day for 53-yards Goff floated the ball to Cooper Kupp to ensure that he did not overthrow the wide open receiver. When Goff has time, he is very calm and poised, but he did take four sacks in this game and struggled under pressure a little bit.
2017 Week 13 vs ARI (21 / 31 / 220 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff did not need to do much in this game as the Rams got out to an early lead and the Rams largely went conservative in this game not trying to force the ball too far down the field. Goff did a nice job avoiding pressure in this game as he has developed into a quarterback with great pocket awareness often stepping up right at the right time to make a play. Goff was able to throw two touchdowns in this game, both in the red zone the first on a quick slant to Gerald Everett and the second was a simple underneath crossing pattern by Sammy Watkins in which he was able to use his speed for the score. One drawback to the day for Goff was an interception that largely was not his fault as Kareem Martin made a tremendous play as he disengaged his blocker on the defensive line to jump up at the perfect time to make the interception.
2017 Week 14 vs PHI (16 / 26 / 199 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff never looked comfortable in this game as the game was somewhat choppy even though the score was as high as it was. Goff threw the ball just 26 times in this game and did not have great success other than to Cooper Kupp which a lot of this was set up with yards after the catch. The Eagles made it tough for the Rams to get anything going in this game as they largely took away the deep shots once they got the lead and forced the Rams to beat them underneath. When Goff had time he was able to consistently deliver the ball accurately an did not turn the ball over until late in the game which resulted in the game-clinching touchdown for the Eagles.
2017 Week 15 vs SEA (14 / 21 / 120 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
With the game that Melvin Gordon had, Goff simply needed to be efficient to cement the blowout. His two touchdown passes were not needed, and his lone interception came on a 4th and 1 play in a goal to go situation where all of his receivers were covered. It was a little strange that the Rams went for it on 4th down after they already had a 2-score lead early in the game, but Goff's interception actually pushed the Seahawks further back than had he thrown an incompletion. His touchdown passes came to Robert Woods and Todd Gurley. The first touchdown came on a 1-yard strike to Woods after Gurley had already ran the ball in from the 1 twice before. The second touchdown pass came to Gurley on a 14-yard catch and run to put the Rams up 40-0. This was a thorough thrashing that allowed the Rams to give Sean Mannion a few reps at the end of the game and give Goff a rest. There is still plenty for the Rams to play for in the final 2 weeks of the season and Goff seems to be up to the task after this week.
2017 Week 16 vs TEN (22 / 38 / 301 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / -6 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff's job was relatively easy in this game as the game plan was to dump the ball down to Todd Gurley and take deep shots down the field to keep the defense honest. Besides the screens and check-downs to Gurley, Goff was just 10/25 in this game. Goff was erratic as he overthrew several receivers and threw several 50/50 balls that his receiver was unable to come down with. Goff did throw four touchdowns in this game two of which were to Gurley one on a screen that he took 80-yards and another was a red-zone play on a dump off. Goff's third touchdown was one that he has thrown several times this season as it was a quick slant to Sammy Watkins from inside the five-yard line. Goff's final touchdown was a 15-yard pass that Goff overthrew, but Cooper Kupp made an incredible catch getting his knee down. Overall the stat line looks great due to 300-yards and four touchdowns, but this was not Goff's best game as Todd Gurley's playmaking was the primary cause for a lot of these yards and touchdowns.
2017 Week 18 vs ATL (24 / 45 / 259 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff struggled throughout this game with being able to put consistent drives together as he appeared bothered and thrown off when his check-down to Gurley was not available as it had been the past few weeks. Goff did look more composed in the second half, adjusting to the defense and pairing up with Robert Woods instead of quickly looking to check down to Gurley as he did in the first half, but overall this is going to be something he is going to need to work on heading into the off-season as if teams game plan to take Gurley away which Atlanta did, how will Goff respond will be the question.
2016 Week 11 vs MIA (17 / 31 / 134 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 11 / 0 rush)
It was supposed to be the start of a new era with their franchise quarterback, and everything was playing to script until the fourth quarter. Goff played like a rookie quarterback who was afraid to make a mistake in this one and it showed. Goff completed just under 55% of his passes, threw the ball away several times, and rushed the ball to his check down receivers resulting in incompletions. The best thing Goff did all day was hand the ball off to Todd Gurley, but even that was not enough. Goff targeted his big receivers in Kenny Britt and Lance Kendricks but just does not have the time and chemistry with the starting offense. Goff has a favorable matchup against a New Orleans; secondary ranked towards the bottom of the league.
