A toe injury couldn’t stop Rodgers as Packers beat Rams 36-28

A toe injury couldn’t stop Rodgers as Packers beat Rams 36-28

Green Bay, Wes. Aaron Rodgers withstood the pain of a toe injury, threw two touchdowns and also ran to score in the Green Bay Packers’ 36-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

The Rams outperformed Green Bay 11-0 in the fourth quarter, but their attempt to come back was ended when Adrian Amos recovered a side kick with 17 seconds left.

Rodgers went 28 of 45 for 307 yards as the Packers rebounded from a 34-31 loss in Minnesota. MVP Governor threw 7-yard touchdown passes to Randall Cobb and 5-yard touchdown to AJ Dillon.

Green Bay (9-3) has not lost consecutive games in the same season during Matt LaFleur’s three-year coaching tenure.

Rodgers, who hasn’t trained all week, says he has fractured his pinky toe. The injury caused him to train only once a week which led to his 385-yard performance, four touchdowns in Minnesota.

The Rams (7-4) lost their third game in a row and continued to make mistakes to create scoring opportunities for Green Bay, who scored 16 points from the Rams’ three turns.


Matthew Stafford went on 21 of 38 for 302 yards with three touchdown passes. But he also lost disorientation during the landing and his interception returned to the landing. Stafford has thrown a 6 pick in each of the last three games.

Odell Beckham Jr. had Five hits for 81 yards with a 54-yard touchdown in his second game Cram. Packers followed Beckham when Brown fired him earlier this season, but the three-time Pro Bowl pick picked the Rams instead.

Rodgers opened the scoring and put the Packers in front for good with a 1-yard touchdown to close out a campaign that began at the Rams’ 6-yard line. Green Bay’s Rashan Gary returned from an elbow injury that kept him sidelined last week, sacked Stafford and hit the quarterback’s elbow to create confusion from which Preston Smith recovered to give the Packers a top spot and a goal.

In the third quarter, Los Angeles’ JJ Kosky was giving back a gamble when Dominic Daphne forced a confusion that Chris Barnes recovered from in the Rams 27. This spin led to a 29-yard Mason Crosby field goal that cemented Green Bay’s lead to 30-17.


Later in the third inning, Messenger Douglas made it to 36-17 by going ahead of a Stafford pass to Cooper Kupp and scoring the first touchdown of his career at 32 yards.


Rams: Kosky injured his hamstring in the second half.

Packers: He didn’t play the second-half cup due to a thigh injury. Cobb caught four passes for 95 yards in the first half. …The Packers CB Kevin King did not play due to injuries to his knee and hip. …S Darnell Savage slowly walked to the touchline after taking a powerful side kick.

Woodson Tribute

The Packers paid tribute to former defensive back Charles Woodson during a halftime break party. Woodson’s name was affixed to the facade of Lambeau Field to honor his induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Woodson played with the Packers from 2006-12 and was the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.


a moment of silence

There was a moment of silence before the game in memory of the victims of the show crash in the Milwaukee suburb of Boakisha, Wisconsin. Six people were killed and more than 60 injured when an SUV crashed into a Christmas parade on September 21. Daryl Brooks, Jr., 39, has been charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder.


the following

Rams: Host Jacksonville next Sunday.

Packers: Shutdown next week before hosting Chicago on December 12.


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