Again, we witnessed a day with few big-name shows, compared to recent weeks. However, the first two players chosen in last year’s draft, both quarterbacks, made sure to leave their mark in Week 9.

How drastic has been the change from one season to another of the Rams, in his second year in Los Angeles?

Well, the 263 points scored after eight games exceed all of the points scored in 2016.

And how important has been the progress shown by Goff in his second professional season for the Rams to be 6-2 and on top of the NFC West?

Fundamental. Goff completed 14 of 22 submissions for 311 yards with four touchdown passes without interceptions in the Rams’ beating victory over the New York Giants, 51-17. To put into context what Goff got this afternoon, the Rams fans had not seen a performance of at least 300 passing yards and four touchdown passes by one of their quarterbacks since Marc Bulger got it in 2006, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Of course, the Angelino pin had a lot of help. Robert Woods took a pass screen in third and 33 to turn it into a touchdown, Sammy Watkins scored a spectacular long reception, and Todd Gurley put his two cents with another dominant game.

But the key to the drastic improvement for the Rams is that – unlike what happens with other franchises that also have young quarterbacks – is that Goff has not lagged behind his teammates.


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