Los Angeles Rams (8-0) 29, Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) 27
Sunday October 28th 2018 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
(LOS ANGELES) - A heavyweight showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams was settled by a backup linebacker. With the Rams having just taken the lead, Ramik Wilson forced a fumble by Packers kickoff returner Ty Montgomery. Wilson recovered, helping the Rams improve to 8-0 with their 29-27 victory in front of a bipartisan crowd on Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Green Bay (3-3-1) was leading 27-26 when rookie JK Scott's punt traveled only 25 yards, setting up Los Angeles at the Packers' 40-yard line. Seven plays later, Greg Zuerlein's 34-yard field goal put the Rams in front with 2:05 remaining. Wilson poked the ball loose on the ensuing kickoff and the Rams ran out the clock, with Todd Gurley converting a third-and-10 but turning down a sure touchdown. Jared Goff threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns and Gurley rushed for 114 yards and added 81 receiving yards. Aaron Donald had two sacks to give him 10 in eight games. Los Angeles scored back-to-back touchdowns to take a 23-13 lead with 1:50 remaining in the third quarter. Gurley extended his touchdown streak to 11 consecutive games with a 30-yard reception from Goff and then caught a two-point conversion pass to make it 16-13. All of the Rams' receivers went left on the touchdown play and Gurley went right and caught Goff's short pass, running the final 28 yards untouched for the score. Goff's second touchdown pass of the day to Josh Reynolds, a 19-yarder, made it a 10-point game. But Green Bay's offense broke out of a lengthy dry spell. Aaron Rodgers' 41-yard pass to Davante Adams on third-and-9 set up a 33-yard touchdown run by Aaron Jones on a draw. The Rams extended their lead to 26-20 lead early in the fourth quarter on Zuerlein's 43-yard field goal. Green Bay answered again as completions of 15 and 20 to Adams set up a 40-yard touchdown to Marquez Valdes-Scantling that put the Packers in front 27-26 with 8:50 remaining. The Packers dominated the first half but managed only a 10-8 lead at intermission. Rodgers threw for 286 yards, with Adams having five receptions for 133 yards. Green Bay, however, went only 2-of-9 on third-down conversions.
                         GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                     16            23
Rushes-yards                19-106        34-135
Net Passing yards              253           281
Passing (Att-Comp-Int)   30-18-286       36-20-0
Sacked-Yards Lost             3-33          5-26
Punts-Average               5-42.8        7-45.1
Fumbles                          1             0
Penalties-Yards               2-10          2-15
Time of Possession           25:50         34:10
GREEN BAY        -   7   3  10   7  - 27
LOS ANGELES RAMS -   0   8  15   6  - 29
​​1st - GB - Jamaal Williams, 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Crosby, 41-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - LAR - Safety, Aaron Jones tackled in end zone by Mark Barron GREEN BAY 10-2
2nd - LAR - Josh Reynolds, 1-yard pass from Jared Goff (Pass failed) GREEN BAY 10-8
3rd - GB - Crosby, 53-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-8
3rd - LAR - Todd Gurley, 30-yard pass from Goff (Gurley pass from Goff) LOS ANGELES RAMS 16-13
3rd - LAR - Reynolds, 19-yard pass from Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick) LOS ANGELES RAMS 23-13
3rd - GB - Aaron Jones, 33-yard run (Crosby kick) LOS ANGELES RAMS 23-20
4th - LAR - Zuerlein, 43-yard field goal LOS ANGELES RAMS 26-20
4th - GB - Marquez Valdes-Scantling, 40-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 27-26
4th - LAR - Zuerlein, 34-yard field goal LOS ANGELES RAMS 29-27
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Jones 12-86 1 TD, Jamaal Williams 4-9 1 TD, Ty Montgomery 2-6, Aaron Rodgers 1-5
LA RAMS - Todd Gurley 25-114, Brandin Cooks 2-9, Jared Goff 4-8, Malcolm Brown 1-7, Robert Woods 1-(-1), Josh Reynolds 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 30-18-286 1 TD
LA RAMS - Jared Goff 35-19-295 3 TD, Johnny Hekker 1-12
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Davante Adams 5-133, Randall Cobb 4-40, Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2-45 1 TD, Equanimeous St. Brown 2-31, Aaron Jones 2-0, Jimmy Graham 1-21, Geronimo Allison 1-14, Ty Montgomery 1-2
LA RAMS - Todd Gurley 6-81 1 TD, Robert Woods 5-70, Brandin Cooks 3-74, Josh Reynolds 3-42 2 TD, Gerald Everett 1-22, Sam Shields 1-12, Tyler Higbee 1-6