First Look: Rams Return Home to Face the Packers

The undefeated Los Angeles Rams will play in the L.A. Coliseum for the first time in over a month on Sunday. The Coliseum will host the Green Bay Packers and future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Here's an early look at the Green Bay Packers (3-2-1):

Offense

  • Points Per Game: 16th (24.7)
  • Yards Per Game: 4th (421)
  • Passing Yards Per Game: 3rd (317.3)

Key Contributors

  • WR Davante Adams: 47 Rec, 557 Yds, 6 TDs
  • TE Jimmy Graham: 27 Rec, 349 Yds, 1 TD

As one of the league's worst rushing teams, the majority of the Packers offense has come through the air in 2018. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown 12 touchdowns, while Green Bay has just two rushing touchdowns through six games. Wide receiver Davante Adams accounts for half of Green Bay's passing touchdowns.

Defense

  • Points Allowed Per Game: 15th (24)
  • Yards Allowed Per Game: 8th (328.3)
  • Passing Yards Allowed Per Game: 5th (211.8)

Key Contributors

  • LB Blake Martinez: 3 Sk, 51 Tkl, 6 TFL
  • S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 23 Tkl, 3 Int, 3 PD, 1 Sk, 1 FF

The Packers roll out one of the NFL's best defenses, especially against the pass — limiting its opponents to just 211.8 passing yards per game in 2018. Veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads his defense in interceptions with three. Green Bay is also a top-10 team in sacks, with 21.0 sacks made by 11 different players in six games.

Quarterback

  • QB Aaron Rodgers: 1,997 Yds, 12 TDs, 61.4% Cmp, 1 Int

In his 14th NFL season, Rodgers holds a professional record of 97-50-1, with 40,499 yards and 325 touchdowns. Rodgers joins Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as one of two active players with multiple MVP awards, as well as multiple first-team All-Pro selections. Rodgers was also named Super Bowl XLV MVP.

Rodgers is undefeated (4-0) in his career against the Rams.

Last Week

  • Bye, Week 6: W 33-30 vs. San Francisco

The Packers will travel to L.A. fresh off their bye week, but in Week 6, the Packers narrowly defeated the 49ers in Green Bay, behind a game-winning drive by Rodgers and the Packers offense. Rodgers was 25-of-46 in that game, throwing for 425 yards and two touchdowns on Monday Night Football.

Head Coach

The Packers are led by Mike McCarthy. McCarthy is 124-72-2 (.631) approaching the midway point of his 13th year with Green Bay. McCarthy has taken the Packers to the playoffs in nine of 12 years as the team's head coach. He has one championship in that time, leading the Packers past the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

McCarthy is 5-1 against the Rams as a head coach. Sunday will be McCarthy's first time facing the Rams in the Sean McVay era.

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