Green Bay Packers (3-3) at St. Louis Rams (3-3)
Noon, Sunday, at Edward Jones Dome
BY THE NUMBERS
Points for: Packers 25.7 (No. 10). Rams 18.3 (No. 26, tie).
Points against: Packers 22.5 (No. 14). Rams 18.5 (No. 5).
Turnover margin: Packers +2 (No. 10, tie). Rams +1 (No. 13, tie).
Packers offense vs. Rams defense: GB — Total: 352.8 (No. 18. Rushing 97.5; No. 23. Passing 255.3; No. 14.). STL — Total: 311.5 (No. 7. Rushing 100.8; No. 13. Passing 210.7; No. 6.).
Packers defense vs. Rams offense: GB — Total: 340.3 (No. 14. Rushing 110.2; No. 17. Passing 230.2; No. 18.). STL — Total: 308.7 (No. 28. Rushing 105.8; No. 16. Passing 202.8; No. 27.).
The Rams lead the series 46-44-1, including a split of two playoff games. The Packers hammered the Los Angeles Rams 28-7 in the 1967 Western Conference Championship in Milwaukee. In a 2001 divisional playoff game at St. Louis, the Rams rolled 45-17 as Brett Favre threw six interceptions. Last season, the Packers beat the Rams 24-3 at Lambeau Field on Oct. 16. All the scoring occurred in the first half, with Aaron Rodgers throwing touchdown passes of 35 yards to James Jones, 93 yards to Jordy Nelson and 7 yards to Donald Driver.
PACKERS: QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 338 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 133.8 rating last week, 1st Packer with 6 TDs & 0 INTs in game. Is 2-0 vs. Rams & has 122.7 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. StL with 115+ rating. Packers are 24-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating…RB Alex Green aims for 3rd in row with 60+ yards…WR James Jones & HOFer Don Hutson only Packers with 2+ rec. TDs in 3 consecutive games. Jones aims for 4th in row with 2+ TDs. WR-PR-KR Randall Cobb is only player in NFL with 300+ KR (386), 300+ rec. (346), 150+ PR (150) & 25+ rush (48) yards. Had 1st career 100-yard game (102) in Week 6. WR Jordy Nelson tied career-high with 3 TDs last week (9 catches, 121 yards). Had career-long 93-yard TD in last meeting…Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB Tramon Williams leads NFL with 15 INTs. Since joining GB in 2006, DB Charles Woodson has 38 INTs (2nd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL). LB Clay Matthews has sack in 4 of past 6. Had sack in last meeting. Rookie CB Casey Hayward has 3 INTs in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with INT…RAMS: Aim for 1st 4-0 start at home since 2003 when club went 8-0…QB Sam Bradford has won 3 starts in row at home & aims to tie his longest home winning streak (4). Passed for 328 yards in last meeting…In past 4 games vs. GB, RB Steven Jackson has 576 scrimmage yards (144 per game), incl. 454 rush yards (113.5 per game). Rookie RB Daryl Richardson is 3rd among NFC rookie RBs with 246 rush yards…Rookie WR Chris Givens aims for 4th in row with 50+ yard reception. Averages 28.1 yards per catch (197 yards, 7 catches). WR Brandon Gibson had 7 catches for 91 yards last week, 2nd career 90-yard game…DE Robert Quinn has 5 sacks in past 3 at home, incl. career-high 3 in last home game. Has 6 sacks in past 6. DE Chris Long has 4 sacks in past 4. Has 11 sacks in past 13 at home. LB James Laurinaitis is 1 of 2 NFC players (Patrick Willis) with 8+ sacks (8.5) & 5+ INTs (5) since 2009. CB Cortland Finnegan has INT or sack in 4 of 1st 6 games with Rams.
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