Stephen Nover's Rams-Packers Sunday Big Ticket
(NFL) LA Rams vs. Green Bay, 11/28/2021 4:25 PM, Score: 28 - 36
Money Line: -110.00 LA Rams (Away)
Result: Loss
The Rams have been pointing to this matchup ever since the Packers eliminated them in the playoffs, 32-18, last January.

If you recall the Rams didn't have Cooper Kupp for that game and Aaron Donald was just a shell of himself suffering from broken ribs. Oh yeah, the Rams QB back then was Jared Goff.

This time around Kupp and Donald are at full strength. The Rams' QB situation is immeasurably improved with Matthew Stafford instead of Goff. The Rams have had two weeks, too, to rest and prepare. This should help newly acquired Odell Beckham Jr. get up to speed in Sean McVay's offense.

The Packers are minus two of their three best defensive players with cornerback Jaire Alexander and linebacker Za'Darius Smith out. Emerging pass rusher Rashan Gary also isn't likely to play. The Vikings exposed the overachieving Packers defense scoring 34 points on them last week. LA has permitted only 15 sacks. I see Stafford having ample time to pick apart Green Bay's secondary.

Donald is going to cause havoc to the Packers' offensive line, which is missing their two best linemen with David Bakhitari and Elgton Jenkins out. The Packers also are without their starting center, Josh Myers. Right now the Packers' left tackle is third-stringer Yosh Nijman.

Special teams continue to plague the Packers, too. Mason Crosby could be at the end of the line having missed eight of his last 14 field goal attempts.