The Green Bay Packers scored first against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday in the Divisional playoffs, but their first red zone opportunity ended in an uncharacteristic field goal. With the score tied at three early in the second quarter, the Packers refused to be denied the end zone.
On third-and-goal from the one-yard line, the Packers dialed up a beautiful play design, using motion to get Davante Adams free from Jalen Ramsey. The Packers brought Adams in motion from left to right, then motioned him back across the field again at the snap. With Ramsey trying to navigate through the traffic in his own defensive backfield, Adams was wide open for a quick throw from Aaron Rodgers for a touchdown.
Check out the play below:
Ramsey was livid after the score, seemingly frustrated with rookie safety Jordan Fuller. Fuller appeared to get in Ramsey’s way across the field, which helped allow Adams an easy, free release to the front corner of the end zone. A quick throw from Rodgers made for an easy score, but most of the credit should go to head coach Matt LaFleur and the Packers’ coaching staff for dialing up a tremendous playcall.
Green Bay will take over with a 10-3 lead after a Rams three-and-out that featured a huge sack by Za’Darius Smith on second down.