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Jared Goff will start for Rams vs. Packers in Saturday's NFL playoff game

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 14/01/2021 23:40:00 Steve Gardner, USA TODAY
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff will get the start in Saturday's NFC playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, head coach Sean McVay announced Thursday.

Goff was questionable with a thumb injury for the Rams' wild-card game last week but was pressed into service when starter John Wolford suffered a neck stinger and was unable to continue.

McVay ruled Wolford out for Saturday's game and said veteran Blake Bortles will serve as the team's backup quarterback. 

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Goff threw for 3,942 yards and 20 touchdowns this season for the Rams, but suffered a fractured thumb in his throwing hand in Week 16 and missed the team's final regular-season game after undergoing surgery. 

a group of football players: Quarterback Jared Goff led the Rams to a 30-20 victory over the Seahawks in last week's NFC wild-card playoff game. © Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY SportsQuarterback Jared Goff led the Rams to a 30-20 victory over the Seahawks in last week's NFC wild-card playoff game.

Against the Seahawks, Goff replaced Wolford in the first quarter, completing 9-of-19 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 victory. 

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15. tammikuuta 2021 1:40:00 Categories: USA TODAY SPORTS

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