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The Rams are in the playoffs, but Jared Goff is holding them back from greatness Bleacher Report



  LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Jared Goff # 16 of the Los Angeles Rams passes the ball during the second half of the game against the Chicago Bears at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea / Getty Images)

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At 6-4 after a 1

7-7 Sunday Night Football victory over the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams somehow remains in the NFC final image. But unlike 2018, the Rams don't look, feel, smell, sound or taste like a real challenger.

And that is because they have a recumbent responsibility at the most important position of the sport.

Jared Goff, who entered Sunday as the NFL's sixth-lowest ranked passer, completed just 11 passes against the Bears. Under his guidance, the Rams offense managed only 13 first downs, three conversions from third down and 17 points in a dud game that was closer than it looked.

Woeful Chicago failed to get the Rams to pay for two turnovers in the first quarter, the Bears failed to score on four of their five units that crossed the Los Angeles 40-yard line, and the Rams couldn't pull off a fight opponent until he got an insurance contact late in the fourth quarter.