Jared Goff prefers how the Los Angeles Rams are taking care of business.
“We can be as good as we want to be, honestly,” the fifth-year quarterback said after Monday night’s 27-24 triumph over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “We’ve got it all in front of us. Everything is there for us to take.”
Goff tossed for 376 yards and three scores, and Matt Gay kicked a 40-yard field objective with 2:36 leftover to lift the Rams once more into the lead position in the NFC West.
Goff finished 39 of 51 passes, including short scoring tosses to Robert Woods, Van Jefferson and Cam Akers. The Rams’ safeguard compelled Brady throughout the night and fixed the success with freshman security Jordan Fuller’s second block attempt of the six-time Super Bowl champion.
Goff tossed a couple of interferences, as well, helping the Bucs stay close in the subsequent half.
However, when the Rams (7-3) required him to stand tall, he bounced back to lead them directly down the field to retake the lead after Brady attached it with his second TD pass.
“I’ve always believed in myself in any situation, but when you actually do it in a tough environment, it makes you feel good,” Goff said.
“Jared just continued to demonstrate resilience,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “I love the fact he was outstanding from the jump. We had that one little mistake, and he just kept competing. What he did in terms of leading us down the field at the most important moment was critical.”
Cooper Kupp had 11 gatherings for 145 yards and Woods got done with 10 gets for 130 yards. Both got passes on the eight-play, 53-yard drive Goff prompted move Los Angeles into position for Gay’s triumphant kick.
Brady was 26 of 48 for 216 yards and two scores. The Rams fired him once subsequent to getting to Russell Wilson multiple times in the earlier week’s 23-16 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks.
“Disappointed. I have to do a better job,” Brady said.
Tampa Bay was restricted to a score and field objective in the subsequent half, both set up by interferences tossed by Goff.
“They did a good job preventing (the big play),” Brady said. “They play a defense that makes them tough to hit. Not impossible, but we didn’t hit any.”
Gay, a 2019 Bucs draft pick who was delivered after a youngster season set apart by irregularity, is the Rams’ third kicker in about a month.
“I found out on Monday that the Rams were bringing me in,” Gay said. ”It was a quick flight so I could begin testing so I could be eligible for the game. Saturday was the first day I could be in the building. Luckily we played Monday night.”
The Bucs (7-4) tumbled to 1-3 out of four ideal time games notwithstanding staying away from the kind of moderate beginning that hurt them in misfortunes to the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints and almost cost them in a tight triumph over the New York Giants.
Mentor Bruce Arians changed the group’s planning plan a week ago, holding two practices around evening time — one at Raymond James Stadium.
“Everybody is disappointed. Everybody was ready to play,” Arians said. “We played a good football team. Nobody’s head is down.”
Brady addressed a 10-play, 80-yard, 7-minute, 55-second drive Goff prompted give the Rams a 7-0 lead with several long scoring drives of his own to put the Bucs up 14-7 with a 9-yard TD pass to Mike Evans.
Goff tossed first-half TD passes to Woods and Jefferson, at that point utilized Woods’ 20-yard catch and race to the Tampa Bay 20 to set up Gay’s 38-yard field objective as time lapsed to give Los Angeles a 17-14 lead at halftime.
With the Bucs following 24-17, Brady exploited Goff tossing his second block attempt of the night. Chris Godwin’s 13-yard TD get made it 24-all, making way for Goff to move the Rams downfield for the thumbs up field objective.
Fuller, a 6th round draft pick who fell off harmed save a week ago, guaranteed Los Angeles improved to 32-0 when driving at halftime under McVay.
“I was just in my zone, and the quarterback ended up throwing it in my direction,” said Fuller, who interestingly — like Brady — was selected 199th overall in the draft.
“I was just telling myself, ‘Don’t drop it, don’t drop it, don’t drop it.’ The second one was kind of the same,” Fuller added. “I was just reading the quarterback’s eyes and was able to go out there and get it.”
An all-Black administering team worked a NFL game without precedent for group history.
Ref Jerome Boger drove the group, which likewise included umpire Barry Anderson, down appointed authority Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side adjudicator Dale Shaw, field judge Anthony Jeffries and back adjudicator Greg Steed.
The individuals from Monday late evening’s directing team have a joined 89 periods of NFL encounter and have worked six Super Bowls.
The main Black authority in any significant game was Burl Toler, recruited by the NFL in 1965.
Rams: Did not report any wounds during the game.
Buccaneers: LG Ali Marpet missed his third successive game because of a blackout. … LT Donovan Smith harmed his left lower leg on the primary hostile play of the game, yet returned. … CB Jamel Dean left in the second from last quarter with a blackout.
Rams: Host NFC West adversary San Francisco next Sunday.
Buccaneers: Remain at home to have safeguarding Super Bowl champion Kansas City on Sunday.