Packers-Rams scoring summary

Green Bay 45, St. Louis 17<P>

FIRST QUARTER: CB Ahmad Carroll 40 fumble return at 12:23. Key plays: CB Joey Thomas forced Rams' WR Isaac Bruce to fumble the ball after a 6-yard pass from QB Marc Bulger. Packers 7, Rams 0.

SECOND QUARTER: K Jeff Wilkins 34-yard field goal at 12:47. Key plays: A 9-yard run by RB Steven Jackson on the drive's first play got the Rams out of the shadow of their own end zone.

Bulger converted two third-downs on the drive (a 15-yard pass to WR Torry Holt and a 20-yard pass to WR Shaun McDonald). With the Rams facing a 2nd-and-8 from their own 16, Bulger fired consecutive incompletions, prompting the field goal try. Drive: 14 plays, 74 yards, 6:24. Packers 7, Rams 3.

SECOND QUARTER: TE Bubba Franks 7-yard pass from QB Brett Favre (Longwell kick) at 7:25. Key play: Facing a 3rd-and-11 from the Ram 29, Favre hit WR Donald Driver with an 18-yard pass, giving the Packers a first down at the 11. One play later, the Pack scored. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 5:22. Packers 14, Rams 3.

SECOND QUARTER: WR Javon Walker 10-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) at 2:50. Key plays: A 31-yard run by RB Najeh Davenport put Green Bay at the Ram 39. Favre followed that with a 29-yard pass to Franks before finding Walker in the end zone. Drive: 5 plays, 83 yards, 2:26. Packers 21, Rams 3.

SECOND QUARTER: Bruce 4-yard pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick) at 0:30. Key plays: Bulger completed passes of 22-, 11-, 10-, 13- and 16-yards before finding Bruce for the score. Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 2:20. Packers 21, Rams 10.

THIRD QUARTER: Driver 16-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) at 1:44. Key plays: The Packers took over at their own 24 after CB Al Harris and S Mark Roman snuffed out a fake field goal. Davenport then ripped off a 37-yard run. One play later, Favre hit Driver with a 15-yard pass to set up the scoring strike. Drive: 4 plays, 71 yards, 1:58. Packers 28, Rams 10.

FOURTH QUARTER: RB Marshall Faulk 8-yard pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick) at 14:19. Key play: A 56-yard hook-up against an eight-man Packer blitz between Bulger and Bruce accounted for most of the drive's production. Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 2:25. Packers 28, Rams 17.

FOURTH QUARTER: Longwell 27-yard field goal at 8:29. Key plays: A 24-yard run by RB Tony Fisher and an 18-yard pass from Favre to Driver put the Pack inside the 20. The drive stalled when Favre came up short on a run on third down. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 5:50. Packers 31, Rams 17.

FOURTH QUARTER: Davenport 40-yard run (Longwell kick) at 1:52. Key plays: A 10-yard pass from Favre to WR Robert Ferguson and a 17-yard run by Davenport put the Pack in Ram territory. Davenport's TD run followed the two-minute warning and came with the Pack facing a 4th-and-1. Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 4:23. Packers 38, Rams 17.

FOURTH QUARTER: CB Michael Hawthorne 34-yard fumble return (Longwell kick) at 0:46. Key play: Bulger completed a 12-yard pass to Bruce but Bruce coughed up the ball when he was tackled hard by S Darren Sharper. Hawthorne scooped up the loose ball and rode the right sideline to the end zone for the exclamation point. Packers 45, Rams 17.


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