Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams: 5 matchups to watch

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4. Packers cornerbacks vs Rams wide receivers

Now we go to the other side of the ball where the Packers corners will have to mature in a hurry. Wide receivers Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks are probably the second or third best duo of receivers that they have gone against so far this season. Luckily for the Packers, they should have their full complement of cornerbacks, as Jaire Alexander and Bashaud Breeland were removed from the injury report Friday afternoon.

Against the other great wide receiver groups, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, that they have faced, they have gotten burned bad on multiple occasions. Alexander will likely handle Woods a lot, as they both play in the slot. Woods has been quarterback Jared Goff’s leading target this season, so he will look that way often. It will be interesting to see how the Packers handle Cooks’ speed on the outside, as he can get behind a defense in a hurry.

Rams coach Sean McVay has been viewed as one of the best offensive minds in the game. He regularly schemes his receivers open, and the Packers cornerbacks have shown their vulnerabilities this season. If Rodgers and the offense stumble at all, the Rams offense can put up points in a hurry. These corners will have to play like they have in spurts for the entire game to win this game.