1st Half Summary: Rams Take 14-13 Lead Into Locker Room

With the Packers driving for the potential tying or go-ahead score, a Brett Favre fumble was recovered by the Rams with 36 seconds left to give St. Louis a 23-20 victory on Sunday at Lambeau Field. - Packers-Rams Gameday


A back-and-forth first half ended with the Rams leading the Packers 14-13 on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Rams struck first thanks to a Packers turnover. Vernand Morency's fumble on Green Bay's first series was recovered by Victor Adeyanju, and the Rams scored on a 6-yard TD pass from Marc Bulger to Torry Holt.

The Packers answered with a 15-play, 80-yard touchdown drive featuring backup running back Noah Herron. Taking over for Morency, who nearly had a second fumble on the fifth play of the drive, Herron rushed seven times for 38 yards, taking it the final yard for the score with 1:38 left in the first quarter.

The Packers got some help on that drive from the Rams, who committed three penalties, including two on third downs (offsides, defensive holding) to give Green Bay first downs.

After the defense forced a three-and-out, the Packers took the lead. Brett Favre hit Greg Jennings for a 38-yard completion, and a personal foul penalty on the Rams' Tye Hill gave the Packers a first-and-goal on the 10. Linebacker Will Witherspoon dropped a potential interception on the back of the end zone on second down, and the Packers settled for Dave Rayner's 27-yard field goal to make it 10-7 with 13:12 left in the half.

On their next possession, the Packers were in position to extend the lead, but Rayner's 45-yard field goal attempt hooked wide left.

The Rams took advantage, driving 65 yards in nine plays, with the help of a 15-yard pass interference penalty on Charles Woodson. On third-and-goal, Bulger hit Kevin Curtis on a 3-yard TD pass to give St. Louis a 14-10 lead with 3:27 remaining in the half.

The Packers came back on the final possession of the half. A 14-yard completion to Koren Robinson converted a key third down, and Dave Rayner kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the half to pull the Packers within one.

Herron had a career-high 73 rushing yards in the half.

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