Keep your eye on these four storylines in the Divisional Round playoff matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams.
As the Green Bay Packers prepare to take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, there is no shortage of storylines to go around. Although these two teams don’t have a direct history with one another, they have two coaches who are extremely close as well as a number of interesting matchups.
The game is set to kick off on Saturday at 3:35 p.m. CT at Lambeau Field and it should be an exciting one. In order to prepare us for the contest, let’s take a look at four storylines that are sure to dominate the pre-game coverage.
4. How will the Packers matchup with Aaron Donald?
Aaron Donald is a future Hall of Famer and a primetime game-changer. He’s on the very shortlist of candidates for Defensive Player of the Year and is every good as advertised. It’s unfortunate Green Bay runs into him in their first playoff game after David Bakhtiari tore his ACL in practice leading up to Week 17. Although Bakhtiari and Donald wouldn’t match-up directly, moving Billy Turner out from right guard will have a direct impact on Donald’s matchup. Left guard Elgton Jenkins and center Corey Linsley are two of the best at their position, however, Donald will likely see a lot of right guard Lucas Patrick. Of course, a wild card could be the Packers moving Turner back to right guard and starting the newly signed Jared Veldheer at left tackle.