Rams’ once-elite offense smashed on McVay’s ‘humbling day’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams dazzled the NFL with inventive, exciting offensive football during their first two seasons under coach Sean McVay.
Goff rebounds for Rams but can’t top Wilson and Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Jared Goff didn’t have long to let the mistakes of last week linger. In that way, playing on a short week was a benefit for the Los Angeles quarterback.
Goff’s prolific passing day only underlines Rams’ problems
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff made NFL history when he completed 45 passes against Tampa Bay. No quarterback in the league's 100 years ever had more completions in a single...
Rams’ offense continues to be out of balance in loss to Bucs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Gurley's comments following Los Angeles' 55-40 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday can best describe the current state of the Rams' offense: confusing.
Winston throws 4 TD passes, Buccaneers outlast Rams 55-40
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Buccaneers' phenomenal start at the Coliseum gave way to creeping dread as the Rams rallied. Tampa Bay's 18-point lead rapidly shrunk to five early in the fourth quarter,...
Rams hope offense sparks in visit from Bucs, ex-teammate Suh
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams are 3-0, the defending NFC champions' offense clearly hasn't hit its stride.
The unit that tore up the NFL for the last two years sits...
Rams stop Mayfield late, Goff throws 2 TDs passes in win
CLEVELAND (AP) — Backed up to their own goal line, the Rams buckled down.
Safety John Johnson III intercepted Baker Mayfield's fourth-down pass with 27 seconds left as Los Angeles escaped...
Payton, Fangio get their digs in on officials
DENVER (AP) — Sean Payton found a way to get his dig in on the officials, and so did Vic Fangio .
Walt Anderson's crew denied New Orleans an 87-yard fumble return for a touchdown early in...
Brees injured, Rams beat Saints 27-9 in title game rematch
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Drew Brees went to the sideline holding his injured throwing hand, this NFC championship game rematch — and maybe this season's Super Bowl race — dramatically changed in an...
Gurley helps lead Rams to 30-27 win over Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For the better part of three quarters, Todd Gurley was barely visible.
Then the two-time All-Pro running back showed up in a big way to carry the load when the Rams...
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4) at CAROLINA (7-9)
Panthers borrow from Patriots’ Super Bowl game plan vs. Rams
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have pored over game tape from last year's Super Bowl looking for ways to shut down Rams quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams' high-powered offense in Week...
Goff’s deal is Rams’ latest reward for their cornerstones
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Three times in just over a year, the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to pay the most guaranteed money ever given to a running back, a defensive lineman and a...
Rams agree with QB Jared Goff on 4-year contract extension
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff has been a prolific NFL quarterback ever since Sean McVay joined him with the Los Angeles Rams. The quarterback and his coach will get the chance to chase more Super...
NFL 2019: Rams take their turn atop roller-coaster NFC West
While the pecking order in some divisions appears set in stone year after year, the NFC West has been a more egalitarian foursome with each of the four franchises spending time on top in recent...
McCoy among prominent cuts as NFL teams pare rosters
The cruelest day of the NFL's long calendar arrived Saturday with teams setting their 53-player rosters.
Among the more prominent dismissals were Bills veteran running back LeSean McCoy,...
NFL 2019: Rams wary of pitfalls on road to title redemption
LOS ANGELES (AP) — That 13-3 loss in the Super Bowl looms large over the Los Angeles Rams. Their high-scoring ascent to the NFL's elite over two thrilling seasons somehow culminated in one of the...
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Rams Preview Capsule
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
New faces: S Eric Weddle, LB Clay Matthews, QB Blake Bortles, S Taylor Rapp, DT Greg Gaines.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, C John Sullivan, OG Rodger Saffold, S...
Goff happy with Rams’ work in joint practice with Raiders
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff hoped the Los Angeles Rams would be much crisper in their first joint practice with the Oakland Raiders than they were last week against the Chargers.
