Jared Goff will be the 19th quarterback to start for the Rams in last 17 seasons

The Los Angeles Rams will reportedly reverse course and will now start No. 1 pick Jared Goff in their Week 11 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. When Goff takes the field, he will become the 19th quarterback to start a game for the Rams in the last 17 seasons.

Since the start of the 2000 season, the Rams have continually looked for a franchise quarterback, and outside of Sam Bradford's brief reign, each one has failed so far. Amazingly, Goff is just the third quarterback to be drafted by the Rams in the first five rounds of the draft during that period, joining Bradford (No. 1 overall in 2010) and current Rams backup Sean Mannion (third round in 2015).

The Rams are tied with the Dallas Cowboys — their 19th starting QB since 2000 is fellow rookie Dak Prescott — and the Chicago Bears. Those teams trail only the Cleveland Browns who are now up 25 starting quarterbacks in the last 17 seasons.


NFL Power Rankings: Week 11
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NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

31. 49ers (1-8)
Last Week: 31

Make that eight straight losses now for the 49ers, who host the Patriots on Sunday, and will feel the wrath of a Pats team coming off a loss.

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30. Bears (2-7)
Last Week: 28

After a one-week anomaly, the Bears all hate Jay Cutler again. With Alshon Jeffery now suspended for the next four games, there's not much hope in Chicago.

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29. Jets (3-7)
Last Week: 30

Bryce Petty threw his first career touchdown, but all signs point to him not being an NFL-ready quarterback -- while the other option is an injured Ryan Fitzpatrick, who still leads the NFL in interceptions.

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27. Panthers (3-6)
Last Week: 20

The Super Bowl hangover continues for last year's runner-up, as they're now firmly out of the playoff picture.

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25. Rams (4-6)
Last Week: 26

For the second time this season, the Rams won a game in which they failed to score a touchdown. Not exactly a recipe for long-term success, though.

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24. Buccaneers (4-5)
Last Week: 23

Tampa Bay blew out the Bears in Week 10, and while their season won't result in a playoff berth, it's been a fun step forward.

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21. Chargers (4-6)
Last Week: 15

They're far from the bottom of the league in terms of talent, but the Chargers just have too much to overcome to compete with the best teams in the league. They're prone to slip-ups, and dropping a crucial one to Miami last week may have crushed their playoff hopes already.

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17. Steelers (4-5)
Last Week: 13

There's not a lot of shame in losing to the 8-1 Cowboys, but with Ben Roethlisberger and other Steelers vet worried about the team's dedication, we're officially worried about how far Pittsburgh can go despite all of its offensive weapons.

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16. Dolphins (5-4)
Last Week: 24

That's four straight wins now for Miami, who now takes over as the second-best team in the AFC East. With a little luck, they could position themselves for a late-season push.

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15. Bills (4-5)
Last Week: 12

Buffalo saw Miami pass them in the AFC East during the bye week. They already face an uphill battle to get to the postseason -- where no Rex Ryan team has played since 2010.

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14. Packers (4-5)
Last Week: 9

What's wrong with the Packers? Their record has now dipped below .500 after a brutal loss to Tennessee, making it three straight losses where they've allowed at least 31 points in each game.

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13. Vikings (5-4)
Last Week: 10

It's clear that Minnesota's early-season dominance was a mirage, but now they'll be forced to prove that they're playoff caliber in the weeks ahead.

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12. Cardinals (4-4-1)
Last Week: 11

They beat San Francisco at home, but 23-20 is way too close for comfort against a team that hasn't won since Week 1.

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11. Eagles (5-4)
Last Week: 16

The Eagles beat an impressive Falcons team, proving that they're a legitimate threat to even the better squads when they leave the door open. If Carson Wentz can finish his rookie season strong, Philadelphia will be in the conversation until the end.

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10. Redskins (5-3-1)
Last Week: 18

That pesky tie has Washington a shade off New York's pace, for the top Wild Card spot, but still maintain control as the last team in. With a strong second half, they'll be in the postseason for a second straight year -- something the franchise hasn't done in more than 20 years.

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9. Giants (6-3)
Last Week: 14

At 6-3, and with the Bears and Browns up next the Giants are positioning themselves for their first postseason appearance since 2011 -- and it's well-known how dangerous they can be once they're in it.

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8. Falcons (6-4)
Last Week: 6

Atlanta has its fanbase on edge, given how it faired in the second half last year, but a bye week should help preparation ahead of a matchup with an inconsistent Cardinals team in Week 12.

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6. Broncos (7-3)
Last Week: 7

The offense remains a concern, but Denver's defense remains championship caliber. They marched to a Lombardi Trophy last year in similar fashion, so who are we to doubt them this season?

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4. Chiefs (7-2)
Last Week: 4

Kansas City just keeps on rolling, this time with a come-from-behind win on the road against Carolina. They'll need to take care of business this week against the Buccaneers, but a crucial matchup awaits in Week 12 against the Broncos on Sunday night.

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3. Patriots (7-2)
Last Week: 1

New England finally looked vulnerable against the Seahawks in Foxboro, and their road could become a bit more challenging than expected if Rob Gronkowski misses any significant amount of time.

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2. Seahawks (6-2-1)
Last Week: 5

They pulled off something nobody had done this season by beating Tom Brady in Foxboro. Seattle has separated itself from the pack in the NFC West, and only one team stands in their way from being considered the unanimous conference favorites.

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1. Cowboys (8-1)
Last Week: 2

The only thing that can stop the Cowboys is themselves. With Tony Romo back active this week, will Jerry Jones be able to resist the urge to unseat his rookie quarterback on an eight-game win streak?

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