St. Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers
The St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers face off on Sunday in St. Louis in NFL Football action. The Packers are -6 point favorites over the Rams with an over/under point total set at 44.5.
The St. Louis Rams are improving under new Head Coach Jeff Fisher but improvement doesn’t mean ready to win consistently as the Rams are finding out in a hurry. Sam Bradford has completed 59.5 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and five interceptions and he has been sacked 18 times. Steven Jackson is averaging 3.6 yards per carry while rookie Daryl Richardson is averaging 5.2 yards per carry. With Danny Amendola sidelined for a few more weeks Brandon Gbison leads the Rams in receptions with 20 followed by Lance Kendricks with 14. Defensively the Rams allow just 18.5 points per game, 100.8 rushing yards, and 210.7 yards passing with eight interceptions and 17 sacks. James Laurinaitis has 55 tackles, Robert Quinn has six sacks, and Cortland Finnegan has three interceptions. The overall talent level is improving on the Rams and they might just be a year away from the playoffs.
The Green Bay Packers are off to a 3-3 start but that is only good enough for third place in the NFC North. Aaron Rodgers has completed 68 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and four interceptions but he has been sacked a whopping 23 times. Alex Green has taken over in the backfield which has been decimated by injuries and he’s averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Jordy Nelson has 32 catches and four touchdowns, Randall Cobb has 29 catches, and Jermichael Finley has 24 catches. Defensively the Packers allow 22.5 points per game, 110.2 rushing yards, and 230.2 passing yards with eight interceptions and 21 sacks. A.J. Hawk has 51 tackles, Clay Mathews has eight sacks, and Casey Heyward has three interceptions. The Packers have shown vulnerability but have also shown the killer instinct which has made them one of the better NFL teams over the past several years.
St. Louis is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against the NFC East, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss. Green Bay is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against NFC teams, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered in the last seven meetings of these two.
Look for the public to jump all over the Pack based on their National TV destruction of Houston but look for Jeff Fisher to have some answers, at least enough to get a cover.
St. Louis Rams +6 Green Bay Packers