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Random Ramsdom 12/1: Saturday news and notes for the Los Angeles Rams

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Game preview: Rams face Lions with chance to clinch NFC West | Rams’ official site

It’s back to football for the Los Angeles Rams (10-1) coming of their Week 12 bye, and next up is first-year head coach Matt Patricia’s Detroit Lions.

Goff aiming to improve ball security in Sunday’s game | Rams’ official site

The third start of Jared Goff’s career came in New England.

This was back in 2016, and, well, a lot of things were different — we don’t have to detail them all. But on one sideline stood Goff, fresh-faced as the No. 1 overall pick out of Cal, doing his best to find his way in the NFL. On the opposite sideline — pencil planted behind ear — was then-Patriots defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia.

(WATCH) Top 5 Jared Goff throws of 2018 | Rams’ official site

As the Rams exit their bye week, it’s time to check out some of the team’s top plays from the first half of the NFL season. Here are the top five throws from quarterback Jared Goff.

Talib activated for likely Sunday return vs. Lions | ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams have activated cornerback Aqib Talib from injured reserve and he is expected to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

The NFL’s most valuable non-QB’s | Pro Football Focus

PFF’s Mike Renner identifies who’s been the most valuable non-quarterbacks with PFF’s WAR (wins above replacement) metric.

Suh’s love for the Lions ends with city where his career began | LA Times

He says he loves Detroit and the people who live there. His affection is especially strong for people that mentored him on and off the field during his five seasons with the Lions.

But Rams defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh does not go cuddly when asked about the team that selected him with the second pick in the 2010 draft.

Suh returns to Detroit. He should never have left the Lions | Detroit Free Press

For the first time since he signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and then with the Los Angeles Rams this year, Suh will face the team that drafted him second overall in 2010, launched his career and turned him into an enigmatic and almost mythological figure.

And it’s a damn shame.

After an off week, Gurley is ready to get back in the running in Detroit | LA Times

After being off in Week 12, a possible run to the NFL’s most valuable award resumes Sunday for Rams running back Todd Gurley. And now Gurley might be playing from behind.

3 predictions for Week 13 against the Lions | Ramblin Fan

Week 13 has some interesting storylines as Patricia was once considered for the Rams head coaching position, defensive tackle Aaron Donald could have been drafted by the Lions, and Ndamukong Suh makes a return trip to the city he began his NFL career in.

3 biggest causes for concern against the Lions | Rams Wire

There’s very little reason to believe Detroit will pull off the upset, but there are a few concerns for the Rams entering this one. For starters, they’ll be a long way from home playing in the early kickoff window for the first time all year.

Here’s why I’m picking the Lions to beat the Rams | Detroit Free Press

Call me crazy — yes, I’ve been called worse (a lot worse) — but I think the Lions actually have a chance to win a tight, lower-scoring game against one of the NFL’s best offenses.

Final score: Lions 26, Rams 25.