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The offensive line isn’t always going to be impregnable. In fact Josh Reynolds Color Rush Jersey , for the second time in three games, there was consistent heat applied to quarterback Jared Goff. It was actually interesting to watch Goff in the first half and consider how the new Goff would have faired behind the subpar protection from his rookie season in 2016. Goff, as always, showed toughness and resilience, but the timing of the passing game seemed off at times. The Packers had the happy combo of good coverage and good pressure, leaving us consideringarrival times of chickens and eggs, and which came first. Frankly, the whole opening half felt like the twilight zone, right down to the play calling, which lacked its signature jet sweep action and screen passes alike.So the Rams rode running back Todd Gurley, who is really hard to keep down for an entire game. Unlike the 2016 version of Todd, Gurley now runs full-bore ahead, even when there isn’t much ground to be gained. Gurley obviously has a knack for cashing in touchdowns and gliding downfield behind great zone blocking schemes, but just as importantly, Gurley is becoming a player who can continuously put pressure on a defense to make plays and maintain discipline.Fans and pundits often debate how to distribute credit for the Rams offensive success; with Sean McVay, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and the offensive line, all getting tall props. The Rams receivers are also often recognized as a group Samson Ebukam Jersey , but it’s interesting to consider the role that Cooper Kupp has assumed, particularly when watching the offense in his absence over the last two games. The Rams scored plenty against the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers without Kupp, but they seemed to lack the rhythm and force that they displayed against the Seattle Seahawks or Minnesota Vikings earlier in the season. Kupp has clearly improved upon a strong rookie season, and has become Jared Goff’s security blanket. If he can return to the lineup this week against the New Orleans Saints, then the offense may end up firing on all cylinders again.On the other side of the ball, we are now halfway through the season so it is fair to begin taking inventory. Entering the season, there were plenty of question marks regarding the Rams unproven fleet of linebackers. So far, Cory Littleton has been a hit. Samson Ebukam has been decent, but far from an impact pass rusher, and perhaps would be better suited to be the team’s Edge 2. Whether due to injuries or pedigree, Matt Longacre has seemed like more of a serviceable backup than a starter. Ramik Wilson has played well, but with Mark Barron back he didn’t receive any defensive snaps against Green Bay.Then there’s the secondary. According to Pro Football Focus, John Johnson III is currently having the second best season of any safety in the NFL. Lamarcus Joyner has played decently, though he hasn’t as many impact plays as we might have expected from him. It will be interesting to see what the Rams do regarding Joyner when he becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season. Any decision regarding the underperforming Marcus Peters can be put off until a larger sample size is collected, since the Rams already have picked up his 5th year option. Regarding the secondary, any conclusions would probably best be put off until Aqib Talib returns, since the unit seemed pretty tough when they were all on the field together in the beginning of the season. After a long stretch of three consecutive games away from home, the Los Angeles Rams make their triumphant return to the Coliseum, and they remain undefeated.This week the Rams get to face off against one of the greatest QB’s of all time in Aaron Rodgers and his 3-2-1 Green Bay Packers.Let’s take a look at the matchups to watch:CB Marcus Peters vs WR Davante AdamsThis season has been a bit of a roller coaster for Marcus Peters as he started the season out strong Dominique Easley Color Rush Jersey , went through a rough patch while injured, and now playing very good ball again. Luckily for the Rams, it comes at a good time as they’ll see one of the better and more productive receivers in the league in Davante Adams. Adams has 47 receptions for 557 yards and six touchdowns on the season. Adams has an uncanny connection with Aaron Rodgers, so Peters and the Rams’ cornerbacks will need to be on their A-games.WR Robert Woods vs CB’s Kevin King/Jaire AlexanderThe Packers’ secondary is an all sorts of flux. Kevin King has only played in four games this season and only has one interception. Rookie Jaire Alexander returns after missing two games - he also has one interception on the season. Even though he’s just a rookie, Alexander is probably the Packers best cornerback. Robert Woods should have another productive day regardless of who he lines up against. His recent emergence should come as no surprise as he’s a player with many strengths and nearly no weaknesses. Woods has 41 receptions for 602 yards and three touchdowns on the year.OLB Samson Ebukam vs LT David BakhtiariEven though Samson Ebukam only has two sacks (and two forced fumbles) on the season, he’s comfortably the Rams’ best edge rusher. He’ll have the honor of battling with David Bakhtiari who might be the best pass protecting left tackle in the entire league. Bak’s PFF grade of 88.9 has him ranked as the #1 OT in the league.DT Aaron Donald vs QB Aaron RodgersThe battle of the two best players in the league happens on Sunday, and ironically, they’re both named Aaron. Donald currently leads the league with 8 sacks and is off to a legendary start to the strongest year of his career. He has a sack in four consecutive games. As for Rodgers, well, he’s three yards away from 2,000 yards with 12 touchdowns and only one single interception. In his last game, AR12 led the Packers to a tremendous 4th quarter comeback win, and now gets the Rams off of his bye week. This should be a battle for the ages.RT Rob Havenstein vs OLB Clay MatthewsRob Havenstein has enjoyed a strong upwards trajectory in his career this year to the tune of a new long term contract. This week he gets a true veteran in Clay Matthews. Matthews has certainly slowed down as a pass rusher in recent years, but he’s shown that he still has some juice. Unfortunately for Matthews, he’s been a victim of the new “weight on the QB” rule more than anyone else losing multiple sacks to it (and at awful times). Havenstein is one of the best right tackles in the league, so for the record, I do expect him to have a great game.