A career day for Jared Goff earned him an accolade, as the second-year quarterback has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time.
Goff finished Sunday’s 51-17 victory 14-of-22 passing for a career high 311 yards and a career high four touchdowns. The young signal-caller averaged 14.1 yards per attempt and 22.2 yards per completion en route to a 146.8 passer rating.
Additionally, according to NFL next gen stats, Goff completed the league's longest pass through the air this season, as his throw to wideout Sammy Watkins on their 67-yard touchdown traveled 61.8 yards.
“I thought he managed the game extremely well. I thought he made some excellent off-schedule plays,” head coach Sean McVay said after Sunday’s game. “I thought the touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins was extremely encouraging because it was a great deep ball throw, it was a little wet at the time so the ball can come out of your hand funny. And Sammy made an excellent catch down the field. Really pleased with those guys and their ability to connect on that type of play.”
On the whole, Goff has completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 2,030 yards with 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. He currently leads the league with 8.3 yards per attempt and 13.8 yards per completion, with a passer rating of 97.9.
Goff is now the fifth Ram to win a NFC Player of the Week award in 2017. Running back Todd Gurley, kicker Greg Zuerlein, cornerback Trumaine Johnson, and kick returner Pharoh Cooper have also been named NFC Player of the Week in the first nine weeks of the season. Additionally, Gurley and Zuerlein have been awarded NFC Offensive Player of the Month.
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