NFL postseason sports betting moves to Divisional matchups this Saturday as the Los Angeles Rams travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers. The BetUS Rams vs Packers injury report details who’s hurt coming into Saturday’s game.
|Game: Los Angeles Rams (11-6) vs Green Bay Packers (13-3)
Location: Lambeau FieldTime: 4:35 p.m. ET
Support for the Rams or a fade of the Green Bay Packers at the sportsbook. The Pack opened as 7½-point favorites, and were bet down to a flat touchdown. By Thursday, the move on Los Angeles seems to be driving the number down to 6½. The total dropped a full point from its open at 46½, now down to 45½.
Rams vs Packers Injury Report: Betting Lines
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Los Angeles Rams
In Rams’ world, everybody is progressing and taking things one day at a time. That’s the mantra repeated over and over by coach Sean McVay. It’s unclear what he means by “progress” since all the people that didn’t practice on Tuesday also didn’t practice on Wednesday.
The greatest interest among that handful of players came to DE Aaron Donald whose cartilage-torn ribs kept him from both days of practice so far. McVay has already addressed that he may not practice at all this week and that barring some kind of setback “the Terminator will be ready”. ESPN reports that Donald himself grew weary of being asked about it on Wednesday and insists he’ll be playing.
Among the other players who missed their second day of practice — but are “progressing” and are “day-to-day” — is WR Cooper Kupp who suffered a knee contusion last week. Same for LG David Edwards who injured his Achilles’ last week. And same for OLB Terrell Lewis who presumably injured his ankle in last Saturday’s win over the Seahawks.
The other big name on the list, QB John Wolford, looks less and less like he’ll be McVay’s preferred starter on Saturday. He missed the second consecutive day of practice due to the neck stinger that sidelined him last game.
[Ed. Note: Wolford has been declared out, and Blake Bortles is now Goff’s backup.]
One upgrade from Wednesday’s practice came with WR/PR Nsimba Webster putting in a full practice and dropping his injury designation.
Green Bay Packers
So that didn’t go well.
Facing a shortage on the offensive line, Green Bay signed OT Jared Veldheer from the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad this week. He wasn’t seen at opening practice (nor listed) because, in more NFL COVID-19 news, he tested positive and has since been moved to the COVID-IR.
That sent a shock wave through the facility and a nervous round of contact tracing. In the end, Green Bay seems to have dodged a bullet in that no other players were deemed close contacts (and, presumably, everyone else has tested negative so far). The Packers now wait anxiously on their daily tests leading up to Saturday.
This will sadly bring to an end Veldheer’s chance to become the first player in history to play for two different teams in the same playoff season.
Otherwise, there’s been no change whatsoever in terms of their NFL injury profile from the first day of practice.
The most doubtful player, DE Kingsley Keke, missed a second day of practice, though he’s still only listed as questionable.
The Packers list the same five players questionable on their second consecutive day of practice: RT Rick Wagner (knee), WR Allen Lazard (abdomen), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), CB Kevin King (Achilles’) and OLB Za’Darius Smith (ankle).
Also, TE Marcedes Lewis (knee) didn’t practice on Wednesday, in his usual veteran rest pattern.