Patrick Peterson

Jared Goff vs. Carson Wentz: A comparison from a team that has played against both this season

Jared Goff vs. Carson Wentz: A comparison from a team that has played against both this season

Same No. 16 on the jersey, same GOFF across the shoulders, but Rams quarterback Jared Goff is a completely different player than the Arizona Cardinals beat in last season’s finale.

By comparison, it was Ryan Gosling lining up under center last season. Goff might have looked the part, but he was nowhere near the player who guided the Rams to a 32-16 victory Sunday, ensuring the franchise of its first winning season since 2003.

“Night and day,” Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu said of the two Goffs. “Last year, he was just itching to get the ball out, throwing into double coverage, not anticipating the blitz. Now, he’s just taking his time with the football. He’s not forcing...

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