Tip Green Bay Packers - Los Angeles Rams
We take another step towards the Super Bowl this week with the NFL's divisional round of games. The Los Angeles Rams travel to Lambeau Field for a meeting with Green Bay Packers on Saturday. The Rams finished second in NFC West with a 10-6 record, while the Packers (13-3) topped NFC North. The Packers enter this game in terrific form after winning their previous six matches. Their home form has been strong too with five successive victories preceding the visit of the Rams. The Packers lost their last meeting with the Rams (at SoFi Stadium) but won the previous five encounters against the Los Angeles franchise. The Rams lost four of their last five trips to Green Bay with the Packers restricting them to fewer than ten points on two occasions. However, the Packers may find it difficult to run up the score against the Rams' tremendous defence. The discipline and positional awareness that Sean McVay's team has shown in protecting their side has come to define their season. Their pass rush defence saw them make the second-most sacks (53) in the NFL. However, they may be without backline leader Aaron Donald this week, which would significantly weaken their defensive line.
The Rams come into this game on the back of a two-game winning streak. However, a record of three defeats in six away games suggests that they have problems on the road. They will face another tough trip when they come up against the league's best quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. He threw 48 touchdown passes this year, giving him one of the highest passer ratings in NFL history. Many of those passes found Davante Adams, who leads the league on receiving touchdowns with 18. As good as the Rams' defence is, we see these two being the most valuable players in this contest. Back the Packers -6.5.
Key points Green Bay Packers - Los Angeles Rams
The Packers boast the league's best touchdown provider, Aaron Rodgers, and the league's best touchdown receiver, Davante Adams.
The Packers won four of their previous five meetings with the Rams.
The Rams lost three of their last six away matches.
Conclusion Green Bay Packers - Los Angeles Rams
Players of the highest calibre are required to pick a defence as organised as the Rams' - and Green Bay have that in Rodgers and Adams. Back the Packers -6.5.
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Green Bay Packers Los Angeles Rams Prediction published on January 13, 2021