The Green Bay Packers’ return to game action after the bye week is almost upon us, and this week’s game features a nearly-national broadcast as the Packers take on the undefeated Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
The 7-0 Rams have been stellar all season long, scoring 33 or more points in six of their seven games and putting up 400 yards of offense on almost a weekly basis. Todd Gurley leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns, while Jared Goff has continued his development with a sparkling 9.8 yards per attempt average and 14 touchdown passes.
On defense, Aaron Donald continues to wreck everyone, racking up eight sacks total including four last week alone. The Rams’ defense can be picked on a bit, though, particularly in the run game, so this could be a good opportunity for Aaron Jones to further demonstrate why he deserves more snaps.
Nearly everyone across the U.S. will get this game on their local televisions this week, as we extend our apologies to folks in the Bay Area and most of Arizona. But just in case, here’s your Game Primer for this excellent week 8 matchup.
Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) vs. Los Angeles Rams (7-0)
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
1:25 PM Pacific Time (4:25 PM Eastern)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, California
“America’s Game of the Week”
Commentators: Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
FOX Sports Go (with eligible subscription)
Packers Radio Network
Sirius: 134/83, XM 384/225
Rams favored by 9 points
Over/under total: 57
Overall: Week 5 2015 — @Packers 24, Rams 10
Last game at Rams (in St. Louis): Week 7 2012 — Packers 30, @Rams 20
Last game in Los Angeles (at Anaheim Stadium): Week 5 1991 — @Rams 23, Packers 21
Last game at LA Coliseum: Week 16 1978 — @Rams 31, Packers 14
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Tied 45-45-2
Playoffs: Tied 1-1