Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
With just seconds remaining, Austin Pettis grabbed a three-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford, but it didn't affect the outcome of the game.
The Green Bay Packers defeat the St. Louis Rams 30-20.
0:38 in the 4th quarter
It's a tale of two teams heading in different directions. The Packers wrapped up a three consecutive game road trip by finishing with a win over the Rams. All things considered, winning two out of those three was pretty good for the Packers.
Meanwhile, the Rams will be heading out on a long road trip of their own, taking on the Patriots next week in London. They enter that game on a losing note, obviously not what they had hoped for.
2:04 in the 4th quarter
Now that the Rams have gone four-and-out, the Packers just have to run out the clock to win.
The Rams have a timeout and the two-minute warning to help them out, but with a two-score deficit, this game is all but over.
3:06 in the 4th quarter
With Randall Cobb's 39-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have now converted nine of 14 third downs on the evening.
The Packers have just been able to keep the chains moving, which in turn has helped them milk the clock.
The only chance the Rams have left is to score and score quickly, because hope is fading fast.
8:50 in the 4th quarter
Prior to their most recent scoring drive, the Rams had six offensive plays in the entire second half.
The Packers stole some momentum, but it is starting to come back to the Rams following Steven Jackson's touchdown run.
10:11 in the 4th quarter
As the announcers on Fox pointed out, today marks the fourth consecutive game that Rams wide receiver Chris Givens has a reception of more than 50 yards.
Givens only has three receptions and one carry on the afternoon. It seems like the Rams should be trying to get the football in his hands far more often.
11:52 in the 4th quarter
At halftime the Packers had an over six-minute deficit in time of possession.
The Packers now hold the advantage in time of possession 26:41 compared to 21:27 for the Rams.
End of 3rd quarter
Even though the Packers are having a difficult game getting anything going on the ground, they are getting running back Alex Green involved in dump off passes on their current drive.
With four receptions for 29 yards on the game, Green is helping the Packers move the chains.
1:17 in the 3rd quarter
Rookie cornerback Casey Hayward grabbed his fourth interception of the season, in fact it was his fourth in the past three games.
But really, it appeared to just be a poor decision on Sam Bradford.
The Packers will look to take advantage.
1:25 in the 3rd quarter
A Donald Driver sighting!
The veteran Packers wide receiver caught his first pass of the game for two yards, but it wasn't enough to get the Packers a first down.
The Rams will take over possession of the football looking to get their way back into the game.
4:51 in the 3rd quarter
The Packers would appear to be gaining some momentum after forcing the Rams to punt.
Most impressive was the way they bounced back after linebacker Dezman Moses was penalized.
The Packers have a touchdown on offense and a stop on defense since the second half opened, but can they keep it going?
8:04 in the 3rd quarter
As if on cue, the Packers got several other wide receivers involved on their most recent scoring drive with Randall Cobb scoring a touchdown and James Jones converting two first downs.
The Packers had a difficult time sustaining drives in the first half, but they looked unstoppable on their first drive of the third quarter.
12:14 in the 3rd quarter
Apart from Jordy Nelson, the Packers haven't had many other receiving threats so far.
Nelson now has six catches for more than 100 yards, but no one else has more than three catches and not more than 31 yards.
As pointed out by Michelle Tuckner of WBAY-TV in Green Bay...
Time of possession: Rams 18:06 Packers 11:54
— Michelle Tuckner (@MichelleTuckner) October 21, 2012
Much of that statistic is a product of the Rams having success with their run game. The Packers have surrendered 93 rushing yards in the first half.
It hasn't been a very exciting game, three total field goals compared to only one touchdown.
Both teams have had success in spurts, but have have sputtered in the red zone or just before reaching the red zone.
The Packers have only converted two of five third downs and the Rams only three of seven.
The Packers did a good job to even set themselves up for a long field goal before halftime, especially considering they had a false start penalty.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby has not been good from long distance for the Packers this season. He had a 58-yard field goal attempt, but it was not even close as he hit a knuckleball that was wide right.
0:40 in the 2nd quarter
And to think, had the Rams not passed up a field goal earlier in the second quarter, they'd only be trailing the Packers by one point instead of four.
0:51 in the 2nd quarter
It hasn't been a huge factor so far, but the Rams have been penalized three times for 13 yards so far in the first half while the Packers have yet to be penalized.
If you count the declined penalty in which Rodgers hit Nelson for an over 50-yard gain, penalties have bit the Rams but not the Packers.
2:00 in the 2nd quarter
At the two-minute warning, the Rams are threatening to score once again, and they're having more and more success with the ground game.
So far, the Rams are averaging 6.1 yards per carry with Steven Jackson leading the way with seven carries for 49 yards.
6:02 in the 2nd quarter
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed James Jones streaking down the sideline, but prior to that point had completed his first nine passes of the ballgame.
He's been a big factor the Packers have taken an early lead. Efficient.
6:02 in the 2nd quarter
The Packers weren't able to capitalize when they stopped the Rams on downs, but they did flip the field.
The Packers got a couple first downs, but were forced to punt. Tim Masthay has pinned the Rams inside their own 20.
10:21 in the 2nd quarter
The Rams passed up the opportunity to kick a field goal to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the 14-yard line.
Coach Jeff Fischer isn't exactly showing a whole lot of confidence in his Rams to win the game over the next three quarters by passing up three points.
12:23 in the 2nd quarter
The Rams are currently driving on the Packers and are having success with both the run and the pass, and Green Bay doesn't appear to have an answer at this moment.
St. Louis is nearing red zone territory and are looking to capitalize.
End of 1st quarter
An injury update....
Looks likeMike Neal is being held out. They were looking at his right leg. Mike Daniels in on the last play.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 21, 2012
2:17 in the 1st quarter
The Packers didn't get much going on offense following their surprise onside kick, but the decision pays off when they get a field goal from Mason Crosby.
Marshall Newhouse is definitely having problems with Robert Quinn. It looks like the Packers are going to have no other choice than to help him out.
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