ST. LOUIS–Aaron Rodgers and the No. 1 offense were at peak performance in two possessions that were halted only by a penalty that nullified what would’ve been the Packers’ second touchdown in as many drives. The Packers settled for a 10-0 lead en route to a 21-7 victory over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday afternoon.
Rodgers completed 11 of 13 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown — an apparent touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson was nullified. Randall Cobb caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown, and Eddie Lacy rushed five times for 25 yards. With Rodgers at the helm, the Packers marched 86 and 80 yards, each in 12 plays.
Scott Tolzien replaced Rodgers in the second quarter and completed 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards over the next two quarters. He pitched an apparent touchdown pass to Myles White that would’ve capped an 86-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, but the touchdown was nullified by a hands-to-the-face penalty against rookie lineman Corey Linsley.
Matt Flynn took a step toward securing the backup quarterback job by throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis on the Packers’ final possession of the third quarter.
Mason Crosby added a 49-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
The Packers, 1-1, host the Raiders next Friday in game three of the preseason.
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