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NFL Week 15 Game Recap: Green Bay Packers 24, Los Angeles Rams 12

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (28) reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

On a sub-20-degree Monday night where everyone’s breath was visible, the Green Bay Packers took down the Los Angeles Rams 24-12.

With the win, the Packers keep their slim playoff hopes alive at 6-8. Meanwhile, the Rams are officially eliminated from playoff contention at 4-10. Los Angeles becomes the first defending Super Bowl champions to miss the playoffs since the Denver Broncos in 2016. The Rams are also the first defending champion to finish with a losing record since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.

Offensive Spotlight: Tackling the 247-pound A.J. Dillon can’t be fun, doing so in freezing temperatures must be even worse. The Packers' third-year running back rumbled for 36 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, forcing five missed tackles along the way. Dillon added 35 yards on three catches as well before leaving in the fourth quarter after suffering a possible concussion.

Defensive Spotlight: Packers linebacker Quay Walker had his best game yet in his rookie season. The first-rounder from Georgia has a 91.4 grade on first review, which would be the highest of his career by over 13 points. Walker got home with a sack on one of his only four pass-rushing snaps of the night. He also had a tackle for loss and two run-stops.

Rookie Spotlight: Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs only saw 23 snaps, but he impressed with an 89.2 grade on those plays. The fourth-rounder from Nevada had five catches for 55 yards on just 10 receiving snaps, averaging an absurd 5.50 yards per route run.

Offensive Line Spotlight: Despite the loss, the Rams did an admirable job of protecting quarterback Baker Mayfield. On 27 pass-blocking snaps, Los Angeles only gave up four pressures. The interior of that offensive line especially dominated. Guards Matt Skura and Oday Aboushi and center Coleman Shelton didn’t allow a pressure in the game.


Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Baker Mayfield 7.54 12 / 21 111 5.3 1 1
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Aaron Rodgers 11.86 22 / 30 229 7.6 1 1
Rushing
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Cam Akers 13 12 65 5.4 0 19
Baker Mayfield 7.54 1 1 1 0 1
Brandon Powell 1.7 1 3 3 0 3
Tutu Atwell 1.6 1 -4 -4 0 -4
Kyren Williams 0.7 2 7 3.5 0 5
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
AJ Dillon 22.1 11 36 3.3 2 8
Aaron Jones 21.6 17 90 5.3 0 14
Aaron Rodgers 11.86 3 -3 -1 0 -1
Patrick Taylor 1.5 4 15 3.8 0 6
Receiving
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Cam Akers 13 3 3 35 11.7 0
Tyler Higbee 12.7 5 4 27 6.8 1
Van Jefferson 5.2 2 2 32 16 0
Brandon Powell 1.7 2 1 4 4 0
Tutu Atwell 1.6 4 1 10 10 0
Ben Skowronek 1.3 3 1 3 3 0
Malcolm Brown 0 1 0 0 0 0
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
AJ Dillon 22.1 3 3 35 11.7 0
Aaron Jones 21.6 5 4 36 9 1
Romeo Doubs 10.5 5 5 55 11 0
Christian Watson 8.6 6 4 46 11.5 0
Randall Cobb 6.2 4 3 32 10.7 0
Marcedes Lewis 2.4 1 1 14 14 0
Allen Lazard 1.7 2 1 7 7 0
Robert Tonyan 1.4 2 1 4 4 0

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