Packers vs. Rams: Green Bay has dominated matchup in recent years

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The Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams have played in some classic matchups over the years. On Sunday, they meet again for the 96th time.

The overall head-to-head record between the teams is tied at 47-47-2. The Packers have gone through years of dominating the matchup, and the Rams have done the same.

In recent years, however, it’s been Green Bay on top of the matchup.

Since 2007, the Packers have an impressive 6-1 record against the Rams, including the playoffs. Most recently, they defeated the Rams in last January’s divisional-round matchup at Lambeau Field.

Packers vs. Rams matchups since 2007

  • December 16, 2007: Green Bay 33, St. Louis 14
  • September 29, 2009: Green Bay 36, St. Louis 17
  • October 16, 2011: Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3
  • October 21, 2012: Green Bay 30, St. Louis 20
  • October 11, 2015: Green Bay 24, St. Louis 10
  • October 28, 2018: Los Angeles 29, Green Bay 27
  • January 16, 2021: Green Bay 32, Los Angeles 18 (playoffs)

The last time the two teams met in the regular season was in 2018, a game remembered for Ty Montgomery’s fumble on a fourth-quarter kickoff return.

Green Bay entered the game 3-2-1, Los Angeles a perfect 7-0. But Mike McCarthy’s team looked on course for an upset win after taking an early 10-0 lead. The defense was playing some outstanding football, led by then-rookie Jaire Alexander, who finished the game with five pass defenses.

The Rams went ahead late in the fourth quarter by two points. But there was still 1:56 remaining for Aaron Rodgers to lead the Packers on a game-winning drive. They only needed a field goal. However, Montgomery took the ball out on the kickoff and fumbled. It ended up being his final game as a Packer.

To find the (St. Louis) Rams’ last regular-season visit to Lambeau Field, we have to go back to 2015. The Packers improved to a perfect 5-0 with the victory, led by the defense.

Rams quarterback Nick Foles was intercepted four times, one of them being returned 45 yards for a touchdown by Quinten Rollins.

It’s been a while since the Rams last played a regular-season game at Lambeau.

Hopefully the Packers can maintain their impressive recent record versus the Rams on Sunday.