Goff Perfect as Rams Outshoot Vikings, 38-31
We said it'd be a shootout on Thursday. We didn't expect this. Defenses took the night off.
Jared Goff threw five touchdowns on Thursday night (four in the first half). Rams beat the Vikings, 38-31, and improve to 4-0 on the year. He also threw for 465 yards on 26-for-33 passing and tallied a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Career highs in both touchdowns and yards for the third-year quarterback. The five TDs tied a Rams' single-game record (Kurt Warner).
"It's what you strive for," Goff said. "We got in the zone in the first half and we're really clicking right now."
Clicking better than any team in the NFL. The Rams have now scored 140 points in four games (35 points per) and there's no way to defend them.
Once in Five Years
The Rams have one potent offense, and they did something last night that's only been done once in the last five years -- three 100-yard receivers (Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods). Todd Gurley also had 73 receiving yards.
The only other team to do that in the last five years? New England in last year's Super Bowl (they lost).
Help Captain Kirk
For the second straight game, Kirk Cousins was forced to throw 50 times with the Vikings down early. He still threw for 422 yards and three touchdowns, but the Vikings fall to 1-2-1.