Game Balls and Lame Calls: Packers 30, Rams 20

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson were locked in during the Green Bay Packers’ 30-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams

After a bit of a shaky start, the Green Bay Packers have won two in a row and have a winning record for the first time in 2012.

With a 30-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams, the Packers improved to 4-3 and have their first winning streak of the season.  After the offense struggled to get going early in the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers and the passing game roared to life and the Packers never looked back. The offensive line got beat regularly by the Rams pass rush, but thanks to Rodgers’ uncanny ability to extend plays the Packers offense roared to life as the game went on.

After struggling against inferior teams most of the season, the Packers finally came in and dominated a game they were supposed to.  The defense still had some hiccups but overall kept the Rams in check.  There still were some problems with tackling and the Packers had a hard time stopping the run in the first half, but the defense did just enough that the Packers never were in great danger of losing the game

So who stood up and who sat down?

Game Balls

QB Aaron Rodgers

Just when you were beginning to think you could run out of ways to describe Rodgers, the quarterback does something that takes your breath away and make you shake your head in disbelief.

Such was the reaction late in the game when Rodgers rolled to his left and uncorked a laser to the outstretch arms of Randall Cobb for the touchdown that put the game out of reach.   It was one of Rodgers’ best throws of the season and further dismantled the notion that there is something wrong with the play of the NFL’s reigning MVP.

Aside from that play, Rodgers was surgical in tearing apart the Rams’ secondary. With a quarterback rating of 134.0, Rodgers finished 30 of 37 for 342 yards and three touchdowns.   Rodgers now has 19 touchdowns against four interceptions.  Rodgers had 20 touchdown passes at this point last season when was named NFL MVP.

Still think something is wrong with Rodgers? Like the quarterback said last week, “Shhhhhh…….”

WR Randall Cobb