That’s the feeling that Packers fans and the team had after last week when they went in the lions den in Houston, only to pick apart the Texans for their biggest win of the season, slamming Houston 42-24.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers put the Pack on his shoulders, throwing for for 338 yards with a team record-tying six touchdowns and no interceptions.
“Our team has a lot of pride,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “They have never lost any confidence. I haven’t seen that. I think after (Sunday) night’s win, it’s even stronger.
“But you just turn the page and you get up and you come into work.”
The win put the Pack at 3-3, and they cannot afford a letdown this week as they head to St.Louis to take on a Rams team that is still wondering how they lost last week in Miami.
In a 17-14 loss to the Fins, the Rams outgained the Dolphins 462-192, but couldn’t get the job done, this despite 300 yards passing from Sam Bradford and averaging 6.0 yards per carry in the loss to drop to 3-3.
The Pack have dominated the Rams lately, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn’t overlooking them by a longshot.
“You see a (St. Louis team) that had almost 500 yards of offense (during a 17-14 loss at Miami last Sunday).” McCarthy said. “So it’s tough every week in this league, and you’re foolish not to think so.”
Green Bay has outscored 93-34 during a three-game winning streak in the series.
In order for the Rams to win, it comes down to one simple thing – scoring TD’s. The Rams have scored nine TDs – 30th in the league.
“The object is to score more points than the other team,” middle linebacker James Laurinaitis said. “However many yards we put up or yards we didn’t allow on defense, all that, doesn’t matter.”
The Rams’ Steven Jackson is averaging 53.8 yards rushing without a TD this season, but he could be poised for a breakout game against a Green Bay team allowing 110.2 yards on the ground. Jackson has averaged 113.5 yards with a score in four games against the Packers.
The Pack will use Rodgers and his arm to attack the Rams in the air, and if the Packers O-line can keep him protected, it’s going to be another great day for Rodgers.
Look for the Rams to keep it close, but the Packers are feeling good about things after last week, and it will carry over for another road win over the Rams.
Green Bay 29 St.Louis 17