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Jared Goff And Andrew Whitworth Make PFF Team Of The Week

A strong firing offense typically means a few individual players had strong games, which was the case for the Rams

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Since just about every team (sans tonight’s game) has played their second game of the preseason, Pro Football Focus has released their team of the week, and two Los Angeles Rams players have made the list.

Quarterback: Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, 81.1 overall grade

For the first time in his short career, Goff showed some of the enticing traits that led to the Rams selecting him first overall in 2016. While his short passing game was near-perfect (he completed 16-of-18 attempts of less than 10 yards), he was excellent downfield and outside the numbers. On outside throws that travelled at least 10 yards through the air, he connected on 3-of-5 attempts for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Above all else, it was truly great to see Jared Goff play well. This team will go as far as he does, and so far it’s been a pretty good start under Sean McVay. His numbers were awesome, but could have been even better had Sammy Watkins not been held by CB Sean Smith on a deep past down the left sideline which would have likely resulted in a 30-40 yard touchdown. Also, Cooper Kupp was stopped on the two yard line which could have resulted in another touchdown.

The penalty that the Rams missed

Left tackle: Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams, 76.8 overall grade

Whitworth proved his worth during Week 2, paving the way to the 13th-highest run block grade among tackles at 81.2. He did not allow a single pressure on 11 pass block snaps of Rams QB Jared Goff’s 22 total dropbacks. Whitworth has not allowed a single pressure this preseason on a total of 15 snaps in pass protection.

That last sentence has to make you feel warm and fuzzy. Andrew Whitworth was the Rams splash free agent acquisition, and so far the results have been excellent, sort of like Whitworth’s play.