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The Packers fell just short in a great game between two high-powered offenses.

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The Los Angeles Rams prevailed in a close contest against the Green Bay Packers. The Rams offense started off slow as the defense managed to slow down QB Aaron Rodgers for most of the game. In the end, a costly special teams mistake cost the Packers as many players (preview here) stepped up to nearly ruin the Rams 8-0 start.

QB Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers had a solid game as the Rams made him earn every yard. Rodgers was sacked three times and hit eight times in total and finished the game with 286 yards and one touchdown. Rodgers finished the game with a 60.0 QBR with a decent 18/30 passing game.

In the end, Rodgers didn’t get the chance for a comeback with RB Ty Montgomery’s fumble on a kickoff return.

LB Blake Martinez

Quietly playing extremely well for the Packers defense is LB Blake Martinez. Continuing to build off his strong season, Martinez lead the game with 12 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack.

RB Aaron Jones

#FREEAARONJONES. RB Jones had a great game against the Rams. In his breakout performance for the 2018 season, Jones continued to show that he is the best Packers running back, with 86 yards on 12 carries (7.2 average). Jones added to the game with two receptions as well (albeit for no yards). In addition to having a strong game, Jones’ role for the season may have been even further solidified with Ty Montgomery’s baffling mistake.

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Clinton-Dix had a decent game with four tackles. Perhaps more interesting was the fact that Clinton-Dix has been a named involved heavily in trade rumors as the Packers look to shore up their defense to make a playoff push. The Packers secondary continues to give more opportunities to their young players which is perhaps the reason why Clinton-Dix’s name continues to come up with the trade deadline looming near.

WR Davante Adams

Davante Adams had another strong game. Leading the contest with 133 yards, Adams caught five passes on seven targets and put on a clinic with a double move early in the game.