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Here’s To A Job… Done

Jordy Nelson

There were some pretty plays and the Green Bay Packers achieved the result everyone expected by beating the St. Louis Rams 24-3 Sunday.

The Packers became the NFL’s final unbeaten team, moving to 6-0, after the Detroit Lions lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

That’s about all there is to say.

Green Bay scored all their points in the first half of the game and looked pedestrian and uninspired in the second half. The defense gave up 321 passing yards to Sam Bradford and 96 rushing yards to Steven Jackson and the winless Rams seemed to move the ball at will, at times.

Of course, all those yards only turned into three points. A Sam Shields interception thwarted one Rams’ drive and three sacks helped kill others.

While the Packers defense was playing their usual bend-but-don’t break game, the offense used big plays to torch a beat-up Rams secondary… at least for one half.

Aaron Rodgers had 310 passing yards and three touchdowns. A big chunk of those came on a 35-yard scoring play to James Jones and a 93-yard pass to Jordy Nelson.

Rodgers also threw an interception and should have had another passed picked off. At times, the Packers passing game looked pedestrian. There were dropped balls, poorly-thrown passes and missed opportunities, particularly in the second half.

Still, none of it mattered against the Rams, who are among the NFL’s worse.

Had the Packers played a better team, Sunday’s sloppy effort may have produced a different result.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. darrin October 17, 2011

    Ho hum, another win. This game wasn’t worth rehashing any further. Just move on and beat the Viqueens.

  2. Randy R October 17, 2011

    iltarion, read the last sentence of this article…dumb F.

  3. Erik October 17, 2011

    The pick was a tip Jennings should have caught, they just coasted to a win no big deal.

  4. Kozak October 17, 2011

    Well, the Queens don’t count as ” a better team”

  5. Berryjs October 17, 2011

    I was happy the Pack looked like dog shit the second half, I only wish that it happened the week before the bye. The second half of this game will give the coaching staff a legitimate excuse to get on the players and chew some ass about the poor play, without having a loss. I think we see a more inspired game next week because of it.

  6. Andy October 17, 2011

    At the end of the day a W is a W. Not every game will be a denver style beat down, if you play like shit at least win, Team won thats all that counts. I think as packer fans we’re used to such amazing play that when its okay we’re not satisfied. The team needs some heat on them in order to produce (see saints and falcons games) if the other team bring nothing there is no fire in the packers.

  7. Ryan October 17, 2011

    Frankly I wasn’t that disappointed by the second half play. The offense did seem to be a bit uninspired, but I was happy to see that the defense didn’t give up any more points.

    My biggest frustration was actually with Sam Shields. He makes a beautiful interception and then acts like a total idiot and runs around in the endzone for a while preparing to bring the ball out and then gets clobered. That’s not smart football. If you make an INT in the back of the endzone, take a knee and then celebrate. His play has improved dramatically in the past two games and I would hate to see another injury, especially because this one was so avoidable.

    All in all a good win. Rodgers wasn’t happy at the end of the game so I expect a hard week of practice and for us to destroy Minnesota this weekend. (By the way, the interception was not his fault.)

    1. Abe Frohman October 17, 2011

      Agreed Shields was a bonehead on that INT. However, I still think that the guy that hit him should get fined for a helmet to helmet hit. Why should it be only defensive players that can’t hit to the head? Shields now has a concussion and may miss the MN game.

  8. Xavier October 17, 2011

    All the best teams find a way to win when they’re are playing badly.

  9. iltarion October 17, 2011

    Yeah, if the Packers were playing a better team, maybe they actually would have had to score in the 2nd half.

    In this game, they didn’t.

    Hey, terrible frickin 2nd half, but you know the team is frickin good when winning by 3 TDs isn’t enough!

    What the hell good does driving the ball up and down the field do you if you only score 3 points??

  10. ay hombre October 18, 2011

    Let’s congratulate Elaine on a job….done!

    —Jay Peterman