The Los Angeles Rams are taking on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in hopes of reaching the halfway mark of a perfect season.
The Los Angeles Rams have far and away been the best team in football and take on one of the most interesting teams in the league in the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers are the perfect case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One week, the team looks unbeatable with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, delivering darts all over the field and running the score up.
Other weeks, the team looks rather lackluster, either losing to mediocre teams or narrowly defeating an injury-riddled San Francisco 49ers team.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams have been the exact opposite. Not only are the Rams the best team in football but the team has been dominant in every single outing. While the team had a close game in Seattle and a backdoor cover in Denver, neither game ever seemed to be out of the Rams’ grasps.
In comparison, the Rams demolished the same 49ers team a week later, 39-10. On paper, this looks like it could be a blowout. Let’s hear what the LA Sports Hub staff thinks.
Jamaal Artis (10-0): 35-27, Los Angeles Rams
Rams vs Packers —Goff vs. Rodgers— will be the premier game on Sunday. The Rams will be tested but ultimately win a shootout. Both Goff and Rodgers will throw for 300 yards but Todd Gurley will wear down the Packers defense.
Lamarr Fields (9-2): 42-38, Los Angeles Rams
This game will be a shootout with Gurley being the deciding factor. Both defenses are struggling but the Rams have more offensive talent and will pull this one out.
Redan Lopez (8-1): 35-31, Los Angeles Rams
I see this game being the epitome of a shootout. The Rams have arguably the most prolific offense in the league, led by Jared Goff and Todd Gurley. The Packers have the best quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers and should have all their top three wide receivers back out of their bye week.
The Rams will have no problems carving through a mediocre Packers defense. Goff will have over 300 yards and three touchdowns. I predict Gurley will have over 150 yards (50 receiving, more than 100 rushing) and two touchdowns.
Look for the Packers to continually having to answer the Rams and pass early and often. Aaron Rodgers will have over 350 passing yards and four touchdowns.
This game will be close, but the Rams will still remain unbeaten due to their better defense and superior rushing attack.
Jason Reed (10-2): 33-14, Los Angeles Rams
This game is being labeled as a shootout with the NFL’s best offense going up against the best quarterback in the league. And while the Rams’ defense has been concerning recently, this game is not even going to be close.
Aaron Rodgers practically makes the Packers who they are and when he is not having an insane game we have seen what the results are. He is coming up against an extremely smart coaching staff that is going to make the Packers beat them in other ways than Aaron Rodgers.
This will lead to a lot of stalling drives and a lot of frustration between Rodgers and Mike McCarthy. Meanwhile, the Rams’ offense will be surging and win in convincing fashion yet again.