Jared Goff will have to cope with a wall of noise against the Saints on Sunday, but the quarterback insists the Rams thrive in such hostile atmospheres.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is regarded as one of the noisiest stadiums in the NFL and that could be a huge factor in Sunday’s NFC championship game.
Goff benefits from being led by his head coach Sean McVay, one of the smartest offensive minds around, yet communication between the two will be difficult when the Saints fans crank up the volume.
However, the Rams have excelled on the road under McVay, winning 13 of their 16 games away from LA, and Goff believes they are comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.
“I think we gel together well on the road and have that mindset of us against the world and all that,” Goff told reporters Friday. “When it’s loud, we love it. Try to relish it and try to enjoy it. It will be no different this weekend. It will be loud and it will be something we have to deal with.
“Definitely something that is an advantage for them if used correctly but something that we’ve dealt with. We’ve won in that type of atmosphere and [it is] something that we’re ready to deal with accordingly and have prepped for all week.”
Goff also shared his admiration for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Goff is not viewed in the same bracket as Brees yet, although he knows a win on the road in a game of such magnitude would enhance his reputation.
“He’s a guy that’s been there and done it, and does it the right way, seems like every year,” Goff said of Brees. “It seems like he’s only getting better. I have so much respect for him and everything he’s brought to the game. I admire how long he’s done it for and the way he leads and goes about his business, the way he works.
“Everything he does it so admirable and you’d love to win this game to try and jump into that type of category. He’s a great player and a guy I have a lot of respect for.”