Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halftime: Packers 23 - Rams 14

The second quarter had a few penalties for the Pack, including a needless 15-yard face mask penalty on Charles Woodson which helped the Rams in their TD drive. The Packers running game is still stuck in neutral, although the first TD of the game came on 1-yard run by fullback John Kuhn. The passing game turned it up a notch, with a long pass and great one-handed catch by Donald Driver early in the quarter to help set up the first TD, and later on a 50-yard pass play from Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings. Not long after came a 21-yard TD pass to Donald Driver.

The Packers defense, sadly, allowed the Rams to march about 80 yards down the field in the last minute or so. They had one shot at the endzone with about 8 seconds left and got it on a TD pass, despite the Packers dropping 8 men into coverage. Unexcusable. And Coach Mike McCarthy did not look happy on the sidelines. Rightly so.

Packers 23 - Rams 14 at half. The Rams have scored twice the number of touchdowns in the first half as they did their entire two first games.

The Pack should be able to get this win. But they still are suspect on a number of fronts.