Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams are preparing to face the Green Bay Packers this Sunday, and it comes at an important time in the season. A Rams loss would drop them to 3-6 ahead of their bye week, while a win would keep them on the cusp of postseason contention. Luckily, Donald is no longer facing Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers was 3-1 against Donald as a member of the Packers, including a postseason victory over the Rams in the 2021 NFC Divisional Round. But with Rodgers making a move to the New York Jets this offseason, it is Jordan Love under center in Green Bay, a stark change after Rodgers spent 18 seasons with the Packers.
So as the Rams review film ahead of Sunday’s game, they have very little to look over, as Love has started eight total NFL games, seven being this season as the new full-time starter in Green Bay. But for Donald, he’s simply happy to watch Packers film that isn’t about Rodgers.
“I’m kind of happy we don’t get to see Aaron, so I don’t really care (laughs). But obviously, they got a young quarter back there so we just got to try to do our job to make our plays. But it feels pretty good not seeing him back there.”
Love has shown some promise during this 2023 campaign. While he’s still making the typical mistakes associated with first-year starters — eight interceptions in seven starts — he has 11 touchdowns and is averaging over 200 yards per game.
While he is certainly not Rodgers, the Rams defense cannot afford to take anyone lightly given how important getting a win this weekend is. Love has thrown an interception in each of his last five games, and the Rams can hope to continue that trend. He has also been sacked 11 times in the last four games.
Rams sign Darrell Henderson to active roster
The Rams signed running back Darrell Henderson to the active roster from the practice squad after joining the team for their last two games. Henderson was brought on to the practice squad as part of a flurry of running back moves with Kyren Williams and Ronnie Rivers suffering injured reserve injuries in the same game.
Henderson had spent the last four seasons with the Rams, but was not brought back to begin the 2023 campaign. But in a time of need L.A. turned to a familiar face and saw immediate results. In his first game back against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Henderson rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown. He had 85 all-purpose yards against the Dallas Cowboys last week.
Now, he joins the active roster as the Rams attempt to break their two-game losing streak against the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. PT.