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L.A. Rams Stars of the Game Week 5

The Rams snuck out of Seattle after a hard-fought victory on Sunday. Let’s hand out our stars of the game to the players that made the victory possible.

QB Jared Goff

What more needs to be said about Jared Goff this year? Goff followed up the game of his life with a less pretty, but arguably more gutsy performance in Seattle. Despite losing receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp through the course of this game, Goff clawed his way to victory with a 310 yard, one touchdown performance. Don’t let the two interceptions fool you: one was on a tipped ball in the end zone, and the other came on a halftime lob.

The most memorable play of Goff’s afternoon was his conversion on fourth and one to seal the deal late in the fourth quarter. Sean McVay made a gutsy call to go for it in Rams territory while only winning by two, and Goff made good on the call by sneaking the ball up the middle for the win. Goff is blossoming into one of the NFL’s toughest players right before our eyes.

WR Robert Woods

Robert Woods was forced to step up in the absence of Brandin Cooks early and Cooper Kupp later, and the second-year Ram did not disappoint. He racked up 92 yards on five receptions including back-to-back catches on the Rams game-winning drive. Woods flashed his speed with a massive 56 yard run late in the third quarter. Goff relied on Woods heavily late in the game and Woods answered the call. The USC alumni continues to earn his money with his hometown team.

DT Ndamukong Suh

The Rams struggled for most of the day on defense, but when the team needed a stop near the end of the game, Suh stepped up as the catalyst on defense. Down one in the fourth quarter and in need of a stop, Suh stepped up big and got a sack on Russell Wilson… that was called back due to a penalty in the secondary. That didn’t stop Suh from getting to Wilson on a legal play later in the drive and ending Seattle’s attempt to pad the lead. The Rams took the lead on the next drive. Sunday was a reminder of why we brought Suh to Los Angeles.

RB Todd Gurley

Is it me, or did Todd Gurley have the quietest 100 yard, three touchdown day in recent memory? He slipped my mind thinking of the standout performers of the day until I checked out the box score. Gurley ran the ball 22 times for 77 yards, caught four passes for 36 yards, and managed to find the end zone three times. Gurley leads the NFL in touchdowns with a comfortable three TD cushion. He’s well on his way to a second-straight All-Pro team.

Honorable Mentions: DT Aaron Donald, WR Josh Reynolds, CB Troy Hill

Steve Rebeiro is a staff writer and host of the Butting Heads podcast for Rams Talk. He is an alumni of Marquette University. For more of his opinions, follow him on Twitter here.

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