Green Bay Packers (9-6) 28, Los Angeles Rams (5-10) 13
Sunday December 20th 1992 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers still are on the outside looking in for a playoff berth, even after beating the cold and the Rams for their sixth straight victory. The Packers scored four touchdowns in the final 6:48 of the second quarter for a 28-10 halftime lead behind the play of Terrell Buckley and Sterling Sharpe and then held on in frigid temperatures. Game-time temperature was 8 degrees with a wind chill of 15 below. By the second half, it had warmed up to 14 with the wind chill at 5 below. But to make the playoffs, the Packers will have to do so as a wild card after the Vikings beat the Steelers, 6-3, Sunday to clinch the NFC Central. Green Bay needs to win in the Metrodome next Sunday and hope that either Philadelphia or Washington loses. The Eagles (10-5) beat the Redskins (9-6) Sunday, 17-13. In case of a three-way tie, the Packers would still make the playoffs. Buckley made two interceptions, returning one for a 33-yard touchdown, and also made a touchdown-saving tackle. Sharpe, meanwhile, caught eight first-half passes, two for touchdowns, to move within four catches of tying Art Monk's single season record of 106 receptions. And Green Bay's defense made one goal line stand in the first half, giving up only a field goal after stopping the Rams three times from the 1. Los Angeles twice moved to the Packers 4 in the fourth quarter and came away scoreless. Jim Price dropped a pass in the end zone on a fourth down to end one series and Jim Everett threw incomplete on fourth to end the other. The Rams had an early 7-0 lead after Everett hit Willie Anderson with a 16-yard touchdown pass following a fumble by Green Bay's Darrell Thompson on the second play from scrimmage. Darryl Henley intercepted a Brett Favre pass in the end zone and then the Rams were on the verge of a 14-point turnaround when David Lang broke loose on a 71-yard run to the Packers 3 when Buckley chased him down and saved a touchdown. A penalty on Green Bay moved the ball to the 1 and from there the Packers stopped three straight running plays, forcing the Rams to go for Tony Zendejas' 19 yard field goal and a 10-0 lead. The Packers then moved 61 yards in nine plays, the big play a third down pass to TE Jackie Harris, who made a juggling catch for a 16 yard gain and first down at the 15. Thompson's 2-yard run touchdown run made it 10-7 with 6:48 until half. Everett then threw a floater into the 15 mph wind and Buckley made an over the-shoulder interception and zig-zagged across the field for the touchdown that made it 14-10. After a short punt, Favre and Sharpe hooked up four times for 59 yards on a 61-yard drive. Sharpe caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from with 1:20 left in the half as Green Bay took a 21-10 lead.
LA RAMS   -  7  3  3  0 - 13
GREEN BAY -  0 28  0  0 - 28
                         LA RAMS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            15
Rush-yards-TDs          22-121-0      32-101-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 24-44-222-1-3 14-23-188-2-1
Sacked-yards                 1-6          3-30
Net pass yards               216           158
Total yards                  337           259
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           2-2
Turnovers                      3             3
Penalties-yards             6-60           2-7
SCORING
1st - LA - Flipper Anderson, 16-yd pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick) LA RAMS 7-0
2nd - LA - Zendejas, 19-yard field goal LOS ANGELES RAMS 10-0
2nd - GB - Thompson, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) LOS ANGELES RAMS 10-7
2nd - GB - Buckley, 33-yard interception return (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
2nd - GB - Sharpe, 17-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 21-10
2nd - GB - Sharpe, 16-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
3rd - LA - Zendejas, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 28-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 19-53 1 TD, Harry Sydney 7-29, Brett Favre 6-19
LA RAMS - David Lang 4-72, Cleveland Gary 16-48, Robert Delpino 1-3, Jim Everett 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 23-14-188 2 TD 1 INT
LA RAMS - Jim Everett 44-24-222 1 TD 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 8-110 2 TD, Darrell Thompson 2-48, Jackie Harris 2-22, Edgar Bennett 1-9, Harry Sydney 1-(-1)
LA RAMS - Henry Ellard 8-94, Flipper Anderson 5-54 1 TD, David Lang 4-36, Cleveland Gary 4-4, Jeff Chadwick 1-15, Jim Price 1-11, Robert Delpino 1-8