After two consecutive humiliating beatings on the prime-time televised stage – the first on Sunday Night Football at the hands of the Tennessee Titans and the second on Monday Night Football at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, the LA Rams entered the BYE week with a lot of soul searching on their To-Do list. There is no shame in losing games in the NFL. There is plenty of shame in not learning from those losses and correcting mistakes.
Even after two humbling losses and a BYE week, the LA Rams remain among the Top-tier team in the NFL. But the team has fallen from among the best to among the best seven teams. Losing on Week 12 will place the team into a three-game losing streak, calling into doubt whether or not this team can earn a playoff berth.
The Packers have been struggling themselves as of late. The team has won just one of their last three games and is suddenly starting to feel the pressure of a rather successful Minnesota Vikings team, a team that just defeated the LA Chargers and Green Bay Packers in their last two games.
Both teams want to turn the corner in Week 12, but only one will do so. The Packers are 3-0 against the NFC West so far and need only one more victory in Week 12 to complete the sweep. The Rams are 2-0 against the NFC North and have to face the Packers and the Vikings. Quarterback Matthew Stafford had faced the Packers 20 times with the Detroit Lions and holds a 7-13 career record against them.
Rams vs Packers betting Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Pick Week 12
- Rams +1.0 (-110)
- Packers -1.0 (-110)
- Rams +100
- Packers -120
Over/Under 48.5 points
- Over -110
- Under -110
Take the points and the Rams on the Moneyline (+100) to win outright
The Moneyline opens early with the LA Rams getting the benefit of the underdog. Whether or not that will last this week is always subject to change.
The Green Bay Packers are a tough draw. Their dink and dunk offensive game plan continues to give the defense fits, as Raheem Morris has built the defense to protect huge leads, create quarterback pressure, and create turnovers. On paper, this team is not built to win 60 minutes in the trenches on both sides of the football.
If you believe in the LA Rams, then having two weeks to prepare for this game appears to have all of the components for a playoff-like rematch between these two teams. Can quarterback Matthew Stafford win the big game? Can the Rams get their offensive mojo back? There are a lot of questions seeking answers this week. Those answers can only be found on the frozen tundra in Lambeau Field.
Rams vs Packers Prediction Week 12
If the LA Rams have any hopes for post-season success, they must expect to play on the road for three games. So far, the team’s 4-1 road record gives evidence of enjoying modest success playing out of a hotel. This week’s contest could give the team a lot of confidence for the playoffs by winning in Lambeau Field, a site this team may face once more later in the season.
The Rams have an unforeseen edge in this one. For the past two weeks, the team has been relentlessly described as a ‘soft’ football team. One NFL analyst described the entire organization as ‘pretty, not gritty.’ That is the type of pre-game rhetoric that does tend to amplify a team’s focus and determination.
The team’s last trip to Lambeau Field ended in heartbreak. While this game does not hold the same significance, I cannot see anyone wanting to repeat that experience.
Take the Rams on the Moneyline (+100) to win outright
Take the Rams and the points (+1.0) to win (-110)