Week Five: Packers return home to Lambeau Field, look to improve record to 5-0 with win over Rams
GREEN BAY — We’re already in Week Five of the NFL regular season, and the Green Bay Packers are 4-0! This Sunday, October 11th, the green and gold will be back home at Lambeau Field — as they look to improve their record to 5-0 with a win over the St. Louis Rams.
Kickoff is set for noon at Lambeau — the first noon kickoff for the Pack since Week 1 — and one of just three noon starts for the Packers this regular season.
The Packers are 4-0 for the first time since 2011, when the team went 13-0 — and for just the fourth time in the last 49 years! The Pack is #1 in the NFC Northern Division.
In addition to being 4-0 on the season, the Packers have won 11 straight home games (including the playoffs). This is the longest active winning streak on home turf in the NFL.
The Packers and Rams will meet this Sunday for the 32nd time. Green Bay has won each of the last four regular-season games against the Rams, outscoring St. Louis, 123-54, combined in those contests.
The Packers vs. Rams series began in 1937.
The teams last met in the regular season on October 21st, 2012. The Packers won the game played at Edward Jones Dome, 30-20.
The Packers defense sacked 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick six times during last week’s low-scoring matchup — and we could see a number of sacks again this week — as the game will be a matchup of two teams that get after the quarterback, Green Bay (12.98%) ranks No. 1 in the NFL this season in sacks/pass attempt and St. Louis (11.81%) ranks No. 4.
The Packers offense has rushed for more than 120 yards in each game this season. It’s the first time the green and gold have accomplished this feat since 1971.
The Packers offense and defense are each ranked in the top 10 for the first time since the end of the 2010 season. You’ll recall the Packers won the Super Bowl on February 6th, 2011 — vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We’ll want to see the Packers score in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. If that happens, it will be the 21st regular-season game in which the green and gold have scored that early in the game — the longest streak in the NFL.
Another interesting thing to watch for during Sunday’s game: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown 486 passes at home in the regular season without an interception (and 43 consecutive TD passes) — for the NFL record. This, dating back to 2012!
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The Packers take on the San Diego Chargers next Sunday, October 18th at Lambeau Field.