Looking more and more like the team that went 15-1 last season, the Green Bay Packers host the St. Louis Rams Sunday afternoon at Edward Jones Dome.
Aaron Rodgers put on an offensive clinic and propelled the Packers to a 42-24 win over the Houston Texans with six touchdown passes last week. Rodgers went 24-for-37 for 338 yards, and found receiver Jordy Nelson for nine catches and 121 yards and three scores.
Receiver James Jones also had two touchdown receptions, and Randall Cobb made seven grabs for 102 yards.
The rout began immediately, as Rodgers found Nelson and Jones for touchdowns in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead and Green Bay never trailed the Texans.
The Packers defense also squelched any chance of a Houston comeback, picking off quarterback Matt Schaub twice, and back up T.J Yates once on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter.
Green Bay hopes to bring that momentum on the road to the Rams, who are undefeated at home this season, but lost their third straight road game to the Miami Dolphins 17-14 last week.
St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford produced his second 300-yard passing game of the season, going 26-for-39 for 315 yards, and had the second rushing touchdown of his career.
St. Louis held the ball for nearly seven more minutes, had 10 more first downs, and gained 270 more yards, but failed to reach the end zone until the fourth quarter.
The Rams are fifth in the league in passing defense, but let up two touchdowns to Miami rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the second and third quarter.
Packers’ receiver Greg Jennings is out as he continues to deal with a nagging groin injury. The All-Pro receiver said earlier this week that he will not return until he is at 100 percent, despite the fact he is playing for a contract next season.
Green Bay linebacker D.J. Smith is done for the season with a knee injury, and linebacker Nick Perry will be out against St. Louis.
The game begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will be shown by FOX, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: Green Bay is favored by 6 points
Over/Under: 45 points
Prediction: Rodgers is back to his MVP form, and while the Rams have a strong secondary, they are no match for all of Green Bay's weapons. The Packers should win in a blowout, the St. Louis offense continuing to struggle.
Predicted Score: Green Bay 35, St. Louis 10