It may be the preseason where the final score holds no real weight long term, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a lot to analyze and evaluate from each of the four exhibition matchups. One of the most respected sites for those player grades and examinations is that of Pro Football Focus.
Each week, Pro Football Focus grades all players to take a snap in game action — putting together a list of the week's top performers at every position. And after the Rams defeated the Raiders 24-21 in Week 2 of the preseason, PFF named two of the team's starters to their Team of the Week.
First up on the list is quarterback Jared Goff. Here is what they had to say about the second-year quarterback, who earned an 81.1 overall grade.
"For the first time in his short career, Goff showed some of the enticing traits that led to the Rams selecting him first overall in 2016. While his short passing game was near-perfect (he completed 16-of-18 attempts of less than 10 yards), he was excellent downfield and outside the numbers. On outside throws that travelled at least 10 yards through the air, he connected on 3-of-5 attempts for 54 yards and a touchdown."
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth was the other member of the Rams' offense to nab a spot of the list. PFF had very positive things to say about the veteran lineman, who earned a solid 76.8 overall grade.**
"Whitworth proved his worth during Week 2, paving the way to the 13th-highest run block grade among tackles at 81.2. He did not allow a single pressure on 11 pass block snaps of Rams QB Jared Goff's 22 total dropbacks. Whitworth has not allowed a single pressure this preseason on a total of 15 snaps in pass protection."