Hey guys, I saw a post like this last week at The Falcoholic, so I figured I'd start making these kinds of posts each week for our opponents.
The Packers host the St. Louis Rams next week. Oddly enough, this series has seen almost as many games between the teams as the Packers-Vikings series has. A lot of this is due to the fact that the Packers and Rams played each other twice a year from 1937-1966 (with the exception of 1943, when the Rams didn't play), and then played each other almost every season until 1997. After the jump, the details of this series.
The Rams currently lead the regular season series 45-42-2, while the postseason series is tied 1-1. From 1937-1944, the Packers won 12 games, lost one, and tied one. Following this stretch, however, the Rams became dominant. From 1945 until early 1959, the Rams won 23 games, while the Packers won just 6.
When Lombardi became Packers coach, the Rams blew out the Packers in the first game, but after that, the Packers won 11 games in this series, the Rams won four, and the teams had their second and final tie in the series.
From then on until 1989, the Rams were dominant. In fact, the Packers lost every road game against the Rams from 1966-1996. The series was 15-4 in favor of the Rams from 1968-1991. Since then, the Packers have become the winning team in the series, going 8-3 since the 1992 season.
In the playoffs, the Packers won the first game against the Rams in 1967 by the score of 28-7, thanks to several rushing touchdowns from Travis Williams. The following week, the Packers hosted the legendary Ice Bowl, but that's a story for when the Packers and Cowboys play each other. The other playoff game was in 2001, and it may have been Favre's single worst game as a Packer. The Rams returned three of his six interceptions for touchdowns and routed the Packers 45-17.
What are your memories of the Packers playing the Rams?