The Los Angeles Rams blew another game at home this past Saturday, as they fell to the San Francisco 49ers 22-21 after leading 21-7 in the fourth quarter.
The loss was the sixth in a row for Los Angeles and dropped them to 4-11 overall on the season. Additionally, the win was the first for the 49ers since the beat the Rams in Week 1, snapping a 13-game losing streak.
It wasn’t necessarily the loss that had the coaching staff, players and fans disappointed, rather it was the way they lost.
Just as they were against the Miami Dolphins a month ago, the Rams were leading 21-7 in the fourth quarter and then just stopped playing on both sides of the ball.
The offense was unable to get key first downs, and the defense was unable to get stops late as San Francisco scored two touchdowns, the last coming with just 30 seconds remaining in the game and then converted a two-point conversion for the win.
Quarterback Jared Goff talked about his performance after the game, saying that he needs to be better, via Myles Simmons of TheRams.com:
“I thought there were some good things we did, I thought there were some, obviously, bad things I did,” Goff said. “We need to be better. I need to be better — I need to be better for us to win.”
Goff had just 90 passing yards to go along with a touchdown and two interceptions in the game. With just one game remaining in the season before a very important offseason for Goff, he made a promise to the fans that he is going to get these issues fixed:
“I’ll say this — to all the fans and everybody that came out today, we’re appreciative and understand where we are,” Goff said. “We know that they understand where we are. It’s just hard, I know they see it — it’s hard in the locker room, it’s hard for all of us. But I promise you guys it will get fixed — [I’ll give] everything in my heart and soul to get it all fixed.”
The Rams will likely hire an offense minded head coach that has a history developing quarterbacks to help Goff, who has greatly underperformed in his six starts after the Rams traded up to select him first overall in the 2016 draft.