St. Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Steven GerwelContributor IIIAugust 16, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 17: Jake Long
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Green Bay Packers 21, St. Louis Rams 7


The St. Louis Rams came up short in a 21-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers during Week 2 of the NFL preseason. 

The game basically featured what we expected—a brief glimpse of both team's starting offensive and defensive units, followed by two hours of typical sloppy preseason football. 

Starting quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Sam Bradford both had respectable outings. Both passers exceeded 100 yards with a touchdown and finished with a 75 percent completion rate or better. 

Considering it was Bradford's first look against real competition in over 300 days since his knee injury last October, it's hard to complain about his performance. He missed receiver Kenny Britt and a deep ball and wasn't at the top of his game, but his performance was certainly admirable. 

The biggest disappointment for the Rams in this game was the lackluster run game during the first half. Starter Zac Stacy carried the ball six times for just six yards, which is unacceptable for an offense that's built as a run-first unit. 

Looking forward, the Rams will hit the road for two weeks before returning to the Edward Jones Dome for the regular season opener. The Week 3 preseason contest will be against Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns

Thank you for following along, and be sure to check back during the regular season for more live blogs.