Sunday, September 27, 2009

Final: Packers 36 - Rams 17

The 4th quarter began with a TD follow up to one of those long pass plays mentioned in my last post. Sure 'nuff, that was the key today. QB Aaron Rodgers scored on about a 6-yard QB draw play to put the Pack up 29-17 early in the quarter. K Mason Crosby, who had a PAT partially blocked earlier in the game, wound up shanking this PAT.

The Pack's final TD was set up on an interception by Charles Woodson on the Rams side of the field. A few plays later, Rodgers hit FB John Kuhn on a short pass play who wound up running it in for the score. Crosby made the PAT. (Guess that needs to be said given the prior miss.)

This was one of those games the Packers really should have won, needed to win...and did.

There still are plenty of things to work on: the running game, stopping the running game, dropped passes, penalties...there's a long way to go. Including, for the second week in a row, really not getting much pressure on the opposing quarterback. But being able to build off the positives from this game -- and there were some -- going into Minnesota for the the Monday night game on October 5, is sure a lot sweeter than the alternative. Especially, too, with the ViQueens having a hard time in their home opener against San Francisco, winning in the last seconds 27-24.

The Packers are 2-1; the ViQueens are 3-0.

See ya in eight days, Mr. Favre.