Goff leads charge


The Rams’ 33-year-old head coach Sean McVay will bring his high-scoring offense to the game to beat the Patriots.

The Rams rank second in the NFL in points (32.9) and yards (421.1) per game. Quarterback Jared Goff went from a poor showing in his 0-7 rookie season and people worrying he might be a bust to becoming a two-time Pro Bowler and leading the team to the Super Bowl.

Goff will have to find his top two receivers Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks to pass the Patriots. They each had over 1200 receiving yards and 80 receptions on the season.

The Rams have to get the ball into running back Todd Gurley’s hands as anytime he gets over 15 touches (11-0), over75 rushing yards (9-0), or over 125 scrimmage yards (7-0), the Rams are unbeaten. He also is third in the NFL in rushing yards with 1251, only behind Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott. Gurley is also an option in the passing game as he is third on the team in receiving yards with 580. Gurley struggled in the game against the New Orleans Saints but had 115 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. The rushing game for the Rams this postseason has been led by C.J. Anderson who has 167 yards on the ground.

The Rams must continue their domination in the second quarter this postseason. They have scored 27 of their 56 points this postseason in the second quarter and the defense has allowed zero points.

The Rams defense has one of the best defensive players in the league with defensive Aaron Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5.

This playoff, the kicker has played a crucial role. Greg Zuerlein is seven-of-eight this postseason on field goals including a long of 57 yards. In the season he is 27-31 on field goals, making all attempts under 40 yards. Zuerlein was listed as questionable for practice on Wednesday and it would be a big blow if he cannot play.