The Los Angeles Rams have two relatively easy games to wrap up the season and must be focusing on getting Jared Goff back into shape.
The Los Angeles Rams are riding a two-game losing streak after losing just one game in their first 12 and finally look vulnerable. Not only do the Los Angeles Rams finally look vulnerable this season, but there are also serious reasons to be legitimately concerned about this team.
The Rams were embarrassed two weeks ago in Chicago against the Bears in a game in which the defense played good but the offense could only muster three points. The following Sunday, the Rams resurrected the Philadelphia Eagles’ season and put them right back in the playoff hunt with Nick Foles.
Heck, even before this two-game losing streak the Rams did not look great. The team put up late points against the Detroit Lions to skew the margin of a game that was way closer than it should have been.
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The Rams have been sluggish since that offensive showcase with the Kansas City Chiefs but do get a break in the last two games of the season. Los Angeles wraps the season up against the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, two of the worst teams in the NFL.
In those final two games, the team is going to have to figure out how to solve Jared Goff’s problems. Goff is a huge reason why the Rams have not been great in the last three and really looks lost without Cooper Kupp on the field.
While Goff has put up 726 yards in the last three games, he also has seven interceptions, three fumbles and only one touchdown pass. He has completed just under 55 percent of his passes and has a passer rating of 51.3. Ouch.
It is quite strange, too, because the Rams have been turning to Goff more than usual instead of giving him the safety blanket of Todd Gurley to rely on.
The Rams have thrown the ball 69.85% percent of the time the last three weeks, the most in the NFL. Los Angeles is usually more balanced towards the run as the team is 15th in passing percentage for the year overall and was in the 20s before this three-game surge.
Barring some shocking result in the first round of the playoffs, it appears that the Los Angeles Rams are set to square off with the Chicago Bears in the NFC Divisional Round.
The Bears are the third seed in the NFC and would play the sixth seed in the Wild Card Round, who right now, is the Vikings. While the Bears could lose, chances are they will win that game. With the Rams being the second seed, they would have to play the third seed instead of the New Orleans Pelicans.
The good thing is that this go around the game will be in Los Angeles and Goff will not have to deal with the weather that plagued him in Chicago. However, that alone is not enough of a reason to be confident in Goff against the Bears, whose defense will eat him alive if he is still struggling.
Relying solely on the run can only take you so far, especially when you do not have the defense to back it up. The Los Angeles Rams need to experiment and find out how to fine-tune their sputtering quarterback in the last two weeks.