Rams Training Camp Capsule
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, UC Irvine, Irvine, California.
LAST YEAR: Reached first Super Bowl in 17 years to cap incredible two-year transformation under coach Sean...
Rams, Goff see no urgency for new contract as offseason ends
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff doesn't plan to do much during the Los Angeles Rams' six-week summer break before training camp begins.
Rams center Allen ready for “full-time gig” as starter
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen started to build a rapport with quarterback Jared Goff last season as a rookie when starter John Sullivan would be held out of...
LA Rams exercise 5th-year contract option on QB Jared Goff
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer.
Rams ponder options for first 1st-round pick of McVay era
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay led the Los Angeles Rams from the NFL's depths to the Super Bowl in just two seasons, and he did it without a first-round pick in the first two draft...
Rams Draft Preview Capsule
31. LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
LAST SEASON: Earned first Super Bowl trip in 17 years to cap coach Sean McVay's second season in charge. Matched NFL's best regular-season record despite December...
Vikings sign QB Sean Mannion, WR Jordan Taylor
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Sean Mannion and ex-Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor.
Rams sign former Jags QB Blake Bortles to back up Goff
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Blake Bortles has agreed to a one-year deal to become Jared Goff's backup with the Los Angeles Rams.
Pats’ defense stifles Goff, Rams’ offense in Super Bowl win
ATLANTA (AP) — In a Super Bowl short on scoring, it was the New England Patriots' defense that set the tone.
For most of the season the Patriots have stuck to their principles on defense, making just enough plays to win.
They were much more than that Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Patriots battered and bewildered quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams, stifling the NFL's second-ranked scoring en route to a 13-3 Super Bowl victory.
Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat
ATLANTA (AP) — Jared Goff trudged to the Los Angeles Rams' bench, his face betraying confusion and despair while the Patriots celebrated their interception behind him.
Sean McVay left the sideline and leaned into his ear. The coach didn't say much, but he encouraged his quarterback to learn from a disastrous night in the Super Bowl.
Heaven Can Wait: Back in LA, Rams go for a Hollywood sequel
ATLANTA (AP) — Before there was Jared Goff, there was Warren Beatty.
Years before Goff or any of today's Rams were born, Beatty had been carried off on his teammates' shoulders to celebrate a Rams title that only Hollywood could dream up.
He played quarterback Joe Pendleton in the 1978 Academy Award nominated movie "Heaven Can Wait." At the end, he leads LA to an otherworldly Super Bowl victory over the Steelers.
LA’s Cooks grabs 2nd shot at Super Bowl after Patriots trade
ATLANTA (AP) — In the past three NFL seasons alone, Brandin Cooks has caught passes from Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff while playing for Sean Payton, Bill Belichick and Sean McVay.
"I guess I know how to pick 'em, right?" Cooks asked Tuesday with a laugh.
Cooks has racked up 3,786 yards receiving and 21 total touchdowns in that three-season span, which will include six playoff games and two consecutive Super Bowls.
2 baseball scouts have intriguing ties to Super Bowl QBs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Montreal Expos would be thrilled with this Super Bowl. And those who used to be part of the defunct baseball franchise's evaluation process certainly are, even all these years later.
Gone from the game for nearly 15 years, the former club has ties to both quarterbacks in Sunday's NFL championship game.
Pats, Rams arrive in Atlanta, get ready for Super Bowl week
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have arrived. So have Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.
Now it's time for them to get to work.
The teams landed in Atlanta on Sunday and will practice this week before squaring off in the Super Bowl next Sunday in the NFL's main event.
The AFC champion Patriots had a rally at Gillette Stadium earlier in the day before heading to the airport and boarding their flight.
Romo approaching first Super Bowl like regular season game
New England's Tom Brady and Los Angeles' Jared Goff are going into the Super Bowl with plenty of momentum, but the quarterback that might be on the biggest roll is CBS analyst Tony Romo.
