Packers won't have to face Rams top receiver Cooper Kupp in NFC playoff game

Ryan Wood
Packers News
View Comments

GREEN BAY - There were no surprises on the Green Bay Packers' list of inactives before Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, but the same could not be said for their opponent.

Cooper Kupp, the Rams' top receiver, will not play in the game because of a knee injury suffered late in last week's NFC wild-card game at Seattle. Kupp, who was listed as questionable, reportedly traveled with the team to Green Bay and was a game-time decision.

Without Kupp, who led the Rams with 92 catches for 974 yards in 15 games, the Packers can put Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander on Robert Woods. The Rams go two deep at receiver, with Woods catching 90 passes for 936 yards and a team-high six touchdowns in 16 games this season. Josh Reynolds, their third receiver, had 52 catches for 618 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 16 games.

Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald is active as expected despite a ribs injury. Jared Goff will start at quarterback for the Rams despite having surgery to repair a broken thumb less than three weeks ago.

For the Packers, cornerbacks Ka'Dar Hollman and Josh Jackson, defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, outside linebacker Jonathan Garvin, tight end Jace Sternberger and quarterback Jordan Love are inactive. Keke was listed doubtful because of a concussion.

View Comments