After getting a 36-17 lead at the end of the third quarter, the Packers looked to be on the way to a comfortable win. However, the Rams tried hard to cut the deficit and ended up with an 11-0 fourth quarter–falling short of what could have been a shocking comeback.
Speaking to Erin Andrews of FOX Sports after the game, Rodgers admitted it has been a tough week for him and the Packers, which is why getting the victory was really critical for them. For him, it shows a lot about the kind of gritty football they want to play day in and day out.
“It's huge. It's been a rough week with injuries for myself and some the other guys, so to come out against a good football team, before the bye, banged up and a win, it's the kind of game that gets played at Lambeau,” Rodgers said, per FOX Sports.
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To recall, Aaron Rodgers was not able to practice with the Packers in the days heading to the Week 12 game due to a toe injury. Despite that, he still finished with two passing touchdowns on 28-of-45 pass completion. He also threw for a total of 307 yards.
Even more amazing, it didn't look like he suffered from a toe injury at all, as he rushed for one touchdown as well.
As Rodgers said it, it's exactly the kind of win they needed heading to their bye week. Now, they got some extra rest before returning to action in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.
If Rodgers and the Packers can play some brilliant football even with lack of practice, imagine what they can do when fully healthy and coming out of a long rest.