Week 6 Preview: Packers at Rams

Week 6 Preview: Packers at Rams

We have everything you need to know about Sunday's game between the Packers (3-3) and Rams (3-3) at St. Louis, including streaks, stats, notes and our fearless prediction.

GREEN BAY (3-3) at ST. LOUIS (3-3)

KICKOFF: Sunday, noon, FOX.

OPENING LINE: Packers by 4.

RECORD VS. SPREAD: Green Bay 2-4; St. Louis 5-1.

SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 46-44-2.

AP PRO32 RANKING: Packers No. 7, Rams No. 22.

LAST MEETING: Packers beat Rams 24-3. Oct. 16, 2011.

LAST WEEK: Packers beat Texans 42-24; Rams lost to Dolphins 17-14.

INJURY REPORTS: PACKERS — Out: WR Greg Jennings (groin); LB Nick Perry (knee); DT B.J. Raji (ankle); CB Sam Shields (shin/ankle). Probable: TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder); RB Alex Green (shoulder); CB Davon House (shoulder); S Sean Richardson (hamstring); QB Aaron Rodgers (calf); TE D.J. Williams (hamstring). RAMS: Out: WR Danny Amendola (shoulder); LB Mario Haggan (thigh); T Rodger Saffold (knee). Questionable: T Wayne Hunter (back). Probable: CB Janoris Jenkins (back).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Packers have won nine of last 12 in series. ... Rams 3-0 at home, 0-3 on road. ... Both coaches 3-1 vs. opponent. ... Teams playing in St. Louis for first time since Sept. 27, 2009 when Packers won 36-17. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 338 yards, six TDs and no interceptions last week. First QB in franchise history with six TDs and no picks. ... WR James Jones and Hall of Famer Don Hutson lone Packers with two receiving TDs in three consecutive games. ... Rookie CB Casey Hayward has three INTs in last two games. ... WR Jordy Nelson tied career with three TDs last week. ... Rams QB Sam Bradford has won three starts in row at home and could tie his longest home winning streak with win. ... RB Steven Jackson has 576 yards from scrimmage, averaging 144 per game, in last four games. ... Rookie WR Chris Givens has 50-yard reception three straight games and averages 28.1 yards on seven catches. ... DE Robert Quinn has five sacks in last three games. ... DE Chris Long has four sacks in last four games and 11 sacks in last 13 home games. ... CB Cortland Finnegan has interception or sack in four of first six games with Rams.

PACKER REPORT PREDICTION (4-2): The Rams might be 3-3 but even their coach, Jeff Fisher, didn't sound like he was buying the team's improvement from last year's 2-14 debacle. After all, the Rams have faced three rookie quarterbacks as well as Arizona's Kevin Kolb. The key for the Packers will be protecting Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has been sacked 23 times and the Packers have allowed sacks on 9.24 percent of passing attempts, 31st in the league. The Rams have a combined 10 sacks from Robert Quinn and Chris Long, a total of 16 sacks and rank seventh with a 7.83 sack percentage. On the other side of the ball, the Rams might be using a third-string left tackle against Clay Matthews. Packers 34, Rams 13.


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