The Los Angeles Rams travel to face the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football from Lambeau Field. Both teams are seeking their second straight win after ending losing streaks in their last game.
Rams Hope To Continue Streak
Los Angeles is 4-9 on the season and in third place in the NFC West. They haven’t yet been eliminated from playoff contention but will need to run the table for the remainder of the schedule to have any hope of defending their Super Bowl title in the postseason. They were victorious at home last week against the Las Vegas Raiders as underdogs after losing six straight games.
The Rams are near the bottom of the league on offense, with an average of 16.8 points, and are 31st in the NFL with 283 yards gained per game. However, their defense has been solid and is fourth in the league against the run, giving up 101.9 yards per game, and is also fourth in total yards.
LA has dealt with many injuries and will be without their best defensive player, Aaron Donald, who’s sidelined for tonight’s matchup with an ankle injury. CB David Long Jr. and DT Marquis Copeland are also out for the Rams.
Before going down with an injury, Matthew Stafford threw for 2,087 yards and ten touchdowns with eight interceptions. Baker Mayfield led the Rams to their victory last week and went 22-35 for 230 yards and one touchdown.
Mayfield will make his second start for the Rams since being picked up off waivers from Carolina. Cam Akers is the top rusher for LA with 376 yards and has four touchdowns. Cooper Kupp has 75 receptions and leads all receivers with 812 yards and six touchdowns.
Packers Seek Winning Record at Lambeau
Green Bay is just 3-3 at home, which was typically one of the toughest places in the NFL to win before this season. However, they still have a shot at a playoff spot and must win all their remaining games.
The Packers will also need some outside help to have any chance at making the postseason. However, they have a difficult schedule remaining against the Dolphins on the road and the Vikings and Lions at home.
This season, the Packers are in the middle of the pack in offensive numbers. They’re 15th with 345.6 yards per game and 16th with 220.2 passing yards. They are also the 14th-best rushing team in the league, with 125.4 yards per game. However, their points-per-game total of 20.2 points is slightly lower at 22nd in the league. On defense, Green Bay is third in the league against the pass, giving up 192.9 yards per game, but is 30th against the run with 154.8 yards per contest.
Aaron Rodgers’ numbers are down this season, as he’s thrown for 2,864 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Aaron Jones is the leading rusher with 847 yards and two touchdowns and shares the backfield with AJ Dillon, who has 624 yards and three touchdowns.
Jones also leads the team in pass receptions with 48 and has 328 yards and three touchdown receptions. Allen Lazard has been targeted 75 times this season and has 620 yards and five touchdowns.
Green Bay should pick up the win at home against a banged-up Rams squad.