For the last few weeks, Jared Goff said he was “begging” coaches to call a particular play.
It did not require him to air out a long throw. In fact, it was not a pass at all.
On Sunday night against the Arizona Cardinals, Goff finally got his wish.
He faked a handoff, read the defense and then ran nine yards for a touchdown in the 33-0 victory at Twickenham Stadium.
“I keep going, ‘Call it, call it, call it,’ ” Goff said of the read-option play. “And so when it came in, I was like, ‘All right, here we go.’
“And sure enough, the read was there and we blocked well downfield as well and was able to punch it in.”
Goff’s touchdown run came at the end of a...