Quarterback Jared Goff began quick, main three consecutive landing drives. Huge receiver Robert Woods flew past the defense for a 56-yard rating. And two-time NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months Aaron Donald went to work within the backfield with 4 sacks, one among two Rams gamers with a minimum of three sacks.
The Rams enhance to 4-1 and accomplished a sweep of the NFC East. They’re primed to start division play subsequent Sunday towards the San Francisco 49ers (2-2) in prime time. The Rams are in second place within the NFC West behind the Seattle Seahawks (4-0), as they try and reclaim the division title after profitable it two consecutive seasons earlier than the 49ers gained the division and convention final season.
QB Breakdown: Goff continues to roll this season and performed catalyst to a different quick begin Sunday. Goff accomplished 21 of 30 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns, with an interception. He additionally rushed for a 2-yard rating. He went 7-of-7 on the Rams’ opening landing drive and has now accomplished 20 of 21 (95%) of his opening-drive passes this season. Goff stored the protection on its heels on that opening drive, using two tight ends, two receivers and two operating backs within the passing sport.
On the primary play of the second quarter, Goff accomplished a deep move to Woods in stride for a 56-yard rating, which was his second landing move of 50-plus yards this season, tying him with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert for essentially the most 50-plus yard landing passes this season. In 2019, Goff had just one 50-yard landing move all season.
Promising Pattern: The Rams’ protection dominated at each stage. Washington gained solely 108 whole yards behind quarterbacks Kyle Allen, who was knocked out of the sport within the first half, and Alex Smith. Donald had 4 sacks, which tied a profession finest set in Week 7 of 2018. Linebacker Troy Reeder began rather than Micah Kiser who was inactive due to a groin harm, had three sacks.
The Rams had eight sacks as a crew, with exterior linebacker Jachai Polite getting the opposite one, essentially the most within the McVay period. The Rams beforehand had seven sacks in 2018 towards the 49ers and twice in 2017 versus the Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals. Within the secondary, security Jordan Fuller returned after lacking two video games due to a shoulder harm and had two move deflections. Safeties John Johnson III and Taylor Rapp and cornerback Darious Williams additionally had move deflections.
Eye-popping Subsequent Gen Stat: Goff’s 56-yard landing move to Woods within the second quarter was his first passing landing of 30-plus air yards since Week 4 of 2018.