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Rodgers stays hot in 30-20 Packers win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 21, 2012 – 3:02 pm

ST. LOUIS–The Packers scored a hard-fought 30-20 win over the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, sending Green Bay’s record over the .500 mark for the first time this season at 4-3.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the star of the game, throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Rodgers gave the Packers a 17-6 edge on the first series of the third quarter, and then drove the Packers to a 23-yard field goal by Mason Crosby that upped the visitors’ lead to 14 points, but the Rams came roaring back with a six-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that cut the Packers’ lead to seven points with about nine minutes to play in the game.

Rodgers and the offense immediately responded with a ball-control drive that ate up much of what remained of the clock and scored the game-clinching points on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Cobb. The drive covered 80 yards in 5:44.

Crosby booted a 48-yard field goal after the Rams failed on a fourth-down play deep in their territory. The Rams then scored a touchdown at “garbage time: to close the scoring.

Rodgers continued the hot hand he displayed last week in Houston, which put Rodgers at the top of the league’s passer ratings. Cobb caught two touchdown passes and Jordy Nelson caught one. Nelson also topped the 100-yard receiving mark.

Rookie cornerback Casey Hayward added another interception; he intercepted two passes in last week’s win in Houston.

The win capped three consecutive road games and sends the Packers home for games against Jacksonville and Arizona before the team’s bye week.

Posted in Packers.com Blog | 20 Comments »

20 Responses to “Rodgers stays hot in 30-20 Packers win”

  1. By Ben on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Go Pack Go!

  2. By Erick Cavalera on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Go Packs!!!!!!!

  3. By nicolas on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Want a win!Clay Mathews is a beast

  4. By nicolas on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    what a win!!

  5. By Neil on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    And we’re back!

  6. By OdinsEye on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Good win on the road, especially with the injury situation. Two late scores let up by the defense may be something to be concerned about. The Pack responded as expected to the first one. The second one didn’t matter, but it would have been nice to keep the Rams out of the end zone. The running game still is missing in action, after some sightings last week.

    30 points isn’t bad, but this offense should be scoring 40+ per game…

  7. By Jeane on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback ever! So proud of my packers!

  8. By markynhoz on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    I want an OT Left to the next draft!
    Go Packers! Go!

  9. By tbhebert on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    hello packer fans,great game by the the packers.i’m glad the packers went to the ball control offence in the second half. well played game.i like alex green as a running back but it seems he is thinking too much when he is running, he is either half a step too late or he is trying to stretch it out too much. i like the way they put john kuhn into action, we got positive yardage out of it.love that hayward plus 31 i believe its house played a great game as well. shareholder in canada.

  10. By Packerbacker on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Great game. Ty Packers

  11. By Portia Pruitt on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Our Kentucky Boy with 2 more touch downs!!! You go Randall, We love you!!!!

  12. By sandia new mexico on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Listened to the game in China at 1 am local time to 4 am local china time. On business here for a few weeks. Where’s Finley? Great game and good to see a home game on the schedule next week.

  13. By Dan A on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    This was a true team effort on both sides of the ball. Our D-backs are getting better, however Devon House got schooled on the last touchdown. Hopefully, he learns from his mistakes.
    Go Pack Go!!

  14. By Kevin on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jordy Nelson is the best WR in the league. I have no doubt of this.

  15. By Gwen on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    The PAC is back!!!!

  16. By tundra title belt on Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

    Go Pack Go!!! As long as A-Rog keeps “giving people the belt,” the Packers will keep looking good. New discount double check commercial is great. What belt? This belt? tundra title belt- check it out

  17. By rickykaif on Oct 22, 2012 | Reply

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  18. By bob9763 on Oct 22, 2012 | Reply

    24 rush attempts, i like it. Gives the opposing defense more to prepare for even if we don’t get alot out of it. 4 wins when we stay with the run, 3 losses when we go away from it. Passing attack much better any one can see the correlation.

  19. By nigeriaguest on Oct 22, 2012 | Reply

    this next trick involves a full bath tub, a man with terrible gas and a soda fountain straw.

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