Week 6- Packers 31 Rams 10

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  1. Pro

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    You don't usually see a coach get hired and coach his first game within 24 hours, but this was the task that faced Andrew Profio. "Yeah it was definitely trying as I didn't land in Wisconsin until 3 am, but we got the win and that's all the matters." Profio said.

    The former New York Jets coach took the sidelines at historic Lambeau Field for the first time and coached his Packers to a 31-10 victory over the visiting St. Louis Rams. "There was no way we were going to let them come here and embarrass at home. This place is too special." Profio said. Before his arrival, the Packers got off to a slow start going 1-4, falling way below the expectations of a defending Super Bowl champion. Profio added, "We wanted to come out and establish the run early, this franchise has a proud tradition of a smash mouth team."

    The Rams took the lead early on a Josh Brown 19 yard field goal. The Pack would respond with a lengthy drive and capped it off with a 2 yard scamper by Ryan Grant. 7-3 after the First Quarter. "There were a lot of nerves I'm sure during the opening quarter. But we put together a solid drive and played some good defense." Profio said.

    The second quarter was a back and forth battle, with both defenses stepping up and forcing 3 and outs.
    Aaron Rodgers would find fullback John Kuhn for an 8 yard touchdown reception, putting the Packers up 14-3. The green and yellow would find the end zone quickly as rookie cornerback Davon House picked off an AJ Feeley pass and returned it 40 yards for a pick six. "That play was a huge turning point for us, and kind of broke the Rams' back." Profio said. Halftime score was Packers 21 Rams 3.

    The second half would see the Packers continuing to dominate the time of possession by running the ball effectively. James Starks scored the only touchdown of the 3rd quater on a 19 yard touchdown run. 28-3 Packers after 3. Coach said this about his backup back, "We have depth here at running back. If Grant needs a breather, Starks can come right in and we won't miss a beat."

    The Rams would finally find the end zone on a 80 yard run by All Pro Steven Jackson. "We missed some tackles on that big run, we will correct those this week in practice." Profio said. The Packers would hold the ball for most of the remaining quarter, and added a 31 yard field goal off the leg of Mason Crosby to bring the total up to 31-10.

    "All in all, I am pleased with our performance especially given the circumstances. This team will continue to get better, and our opponents can expect our A game every week." Profio said in his closing remarks.

    The now 2-4 Packers will travel to Minnesota for a clash with fierce rival the Vikings.

    TEAM STATS

    Offense

    Passing: Aaron Rodgers (GB) 12-17 182 yards 1 TD 1 INT
    AJ Feeley (STL) 12-32 167 yards 0 TD 6 INT

    Rushing: Ryan Grant (GB) 41 rushes for 132 yards 1 TD
    James Starks (GB) 6 rushes for 38 yards 1 TD
    John Kuhn (GB) 1 rush for 3 yards

    Steven Jackson (STL) 9 rushes for 84 yards 1 TD
    Mike Sims-Walker 1 rushes for -3 yards

    Receiving: Jordy Nelson (GB) 4 catches for 54 yards
    Greg Jennings (GB) 3 catches for 79 yards
    John Kuhn (GB) 2 catches for 10 yards 1 TD

    Micheal Clayton (STL) 4 catches for 50 yards
    Donnie Avery (STL) 3 catches for 58 yards

    Defense: David Bowens (GB) 5 tackles 2 for loss 1 sack
    Nick Collings (GB) 3 tackles 2 INT
    AJ Hawk (GB) 3 tackles 1 INT
    Clay Matthews Jr. (GB) 4 tackles 3 for loss 1 sack

    Al Harris (STL) 6 tackles
    Chris Long (STL) 8 tackles 2 for loss 1 sack
    Ben Leber (STL) 8 tackles 3 for loss
    Na'il Diggs (STL) 9 tackles

    NOTE: The Rams were taken control of Goose for this one game. Didn't see post about needing sub in title.
     
  2. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

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    Congrats on your first win in the NFC!
     
  3. Big D

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    Good win man! Hopefully you can turn the Pack into the power they should be!
     

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