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Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers 1/16/2021 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Los Angeles Rams visit the Green Bay Packers on 1/16/2021 at 4:35PM.

L.A. Rams and Green Bay face off in a Playoff game. L.A. Rams has a record of 10-6 this season. Green Bay is 13-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

L.A. Rams Team Defense Preview

L.A. Rams yields 5.5 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 24.6 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 1.47 points per drive. On 27.9% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 12.0% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 29.3 yard line, they typically last 2:27.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 80.4 and on 2.6% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. L.A. Rams has caused a sack rate of 8.8% this season.

We will get more situational with L.A. Rams and examine various situations. They have faced 209 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 74 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 35.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 21 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 9 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 42.9%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 46 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 27 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 58.7%.

L.A. Rams Team Offense Preview

L.A. Rams has run 6.1 plays per drive and they generate 32.7 yards per drive, and they score 1.88 points per offensive possession. On 34.2% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 12.5% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 27.9 and these drives usually take up 2:47 of time.

3.4% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by L.A. Rams and 2.4% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.L.A. Rams has given up 25 sacks this season and this has resulted in 169 yards lost.

L.A. Rams rushed for 4.3 yards per carry and for 126.1 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 19 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the L.A. Rams and examine various situations. They have had 226 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 98 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 43.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 17 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 8 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 47.1%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 57 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 33 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 57.9%.

Green Bay Team Defense Preview

Green Bay yields 6.3 plays per drive, this defense gives up 33.8 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.18 points per drive. 39.9% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 11.4% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 28.6 and these drives usually take up 2:48 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 91.1 and on 2.1% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Green Bay has forced a sack rate of 7.1% this season.

We will get more situational with Green Bay and examine various situations. They have faced 185 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 73 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 39.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 24 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 14 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 58.3%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 52 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 30 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 57.7%.

Green Bay Team Offense Preview

Green Bay has run 6.2 plays per drive and this offense averages 38.6 yards per drive, and they score 3.08 points per offensive possession. 49.7% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 5.6% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 28.8 yard line, they usually take up 3:14 of time.

On 9.1% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.0% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Green Bay has given up 21 sacks this season and there were 193 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Green Bay rushed for 4.8 yards per carry and for 132.4 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 11 times this season.

Examining Green Bay in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 180 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 89 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 49.4%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 21 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 13 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 61.9%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 60 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 48 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 80.0%.

The L.A. Rams Roster

The Players to Watch for L.A. Rams

Jared Goff QB 6-4 222

This season, Jared Goff has put up 3952 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has thrown 13 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 90.0thus far this season. Jared Goff has thrown 13 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Jared Goff has 99 rushing yards, which puts him in the 48.0 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 51 times this season, which puts him in the 72.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 4 rushing touchdowns this season.

Cam Akers RB 5-10 217

This season, Cam Akers has 625 rushing yards on 145 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 2 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Cam Akers picked up 123 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 11 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Cooper Kupp WR 6-2 208

This season, Cooper Kupp picked up 974 yards. He caught the ball 92 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sebastian Joseph NT 6-4 310

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for L.A. Rams, Sebastian Joseph has 35 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 40.56 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Michael Brockers DE 6-5 305

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for L.A. Rams, Michael Brockers has 21 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 5 times this season, which put him in the 64.88 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

John Johnson FS 6-0 209

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for L.A. Rams, John Johnson had 73 tackles which puts him in the 92.63 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. John Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 47.06 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Troy Hill CB 5-11 183

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for L.A. Rams, Troy Hill had 55 tackles which puts him in the 90.31 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Troy Hill as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 88.66 percentile among Corners this season.

The Green Bay Roster

The Players to Watch for Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers QB 6-2 225

This season, Aaron Rodgers has put up 4299 yards and 48 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 121.5thus far this season. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Aaron Rodgers has 149 rushing yards, which puts him in the 58.0 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 38 times this season, which puts him in the 64.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 3 rushing touchdowns this season.

Aaron Jones RB 5-9 208

This season, Aaron Jones has 1104 rushing yards on 201 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 9 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Aaron Jones picked up 355 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 47 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Davante Adams WR 6-1 215

This season, Davante Adams picked up 1374 yards. He caught the ball 115 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 18 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kenny Clark NT 6-3 314

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Green Bay, Kenny Clark has 28 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 61.67 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Dean Lowry DE 6-6 296

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Green Bay, Dean Lowry has 14 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 43.45 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Adrian Amos FS 6-0 214

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Green Bay, Adrian Amos had 65 tackles which puts him in the 84.74 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Adrian Amos as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 72.35 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Kevin King CB 6-3 200

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Green Bay, Kevin King had 45 tackles which puts him in the 73.26 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Kevin King as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 19.75 percentile among Corners this season.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 20 Green Bay Packers 25

Spread Pick: L.A. Rams +7 -120 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Green Bay -286 WagerWeb
Total Pick: Under 45.5 -102 Pinnacle Sports