L.A. Rams at Green Bay Packers
Current line: Green Bay -7. Total is 46.
The Rams advanced to the Divisional round after winning at Seattle last week 30-20. The story of that win was the Rams defense who held Seattle to just 11 first downs and 5 sacks on Quarterback Russell Wilson. The Rams held the Seahawks to just 2 of 14 on 3rd down attempts.
“Quarterback Jared Goff didn’t have a great game playing with his surgically impaired thumb on his throwing has was just 9 of 19 for 155 years and one TD,” Joe Wiz said. “LA led the NFL in total defense this season.”
Green Bay is coming in well-rested getting the bye as the #1 seed in the NFC. Quarterback Aaron Rogers is the leading candidate to secure MVP honors throwing 48 Touchdowns and just 5 interceptions. The Packers have dominated the NFC North winning the division seven times in the last 10 years but are just 6-7 in the playoffs including last year’s NFC Championship loss at San Francisco 37-20.
“There are some question marks for the Rams, especially with their quarterback, Goff,” Wiz said. “How will he play in the cold and is all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald at 100% with bruised Ribs?”
The game plan for head coach McVay is to go conservative and try and establish the ground attack with Cam Akers who rushed for 131 yards last week at Seattle. The biggest match-up could be Rams start CB Ramsey trying to cover WR Davante Adams who led the NFL with 18 Touchdown catches. Points could be at a premium especially for the Rams so the better play might be the Under 46.