Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers Predictions, Odds, Picks
- Before the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 11 bye, they were on a two game losing streak
- The Packers remain high atop the NFC North even after a Week 11 loss to the Vikings
- Green Bay has won ten of their last eleven games at home at Lambeau Field
Rams vs Packers Odds
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Before the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 11 bye, they were on a two game losing streak that keep them sitting behind the 9-2 Cardinals in the NFC West, but now a well-rested Rams team led by QB Matthew Stafford and head coached by offensive genius Sean McVay will most likely be making plans to stop Green Bay’s biggest playmakers, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.
The Green Bay Packers remain high atop the shaky NFC North even after an odd Week 11 loss to the divisional rival Vikings, but now Packers’ future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a hurt toe that’s “worse than turf toe” yet still his 18th ranked offense must excel despite fending off attacks by Rams DE Aaron Donald who most likely won’t be aiming for Rodgers’ toe.
These two NFC rivals have faced each other 96 other times (including 3 postseason games), with the Green Bay Packers winning 47 of the games and the Los Angeles Rams winning 47 of the games, plus there have been two ties.
Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers Predictions
Can L.A. HC Sean McVay Unite a Rams Team Full of New Playmakers?
The Los Angeles Rams’ front office has proven itself to be all-in on a Super Bowl run this season by packing its roster chock full of playmakers, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, linebacker Von Miller, and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Despite this burst of superstars in L.A., the Rams have gone on a two game losing streak before their Week 11 bye, dropping games to the Tennessee Titans in Week 9 and to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10, proof that it will take time to get these superstars to gel.
There is no better head coach for completing that task than Sean McVay, an offensive “genius” with a knack for tricky and complex plays that utilize his playmakers, a system that might take a few more games to master given all the talented new pieces he must now include.
Can Packers Banged-Up QB Aaron Rodgers (toe) Produce Under Center?
A big deal has been made by Aaron Rodgers regarding his injured big toe, telling podcaster and former NFL punter Pat McCafee that his injury is significantly more painful than “turf toe,” though the veteran quarterback made it clear that he would fight and play through the pain.
He must given how it went the other time he called in sick due to his positive Covid test when his backup Jordan Love filled in under center and the Packers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 7-13, the Green Bay offense ineffective when being led by such a young quarterback.
Now Rodgers must face a Rams team that is coming off a two game losing streak so he will be looking to hook up with a reliable target who’s no stranger to the end zone, receiver Davante Adams and Rodgers having already connected for 72 receptions and 5 touchdowns this season.
Rams Key Player: (WR) Odell Beckham Jr.
The Rams just acquired free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who was released by the Cleveland Browns after not being able to properly utilize the playmaker, a situation that resulted from his not running pass routes precisely enough for QB Baker Mayfield to find him open.
Now Beckham must fit into a new offense that already features receivers Van Jefferson and Cooper Kupp, a team with a passing attack ranked fourth in the league after earning almost 290 yards every game through the air.
The first play Beckham was targeted by quarterback Matthew Stafford, the ball was intercepted plenty of yards away from where Odell ended up, so it could take a while for the two to get on the same page, something they most likely worked on during the Week 11 bye.
Packers Key Player: (RBs) Aaron Jones & AJ Dillon
As if Green Bay’s 20th ranked rushing attack wasn’t struggling enough already, now star running back Aaron Jones is listed as questionable after suffering an injury to his knee so he will be a last-minute game time decision by head coach Matt LaFleur.
Whether Jones can suit up on Sunday there will be help from out of the backfield provided by AJ Dillon, a second-year dual-threat running back who has 130 total touches this season for 714 yards from scrimmage and 3 total touchdowns.
The Rams are ranked eleventh against the run, so it will be no easy feat to rush against them, but to give Rodgers’ passing game any chance to succeed, the Packers must first establish a run game to force the Rams defense to crowd the box.
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How to Watch Rams vs Packers
|Rams vs Packers Information|
|What||Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers|
|Where||Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI|
|When||Sunday, November 28, 2021; 4:25 PM ET|
|How to watch||FOX|
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]