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Rodgers sharp, Packers beat Rams 30-20

By R.b. Fallstrom

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Oct. 21 2012 2:10 p.m. MDT

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, left, looks to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in St. Louis.

Seth Perlman, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Aaron Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers' depleted defense flourished on the road, handing the St. Louis Rams their first home loss with a 30-20 victory on Sunday.

Randall Cobb caught two touchdown passes and Jordy Nelson had eight receptions for a season-best 122 yards for the Packers (4-3), who brought a huge contingent of cheeseheads that was just as loud as the home fans and chanted "Go, Pack, Go!" during the Rams' final possession. Rookie Casey Hayward made his first start in place of injured Sam Shields and intercepted his fourth pass in three games.

Green Bay ended the Texans' unbeaten start at Houston last week, but had alternated losses and wins the first six weeks. Rodgers was 30 for 37 for his fourth 300-yard game this season.

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