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Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings: Pro Football Focus game notes quantify just how good QB Jared Goff was on Thursday

Here’s how PFF saw the big win in Week 4.

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Here are Pro Football Focus’ notes on the Los Angeles Rams’ huge Week 4 win over the Minnesota Vikings.


- Through the first 25 games of his NFL career quarterback Jared Goff had not produced a single game with an elite grade (90.0+) but has now done it two weeks in a row. After earning his highest grade in week three (94.5), Goff went out and topped that mark with his impressive 96.3. He completed all five of his passes that traveled 20 or more yards past the line of scrimmage for 190 yards and four touchdowns.

- Wide receiver Cooper Kupp made his receptions count on Thursday night by taking all nine of his receptions for either a first down or a touchdown. His 85.8 grade was his second highest graded game wince week 14 of the 2017 season. Eight of targets came from the slot where he caught eight of them and averaged 5.19 yards per route run.


- Interior defender Aaron Donald has set a new career-high in quarterback pressures generated in a game by producing 13 against the Minnesota Vikingson Thursday night. His previous high came in the Rams’ playoff game the previous season. He earned a 93.6 overall grade and was the only defender to earn a grade above 85.0.

- Rookie edge defender John Franklin-Myers not only produced the strip-sack that ultimately ended the game against the Vikings, he also contributed his most pass-rushing snaps of the season (30) and two more quarterback pressures than he had all season (5) coming into Thursday’s game. Franklin-Myers has produced an overall defensive grade of 77.8 across the last two weeks, which currently ranks second among rookie edge defenders.