ST LOUIS (WSAU) The Green Bay Packers took advantage of the injury-plagued St. Louis Rams, posting a 36-17 road win.
Rams starting quarterback Marc Bulger went down with a shoulder injury after a sack and a fumble in the first half. The Rams also suffered key injuries to two wide receivers.
The Packers missed capitalizing on several short-field drives in the first half, settling for field goals after an interception and a fumble in the 1st quarter. The Packer had leads of 9-0 and 20-7 in the first half.
Momentum seemed to shift towards the Rams late in the 1st half. St. Louis scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass from back-up quarterback Kyle Boller to Daniel Fells just before halftime. The Packers went three-and-out on their first two possessions of the second half, and the Rams added a 53-yard field goal to get within 6-points.
The Packers re-established control on a 5-yard touchdown run by Aaron Rodgers on a spread play, and a 16-yard touchdown pass to John Kuhn, set up by a Charles Woodson interception. The Rams turned the ball over three times. The Packers played turnover-free football.
Aaron Rodgers was 13-of-23 for 298 yards. Ryan Grant had 99-yards rushing on 26-carries. The Packers defense struggled at times, allowing 149 rushing yards.