The Los Angeles Rams were once pegged as Super Bowl favorites, but their recent run of poor results has seen their odds of winning a ring plummet.
The Rams started off the season undefeated through their first eight games of the year before taking their first loss to the Saints in Week 9. Since that time, they have posted a record of 3-3 and have lost two straight games.
If they want to look more like the contenders they were at the beginning of the season, they're going to need Jared Goff to play up to his potential. Goff was an MVP candidate to start out the season, but he has been abysmal over the past few weeks.
Goff was on fire up through the Rams' Week 11 showdown with the Chiefs. During the first 11 games of the year, the Rams had a 10-1 record and Goff had put up MVP-caliber numbers. He had thrown 26 touchdown passes and just six interceptions.
Fast forward to Week 15 and Goff is looking like the worst quarterback in the NFL. Over his past three games, Goff has thrown just one touchdown pass to seven interceptions and has fumbled three times. His passer rating during the past three weeks has been a lowly 51.3, the worst mark in the league outside of Mark Sanchez.
Crazy stat:— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) December 17, 2018
In his past three games, Jared Goff is 72-of-131 for 726 yards, one touchdown and seven interceptions.
If the Rams want to take this season all the way and earn a trip to the Super Bowl, then they need Goff to snap out of his latest funk. He showed how deadly he can be early on in the season, but his recent performances have been extremely concerning.
The Rams have two easier matchups slated for their final two games of the season, taking on the Cardinals in Arizona before closing out the season at home against the 49ers. If Goff can't bounce back against these teams, then the Rams will be at serious risk of imploding during their playoff run.