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Packers take 27-26 lead over Rams on Valdes-Scantling touchdown

The Packers are back in front in LA!

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Rumors of the Green Bay Packers’ demise on Sunday at the LA Coliseum were premature. Following a big red-zone stop by the Green Bay defense that held the Los Angeles Rams to a field goal, the Packers got a huge response from their long-dormant offense.

Aaron Rodgers threw his first touchdown pass of the day, finding rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 40-yard touchdown up the right sideline. MVS beat cornerback Troy Hill on a gorgeous move off the line of scrimmage and got an easy couple yards of separation, as Rodgers floated a picture-perfect pass to the rookie for a touchdown.

That gave the Packers a 27-26 lead after Mason Crosby hit the point-after. A big stop on the Rams’ ensuing offensive series has the Rams punting the ball back to the Packers, who will take over with just under seven minutes left in the game.

MVS now has two catches for 45 yards and a score, while Rodgers is 18-for-29 for 286 yards and one touchdown.