GREEN BAY – The Packers held on in a back-and-forth game to defeat the Rams, 36-28, on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay improved to 9-3 at the bye week and moved within a half-game of the top record in the NFC, as 9-2 Arizona was on its bye. The Packers also re-established a 3½-game lead in the NFC North, as the Vikings lost at San Francisco to fall to 5-6.
With the loss, the Rams dropped to 7-4 and are now two games back in the NFC West.
Green Bay took advantage of multiple LA turnovers to get points early, and then CB Rasul Douglas’ pick-six in the third quarter put the Packers up by three scores, 36-17.
The Rams battled back to get within 11 points on a 54-yard TD pass to Odell Beckham Jr., and then drove near the Green Bay 20-yard line in the final minute for a 39-yard field goal to close the gap to eight points and set up an onside kick.
S Adrian Amos recovered the onside kick with 17 seconds left to clinch the win.
For the game, QB Aaron Rodgers was 28-of-45 for 307 yards with two TDs for a 97.2 passer rating. RB AJ Dillon had 20 carries for 69 yards, and WR Davante Adams had eight catches for 104 yards. WR Randall Cobb added four catches for 95 yards and a TD, all in the first half, before leaving the game with a groin injury.
K Mason Crosby was 3-of-4 on field goals, hitting the upright on a miss late in the game to ruin what would have been an error-free day.
For the Rams, QB Matthew Stafford was 21-of-38 for 302yards with three TDs, one INT and a 96.6 rating. RB Darrell Henderson had 15 carries for 55 yards, and WR Van Jefferson had three catches for 93 yards, including a 79-yard TD. WR Cooper Kupp had seven grabs for 96 yards, and Beckham had five catches for 81 yards.
Here’s a recap of all the action: