The Green Bay Packers defeated the St. Louis Rams 24-3, allowing both teams to maintain their perfect records. The Packers go to 6-0 with the win, and the Rams fall to 0-5. With the Lions falling to 5-1 on a loss to the 49ers, the Packers are now in sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after the game, “We’re seven days from being 7-0. That’s our message.” The Packers are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL, and face the Minnesota Vikings next week, as they attempt to go to 7-0.
All the scoring occurred in the first half, as the Packers built up a 24-0 lead and then coasted on autopilot. Aaron Rodgers turned in another exceptional game, completing 17 of 28 for 310 yards and 3 TDs with 1 INT. Averaging 11 yards per attempt makes first downs come pretty easily.
The Packers also showed first strike capability, as James Jones scored on a 35-yard pass from Rodgers, and Jordy Nelson scored on a 93-yard pass from Rodgers, setting a career best.
The Packers were shut out in the second half, but McCarthy refused to see that as a negative, “We won by three touchdowns. We can spin this any way we want. The last time I checked, when you win by three touchdowns, that’s a pretty significant win.”
Rams QB Sam Bradford put up good numbers but was ineffective at getting the ball in the end zone. Bradford was 28 of 44 for 321 yards, but had no TDs and 1 INT.
“I know there were some good things that we did,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “The offense did move the football, we just didn’t get it in. We played periods of good defense, but you just can’t give up big plays, especially to an offense like this.”
The Rams have another tall order next week as they still seek their first win. Next week, they face the 2-2 Dallas Cowboys.
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