Beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road is no easy task, but that’s exactly what the Los Angeles Rams did on Monday night to take control of the NFC West. Suffice to say, beating one of the league’s top teams, on the road, requires a lot of players to step up.
Nearly everyone on the team deserves to be highlighted, but here are a few who really stood out on the stat sheet.
39 of 51, 376 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 0 sacks, 23.04 fantasy points
Football is the epitome of a team sport, yet we all know it starts and stops with the quarterback. Goff was far from perfect, and his pair of interceptions were really bad. But he completed 76.7% of his passes, did a swell job avoiding the pass rush, and led poised drives at the end of both halves.
Goff may never be an MVP candidate, but he’s proving that he can quarterback one of the league’s best teams.
15 targets, 12 receptions, 130 yards, 1 touchdown, 30.60 fantasy points
Woods was Goff’s most targeted receiver, and he made the most out of those targets. His routes were crisp all night, as he often found himself with plenty of separation from the Tampa Bay defense.
13 targets, 11 receptions, 145 yards, 25.50 fantasy points
Another day, another performance where Cooper Kupp seemed unstoppable after the catch. Kupp shook off Bucs defenders all night, both before and after the catch, to routinely get open and get extra yardage.
2 interceptions, 43 yards, 2 passes defended, 4 tackles
The Rams were only able to sack Tom Brady once, but Fuller, a rookie, got to him in other ways. After a three game absence due to a shoulder injury, Fuller had his first and second career interceptions against Brady, with the latter icing the game for the Rams.
There were certainly more great performances than just these players, but you could give a game ball to any of these four.