LOS ANGELES—It was a Sunday full of riveting sports in Los Angeles people. The World Series was great to watch, but just as fun was watching the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers. The Rams who were 7-0 going into the game, weren’t heavy favorites by many pundits. I will even admit my heart wanted the Packers to win, but my gut told me that the Rams might find a way to victory. Look the Packers don’t have the best record in the NFC, but they have Aaron Rodgers.
Yes, there are a ton of people who consider Tom Brady one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and to some degree I would agree with that assertion. Brady knows how to get things done. With that being said, I have a level of respect for Aaron Rodgers because I have seen this guy do incredible things on the field. When things seem impossible, this guy comes up with plays that seem not just impressive, but awesome. The ball seemed to be in the Packers court during the first quarter, keeping the Rams scoreless until the team managed to score a touchdown courtesy of Josh Reynolds and a safety thanks Mark Barron.
At halftime, it was a score of 10-8, with the Packers in the lead. In the third quarter, the Packers added more points to their tally with a field goal. However, the Rams started to gain momentum in the offense arena. Rookie quarterback Jared Goff, while not quite a rookie, he is still earning his footing in the league. This guy has some skills to say the least. He managed to connect with Todd Gurley for a 30-yard pass touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion, giving the Rams the lead, 13-16. They would add on to that lead with another touchdown courtesy of Josh Reynolds.
As a viewer it seems like the Rams have this game in the bag because the momentum is on their side. There was just one slight problem: Aaron Rodgers! Aaron Jones scored on a 33-yard kick from Mason Crosby. The Rams would retaliate with a field goal, bringing the score to 20-26 with the Rams still in the lead. Rodgers did what he did best throwing a 40-yard pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling giving the Packers the lead 27-26 with a little over eight minutes in the game.
To say this fourth quarter was a thrill a-minute would be an understatement. Defense stepped up in a big way for both teams. It was crucial for the Packers to stop the Rams, but the home team managed to get down the field to score on a 34-yard field goal, giving them a two-point lead. The Packers had opportunity, but couldn’t manage to halt the Rams defense and now fall to a record of 3-3-1, while the Rams remain the ONLY team in the league with a perfect record. Up next for the Rams is a battle against the New Orleans Saints, who just defeated Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings on the road, it should be a fun one.
Written By Kelsey Thomas