Jared Goff to start for Rams in Green Bay; Wolford inactive
They're in complete accord this week, however: Goff is the best choice to lead the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs. Goff will start the Rams' postseason game at Green Bay on Saturday, while John Wolford will be inactive one week after incurring a neck injury, McVay announced Thursday. After Goff had surgery on his broken right thumb Dec. 28, Wolford got the Rams' last two starts — even though Goff thought he was ready to play last week. McVay instead decided early in the week that Wolford would start, although he didn't announce his decision until shortly before kickoff. “I was extremely excited to have that chance in a big game up in Seattle,” Wolford said.
McVay: Rams expect Aaron Donald to play vs Packers
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)LOS ANGELES – All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to play for the Rams on Saturday in Green Bay after injuring his ribs in Los Angeles' playoff victory at Seattle. McVay said he doesn't expect to name a starting quarterback this week for the Rams' showdown with the top-seeded Packers (12-4), preferring to wait until game day for the second straight week. Donald left the game and went to the locker room, but eventually returned to watch the Rams' win from the sideline. “We'll be smart with him throughout the week,” McVay said. Rams left guard David Edwards also left with Achilles tendinitis.
Jared Goff to miss Rams' season finale after thumb surgery
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)LOS ANGELES – Jared Goff will miss the Los Angeles Rams' season finale against the Arizona Cardinals after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. Goff could return a week later if the Rams make the playoffs, coach Sean McVay said Monday night. Los Angeles will clinch a playoff spot with a victory, or if the Chicago Bears lose to Green Bay. Goff played the rest of the game with the injury, but had surgery to insert screws in his thumb on Monday.
Virginia football vs. Georgia Tech: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia sits atop the ACC Coastal Division entering Saturdays home game versus Georgia Tech, and Bryce Perkins begins the stretch drive after a career outing last week against North Carolina. Getting turnovers was a big deal, Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins told reporters after the loss, as the Yellow Jackets converted those turnovers to just seven points. The Yellow Jackets rank second in the ACC and 20th in the country in pass defense (187.9 yards allowed per game). Georgia Tech WR Ahmarean Brown has four touchdown receptions, most by a Yellow Jackets true freshman since Calvin Johnson (seven, 2004). PREDICTION: Virginia 35, Georgia Tech 14
Virginia football vs. North Carolina: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The race for first place in the ACC Coastal division heats up Saturday when Virginia visits North Carolina for the 124th edition of the South's Oldest Rivalry. LINE: North Carolina -2.5"Luckily we're still at the top of the division," Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall told the media. ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA (4-4, 3-2)Freshman quarterback Sam Howell completed only 10-of-26 passes against Duke but he still leads the ACC in passing yards (2,119) and touchdowns (22). Only Minnesota and Wisconsin (127 games) have met more often than Virginia and North Carolina. PREDICTION: North Carolina 24, Virginia 21
Virginia football vs. Louisville: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jordan Mack #4 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates with teammates after the end of a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Scott Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia held its seventh opponent this season under 400 yards of total offense for the first time since the 1995 team held the first seven teams under 400 yards. Perkins was responsible for 152 of Virginia's 153 yards of total offense in the first half, passing for 111 yards and rushing for 41. Hawkins has four 100-yard outings in 2019, the first Cardinals freshman to top 100 yards in a game since Kevin Parks in 2011. PREDICTION: Virginia 24, Louisville 16More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Virginia football vs. Duke: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Over its previous four games, the Blue Devils have strung together 24- (North Carolina A&T), 34- (Middle Tennessee State), 31- (Virginia Tech) and 27-straight (Pittsburgh) points. Virginia's defense is second in the nation with 27 sacks (4.5 per game), 13th in rushing defense (93.5 yards) and 11th in total defense (277.2). Virginia leads the all-time series 37-33 and has won four straight, holding Duke to 58 rush yards in last season's 28-14 victory. Cavaliers WR Joe Reed is one of only two players in the nation with 400 kick return yards and a return average of 33 yards in FBS this season. PREDICTION: Virginia 21, Duke 16More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Notre Dame football vs. Virginia: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa #95 and Alohi Gilman #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after the Irish recovered a fumble against the Louisville Cardinals on September 02, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. LINE: Notre Dame -11.5"This stings a little bit," Notre Dame senior defensive lineman Khalid Kareem told reporters after the loss. Notre Dame junior WR Michael Young (collarbone) is expected to make his season debut and sophomore WR Braden Lenzy (concussion) could return as well. The Irish have won 12 straight games at Notre Dame Stadium and are 2-0 all time against the Cavaliers, including a 34-27 triumph at Virginia in 2015. PREDICTION: Notre Dame 31, Virginia 21More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Virginia football vs. Old Dominion: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jordan Mack #4 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates with teammates after the end of a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Scott Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. 22 Cavaliers at home against Old Dominion in the first-ever meeting between the in-state schools Saturday. He plays within the system really well and he plays outside the system really well, and we need both." Old Dominion, which had last week off after dropping a 31-17 decision at Virginia Tech, has lost eight straight road contests to Power Five schools by an average of 30 points. PREDICTION: Virginia 44, Old Dominion 7More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Florida State football vs. Virginia: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles throws a pass in the first quarter of the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 3, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. "By no means were we happy with the way we played (against ULM)," Florida State coach Willie Taggart told reporters. Virginia ranks 14th in the nation in total defense thus far, having allowed just 228 total yards per game. Florida State is 8-for-8 in red-zone opportunities, with six touchdowns and two field goals. PREDICTION: Virginia 37, Florida State 30More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Virginia football vs. William & Mary: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Running back Jordan Ellis #1 of the Virginia Cavaliers runs with the ball during the second half of the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana. ABOUT WILLIAM & MARY (1-0)Mathis passed for 66 yards and ran for another 127 along with a touchdown to be named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week and senior Kilton Anderson (4-of-8) threw for 100 yards. ABOUT VIRGINIA (1-0)The Cavaliers did not turn the ball over in the season opener, committed just three penalties and were 7-for-15 on third down to keep drives going. Virginia senior WR Dejon Brissett, who had 299 yards on 16 catches with Richmond in 2018, could return after missing the opener with an undisclosed injury. PREDICTION: Virginia 52, William & Mary 10More college football scoresMore college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Pittsburgh football vs. Virginia: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
However, a stern test right of the gate awaits in the opener Saturday when Virginia visits defending division champ Pittsburgh. LINE: Virginia -2.5"We've still got to go out there in our first game and play, and we've got to go every game after that and just keep playing," Perkins told the media. Prior to divisions, Virginia was the media's choice to win the league title in 1990 - finishing tied for second. The Cavaliers finish 12th in FBS in team passing efficiency defense (107.63), 16th in passing yards allowed per game (183) and 20th in total yards (330.5). PREDICTION: Virginia 24, Pittsburgh 16More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.