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11/28/2016 by PeekYou Team
Source: FOX Sports
NEW ORLEANS (AP) While Rams rookie Jared Goff couldn’t keep up with Drew Brees and the prolific New Orleans Saints, he just might have given Los Angeles hope that its No. 1 overall draft pick will in fact pan out.
There were moments of brilliance as he showed off his touch, strength, and sometimes, guts, while throwing for 214 yards and three touchdowns in his first road start on Sunday. He made some mistakes, too, losing a fumble deep in Rams territory and throwing an interception near midfield. But coach Jeff Fisher sounded as if he was more concerned with his defense than Goff’s performance in a 49-21 loss.
”Jared did a really nice job in the first half, especially in the two-minute drive,” Fisher said. ”I thought he got better, which was encouraging.”
Goff is the latest in a string of heralded rookie QBs making themselves at home in the Superdome in one of their first road starts.
Robert Griffin III in 2012, along with Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in 2015, all led their teams to wins at New Orleans, completing a combined 70 percent of their passes for nearly 900 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions.
Goff built on his first career start a week ago at home, a 14-10 loss to Miami in which he was just 55 percent passing with no touchdowns or interceptions.
”I obviously felt a lot more comfortable…
11/25/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Tania Ganguli / Source: latimes.com
Nothing was easy about Brandon Ingram’s first start. He guarded Kevin Durant. Draymond Green guarded him. The Lakers rookie found himself thrown into some of the toughest matchups in the league right away.
It was a “welcome to the NBA” moment, certainly, but Ingram refused to frame it that way.
“I’m in the NBA now,” Ingram said. “Guarding a lot of guys, there’s a lot of different guys in this league so it’s not a surprise anymore, it’s just going out there and trying to compete.”
Ingram started in place of Julius Randle, who sat out the game Wednesday because of a hip pointer/oblique injury. Randle hopes to be able to play Friday against the Golden State Warriors. He even said before Wednesday’s game that if the Lakers were not playing on consecutive nights, he might have been able to avoid missing a game.
The Lakers could be without starting shooting guard Nick Young, who jammed the second toe on his left foot and sprained it. Young is listed as questionable for Friday’s game. They’ll also be without starting point guard D’Angelo Russell for what’s expected to be two weeks.
“We’re getting hit by the injury bug,” Young said. “Miss my man Russell out there, and Randle. We needed those guys tonight.”
Russell had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left knee, a procedure by…