At 6-4 following a 17-7 victory of the football match last Sunday over the Chicago Bears, the Los Angeles rams remained somehow in the NFC playoff picture. But unlike in 2018, the Rams don’t feel, look, smell, taste, or sound like an actual contestant. That is because they have a reverting liability at the most crucial position in the sport. Jared Goff, who entered on Sunday as the NFL’s sixth lowest-rated passer, fulfilled just 11 passes against the Bears. Under his patronage, the Rams iniquity managed only 13 first downs, three third-down discussions, and 17 points in a dud game that was closer than it looked. Chicago failed to make the Rams give opponent, and the Bears flinched to score on four of their five drives that surpassed the Los Angeles 40 yard-line, and the Rams could not draw away from a struggling opposition until scoring an insurance touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Last season, Goff was an excellent Bowler, and the Rams averaged an NFC-high 32.9 points per game. But strong advocacy led by swaying defensive player of the year Aaron Donald, led by several highly elegant veterans and a top-notch running game led by 2018 touchdown leader Todd Gurley supposed a lot of the 2016 top pick’s faults. In those two games, the Rams scored a total of 29 points, and that is a mark they have reached in 13 of their 16 games in 2018. This year their strong invective performances have gradually come against weak and permeable opponents. In 2018 they scored just 6 points in Chicago, 23 in Denver, and 23 at home against Philadelphia, and this trend has become more absolute in 2019.
In this season, three games against opponents who rank in the top five in the league at Football Outsiders in defense-synthesized worth over average and Goff had zero touchdown passes, a competition percentage of 55.4 and a passer evaluation of 58.0. In these three affairs, the rams have averaged 12 points. The Rams stand as a competitor despite their franchise quarterback, and that is not a technique for success.