Seven Stats: Rams Return Home, Top Packers 29-27

Rams' Ndamukong Suh will renew acquaintance with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Ndamukong Suh then with the Detroit Lions steps on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Dec. 28 2014

They can certainly win this game.

On Sunday, the Packers jumped to a 10-0 lead by the start of the second quarter, as the Rams' top-ranked offense struggled mightily to move the ball against a well-rested Packers defense that was coming off a bye week.

But fantasy owners, as well as people who had some money on the game (the Rams were giving 7 to 7.5 to the Packers and could have covered with the TD), were hoping for a different outcome.

The 10-point hole was the first double-digit deficit the Rams faced this season.

The trick-play caught the Packers return team off-guard and was a much-needed conversion for the Rams in the first half. The final score came two points short of hitting the over. That was also Todd Gurley's thought moments later when he stopped running with a clear path to the end zone, keeping Rodgers stuck on the sideline in the unbeaten Rams' eighth victory. Gurley had 114 yards rushing and 81 yards receiving, and he scored a touchdown in his franchise record-tying 11th consecutive game on a 30-yard pass in the third quarter.

As for the Texans, it's fantastic to think how back in September, this team seemed like a lost cause following a 0-3 start before going on to win their next five games, including their most recent victory over the Miami Dolphins. Instead of scoring, he smartly got down, allowing the Rams to kneel out the clock.

On the ensuing series, Goff completed a 17-yard pass to Cooks, a 19-yard pass to Woods and a 19-yard pass to Reynolds for a touchdown to make it a 23-13 Rams lead.

Rodgers never even got a shot to lead a comeback drive because of the fumble.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hits TE Jimmy Graham on a 21-yard pass to set up the first-and-goal against the Rams. "We can play with anybody, but we already knew that before this game".

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