GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Football fans will be treated to four excellent match-ups in NFL divisional play this weekend.
Kicking off the weekend action is the Packers-Rams showdown at Lambeau Field, which will be televised in Western Wisconsin exclusively on FOX 25/48.
It’s Green Bay’s prolific offense triggered by quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Los Angeles’ stingy defense anchored by Aaron Donald, who is nursing a rib injury. The Packers scored the most points in the NFL regular season. The Rams defense ranks first overall and against the pass and third against the rush
“It’s a great classic matchup at Lambeau Field: the best offense against the best defense,” former Bears head coach Mike Ditka said. “But I have to go with Aaron Rodgers. The weather will be cold, but both teams have to play in it—wind is more of a problem than cold. This is the playoffs. Win or go home.”
Jared Goff and his surgically repaired thumb will start at quarterback, where Green Bay has the obvious advantage. Running back Cam Akers will be a challenge for the Packers surging defense, a key factor in the team’s six-game winning streak.
NFC Divisional Playoffs Picks
A classic match-up of great defense vs high-octane offense and innovative young head coaches. Obvious advantage at QB for Green Bay, but this one is decided in trenches—and which defense best stops the run (Jones vs Akers) and creates the key turnover.
Packers 23, Rams 20