The Packers are the team to stick with against the Rams. Granted, there are some concerns like the return of Cam Akers in the playoff win against Seattle. Akers ran the football exceptionally well and will have to continue that trait that’s made them successful this season. San Francisco was that team last year, utilizing the run game in their postseason win over Green Bay. LA will try to take a page out of that book and take advantage of a vulnerable run defense. It’s still up in the air if the Packers have shored up that aspect of their defense that really struggled earlier this season and doomed them in the playoffs against the 49ers. That’s definitely the concern for Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers in the passing game is just going to be a whole different level of explosiveness for even an outstanding Rams defense to handle. Rodgers has really gotten the bulk of passes out of his hands quickly and into the hands of his receivers and limiting the pass rush. That’s going to be something that may be able to keep the Rams rush at bay in this game. Also, factor in that you’ve got the Rams having to go on the road in an outdoor, colder weather environment here in Lambeau; it’s a bit of a detriment.
Jared Goff hasn’t had very good football games in the past in these kinds of elements. There has been some good news on the horizon for the Rams injury front again this week, which is probably why there’s also been some money on LA. The Packers will win this football game, and teasing down the points is better than laying nearly a touchdown.
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