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Jared Goff’s start probability gets cagey response by Rams coach

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The Los Angeles Rams are prepping for battle against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card matchup. One major factor that could weigh against them is the availability of quarterback Jared Goff.

As the day draws closer, many would assume that Goff’s status update would become clearer following his thumb surgery. However, Rams head coach Sean McVay wasn’t ready to give a clear answer for Goff’s return:

Goff ironically injured his thumb against the Seahawks in Week 16. During the contest, Goff’s hand collided with the helmet of a Seahawks defensive lineman, dislocating his thumb. He finished the game completing 55.8 percent of his passes for 234 yards and in 20-9 loss to Seattle. Hopefully, the same results don’t occur on Saturday.

If Goff isn’t ready to go, expect John Wolford to start for the Rams. He finished his first start of his career last week with an 18-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals, thus ending Arizona’s hopes of making it into the playoffs. The 25-year old finished the game passing for 231 yards while completing 57.9 percent of his passes.

Even so, the Rams don’t want to leave anything to chance in the playoffs, so having Goff is clearly their best bet even against a lowly Seahawks defense. Goff finished the regular season completing 67 percent of his passes for 3,952 yards, resulting in 20 touchdowns.

The Rams finished the season with a 10-6 record, which forced some critical scenarios to take place in Week 17 in order for them to reach the playoffs.