Game capsule: Rams at Packers

The Packers (6-4) look to keep pace with the Minnesota Vikings (7-4), who beat Jacksonville on Sunday, during Monday night's home game against St. Louis.

WHAT: St. Louis Rams (5-5) at Green Bay Packers (6-4)

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Lambeau Field


OPENING LINE: Packers by 6.

LAST WEEK: Rams blew early lead and lost to the Buffalo Bills 37-17. Packers rallied late to beat the Houston Texans 16-13.

RAMS OFFENSE: Overall (6), Rush (18), Pass (5)

RAMS DEFENSE: Overall (28), Rush (29), Pass (19)

PACKERS OFFENSE: Overall (3), Rush (10), Pass (3)

PACKERS DEFENSE: Overall (19), Rush (12), Pass (23)

SERIES HISTORY: Rams lead 44-40-2

LAST MEETING: The Rams beat the Packers on Oct. 19, 2003, 34-24 in St. Louis. The Rams forced four turnovers and held Ahman Green — who had rushed for 433 yards in the previous three games — to just 35 yards rushing on 20 rushes.

The Packers scored a field goal on their opening drive but the Rams answered with consecutive touchdowns over a four-minute span of the first quarter to take control. The first came on a 39-yard Marc Bulger-to-Torry Holt touchdown pass. The second came on a 3-yard run by third-string running back Arlen Harris, who started in place of the injured Marshall Faulk and replaced backup Lamar Gordon.

A 21-yard screen pass to Green got the Packers back in the game, but Bulger hit Holt from 9 yards out to put the Rams back up by 11 at 21-10. The Packers were driving late in the first half but Green fumbled at the Rams' 29-yard line.

Green Bay would answer on its first drive of the second half, however, with Brett Favre hitting William Henderson for a 1-yard score. But again St. Louis answered, this time with Bulger hitting Dane Looker for a 20-yard touchdown.

A pair of Rams field goals in the final minutes of the fourth quarter pushed their lead to 34-17, and Green Bay's Najeh Davenport scored a cosmetic touchdown on a career-best 76-yard run.

In the last home game, Green Bay beat the Rams 17-7 on Nov. 9, 1997.

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