Aaron Rodgers‘Injured toe has dominated the headlines, but his partner on Sunday will be playing through some significant injuries. Rams midfielder Matthew Stafford will compete on Sunday despite facing pain in the throwing arm, elbow, ankle and chronic back pain, based on Dianna Russini of ESPN. Stafford did not appear on the Rams’ Week 12 injury report.
Stafford hasn’t missed a game since the 2019 season, when he missed the second half of the season after he was diagnosed with a non-moving fracture in his upper thoracic spine. Before that, Stafford had played 136 games in a row, the sixth longest period for a midfielder in NFL History.
The 33-year-old defender is having a successful first season in Los Angeles. Over 10 games, the longtime Detroit Lions threw 3,014 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His play gave the Rams a 7-3 lead. Los Angeles is currently hosting 1.5 matches back The Arizona Cardinals for first place in the West NFC.
With Stafford’s limited stamina, the Rams could rely more on running backwards Darrell Henderson and Sony Michel to move the ball against the Green Bay defence. Henderson leads the Rams with 593 yards and five touchdowns, while Michel is second in the group with 291 yards on 76 executions. The Rams are also expected to get Odell Beckham Jr more involved in offense after Beckham was targeted three times on his Los Angeles debut.
Sunday’s game could go a long way in determining who gets the NFC’s coveted playoff spot. Green Bay (8-3) will be the 2nd seed if the playoffs start today, while the Rams will be the 5th seed.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/rams-matthew-stafford-dealing-with-several-significant-injuries-but-will-play-against-packers-per-report/ Rams’ Matthew Stafford is facing some significant injuries but will take on the Packers, according to reports