The Rams continue to roll. Boasting an impressive 7-0 start, they’re the favorites to win Super Bowl 53. Jared Goff is playing as an MVP candidate, Aaron Donald is Wreaking havoc for QBs in the backfield, Todd Gurley the unstoppable force that has yet to meet the immovable object. They’ve posted 235 points and allowed only 128 (a point differential of +107). It’s true, 3 of those games were against the dismally woeful 49ers, Cardinals, and Raiders. However, starting Sunday, they’ll begin a tough stretch, facing the Packers, Saints, and Seahawks before heading into their Bye Week.
Green Bay is coming off of a much-needed bye week. Their wide-receiving corps hasn’t seemed to be 100% healthy since week 1. Aaron Rodgers has slowly but surely been improving his mobility, allowing him to be more of a threat outside of the pocket. The Rams pose their biggest challenge of the season so far, and a win this week (combined with a Minnesota loss) would put the Packers atop the NFC North. After the Rams, the Packers play New England, Miami, Seattle and Minnesota, and only the game vs the Dolphins is at home.
It’s interesting to note that the Packers are 0-2 on the road, and 1 field goal away from being 4-0 at home. The Rams are averaging just over 35 Points at home and 32 on the road, so it doesn’t really matter where they play. Los Angeles comes in as 9-point favorites to a game that very likely will have playoff implications down the line.
Rams vs. Packers Props
Monday night was a historic one. On a 62 yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith, Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning’s record of 71,940 passing yards. After the game, Brees sat at 72,103 career passing yards, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Third on the all-time list is Brett Favre at 71,838 yards, followed closely by Tom Brady at 67,418.
- Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers toss for 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions
- 12 players recorded 100+ receiving yards
- Eric Ebron, Antonio Brown, Tre’Quan Smith, Robby Anderson, David Moore all record 2 touchdowns
- Todd Gurley rumbles his was to 3 touchdowns
- Isaiah Crowell rushes for 200+ yards and 1 touchdown