It has been a Cinderella season for Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff. After a nightmare rookie year, the former No. 1 overall pick has started to finally look the part of a franchise quarterback.
Goff had the finest game of his career up to date in the Rams 55-17 trouncing of the New York Giants with four touchdowns and 311 yards. His stellar performance was enough to earn him his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award:
311 yards ✅
4 touchdowns ✅
146.8 QBR ✅
NFC Offensive Player of the Week ✅
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 8, 2017
Goff was an efficient 14 of 22 and did a tremendous job of spreading the wealth amongst his receivers. Among them was wideout Robert Woods, who finished with four receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns.
It was also encouraging to see the second-year QB connect with No. 1 wideout Sammy Watkins on a 67-yard bomb. Although it was his only catch of the day, Watkins certainly made it count by taking it for a TD.
With running back Todd Gurley having an MVP-caliber season, Goff’s numbers often take a hit. However, games like these show he is more than capable of producing when needed. For aRams team that is firing on all cylinders, he very well may be the deciding factor down the road.