RAMS (1-0) VS. REDSKINS(0-1)
The Rams will try to build on their impressive Week 1 performance against Indianapolis, when quarterback Jared Goff played with efficiency and the rebuilt receiving corps showed its diverse skills. Goff aims to play with the same confidence that helped him complete 21 of 29 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown, without a turnover. Rookie Cooper Kupp was one of four Rams to gain 50 yards or more receiving. Sammy Watkins showed he can be as effective on short- and mid-range routes as he is on deep patterns. The offensive line — and coach-play caller Sean McVay — gave Goff plenty of time to throw. The challenge this week: opening holes for running back Todd Gurley. The second-year pro showed his receiving skills against the Colts, but had only 40 yards in 19 carries and has not eclipsed 100 yards rushing in a game since 2015. Washington gave up 356 yards in a season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Cornerback Josh Norman likes to talk and is one of the best at his position. Former USC standout Su’a Cravens will sit out what would have been a Coliseum homecoming because he is dealing with personal issues.