Jared Goff is a California kid. He was born and raised in the state, played his college ball at Cal Berkley, and he's the franchise quarterback of the Los Angeles Rams. While that certainly has its advantages, it also means Goff hasn't had to deal with cold weather much.
And when he has played in the cold, the results have been disastrous. Now facing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in a game that's projected to be about 20 degrees at kickoff, Goff could be in for a terrible performance in the Divisional Round.
Goff has only played two games in below-freezing temperature, with both coming in 2018 against the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos. Across those two, Goff completed just 34-of-72 passes for 381 yards (190.5 per game) with 0 TDs to 5 INTs and 1 fumble.
To make matters worse, Goff is still recovering from thumb surgery and clearly did not look to be 100% in the Wild Card Round. It's hard to imagine the frigid temperatures helping his thumb.
This Green Bay defense is built to play in this weather, and its about to face off with a quarterback who certainly is not. Advantage, Packers.
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