The Green Bay Packers played well enough to win, but a couple of mistakes at crucial times was once again the difference between victory and defeat. The Packers had the Rams on the ropes, but the only remaining unbeaten team in the NFL stayed that way, beating the Packers 29-27 in Los Angeles.
The Packers defense held the Rams offense to six points in the first half and while they let up a little in the second half, they deserved a better fate.
The Packers did allow the Rams to take the lead late, on a Greg Zuerlein 34-yard field goal. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was going to get the ball back with 2:05 left to play, needing only a field goal to take the lead and win.
Unfortunately for the Packers, Rodgers would never get that chance. That’s because Ty Montgomery, who was ordered to not bring out the ensuing kickoff, did so anyway and fumbled on the play. The Rams recovered and ran out the clock. [Read more…]