NFL Divisional Round: Green Bay Packers vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction and Analysis

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January 15, 2021 8:22 pm

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be raring to go after a week’s rest. Coach Matt LaFleur led the Packers to the NFC top seed, which earned them an extra week off as per the new NFL Playoffs guidelines. They will take on Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams at the ‘Frozen Tundra’ on Saturday evening.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and NFL Divisional Round predictions.

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NFL Divisional Round Preview

Will Aaron Rodgers lead Green Bay Packers to the NFC Championship final?

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been having one of the best seasons of his longstanding NFL career in 2020. The 37-year-old led the Packers to the NFC North title once again as they also bagged the number one seed in the NFC.

Rodgers is also leading the charts for a potential 3rd NFL MVP title. A win against the Rams in the NFL Divisional Round will boost his chances of bagging the coveted award ahead of the 2018 winner, Patrick Mahomes.

WR Davante Adams has been terrific in tandem with Rodgers over the course of the last 4 months. The pair will go up against one of the best defenses in the league in the form of the Aaron Donald-led LA Rams.

Coach LaFleur will look to utilize backup wideouts Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard along with RB Aaron Jones to cause the visitors all sorts of damage at Lambeau Field tomorrow.

Los Angeles Rams aiming to pull off a major upset on Saturday

We all know how dangerous Aaron Rodgers can be on a snow-covered field in Wisconsin. He showed his dominance on the Frozen Tundra in Week 17 against NFC North rivals, Chicago Bears.

But the Rams will be brimming with confidence, especially after last weekend’s win over NFC West champions, Seattle Seahawks.

Coach McVay will welcome QB Jared Goff back to the starting line-up. But backup QB John Walford has been ruled out due to the neck injury sustained against the Seahawks.

What’s more, Rams WR Cooper Kupp’s inclusion will be a matchday decision as he is currently dealing with a knee injury. Despite some injury rumors, the #99 Aaron Donald is expected to start on Saturday along with star cornerback, Jalen Ramsey.

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NFL Preview: Green Bay Packers vs Los Angeles Rams Update

Green Bay – Doubtful

DL Kingsley Keke – Concussion

Los Angeles – Out

OLB Terrell Lewis – Ankle

QB John Walford – Neck

Questionable

OL David Edwards – Ankle

WR Cooper Kupp – Knee

Packers vs Rams Prediction

Green Bay Packers 29 – 20 Los Angeles Rams

Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

This Packers vs Rams Divisional Round Playoff clash is the perfect example of a one-sided strong offense vs an impenetrable defense.

The Rams proved their defensive prowess by an outstanding performance against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. This weekend’s game against the Packers is no different.

A terrific individual battle between WR Davante Adams and CB Jalen Ramsey awaits us at the Lambeau Field. We reckon the home-team advantage and the snowy condition will make the Packers the favorites to make the NFC Championship game. But regardless, you can’t afford to miss this one!

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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