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The Packers offense started where they left off last week after crushing the Houston Texans, defeating the St. Louis Rams in Edward Jones Dome 30-20.
Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay’s offense with another spectacular game under center. Rodgers completed 30-of-37 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns. In Rodgers last four games, he has thrown at least three touchdowns in each contest. His 81.1 completion percentage was a season best.
The Packers run game continues to be extremely inconsistent, especially without starting running back Cedric Benson. Starter Alex Green had 20 carries for 35 yards. He also caught four passes for 29 yards.
The Packers’ receiving core were without Greg Jennings for a third consecutive game. Jordy Nelson led the receivers with eight receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown. Nelson has emerged to become Green Bay’s number one wideout. This is the second consecutive week Nelson has compiled over 120 yards and a touchdown.
Randall Cobb also continues to be an electrifying threat on the Packers offense, whether being featured as a running back or a slot wide receiver. Cobb had one carry for 19 yards and caught eight passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
Green Bay’s offense has scored 72 points in their last two games to reestablish their high powered offense.
Green Bay’s defense is battered with injuries and were without defensive back Sam Shield, defensive tackle B.J. Raji, linebacker Nick Perry and linebacker D.J. Smith, who was put on injured reserve. Rookie defensive back, Casey Hayward stepped in for Shields and made his presence known.
Hayward had three tackles and one interception. He caught his fourth interception of the season in the 3rd quarter and is leading the team in interceptions. Linebacker Eric Walden led the defense with nine tackles. Also, linebacker Clay Matthews recorded his 9th sack of the season and remains in the top tier of pass rushers this season.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford completed 21-of-34 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Bradford’s lone touchdown pass was to wideout Austin Pettis in the 4th quarter. Running back Steven Jackson carried the ball 12 times for 57 yards and one touchdown. Jackson punched in his first touchdown of the season.
Green Bay will be back in action next week at Lambeau Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Packers are still towards the bottom of the NFC North division; however, they are picking up their production as the season progresses.