For the following day, the Arizona team will travel to Los Angeles. There the fate of both teams will be determined.
As for the Los Angeles club, Goff suffered a fracture to his right thumb during the loss to Seattle Seahawks which gave Pete Carroll the fifth divisional title since joining the organization.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL NetworkGoff, who in addition to the fracture suffered a dislocation, underwent more tests on Monday to verify if he plays in the end-of-season duel, but “it is likely that he will not participate.” The diagnosis revealed the need for surgery.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Goff came out of the operating room and is expected not to be present for the game against Arizona. If the Rams qualify on Sunday, Goff would be back with the club for the postseason, Schefter added.
John Wolford, Goff’s replacement on Sean McVay’s roster, has no NFL game experience.
Murray, in doubt
The Cardinals They had a chance to advance to the postseason with a win over rival and provisional tenant, the San Francisco 49ers, but Kliff Kingsbury’s decision-making fell short of Robert Saleh’s defense. In addition, quarterback Kyler Murray suffered a leg injury in the last stage of the game that is still the focus of intrigue among the corridors of the State Farm Stadium.
The Cardinals will wait to “see how this week feels,” Kingsbury clarified for Josh Weinfuss, ESPN. “I hope he can be in a position to play and do what he does,” added the strategist.
The meaning of “what he does” Murray has varied throughout the campaign.
In his first nine games of the season, this is from Week 1 through 10, when he hit a last-minute Hail Mary with DeAndre Hopkins for a last-minute win over the Bills, Murray completed 68.1% of his shipments. for 17 touchdowns for eight interceptions, in addition to adding 67.1 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Cardinals were 6-3.
In the last six games, Murray has connected 65.6% of his passes for nine touchdowns for four interceptions. On the other hand, his running game declined notably with defensive adjustments contrary to 35.3 yards per game and a touchdown.
In this period, Arizona won only against the Giants and Philadelphia, but lost to Seattle, New England, the Rams and San Francisco.
From that game there will be a playoff berth or if the Bears grant it, two.
If Los Angeles wins or draws, they go to the postseason. If Arizona wins, Murray will become the first quarterback drafted by the Cardinals to lead the team to the playoffs since 1998 (Jake Plummer).
With a loss to the Bears and a draw at SoFi Stadium, both NFC West teams advance.
With a loss or draw for the Bears and victory for the Cardinals, the Rams are still alive.