If there were any doubts about how well Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff could perform in the NFL, he’s probably extinguished them after a great performance last night.
The Rams quarterback helped his team to an impressive 38-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night, moving the team to a 4-0 record.
Despite playing against arguably one of the best defenses in the league, Goff had a stat line which many quarterbacks would be proud of, and one that broke an NFL record.
Goff finished the night with 465 yards, a career high, with five touchdowns, tying a franchise record, on 26 of 33 passing and a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
He is now only the third quarterback in NFL history to throw 30+ times and finish with a perfect 158.3 passer rating, with the other two being former Rams’ Kurt Warner in 2000 and New York Jets’ Ken O’Brien in 1986.
Perfect Record Holder
What’s even more outstanding is that Goff has set the record for the most passing yards with a perfect quarterback rating, with 465. The previous record holder was O’Brien in 1986.
He also has the most number of pass attempts for a quarterback with a perfect passer rating with 33. The previous record holder was O’Brien again with 32.
On the night, Goff threw a pair of touchdowns to Cooper Kupp, and one each to Todd Gurley, Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks, moving the team to a 4-0 record for the first time since 2001.
Sean McVay, the Rams head coach and the mastermind behind the team’s impressive offense stated after the game that Goff had great control over the offense.
“It was just great command by him,” McVay said about Goff, via The Score.
The Rams quarterback was also the first Ram to go over 400 yards since Marc Bulger in 2005 and is the ninth player in Rams franchise history to toss five touchdowns in a game.
Under the leadership of Goff, this Rams offense looks impossible to stop as they move to 4-0 following the win.
The Seattle Seahawks will have the difficult task of trying to stop the unstoppable Rams offense when they play a week on Sunday on October 7.