Rodgers, favorite to win the MVP award, and the Packers will face defensive tackle Donald and the Rams
Packers. No one has played better in defense than Los Angeles Rams.
And looming fascinating Saturday’s clash, when Aaron Rodgers, favorite to win the MVP award, and the Packers (13-3) face defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Rams (11-6) in one of the divisional games of the postseason within the National Conference.
“This is what they love,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “These are the kinds of confrontations and opportunities that you crave as a competitive person.”
Both units are at the top of the league.
The The Packers have won six straight games and scored fewer than 22 points just once this season.. Los Angeles reached these instances capturing Russell Wilson five times last week., in the 30-20 win against Seattle.
“They went to Seattle, they faced a known opponent and they played very well. They come with the confidence they should have, ”warned Rodgers. “We also arrived with confidence, with the season we have had and with what we believe we are capable of doing.”
Rodgers set a passing record (48) in one season and another of average of complete passes (.707). On the other hand, only five of their shipments were intercepted.
This will be the first time the best offense and best defense have met in the postseason since the Super Bowl between New England and Atlanta, on February 5, 2017.
Goff will play from the start
John Wolford he was the Rams’ starting quarterback against Seattle, but left the game with a neck problem that won’t let him play Saturday. This means the Rams will choose Jared Goff three weeks after thumb surgery.
The Packers will not have David Bakhtiari, an All-Pro tackle who suffered a season-long knee injury in training on Dec. 31.
Donald left last week’s game with a rib injury, but the Rams are confident the six-time All-Pro will play Saturday. McVay said that “unless something unforeseen happens, the Terminator will be ready.”
“I feel good,” Donald said. “I feel strong, I’ll be ready on Saturday.”
Fans in the stadium
For the first time this season, the Packers will play at home with fans. Lambeau Field will have 6,000 people, mainly subscribers, as well as health and emergency workers, who were invited, and the holders of tickets that are given on a mandatory basis to the visiting team.
“That’s going to help us, give us the extra home advantage we need, give us that extra,” said the Packers running back. Aaron Jones.