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Goff to start against Packers after Rams rule out Wolford

Omnisport logo Omnisport 14/01/2021 22:04:20 Ben Spratt
a close up of a football player on a field: Rams QB Jared Goff © Getty ImagesRams QB Jared Goff

Jared Goff will start at quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams in their NFC divisional round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

Regular QB Goff has not started since the Rams' Week 16 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, having undergone surgery on his thumb.

However, John Wolford, who played in Week 17 and then again in the playoff opener against Seattle, took a blow to the head in the postseason Seahawks game.

Wolford was not able to return - with Goff required to step up, still nursing his thumb - and the 25-year-old has now been ruled out against the Packers, the team confirmed on Thursday.


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That means a return for Goff, who completed just nine of 19 passes from the bench last time out but threw for a touchdown and no interceptions in an upset win.

The former first overall pick has failed to convince since a dismal Super Bowl defeat at the end of the 2018 season.

Goff was rewarded for that playoff run with a new $134million contract, including a then-record $110m in guarantees, yet he has thrown 29 picks over the subsequent two campaigns.

Meanwhile, the Week 17 win over the Arizona Cardinals was Wolford's NFL bow and he put up 231 passing yards and another 56 over the ground, despite one interception.

With Wolford not involved at all against Green Bay this week, Blake Bortles is in line to serve as back-up to Goff.

15. tammikuuta 2021 0:04:20 Categories: Omnisport

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