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Predictions: Packers vs. Rams

Monty: Best team in the league vs. one of the worst? No contest.

The St. Louis Rams have a nice, young quarterback in Sam Bradford, but they’re one of the most injury-riddled teams in the NFL. Their top three cornerbacks are out and their offensive line is a wreck.

Bradford will be lucky if he doesn’t get killed and the Rams will be lucky if they get out of Green Bay without giving up 50.

Packers 52, Rams 17

Sarah: The league’s best team hosts the league’s worst team this weekend.

If that doesn’t sum up how Sunday’s match-up between the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Rams is bound to go, I don’t know what will.

Aaron Rodgers & Co. are rolling with the league’s best offense. The team has punted an average of just three times per game in the first five contests, and has led its two home games by a combined 35-10 after the first quarter. Rodgers is on track for an MVP season, becoming the first quarterback ever to start a season with a rating over 100 in each of the first five games.

The Rams’ only chance may lie in running back Steven Jackson, but….oh wait, Green Bay has the league’s No. 3 rushing defense, allowing just 75 yards per game, so never mind.

Perhaps the spotty secondary? Surprisingly, a check of the latest stats shows Green Bay’s defense is leading the NFC with 10 interceptions on the season. And remember, the Rams have Sam Bradford at QB. SAM BRADFORD.

This should be a bloodbath, no contest.

Packers 42, Rams 10

Shawn: This is pretty simple.

I have no idea how the Rams are going to score on the Packers, and I have no idea how they are going to stop the Packers from scoring.

The Rams are coming off their bye, which did give them some extra time to prepare, but that’s sort of like getting an extra week to think about your upcoming execution.

Maybe the Rams coaching staff can come up with an offensive and defensive game plan that has some early success, like Carolina was able to do. Unfortunately, that would still leave the rest of the game.

Another downside for the Rams is that the Packers didn’t play particularly well last week. That means the opponent doesn’t really matter. The Packers just need to focus on playing better football.

This is the easiest game left on the Packers’ schedule. They need to win it and hopefully win it easily.

I’m hoping to see the running game get going and the defense continue to improve. Of course, you expect the normal from Rodgers and the passing game.

Packers 38, Rams 13

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. Buddymobile October 16, 2011

    What a boring 2nd half.

  2. iltarion October 16, 2011

    Terrible 2nd half. Hope to never see a half like that again. Didn’t matter though.

  3. Zack October 16, 2011

    4-13 on 3rd down. A win’s a win, but damn…

  4. Randy R October 16, 2011

    Rams run a 5 yard average..Packers 3 yard average. Bradford passes for more yards than Rodgers, (At Lambeau) Rams gain more yards. Packers again give up more than 400 yards, against the Rams?…..really?…The 31st ranked Rams?. Dont give me this “Bend but dont break” bs either. That was a win, but it was a ugly pathetic win, We play strong teams in the 2nd 1/2, lets see what happens, but lets not pretend everything is rosy.

  5. Randy R October 16, 2011

    It was nice seeing the defense go from 28th, to 21st last week, i’m guessing we’ll be back to about 28th again now.

    1. iltarion October 16, 2011

      With all due respect, sir, you are beginning to bore the hell out of me.

      No one has to “pretend” everything is rosy. The Packers are 6-0. It doesn’t get any ROSIER than that. That is pretty effin simple.

      You can just admit you are a Viking fan any time now and quit with the ruse.

  6. iltarion October 16, 2011

    The Packer defense just moved to tied for 7th in points allowed. They stay there, they can give up all the yards they want.

    1. nurseratchett October 17, 2011

      So true

  7. Randy R October 17, 2011

    were 6-0 so thats all that matters huh iltarion?…Some of us actually watch the game, and can anylize it for what it is. against the Rams….Unfortunetley its going to get tougher. So in your mind, Packers can give up 500 yards a game, as long as they win….GREAT thinking!!!!…Last year the defense was ranked 5th iltarion…If you want to “pretend” our defense is just fine because were 6-0…Then keep living in fantasyland.

  8. iltarion October 17, 2011

    Exactly right.

    The Packers can give up 500 yards a game as long as they win.

    They can finish dead last in yards defense and be 16-0 and that will be perfectly fine with me.

    San Diego led the league in yards offensively and defensively last year. They didn’t even make the playoffs.

    By your logic, maybe we should trade our Lombardi Trophy for their stats. They had the BETTER YEAR!!

    Some us actually watch the game… haha… that’s funny. Keep up the good stuff.

    By the way, the defense gave up 3 points yesterday. 3….

    When the Packers lose a game because of their poor defense, which I’m sure will happen at some point, then I’m sure you’ll be the first person to post about how bad the defense is. Until then, complaining about yards given up by a defense that is 6-0 is just petty.

    Especially after they just gave up 3 points!!!

  9. Buddymobile October 17, 2011

    If you go by points allowed the Pack doesn’t look too bad on D comparibly. Points win games, we are 6-0. That says it all.

  10. Buddymobile October 17, 2011

    Randy R… Fuck off! Rodgers passed for 303 yds, 3tds, Bradford passed for 299, 0tds. How do you figure Bradford passed for more yards.