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Rams Left Out in the Cold?

January 16th, 2021 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, Rams

I wish I had the time and energy to look this up, or call some agency that would look it up for me, and pay them to do it, but …

… I don’t and I don’t.

So, I will own up to cherry-picking these NFL stats from The Athletic pertaining to the Rams playoff game in Green Bay tonight.

(Warning: You may not want to see these. One of those “abandon all hope, ye who enter here” kinda things.

Does cold weather give the Rams troubles, especially in the playoffs?

Well, of course it does! Going back to the 1960s and 1970s, when George Allen’s and, later, Chuck Knox’s best Rams teams couldn’t get past the cold-weather homeboys and reach a Super Bowl.

Anyway, it seems like nothing much has changed, a half-century later.

Consider this, from The Athletic: “In the last five seasons, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has played the entirety of 10 games when the kickoff temperature has been at or below freezing, as it figures to be (today). The Packers have won all 10 games, with Rodgers throwing 26 touchdowns and one interception.”


The Rams will answer with Jared Goff at quarterback, according to coach Sean McVay. And would you like to know Goff’s chilled stats? “In his two career games in sub-freezing temperatures, Goff has thrown zero touchdowns and five interceptions, with a 16.4 quarterback rating.”

Uh, yeah. That’s scary.

To be sure, temps in Lambeau may not make it to 32 Fahrenheit at kickoff; predicts 34 degrees at kickoff, at 3:25 CST) time. With the Cheeseheads getting even colder as the game goes on — perhaps making it down to freezing before it is over.


It’s still not too late to put some money behind the Packers, because the Rams and cold weather are not meant for each other. Well, and especially when one QB is going to be the MVP and the other is starting only because his backup is hurt.


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