Ep 14: Aaron Rodgers has an MVP performance
The Rams went all-in on Matthew Stafford, but the Packers still had the league MVP all along and Rodgers had a near-perfect night at Lambeau Field. Bob McGinn dissects it all on the podcast.
The reason the Los Angeles Rams have treated draft picks like junk mail was to win the Super Bowl this season. That’s it. Nothing else is acceptable for Sean McVay’s club.
One year ago, they lost to the Packers, 32-18, in the divisional round. Together, Matthew Stafford, Jalen Ramsey, Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr., were supposed to flip that score and elevate the Rams back to the Super Bowl which is, conveniently, in their own stadium this season.
So, how’s that working out? Not good.
The Packers delivered the Rams a numbing reality check on Sunday evening at Lambeau Field with a 36-28 win. On this week’s “Ty & Bob Pod,” we dissect it all… and also give Bob a moment to bask in Michigan’s gigantic triumph. Davante Adams, again, showed why he’s one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. AJ Dillon, again, blasted a defender into tomorrow. The defense allowed a couple big plays but, again, didn’t need to do anything crazy schematically with Kenny Clark and Rashan Gary mauling folks.
And while Stafford remained Stafford with another pick-six, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was even better than you think. His sterling numbers don’t tell the full story, either. The reigning MVP was surgical downfield and helped his own offensive line a ton against one of the best defensive fronts in the league.
Enjoy the full podcast above.
Bob McGinn’s Football Awards
(maximum is 5, minimum is one-half)
OFFENSIVE LINE: 3 1/2
QUARTERBACKS: 4 1/2
RUNNING BACKS: 3 1/2
DEFENSIVE LINE: 4
DEFENSIVE BACKS: 3 1/2
SPECIAL TEAMS: 3
STARS OF THE WEEK
One. Aaron Rodgers, QB
Two. Rashan Gary, LB
Three. Adrian Amos, S