The Rams also used formations to help Goff with defensive reads and he did the rest. Here the Rams line up their tight end in a 1×3 formation, allowing him to be alone on the top of the field. This lets Goff to see it’s man coverage, with a linebacker trying to man up the tight end. He recognizes this, as he should, and drops off a dime. This is the special arm talent that got Goff drafted so high.
This was my favorite play of the game for the Rams offense.
1) Look at the protection. What a difference for a young quarterback. Goff has all day to throw.
2) Goff has all day to throw, goes through his progression and throws a dart to Kupp for a touchdown. His mechanics are maybe not the best here, but the throw was outstanding. You can work on the footwork.
The Patriots are 17-3 straight up after a loss. They were 8-0 on the road last year and covered the spread in seven of those games. Tom Brady and the offense are going to take some time to get sync’d up without Julian Edelman — a glorified practice against the Saints defense should help with that.
That’s a big spread for a Panthers team that just didn’t look all that with last week against the 49ers.
The Raiders at home … Marshawn Lynch making his hometown debut for the hometown team … against the Jets. I’m not sure two touchdowns is a big enough spread.
Is this still a rivalry? It’s hard to think that it is given the state of the Niners. However, the Seahawks have a huge problem in the form of their offensive line, or lack thereof. Because of that, I think the 49ers can cover a 14-point spread … somehow.