ST. LOUIS -- The Green Bay Packers were on their way to the team hotel the day before Sunday's game when the cheesehead factor popped up again.
"The chants are incredible and the boos that we had on one of those calls from our fans was incredible. It was louder than the cheers for the Rams."
The Rams definitely noticed. They've had this type of atmosphere several times the last several years with the franchise near the bottom of the NFL.
"I kind of expected that they'd be well-represented here," defensive end Chris Long said. "We just never got a chance to quiet them down."
Green Bay ended the Texans' unbeaten start at Houston last week, but had alternated losses and wins through the first six weeks. Rodgers was 30 for 37 in his fourth 300-yard game this season and trotted off the field to a huge ovation.
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"Winning is fun," Nelson said. "That's why we play games. It's great to win back-to-back games, it sounds great to say that for the first time this year, but we've got to stack success."
Rodgers' numbers were not nearly as flashy as they were last week, when he tied the franchise record with six touchdowns and no interceptions. But he was very efficient while leading an offense heavily tilted to the pass game that went 9 for 15 on third down.
Bradford was 21 for 34 for 255 yards and an interception, and was sacked three times behind a patchwork line with just two starters left from the opener. Bradford threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Austin Pettis with 3 seconds to go.
Nelson wrapped up his second straight 100-yard game early in the third quarter, often picking on rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Cobb threw a nice fake on Jenkins in the end zone on a 5-yard catch that put the Packers up 17-6 midway through the third, capping a 12-play, 80-yard drive to open the half that lasted nearly seven minutes.
"We had one of our best drives of the season, for sure," Rodgers said. "It wasn't the prettiest drive, but we converted a lot of third downs.
"That was a very key drive for us and a good one to look back on as we watch the film tomorrow."
Rodgers completed his first nine passes for 115 yards, including a 52-yarder to Nelson that set up a 3-yarder for Nelson's fourth score in two games. The first incompletion came with just over six minutes left in the half when Rodgers slightly overthrew James Jones on a sideline pattern, with Jones able to get just his fingertips on the ball.
Nelson's long catch came on a free play, with Long whistled for an offsides penalty.
"It's an explosive gain and it really gets the energy heating up and going," Nelson said. "Whenever you get a free opportunity to take a shot, you've got to make the most of it."
Crosby was wide right and short on a line-drive 58-yard attempt, which would have matched his career best, on the final play of the half.
NOTES: Givens, a fourth-round pick who's been the Rams' best deep threat all year, averaged 24.3 yards on three receptions. ... Johnson left with a hip injury after the onside kick but returned for the third quarter. ... Packers backup defensive end Mike Neal and Rams backup defensive end Eugene Sims both left with knee injuries in the second quarter. Sims, who will undergo additional medical testing, was the only significant injury for the Rams. ... Packers defensive end Clay Matthews picked up his ninth sack in the third quarter when he chased down Bradford on a rollout.
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