Coming off the bye week, the Green Bay Packers (5-8) are third in the NFC North, but still in a good place in the NFC playoff race.
Following the recent struggles of both the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks, teams contending for a wildcard are in a close race. Separated by only as much as two games. Great news for Packers fans.
The next four games are all ‘must wins’ with the first challenge coming from the LA Rams who have a flair for the dramatic.
At the moment, the Rams are small favorites. The spread being only two-points. However, the Green Bay Packers are ascending at the right time to take on LA’s suffering pass defense.
The Rams have the 12th worst passing defense in the league. Allowing 229 passing yards per game, 7.3 yards per attempt and 10.8 yards per completion. Which is perfect timing for the Packers.
In the last six games the Packers are throwing for around 220 pass yards per game. Highlighted by the emergence of rookie WR Christian Watson, as well as the return of Randall Cobb.
If anything on the Rams defense will be an issue, it’s the pressure they continue to improve on.
While QB Aaron Rodgers isn’t having his best season, he is playing better for the majority of late and will have weapons at his disposal to take on a Rams coverage defense.
With weapons like Watson, Cobb, Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan at his disposal, a 10.8 ADOT (average depth of target) is right up there with other offenses who threw all over the Rams secondary.