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ATL Game Rewind: Green Bay Packers-St. Louis Rams

Each Sunday provides a smorgasbord of NFL action -- too much action to fully digest regardless of your remote-control skills. In ATL Game Rewind, we go back and take a closer look at one of Sunday's games. This week, Dan Hanzus re-watched the Green Bay Packers' 30-20 win over the St. Louis Rams.

What I loved

» With the possible exception of Tom Brady in 2007, I don't think I've ever seen a quarterback better at his job than Aaron Rodgers (30-of-36 passing for 342 yards and three TDs). He struggled a bit earlier in the season, but he's completely locked in right now. No one is better at moving around the pocket, keeping his eyes up and finding the open receiver.

» This was all on display in the biggest play of the game. The Rams had cut Green Bay's lead to 20-13 and had the Packers in a third-and-9 with just over three minutes to play. Rodgers -- working out of the shotgun -- got two Rams to jump offside, took the snap, darted to his left to avoid the rush, then delivered a perfect strike to wide receiver Randall Cobb for a back-breaking, 38-yard touchdown. It's the type of play you have to watch six times to fully appreciate ... which I did.

What I liked

» Brian Billick's reaction to said play on the FOX telecast: "This one was, oh boy, this one had Hall of Fame written all over it. I'm not trying to slam dunk him into Canton early, but his ability ..." We know what you're saying, coach.

» The Rams have something in the tandem of Daryl Richardson and Steven Jackson at running back. They split touches Sunday, combining for 93 yards on 20 carries, including a bruising touchdown run by Jackson, who still can play. Richardson added three receptions for 43 yards.

» Rodgers got the Rams to jump offside twice, and he buried them both times -- once for a 52-yard reception to receiver Jordy Nelson, then on the long TD connection with Cobb. That's Steve Carell-like improv skills.

What I didn't like

» The Packers' offensive line wasn't exactly opening gaping holes, but Alex Green didn't impress in his latest audition as feature back, finishing with 38 yards on 20 carries.

» Perhaps they were the vocal minority, but the Edward Jones Dome seemed to be filled with people rooting for the Packers. Hey, Rams fans, you must protect that house.

What I hated

» The Rams didn't come at Rodgers enough. Jeff Fisher's defense used a four-man rush for most of the game, allowing Rodgers too much time to find an open man. With options like Nelson, Jermichael Finley and Cobb on the field, someone is going to get open.

» Charles Woodson's latest clavicle injury came at the end of Green Bay's best defensive effort of the season. The Packers smothered Sam Bradford and Co. all afternoon.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @danhanzus.

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