Bob McGinn Insider: Packers take care of business with win over lowly Rams : Packers Insider

Bob McGinn Insider: Packers take care of business with win over lowly Rams

October 17, 2011 by  
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By Bob McGinn, Journal-Sentinel Packer Insider

~Green Bay – Sunday marked the 31st time in the last 15 seasons that the Green Bay Packers entered a game favored by more than 10 points.

They’ve lost four times under those circumstances: 41-38 at winless Indianapolis in 1997, 31-24 to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII, 23-20 to Atlanta in 2001 and 38-28 at Tampa Bay in 2009.

Each of those games will be remembered for the utter futility of it all.

The Packers’ workmanlike 24-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Lambeau Field will hardly be remembered. That’s because these Packers exhibit such consistency in preparation and performance that it almost makes them immune to colossal upset.

“If you’re a young, immature team, yes,” tackle Marshall Newhouse said of the possible perils of getting ready for a winless opponent as a 14½-point favorite. “But we’re not and we don’t take people lightly.

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Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson eludes Rams defensive backs Darian Stewart (left) and Al Harris on a 93 yard touchdown reception during the second quarter, giving the Packers a 17-0 lead.

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