2016 Week 12 vs NO (20 / 32 / 214 / 3 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff looked like a quarterback deserving of that first overall pick in the first half today, but could not carry that over to the second half to overcome a vintage performance from Drew Brees. Goff connected on touchdowns to his top three targets in Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, and Lance Kendricks. However, he also accounted for one interception and a fumble lost. With a stout Rams defense, 21 points will keep Goff in most games but a Saints offense that was clicking and a few rookie mistakes put an end to this one early in the second half. Goff best play came on a beautiful 24-yard pass that fell right over the outside shoulder of Tavon Austin in the end zone for a touchdown. Goff also capitalized on a Brees fumble by finding Kenny Britt on a quick slant for 6-yards to give the Rams an early 14-7 lead. GoffÝs final touchdown came on a 15-yard pass to Lance Kendricks across the middle where the big tight end had to fight into the end zone. Goff looked poised and had outstanding pocket presence early in this one, but it all fell apart in the second half. With three tough matchups to come, Goff is going to have a lot of opportunities to throw the ball in coming weeks against the Patriots, Falcons, and Seahawks.
2016 Week 13 vs NE (14 / 32 / 161 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
The question can be asked now. Was the switch to Jared Goff made too early, and how will these early struggles affect his development? The rookie was wildly inaccurate in this one, completing less than 50% of his passes and tacking on 2 interceptions on the day. The only real highlight came on a 4th and 11 play where he found a wide-open Kenny Britt down the left side for 66 yards and then capped the same drive with a 1-yard touchdown to Britt for his only score. The first interception came on a pass dropped by Lance Kendricks the popped up in the air right to the defense. The second interception came on a ball tipped at the line and Goff being hit hard after release. Both interceptions were not totally his fault, but the sub 50% completion rate is not going to help win a lot of games. At this point in the season, there is no coming back from Goff and the Rams are going to have to struggle while he develops.
2016 Week 14 vs ATL (24 / 41 / 235 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 1 rush)
Jared Goff was put in an early hole today with the opening kickoff being fumbled and quickly turned into a touchdown. He managed to lead a very effective first drive to try and bring the Rams back even but was intercepted in the red zone and it was all downhill from there. Goff targeted Britt on a quick slant, but the ball tipped off the receiver's fingers as he was hit and was intercepted. It is hard to blame Goff for this one, but the ball was thrown into tight coverage and again shows that he is a rookie. Goff was later picked off when targeting Britt again later in the game, only this time it was returned 33-yards for a touchdown. Goff never saw Jones underneath and again tried to force the ball to Britt. To put the icing on the cake, Goff was later sacked by Vic Beasley, fumbled, and had the ball returned 21-yards for the final Falcons touchdown. Goff has been put in a very tough spot to lead a struggling franchise and after a game like today, the question has to be asked if the switch was made too soon? Goff faces an even tougher test against a vaunted Seattle secondary next week and could face similar results if changes are not made this week.
2016 Week 15 vs SEA (13 / 25 / 135 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues to look like the rookie he is, but he is not getting much support from the offense around him. Key drops from Lance Kendricks on the first play of the game and then an easy touchdown dropped by Mike Thomas on the second drive highlight how the day went for Goff. The best pass of the night came on a 24-yard connection with Kenny Britt when Goff avoided the rush by stepping up in the pocket and threw a strike on the deep crossing route. Goff also missed an easy touchdown when he underthrew a wide open Brian Quick early in the first half. The scary moment came 4th quarter when a hit to the helmet knocked Goff out for the rest of the game. Richard Sherman delivered the decisive blow and he is no stranger to such plays as he has shown his entire career. If Goff is able to clear concussion protocol he will have a favorable matchup against San Francisco next week.
2016 Week 16 vs SF (11 / 24 / 90 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
It has been trial by fire for Jared Goff after he took over for Case Keenum and the results have simply not been there. Goff threw one touchdown to backup tight end Tyler Higbee, but added two interceptions and could not consistently move the ball against the worst defense in the NFL. The touchdown pass came on a third and goal from the two-yard line. Goff went play action, dropped back, and waited until he could find Higbee over the middle. This put the Rams up 21-7 early in the 4th quarter. Goff did have to deal with losing his top receiving threat in Kenny Britt due to a shoulder injury, but even with him in the lineup, Goff was inaccurate and complacent. The Rams built a lead they felt comfortable with and then let up in the second half.
2016 Week 17 vs ARI (13 / 20 / 120 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Rams appeared to just be content with losing this game and trying to get out of there without Goff getting hurt as he was under pressure seemingly every time he took a snap. The Rams only threw the ball 20 times with Goff before pulling him for the backup Sean Mannion in the second half. A lot of the pressure was Goff holding the ball too long and staring down receivers instead of getting rid of the ball.