Here are three takeaways from the Los Angeles Rams 29-27 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.
Despite a few close calls over the first two months of the regular season, the Los Angeles Rams knew Sunday’s meeting with the Green Bay Packers had the potential to be their toughest challenge to date, and it was. The Rams may have come through with the 29-27 win, but there were plenty of close calls throughout the contest, especially in the first half.
For the most part, Los Angeles hasn’t really struggled to put up points this season when looking at all of the weapons Jared Goff has to work with on offense, which is why it was so surprising to see the team still without a point in the middle of the second quarter against Green Bay. Not to mention, when seeing all of the points the Packers allowed the San Francisco 49ers scored a few weeks ago, the Rams seemed like a team that would have little trouble to do the same.
Luckily, Los Angeles found the necessary motivation when needed the most when Mark Barron recorded a safety with just a few minutes left in the first half. And to top it off, the Rams took advantage of receiving the football again by driving 72 yards, which was topped off by a Josh Reynolds touchdown.
With an 8-0 record, Los Angeles gets to enjoy being the only undefeated team for at least one more week before their next tough battle on the road against a red-hot team in the New Orleans Saints. For now, let’s take a look at some of the key takeaways from the Rams defeating the Packers in Week 8.