Entering in the second quarter, Goff was blitzed, hit as he threw and intercepted on his second pass attempt of the game. He settled down from there, but fell victim to a couple of drops. After the game, Rams coach Jeff Fisher explained Goff was feeling sore after taking a hit on his non-throwing shoulder.
"(He) got a little stiff at halftime, decided to hold him out," Fisher said. "He'll be fine."
Goff finished 4 of 9 for 38 yards and the one turnover. His box score would have looked much tidier if fellow rookie Pharoh Cooper had held onto a perfect pass that was jarred loose by safety J.J. Wilcox on the doorstep of the end zone. Goff took a sack on the next play, knocking the Rams out of field-goal range just before halftime.