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Los Angeles Rams 29, Green Bay Packers 27 game recap: Playoff payoff

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It’s not supposed to be easy. That’s the entire point.

Green Bay Packers v Los Angeles Rams Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

That’s why it matters.

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Green Bay Packers at home, 29-27, in a matchup of two postseason-caliber teams in a postseason-caliber game giving us a sense of postseason-caliber football.

That’s why it matters.

The offense struggled mightily early with the playcalling, offensive line and wide receivers struggling to get into the game. It improved mightily in the second half giving QB Jared Goff an opportunity to provide some big plays.

That’s why it matters.

The defense was run over early opening a window for QB Aaron Rodgers to worry Rams fans about an eventual game-long blowout. Instead, the defense settled in early even with their backs against the wall without any offensive support and pushed the offense back into the game.

That’s why it matters.

And when the Packers took the lead with less than nine minutes remaining, it meant the Rams had to find a way to deal with a team who has been “there” before. Who has been tested in ways these Rams barely have. To find a way to win.

They did.

That’s why it matters.