Don’t Let Jared Goff Get in a Rythm
From the day Sean McVay took over as the Los Angeles Rams head coach he has made a concentrated effort to make quarterback Jared Goff look like a franchise quarterback. Considering the duo went to the Super Bowl last season, it has mostly worked out for the coach and his young quarterback. This season, however, Goff has regressed in a major way. He’s missing throws, making poor decisions and just generally playing worse than he has at any other point in McVay’s tenure. If the Steelers want to win on Sunday, making sure Goff doesn’t return to form is a must.
You can bet that a large portion of the Rams’ bye week went toward fixing their passing attack. Considering the presence of guys like Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods plus a talented backfield, the potential for an offensive explosion is there for L.A., but the Steelers won’t go down without a fight.
Minkah Fitzpatrick has been one of the NFL’s best safeties since joining the Steelers while T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree have been a nightmare for opposing offensive lines to handle. Beyond those three, rookie Devin Bush has been elite during his rookie season and the corners, while not always consistent, have been better than in recent seasons. This Steelers defense is a different unit than we have gotten used to over the past few years, but they can’t afford any regression this week.
Goff is the key to the Rams offense, and as we’ve seen, if he isn’t playing well, it affects everything his team wants to do on offense. The Steelers’ defense has been a major surprise this season, but Week 10 will be a true test of just how far they’ve come.