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Rams vs. Packers: Running Blog

Posted by nickwagoner on October 21, 2012 – 3:45 PM

Fourth Quarter

– The Packers continued to convert on third down as a third and 4 became a 9-yard completion to Nelson paired with a penalty on Finnegan for first down at the Rams 6.

– They settled for Crosby’s 23-yard field goal to make it 20-6 with 11:52 to play.

– On first down from the 20, Bradford threw a quick screen to Givens, it was deflected but Givens hauled it in and raced 56 yards to Green Bay’s 24.

– Three runs, including a 2-yarder by Jackson on third down moved the chains for a first down at Green Bay’s 13.

– Bradford found Smith for a gain of 6 to the Packers 6.

– On the next play, Jackson ran right behind Harvey Dahl for a 6-yard touchdown, his first of the year. Rams have life, trim Packers lead to 20-13 with 8:50 to play.

– Green Bay takes over at the 20. Big opportunity for Rams defense here.

– The Rams continued to struggle to get off the field on third down as the Packers converted a third and 7 when Dunbar missed Cobb for what would have been a tackle short of the first down.

– On third and 9 at the Rams’ 39, the Rams had another chance to get off the field and couldn’t do it. Rodgers rolled to his left on a free play from an offsides penalty and fired a strike to Cobb for 39 yards and a touchdown.

– Green Bay leads 27-13 with 3:06 to play.

– The Rams went three and out and Green Bay takes over at the Rams’ 28.

– Green Bay gets a 48-yard FG from Crosby to make it 30-13.

– Bradford hits Pettis for a 3-yard touchdown. That and the extra point makes it 30-20 with 15 seconds to go. 

– That’ll do it for this one.

– The Rams fall 30-20 and drop to 3-4 on the season.

Third Quarter

– The Packers started from their 20 and wasted no time covering the field with the help of three third down conversions.

– Rodgers hit Nelson for a gain of 18 and Jones for gaines of 13 and 17 before finding WR Randall Cobb for a 5-yard touchdown to make it 17-6 Green Bay with 8:04 to go in the third quarter.

Second Quarter

– Richardson ripped off a gain of 11 on first down and followed with a gain of 1.

– On second-and-9, Bradford fired a strike to Gibson for a gain of 15 to Green Bay’s 22.

– A short pass to Givens lost 2 yards to make it second-and-12. The Rams used their first timeout after that play.

– A 1-yard run by Pead and a costly 5-yard false start on Barksdale set up third and 16.

– Bradford hit Pettis for a gain of 14 on a nice effort by Pettis.

– On fourth and 2, Fisher opted to go for it instead of taking the field goal and it backfired as Gibson couldn’t corral a short slant pass.

– Green Bay took over at its 15.

– They promptly moved into Rams territory but the defense came up with a key stop on third and 1 as Rodgers finally misfired for the first time.

– The Rams get it back at their 10.

– Jackson ripped off runs of 4 and 19 for a first down.

– Bradford hit Gibson for 11 and converted a third down by hitting Steve Smith for 6 yards to move the chains again.

– Two more runs for Jackson gained 14 to give the Rams second and 7 at Green Bay’s 41 with 2 minutes to go in the half.

– Bradford followed with a 14-yard strike to Gibson to the 27.

– Two plays gained 2 yards to set up a pivotal third-and-8 with 51 seconds to go in the half.

– On third down, Bradford couldn’t handle the shotgun snap, scrambled for no gain and the Rams again settled for a field goal from Zuerlein.

– The rookie converted from 43 yards out to make it 10-6 Green Bay with 40 seconds to go in the half.

– Green Bay got it back at its 15 with all timeouts available and quickly moved into Rams territory with completions of 13, 14 and 19.

– That set up a 58-yard field goal try for Crosby with 3 seconds to go in the half.

– He missed it. At the half, the Packers lead 10-6.

– The Rams would have had a three and out but an unnecessary roughness penalty kept the drive alive.

– Didn’t matter much though as the Rams couldn’t pick up a first down.

– Green Bay gets it at its 32.

– The Rams got a much needed defensive stop and got it back at their 9.

– Tough field position again for the Rams.

– On first down, Bradford had pressure from all sides and was intercepted by Hayward.