The former Cowboys signal-caller will call his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3 coming off acclaim for his analysis of the Jan. 20 AFC championship game between New England and Kansas City.
Goff, 17 years Brady’s junior, on equal ground at Super Bowl
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff was 7 years old when Tom Brady beat the Rams to win his first Super Bowl in early 2002. The kid has been a fan of the superstar ever since.
Goff is now 24, the same age as Brady was then. When Brady plays in his ninth Super Bowl next weekend in Atlanta for the New England Patriots, Goff will be on the other sideline for Los Angeles, neither star-struck nor cocky.
Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future
It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty.
So much has changed.
This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
The duo, every bit as formidable now as when they won that first title, face the Rams, now back in Los Angeles, in a Super Bowl rematch of sorts that pits the NFL's past against its future.
At 32, Sean McVay is the youngest Super Bowl coach. At 66, Bill Belichick has an NFL-record 30 playoff wins.
Blown call stands out, but Rams are still amazing LA Story
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph.
This is one amazing L.A. Story.
For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their 26-23 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
NFL Today, Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 27
AFC vs. NFC in Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's all-star game will be played in Orlando, Florida, with Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Todd Gurley and J.J. Watt all among those voted as starters.
Always learning, Rams’ Goff seeks results in NFC title game
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year.
The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem sharing aspects of his mental approach and game-day preparation with Goff, who was eager for knowledge a few weeks after taking a loss in his first career playoff game for the Los Angeles Rams.
Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships
Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff.
Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.
The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday. Brady leads the New England Patriots into Kansas City to take on Mahomes and the Chiefs, and Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.
Cowboys stuff Seahawks’ run in wild-card win; it’s pass next
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The young Dallas defense stuffed the NFL's No. 1 rushing offense in a wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Now it's time for the Cowboys to take on either the league's all-time leader in yards passing in Drew Brees of New Orleans, or this year's fifth-best passing offense in Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams. The divisional round game will be next weekend.
Goff, Rams return to playoffs with experience, determination
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Before Jared Goff led the Los Angeles Rams into the NFL playoffs last year, his only adult experience in a postseason football game was at the 2015 Armed Forces Bowl.
Goff throws 4 TDs, Rams grab bye with 48-32 win over Niners
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after everything the Los Angeles Rams have accomplished this season, they still knew they probably needed to beat rival San Francisco in the finale for a first-round playoff bye.
Although their high-powered offense did its part as usual, a four-takeaway effort by the defense was even more exciting while the Rams secured a well-deserved week off.
Playoff-bound Rams go for NFC West sweep against Niners
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams already wrapped up their second straight NFC West title four weeks ago, they're embracing the chance to rub it in.
The Rams (12-3) will go for a six-game sweep of their three divisional opponents Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers (4-11). A win also clinches the No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye, leaving Los Angeles with no shortage of motivation heading into the Coliseum.
Goff, Rams offense not panicking after consecutive losses
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams insist there is no panic internally after losing consecutive games for the first time under coach Sean McVay.
Convincing those outside the team that everything is fine is another matter.
"My wife got vitamins out in the morning when we lose two games," cornerback Aqib Talib said Wednesday. "You got to just get back to the basics and play football."
FANTASY PLAYS: Semifinal lineup advice for Week 15 in NFL
Fantasy semifinals in Week 15 give greater consequence to unexpected breakouts and duds from stars — win and you're playing for a title, lose and it's on to 2019.
Playing games in mid-December also assures that weather will be a factor for some players in a week where matchups favor quarterbacks. Bad weather brings the potential of heavy workloads for several running backs.
Rams’ consistent O- line vows to rebound from Chicago woes
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — For nearly two full seasons, the Los Angeles Rams' offensive line has been the epitome of consistent excellence and the bedrock of a wildly prolific offense.
When the line failed to reach its own lofty standards last weekend, the Rams (11-2) were reminded just how much they rely on those five blockers to allow Jared Goff and Todd Gurley to do their thing.