Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield is coming off one of the more wild performances in recent memory. Not only did he lead a 98 yard game-winning drive, but he did it only a mere 40 hours after signing with the Rams. Now the Packers will face Mayfield after he’s had a “normal” week of preparation. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur commented on what he expects from the Mayfield-led Rams offense.
Matt LaFleur Comments On Preparing For Rams Offense
“I think you look at the totality of the scheme,” Matt LaFleur told Green Bay reporters Thursday. “Obviously, we’ve played each other quite a bit over the last couple of years, or twice in the last two years. There’s a lot of familiarity within the (coaching) staffs, a lot of us have worked together, and so we kind of know what we like. But sometimes you can overthink things as well. There are a lot of similarities whether it’s offensively or on defense in the schemes. It’s going to come down to who can go out there and execute the best.”
Mayfield has not had a noteworthy performance this season until last week. His time in Carolina proved to be disastrous, however, maybe a change in scenery is just what the former No. 1 overall pick needed.
Last week against the Raiders, Mayfield went 22 of 35 for 230 passing yards, and of course threw the game-winning touchdown pass. His performance was good enough to earn him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
However, the last time Matt LaFleur and the Packers faced Mayfield was on Christmas day last year while he was a member of the Browns. Green Bay won that game 24-22, largely due to Mayfield’s four interceptions.
Will the Packers be able to beat Mayfield once again, or will the Rams be able to pull off another upset win?
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