Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers
The Los Angeles Rams deserve a ton of credit for overcoming their adversity with injuries at the quarterback position to win a road playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Super Wild Card Weekend. However, the reality is that the Seahawks were already struggling on offense coming into the game. In their last eight regular-season games, Seattle did not pass for more than 263 yards to finish out the season. In fact, they were averaging just 209 passing yards during that span. If we look at the profile of teams they’ve played recently, none of them boast the offensive firepower like they’re going to encounter when they take on the Green Bay Packers.
Including games with the Seahawks in the second half of the season, the Rams also played the Cardinals twice and faced the Patriots, Jets, Niners, and Buccaneers. Of those six teams, only the Buccaneers fit the mold of an above-average passing offense. In the first half of the season, the Rams also played an above-average team in the Buffalo Bills and lost 35-32. What’s interesting to note is that when the Rams have played above average passing offenses, there have been plenty of points on the scoreboard. Now they’ll head to Green Bay to take only a team that leads the league in scoring 31.8 points per game.
Los Angeles scored 30 points last week because of a Darious Williams pick-six in the first half of the game. It will be a tough ask for the Rams to get to 28 points in Green Bay if their defense doesn’t pitch in with some scoring of their own.
Green Bay’s offense could prove to be too much for this Rams defense, even if Jalen Ramsey can lock down Davante Adams.