Jared Goff’s efficiency took a dive the last two games, but the third-year quarterback and coach Sean McVay aren’t in panic mode. Goff is completing 64% of his passes, 27 for touchdowns, with 11 interceptions. Until last week’s four-pick game at Chicago, Goff had almost equaled the 4-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio he finished with last season. Goff was under constant pressure against the Bears. So the much-celebrated Rams offensive line must get back on track and avoid the uncharacteristic and untimely penalties that plagued them against the Bears. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz oversees a unit that boasts a strong front led by tackle Fletcher Cox, who has 6 1/2 sacks. The Eagles rank 10th in rushing defense. They figure to be tested by Rams running back Todd Gurley, the NFL’s second-leading rusher. McVay gave Gurley only 14 touches against the Bears, well below the 25 touches Gurley typically gets in victories during the last two seasons. So look for McVay to get the ball into Gurley’s hands more. Receiver Robert Woods became a member of the 1,000-yards-receiving fraternity last week, joining teammate Brandin Cooks, who achieved the feat for the fourth time a week earlier at Detroit.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times