Packers Hand Rams third straight loss, 36-28 – NBC Los Angeles

Aaron Rodgers withstood the pain from a toe injury, threw two touchdown passes and also ran to one point in the Green Bay Packers’ 36:28 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

The Rams beat Green Bay 11-0 in the fourth quarter, but their comeback attempt ended when Adrian Amos repeated an onside kick 17 seconds from time.

Rodgers went 28 of 45 for 307 yards as the Packers recovered from a 34-31 loss in Minnesota. The reigning MVP tossed Randall Cobb a 7-yard touchdown and AJ Dillon 5 yards.

Green Bay (9-3) has never lost consecutive games in the same season during Matt LaFleur’s three-year coaching career.

Rodgers, who hasn’t exercised all week, says he broke his little toe. The injury had resulted in his training only once in the week leading up to his 385-yard four-touchdown performance in Minnesota.

The Rams (7-4) dropped their third game in a row and kept making mistakes to create scoring opportunities for Green Bay, who scored 16 points from three Rams turnovers.

Matthew Stafford went 21 of 38 for 302 yards with three touchdown passes. But he also lost a fumble to set up a touchdown and received an interception for a touchdown. Stafford has thrown a pick-6 in each of the last three games.

Odell Beckham Jr. had five catches for 81 yards with a 54-yard touchdown in his second game as Ram. The Packers chased Beckham when the Browns fired him earlier this season, but the three-time Pro Bowl selection picked the Rams instead.

Rodgers opened the scoring and gave the Packers the final lead with a 1-yard touchdown to top off a drive that began at the Rams 6-yard line. Green Bay’s Rashan Gary, returning from an elbow injury that incapacitated him last week, fired Stafford and hit the quarterback’s elbow to cause a fumble which Preston Smith recovered to give the Packers first and goal .

Los Angeles’ JJ Koski returned a punt in the third quarter when Dominique Dafney forced a fumble, which Krys Barnes reclaimed at the Rams 27. That turnover led to Mason Crosby’s 29-yard field goal, which extended Green Bay’s lead to 30-17.

Later in the third, Rasul Douglas made it 36-17 by stepping to Cooper Kupp before Stafford’s pass and scoring his first touchdown of his career on a 32-yard interception return.


Rams: Koski injured his thigh in the second half.

Packers: Cobb didn’t play the second half due to a groin injury. Cobb caught four passes for 95 yards in the first half. … Packers CB Kevin King was not used due to knee and hip injuries. … S Darnell Savage slowly walked to the sidelines after taking a hard blow on the onside kick.


The Packers honored former defensive back Charles Woodson during a halftime ceremony. Woodson’s name was posted on the facade of Lambeau Field to honor his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Woodson played for the Packers from 2006 to 2012 and was NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.


A minute’s silence was observed prior to the game to remember the victims of the parade crash in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Six people were killed and more than 60 injured when an SUV crashed into a Christmas parade on September 21. Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, has been charged with five counts of first degree murder.


Rams: Jacksonville will host next Sunday.

Packers: Free next week before Chicago hosts December 12th.

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