Cardinals’ playoff percentage: 49.9
The Rams’ playoff percentage: 82.3
The winner of this game got a place in the playoffs. If Los Angeles loses, the Rams can still lose to Green Bay in the playoffs.
With Jared Goff’s thumb surgery coming to an end, John Wolford will appear in the NFL as a starting player for the Rams on Sunday. After being an AAF analyst in the league’s only season, I took a closer look at Wolford’s last real game as the starting signaler of the Arizona Hotshots. Wolford leads the league in touchdown passes (1
On the other side of the game, Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins may see a lot of Jalen Ramsey. In Week 13 of the Rams’ 38-28 victory over Arizona, the next-generation statistics allowed Hopkins to face Ramsey on 85% of the route. According to the PFF, Hopkins was hit eight times while covered by Ramsey, catching three balls from 20 yards. NGS stated that Hopkins had more than 10 empty yards in that game, and in the loss to San Francisco last Sunday, his number of catches was zero, which is his only two this season. During the game, there was no ball. NGS also showed that Hopkins had 75 catches on a pass with less than 10 flying yards, and ranked sixth among all-around receivers in 2020, but he had only one touchdown catch in such throws.