There seem to be a few people who are ready to throw out Brandon Staley’s whole season based on the fact that the LA Rams have allowed an acceptable amount of points in the first half to the NFL’s number one offense and probable MVP. I would say that the Rams have actually done a respectable job on defense. If they had a more consistent offense, they might actually have the lead right now.
The Rams trail the Green Bay Packers 19-10 at halftime, with LA marching down the field at will on a 75-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes to make it a one-score game. The Packers managed to add a field goal as time expired, though Green Bay should have been flagged for offensive pass interference prior to the attempt.
Jared Goff is 9-of-10 for 91 yards with a touchdown and Cam Akers has 11 carries for 62 yards, both of whom played equal parts in getting the Rams into the end zone to make it a one-score game at half. Josh Reynolds leads the team with 49 yards on two catches with Cooper Kupp sidelined this afternoon.
Defensively, the Rams have held Aaron Rodgers to 14-of-20 passing with 169 yards and a touchdown that came on third-and-Goal from the 1. Some of that production came on a 33-yard pass near the end of the half to tight end Robert Tonyan on a remarkable play by Rodgers. Much of what the Packers have done offensively has come off of the fact that Rodgers is a remarkable player. I don’t think the defense is playing poorly.
Talk about the second half right here!