At halftime, the Green Bay Packers lead the St. Louis Rams by a score of 10-7.
Aaron Rodgers and the bulk of the offensive starters played for two series, putting up a touchdown and a field goal. The no-huddle offense was on display, as Rodgers ended up going 11 for 13 for 128 yards and a touchdown to Randall Cobb. Eddie Lacy, who was in for the first drive only, accounted for 47 yards. The offensive line also looked great matched up against the talented Rams' defensive line.
On defense, the Packers allowed a pair of big plays on the Rams' second drive. Julius Peppers made his first big play in the preseason, beating rookie Greg Robinson on a pass play and laying a big hit on quarterback Sam Bradford as he released a pass that fell incomplete.
Scott Tolzien, not Matt Flynn, relieved Rodgers, but he was under heavy pressure early, much of it thanks to poor blocking from Derek Sherrod. He struggled against the Rams' linemen, especially 6'6" Eugene Sims.
The one injury to a Packer in the game so far was to tight end Brandon Bostick, who suffered a lower leg injury and will not return in the second half. Bostick did walk off the field on his own power, but with a noticeable limp.
Stay tuned for more on this game as we follow the play of the reserves in the second half.