When looking at the two offenses squaring off on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers could very well be the highest-scoring contest from Week 8.
After wrapping up their impressive three-game road trip with a win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Los Angeles Rams will return home this weekend for a key NFC battle against another playoff contender in the Green Bay Packers.
Normally, the Packers are always viewed as one of the top contenders in the league, and rightfully so since there’s a reason why Aaron Rodgers is viewed as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
However, things are a bit different this year for Green Bay with the team sitting at 3-2-1 heading into Sunday’s contest along with still being in search of that first road win.
Still, just because the Packers haven’t exactly looked like the dominant team from previous seasons doesn’t mean this is a game for the Rams to take lightly. If anything, Green Bay being extra rested after a bye week along with the motivation behind Rodgers to help his team become the first ones to knock off Los Angeles is just one of many reasons why Sean McVay‘s team needs to be extra cautious.
Throughout his career, Rodgers has always been the type of quarterback that makes the players around him on offense better, and even though Jordy Nelson is no longer part of the picture, the Packers star still has plenty of great options to work with.
Even during the offseason, Green Bay was viewed as one of the biggest winners from free agency after landing one of the league’s best pass-catching tight ends in Jimmy Graham.
Looking at what Rodgers will have to work with once again in Week 8, chances are that he receives the proper protection, this is a game in which the Packers could easily put up 30+ points, and no one would be surprised one bit.
Yes, the Rams’ defense is coming off an impressive outing against the San Francisco 49ers after Aaron Donald had a field day with four sacks on C.J. Beathard. But when seeing how Los Angeles in general has allowed teams like the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks to put up 30+ points in previous meetings, there’s every reason to believe the Packers could very well do the same.
At least if this were to be the case, Los Angeles is loaded with even more talent for Jared Goff to work with on offense than what Rodgers has with Green Bay, meaning a game like this could turn into quite the shootout from both offenses.
This may not be what the Rams want to see happen since they would obviously prefer to keep Rodgers and company in check, but also as long as they end up on the wining end to improve to 8-0, this is all that would matter the most.