– The Packers take over at the Rams’ 42.

– Green Bay has third and 2 at the Rams’ 34 at the end of the third with a 17-6 lead.

First Quarter

– Green Bay wins the toss and defers. The Rams get it first.

– The Rams came out running picking up a first down as RB Steven Jackson gained 5 and Chris Givens added 14 on second down to the Rams’ 39.

– Jackson gained 6 to the 45 and 1 more on another carry.

– On third and 3, Bradford misfired for TE Lance Kendricks but didn’t see Givens come clean on the right side from a drag route.

– The Rams punted it away and Green Bay takes over at its 10 after a strong punt from Johnny Hekker.

– The defense got a quick three and out as DE Robert Quinn got his seventh sack of the season on second down after Kendall Langford dropped RB Alex Green for a loss of 1 on first. A third down completion from Rodgers to WR Jordy Nelson went for 8 yards and forced a punt.

– The Rams take over at their 45.

– After two plays gained nothing, Bradford did a nice job of feeling pressure and stepped up in the pocket to deliver a strike to WR Brandon Gibson for 15 yards and a first down to Green Bay’s 40.

– A third down pass to Richardson gained 5 but the Rams settled for a 50-yard field goal from K Greg Zuerlein.

– With 7:38 to go in the first quarter, the Rams lead 3-0.

– Green Bay starts its second drive from the 20.

– The Packers wasted no time getting back on the board as Rodgers and Nelson went to work. The duo connected three times for 70 yards, including a 52-yarder on third and 3 and a 3-yard hookup for a score.

– Green Bay leads 7-3 with 5:23 to go in the quarter.

– Disaster for the Rams as Green Bay goes with the surprise onsides kick and recovers at the Rams 49.

– Dangerous territory here, defense needs a stop.

– A 19-yard run by WR Randall Cobb put the Packers in position to score but the drive was stifled as Brockers got his first career sack on third and 7.

– Mason Crosby knocked home a 47-yard field goal to give Green Bay a 10-3 lead with 2:18 to go in the first.

– The Rams start again from the 20.

– Three rushes from Richardson gained 12 yards and a first down to the Rams 32.

– On first down, the Rams went for some trickery as a flea flicker resulted in Bradford hitting Givens for 19 yards to Green Bay’s 49 at the end of the first quarter.

Pregame Notes

– Greetings from the Edward Jones Dome where the Rams and Packers are warming up for today’s noon kickoff.

– Big game for the Rams today as they look to pick up their fourth consecutive win at the Edward Jones Dome and look to move back above .500 for the second time this season.

– Let’s get right to business on the inactive list and lineup changes.

– T Wayne Hunter (back) is inactive. Joe Barksdale will start in his place. Huge challenge for him in his Rams debut as he’ll be seeing a lot of Clay Matthews on the left side.

– Shelley Smith replaces Quinn Ojinnaka at LG. Ojinnaka has been struggling. There is no injury issue here, just giving an opportunity to Smith. A bit scary to have 40 percent turnover on the O-line with the Packers in town.

– The rest of the Rams inactives list, in addition to Hunter: T Rodger Saffold (knee), WR Danny Amendola (shoulder), LB Mario Haggan (thigh), QB Austin Davis, DT Matt Conrath and RB Terrance Ganaway.

– As expected and like last week, Chris Givens starts at WR in place of Amendola.

– While the Rams are missing some key pieces with injury and will have a new look OL, the Packers are missing some key pieces on their defense.

– Green Bay will be without four starters on defense, including DT B.J. Raji, LB Nick Perry, LB D.J. Smith and CB Sam Shields.

– The Packers will also be without WR Greg Jennings again this week. James Jones starts for him.

– Green Bay moves Ryan Pickett inside to NT with rookie Jerel Worthy moving to LDE. Erik Walden starts for Perry and Casey Hayward starts for Shields.

– The Rams are wearing all whites today. Perhaps losing in the all blue last week has changed things up.

– The Packers will go with green jerseys and gold pants.

– Stay tuned for updates throughout the game.

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2 Responses to “Rams vs. Packers: Running Blog”

  1. By raybackjoe on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    nice post…..thanks

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