LA made sure they gave Goff the right weapons
Los Angeles has made scoring one of their biggest takeaways this season. They’re on pace to finish as the second best scoring team in all of football just a year after finishing dead last in the same category.
Leading the turnaround has been the receiving corp of the Rams, lead by Robert Woods for the majority of the season before suffering an injury that kept him out of the game versus the Saints. Woods has been head and shoulders their best receiver this season, catching 47 passes out of his 70 targets for north of 700 yards.
Second on the list in receiving is rookie Cooper Kupp, who the Rams got as one of the latest steals from the NFL Draft. Kupp has caught 38 of his 62 targets and has gained 481 yards through the air.
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Let’s not forget that Jared Goff also has a solid running back to help him lead the offense in former Georgia star Todd Gurley. In just under 200 attempts this season, Gurley has ran for 791 yards and eight touchdowns.
All Goff really needed was the right receivers to target and for his running back to be the best he can be. Last season was also an off year for Gurley, who has seemed to come back in a lot of ways to help the Rams on the offensive side of the ball.
Not only has Gurley been effective through the run, but he hasn’t held back from gaining yards through the air himself. Up to this point in the season, Gurley is third in receiving yards behind Kupp and Woods. He has managed 425 yards via 38 catches out of 52 targets.
Sammy Watkins has also been a factor for the Rams, although maybe not as big as some might have though when Los Angeles for him from Buffalo. The former BIlls receiver has 408 yards through the air and has caught 24 passes on 38 targets.
Lastly, Los Angeles is behind just Philadelphia for the most points per game and overall points scored this season. They are averaging 30 points per contest and have a point differential of +123. This goes to show that Goff knows how to make the most with what he’s got, and that makes the Rams all the more dangerous as the post-season draws near.