GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) For the Packers at practice Wednesday it was all hands -- and hamstrings, and groins, and knees -- on deck. And when game time comes against the undefeated Rams Sunday Green Bay hopes to similarly have everyone available.
The Packers topped 30 points for the first time all season and hit their high-water mark with 33 points before the bye week. But the Rams have scored fewer than 33 points only once all season.
“I don't think there's been one game where we said we didn't want to go out there and score 100 points,” Davante Adams said. “We want to score every time we get the ball. I feel the spot we are in right now, with the way we are practicing and the way this past game went, it's all leading in the right direction. We still have a lot of room to grow to get to what our potential is, but we are definitely going in the right direction.”
“It's just situational football,” Aaron Rodgers said. “We have had 22 3rd-and-11 or longer situations. Those are low-percentage conversion opportunities. We've had 11, I think, 3rd-and-15 pluses. Those are even lower. We have done well in 3rd-and 1-to-10. We are top 10 in the league in 1-10, but near the bottom of the league in 3rd-and-11 plus. We have to get in better situations on 1st and 2nd downs. And in the red zone we have to score touchdowns.”
As the Packers prepare for this vaunted Rams offense, it isn't just a big challenge, it's by far the biggest Green Bay has faced all year. The Rams are the first top-10 defense the Packers will have faced all season.