Packers lead Rams 19-10 at halftime

Divisional Round - Los Angeles Rams v Green Bay Packers
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The Rams finished the 2020 season with the league’s top defense. But the Packers’ top scoring offense has gotten the better of the matchup so far.

Green Bay scored on each of its four first-half possessions to take a 19-10 lead into halftime.

Even when the Packers got the ball back with 29 seconds left and two timeouts in the second quarter, quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a pair of passes to put his team on the Los Angeles 21. But after two incompletions — that conceivably could’ve been intercepted by Troy Hill and John Johnson, respectively — Green Bay settled for a 39-yard field goal.

The Packers dominated time of possession in the first half, 19:00 to 11:00 — buoyed by a 14-play, 84-yard touchdown drive that took 7:59 off the clock. Green Bay has 16 first downs to Los Angeles’ eight. And the club has 243 yards to the Rams’ 146.

Down 16-3 late in the second quarter, Los Angeles’ outlook was beginning to look bleak. But the offense went up-tempo and Jared Goff threw a four-yard touchdown to rookie Van Jefferson to get the Rams in the end zone.

The Rams are 0-of-3 on third down, but have been efficient when avoiding it. Goff is 9-of-10 passing for 91 yards and a touchdown. Rookie Cam Akers is the only back to take a carry so far, netting 62 yards on 11 attempts.

Los Angeles doesn’t have Cooper Kupp, who is inactive with a knee injury. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds has caught both of his targets for 49 yards. Robert Woods has three receptions for 27 yards.

On the other side, Aaron Rodgers is 14-of-20 passing for 169 yards with a passing and rushing touchdown. Davante Adams has five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers will get the ball to start the second half.

41 responses to “Packers lead Rams 19-10 at halftime

  1. I have to go ahead and agree with an earlier post;
    In my 50 plus years of watching the NFL, the Packers are the luckiest team ever.

  2. Good half of football. Green Bay O-line without Bak impressive. Longways from the Don Barclay days.

    Rodgers got greedy and Pack was lucky to get that final 3. Chew the clock, run the backs… please.

  3. The Packers 19 points in the first half are going to make it hard for the Rams to hold them to their season average of 18.5 points allowed.

  4. Arctic19, identify luck your refer to? I don’t see much luck unless you’re talking about the bad hands demonstrated by the Rams’ DBs.

  5. artic19 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    I have to go ahead and agree with an earlier post;
    In my 50 plus years of watching the NFL, the Packers are the luckiest team ever.
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    Spoken like a true Vikings’ fan nibbling on the the sour grapes.

  6. Score not surprising with Donald taking himself out of the game, terrible tackles, and the rams missing 6 key starters

  7. Aaron Donald is the real MVP, without him the Rams would’ve finished below the Niners

  8. Pete Carroll must be saying to himself “ I was right – we needed to run more’ …. hence the return to a balanced offense.

    Go Pack!

  9. Two possession game with lots of time left. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. We’ll have plenty of time to laugh at artic19 later.

  10. johnnylarue says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    artic19 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    I have to go ahead and agree with an earlier post;
    In my 50 plus years of watching the NFL, the Packers are the luckiest team ever.
    =====================================================================================
    Spoken like a true Vikings’ fan nibbling on the the sour grapes.
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    It’s funny you bring the Vikings into this, no, not my team.
    The Packers are, bar none, the luckiest team ever.

  11. artic19 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    I have to go ahead and agree with an earlier post;
    In my 50 plus years of watching the NFL, the Packers are the luckiest team ever.
    ===================================================================================
    If you observe anything with a bias, you’re assertions will ultimately be correct in your mind. And while you may not be a Viking fan, you’ve made similar comments on the Packers many times before.

    The Packers don’t have any more or any less luck than any other team.

  12. So in 3 to 4 years when full stadiums are back, it will seem more exciting. This is dull.

  13. Why did Rodgers throw that away? He had scantling wide open down the left sideline . No one within 5 yards of him.

  14. Umm, hey refs that Corey Dillon play wasn’t a fumble. You have to be almost 90 degrees upright.

  15. Good teams create their own luck.
    Salty and bitter fans have no teams to watch in the postseason, so they whine on message boards.

  16. Wafflestomp says:
    January 16, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Good teams create their own luck.
    Salty and bitter fans have no teams to watch in the postseason, so they whine on message boards.
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    From not a salty fan: Luckiest team ever.

  17. artic19 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 7:09 pm
    see, luckiest team ever
    —————————–
    That’s true there. No team in the NFL has ever recovered their own fumble. Ever.

  18. charliewaffles2020 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:45 pm
    Is Akers even trying? Looks like he hasn’t practiced in a month.
    ****************************************************************************

    Right. 18 carries for 90 yards (5 per carry)

  19. charliewaffles2020 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Why did Rodgers throw that away? He had scantling wide open down the left sideline . No one within 5 yards of him.
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    Because he is not as good as you think he is. With that much time my little sister could have made that pass.

  20. Green Bay may win it all. It is the smallest market in the TV /demographics world … but it’s not the world you live in …. it’s the world you own.

  21. thetooloftools says:
    January 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Green Bay may win it all. It is the smallest market in the TV /demographics world … but it’s not the world you live in …. it’s the REFS you own.

  22. Wish my vikings’ would draft an up and coming player like Rashan Gary. He has really stepped up.

  23. Yeah, that Artie guy is right, those darn Packas lucked their way to 14 wins this year . . . so far!

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