Packers-Rams: Game snapshot

Facts, stats, series history, prediction for both teams

Green Bay Packers (11-2) at St. Louis Rams (3-10) ==================================================

WHEN: Today, Noon CT
WHERE: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis
SURFACE: FieldTurf
TV: FOX, Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

SERIES: 88th meeting. Rams lead, 45-40-2. The teams have met just twice in St. Louis in the regular season since the Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995. Each team has won once, the Packers in 1996 and the Rams in 2003. The Rams also won a playoff game in 2001 and defeated the Packers in Green Bay last season.

PREDICTION: Packers 31-14

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Rams are ranked 16th in the league against the pass only because so many opponents have milked the running game with big leads. St. Louis has little hope of matching up against the Packers' spread look without injured CB Tye Hill. But Green Bay will also continue to develop their emerging running game behind RB Ryan Grant. ... Rams QB Marc Bulger is expected to play after missing the last two games with a concussion. St. Louis has to figure out a way to produce on the ground outside of the occasional big play because the offensive line simply can't hold up on third-and-long.

KEY INJURIES: Packers: QB Aaron Rogers (hamstring) might be deactivated a second straight week; LT Chad Clifton (shoulder) is expected to play, but CB Jarrett Bush (calf) probably will sit out; TE Bubba Franks (knee) hopes to play for the first time since Oct. 14. Rams: QB Gus Frerotte (shoulder) could be available if needed; RT Rob Petitti (concussion) is doing limited work and might play.

FAST FACTS: Packers QB Brett Favre needs 184 passing yards to break Dan Marino's league record of 61,361. ... The Packers clinch a playoff bye with a win and a loss by Seattle. ... Rams RB Steven Jackson has a run of at least 50 yards in a franchise record three consecutive games, but has not reached 100 in any of them as he has averaged 2.1 yards in his other 58 carries in those games.

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