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    Jared Goff named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13


    Stu Jackson

    STAFF WRITER


    Rams QB Jared Goff has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against the Cardinals in Week 13, the NFL announced Wednesday.

    Goff completed 32 of 43 pass attempts for 424 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles' 34-7 win at Arizona, marking the fourth time in his career he has throw for more than 400 yards in a game. He tallied 323 of those yards by halftime, the first time he's thrown for 300 or more yards in a half in his career. His 169 passing yards in the first quarter set a new season-best, topping 85 in Week 8 against the Bengals.

    This is the third NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor for the former Cal standout, who last received it following his Week 4 performance against the Vikings in 2018.

    Goff is the second Ram to earn NFC Player of the Week honors this season, joining DT Aaron Donald.

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  • #2
    Wow, who would have thought.

    I look forward to a semblance of consistency ... Goff and entire offense (based on Wk 13).

    Go RAMS ! ! !

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RealRam View Post
      Wow, who would have thought.

      I look forward to a semblance of consistency ... Goff and entire offense (based on Wk 13).

      Go RAMS ! ! !
      Exactly. Consistency is the key.

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      • #4
        Certainly worthy of the honor.

        Caught an interesting factoid on Good Morning Football today concerning Jared Goff's 2019 performance. Peter Schrager pointed out that despite the disappointment Rams fans felt about our loss to Seattle earlier this year (Zeurlein's missed FG, in case anyone forgot), Jared Goff engineered perhaps his best drive of the year or perhaps career getting the Rams down the field to be in the position to even attempt the FG. He completed 5/6 consecutive passes under a ferocious pass rush.

        Would love to see a repeat this Sunday in LA. We ain't dead yet!

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          Now who’s laughing? Seahawks fans. And me. I mean, of course it is me. The rest of the world is now seeing it: Jared Goff IS bad.

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        • r8rh8rmike
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        • Rambos
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          LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) ó No. 1 overall pick in this yearís NFL Draft Jared Goff was named inactive for the Ramsí season opener, but Friday he got a promotion to second string QB, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
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          Earlier in the week, Fisher hinted that L.A. fans might see Goff in pads this weekend, but he didnít offer any further details.


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