Coach Sean McVay and Rams teammates lavished praise on “straight baller” Jared Goff after he inspired a 38-31 victory over the Vikings on Thursday.
Goff set career highs by passing for 465 yards and five touchdowns as the Rams remained unbeaten, moving to 4-0.
Goff became the first Rams quarterback since Kurt Warner in the Super Bowl 34-winning campaign of 1999 to throw five touchdown passes in a game.
“The dude is a straight baller being that accurate delivering the ball,” said wide receiver Robert Woods, who accounted for one TD and 101 receiving yards.
“Just standing tall in the pocket, making the right decisions and leading this team.”
“Love you all, let’s keep this rolling!” – @JaredGoff16
Inside the #LARams locker room after the win! pic.twitter.com/Hr7U6sONj6
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 28, 2018
McVay said: “Can’t say enough about that performance of Jared Goff. It was just great command by him.”
The highlight for Goff was when he picked out Cooper Kupp with a 70-yard touchdown pass to help put the Rams up 14-10 in the second quarter.
“I was fired up about that one because that was one we kind of had tweaked with during the week,” Goff said. “And it came out again — kind of just how we pictured it and wanted it to.”