Rams-Packers game notes

Aaron Kampman and Chukie Nwokorie, both coming off injuries, played in place of the injured Joe Johnson Sunday against the Rams. Johnson was placed on injured reserve on Wedesday after suffering a torn quadriceps muscle Oct. 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs.<p>

Kampman tore the anterior tibia-fibula ligament above his left ankle in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. Nwokorie injured the AC joint in his left shoulder Sept. 29 against the Chicago Bears. Kampman started at the ‘power end' position, but Nwokorie rotated in at the position as well.

"Aaron Kampman has been a good player for us, said Packers coach and GM Mike Sherman. "This is the first time he's been able to come back from a health standpoint. Chukie Nwokorie has done a nice job for us."

Kampman finished with one tackle. The second-year pro deflected quarterback Marc Bulger's second pass attempt of the game and safety Marques Anderson out-jumped everyone in the vicinity to grab his first interception of the season. The Packers went on to score a field goal, but that was the extent of Kampman's highlights.

Nwokorie did not have any tackles.

Green streak broken: Running back Ahman Green was in position to become the first Packers running back to rush for four straight 100-yard games, but the Rams never gave him a chance. Green was held to a season-low 35 yards rushing on 20 carries for an average of 1.8 yards per carry.

Green entered the game having rushed for 176 yards against the Chicago Bears (Sept. 29), 118 yards against the Seattle Seahawks (Oct. 5) and 139 against the Kansas City Chiefs (Oct. 12).

Green was tied with John Brockington and Dorsey Levens for the most consecutive 100-yard rushing games in team history. His 433 yards over that three-game span is a Packers record, surpassing the 419 yards Hall of Famer Jim Taylor gained over a three-game span in 1962.

Green's longest run against the Rams was 10 yards. The St. Louis defense never let him out of its site.

"Since probably my third year I have been used to people keying on me," said Green, who has 734 yards rushing this season. "It's nothing new that part of their game plan was going to be to shut me down."

Edwards back in lineup: Safety Antuan Edwards, who has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, returned to the starting lineup Sunday. The fifth-year pro finished with seven tackles (six solo), second most on the Packers to safety Darren Sharper's nine tackles.

Brown out: Nose tackle Gilbert Brown, who sprained his medial collateral ligament Oct. 12 against Kansas City, did not play for the first time this season. Rod Walker started in place of the injured Brown.

Brown also has been playing with a torn right biceps muscle.

Did not suit up: The following players were not part of Green Bay's 45-man game day roster: safety Curtis Fuller, linebacker Marcus Wilkins, defensive tackles Gilbert Brown and Terdell Sands, offensive tackles Brennan Curtin and Marcus Spriggs, and running back Tony Fisher. Quarterback Craig Nall was the designated third quarterback.

Extra points: By throwing a touchdown pass to running back Ahman Green early in the second quarter, Favre extended his current streak to 16 games, two games short of his own record of 18 consecutive games set between the 1997 and '98 seasons. ... Favre is 5-3 against the Rams as a starting quarterback. He fell to 13-21 in domes. ... Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with a team-high nine catches for 129 yards.


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