On a day when Aaron Rodgers committed an uncharacteristic three turnovers, the Green Bay Packers defense intercepted four passes and limited the Rams to just ten points to bring the Packers to 5-0 on the season.
The Green Bay offense struggled for most of the game. For the second straight week, the Packers marched down the field on their opening possession, taking a quick 7-0 lead on a 31-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Ty Montgomery.
But for the rest of the first half, the Green Bay offense struggled. Rodgers was intercepted on a tipped ball on the Packers’ second possession, snapping his streak of 49 touchdowns over three seasons without a pick at Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay defense responded with a Micah Hyde interception on the Rams’ ensuing possession, but failed to capitalize after turning it over on downs after four plays. But while the Packers’ offense was ineffective for much of the game, St. Louis’ offense was even worse. Foles threw an interception to rookie Quinten Rollins just three plays later, and Rollins returned it 45 yards for a Green Bay touchdown.
That was all the scoring the Packers would get in the first half. After the teams exchanged punts following the pick-six, the Rams went 80 yards in nine plays for their only touchdown of the day, a five yard catch by Tavon Austin.
Rodgers threw another interception, this time just six attempts after his first, on Green Bay’s next possession, and the Rams capitalized with a field goal to bring the score to 14-10 at halftime. Read more... (704 words, estimated 2:49 mins reading time)
This is a preview of
Defense Shines as Offense Struggles, Packers Win 24-10
. Read the full post (704 words, estimated 2:49 mins reading time)