Opponent First Look: Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

We take our first look at Sunday's game between the Packers (4-0) and Rams (2-2) at Lambeau Field, which starts at noon.

ST. LOUIS RAMS (2-2) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-0)

SERIESRAMSPACKERS
SERIES LEADER 45-44-2  
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jeff Fisher: 3-2 Mike McCarthy: 4-1
LAST WEEK W 24-22 at Cardinals W 17-3 at 49ers
PASSING Foles: 70-111-815-5-1-96.5 Rodgers: 89-123-995-11 (1L)-0-125.9 (1L)
RUSHING Gurley (R): 25-155-6.2-0 Lacy: 50-230-4.6-1
RECEIVING Cook (TE): 14-161-11.5-0 Cobb: 25-289-11.6-4 (T2L)
OFFENSE 287.8 373.3
TAKE/GIVE +2 +4
DEFENSE 355.5 312.0
SACKS Donald: 3.5 (T3C) Peppers: 3.5 (T3C)
INTs Jenkins: 2 (T2L) Shields: 2 (T2L)
PUNTING Hekker: 47.3 (3C) Masthay: 42.9
KICKING Zuerlein: 26 (8/8 PAT; 6/6 FG) Crosby: 33 (12/12 PAT; 7/8 FG)

LAST GAME — 10/21/12: Packers 30 at Rams 20. Green Bay WRs Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb combined for 211 receiving yards and three TDs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 342 yards and those three scores.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 10/16/11: Packers 24, Rams 3. Rodgers threw for 316 yards and three TDs, including a 93-yarder to Nelson.

REFEREE — Brad Allen

BROADCAST — CBS (noon Central): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (St. Louis), 84 (Green Bay). XM: 228 (Green Bay).

RAMS NOTES: QB Nick Foles had 3 TDs, 0 INTs and 149.3 rating in only start vs. Green Bay (11/10/13 with Phi.). Last week, threw 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.9 rating…Rookie RB Todd Gurley made first career start last week and rushed for 146 yards, including 106 in fourth quarter to become the first rookie drafted in first round with 100-plus rush yards in the fourth quarter since Adrian Peterson in 2007…WR-PR Tavon Austin had 6 catches for 96 yards and 2 TDs last week. Has 13 career TDs (6 receiving, 4 rushing, 3 PR). Is one of two players in NFL with receiving, rushing and return TD in 2015. WR Kenny Britt had TD in only game vs. Green Bay (12/23/12 with Tennessee). TE Lance Kendricks, who played at Wisconsin, had four catches for 71 yards (17.8 avg.) in only game at Green Bay…Defense has allowed 5 TDs in 13 red zone possessions (38.5 percent.). Tied for first in NFC with 17 sacks led by DT Aaron Donald (3.5) and DE Robert Quinn (3). Donald has 0.5-plus sack in 9 of past 11 games. Quinn had sack in last meeting. Since 2012, CB Janoris Jenkins leads NFL with five interceptions returned for touchdowns.

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown 48 TDs, 0 INTs with 125.3 rating in past 19 at home (including playoffs). At home, has 580 consecutive attempts and 48 pass TDs in a row without an interception (including playoffs). Last interception at home was 12/2/12. Is 3-0 vs. St. Louis with 927 yards (309 per game), 8 TDs, 1 INT and 127.9 rating. Has 11 TDs, 0 INTs and NFL-best 125.9 rating in 2015…RB Eddie Lacy has 85-plus scrimmage yards in seven of the past eight at home (including playoffs)…WR Randall Cobb had 8 catches for 89 yards and 2 TDs in last meeting. In past four at home, has 27 catches for 403 yards (100.8 per game) and 5 TDs. WR James Jones aims for third in a row at home with a touchdown. Cobb and Jones are tied for second in NFL with four receiving TDs. TE Richard Rodgers has TD in two of the past three games…Green Bay is tied with St. Louis for first in NFC with 17 sacks led by LB Julius Peppers (3.5), LB Clay Matthews (3), LB Nick Perry (3) and DT Mike Daniels (2.5). Peppers is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (129) and 10-plus INTs (11). CB Sam Shields aims for third in row with an interception. Had interception in his last game vs. St. Louis.


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