Packers win at St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) -- The Green Bay Packers defeated the St. Louis Rams 21-7 Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.
Quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Aaron Rodgers made their preseason debuts and each threw a touchdown pass.
Bradford, returning from a knee injury that sidelined him last season, was 9-of-12 passing for 101 yards and connected on an 11-yard touchdown pass to Lance Kendricks in the second quarter for St. Louis.
Rodgers completed 11 of 13 passes for 128 yards and a 3-yard, first-quarter scoring strike to Green Bay running back Randall Cobb.
Defensive end Michael Sam had his first sack for the Rams, tackling Packers quarterback Matt Flynn for a 10-yard loss in the fourth quarter.
The Rams likely lost running back Isaiah Pead for the season with an apparent torn ACL after he planted his foot awkwardly during a kickoff in the first quarter.
Green Bay hosts its first preseason game Friday against Oakland.
- Rams backup running back Isaiah Pead likely will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, which buckled at the end of a 33-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. He was helped off the field and carted away for tests.
- Packers tight end Brandon Bostick was sidelined with a lower leg injury in the first quarter.
Green Bay 7-3-8-3—21
St. Louis 0-7-0-0—7
GB — Randall Cobb 3 pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:38
GB — Crosby 31 field goal, 12:41
STL — Lance Kendricks 11 pass from Sam Bradford (Greg Zuerlein kick), 8:02
GB — Jeff Janis 34 pass from Matt Flynn (Davante Adams pass from Flynn), 1:08
GB — Crosby 49 field goal, 6:46
Att. — 55,072.
First downs 22 17
Rushes-yards 30-125 27-78
Passing 261 138
Comp-Att-Int 22-31-0 16-28-0
Kick returns-yards 2-36 5-135
Punts-yards 3-9 2-(-8)
Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties-yards 12-95 10-76
Time of possession 27-20 32-40
RUSHING — GB, D. Harris 7-32, E. Lacy 5-25, L. Perkins 7-25, M. Hill 4-17, A. Rodgers 1-14, J. Starks 4-9, I. Liaina 1-2, M. Flynn 1-1. STL, T. Mason 12-30, B. Cunningham 5-24, T. Watts 3-19, Z. Stacy 6-6, S. Hill 1-(-1).
PASSING — GB, A. Rodgers 11-13-0-128, S. Tolzien 10-15-0-107, M. Flynn 2-3-0-44. STL, S. Bradford 9-12-0-101, G. Gilbert 3-6-0-32, A. Davis 3-6-0-40, S. Hill 1-4-0-14.
RECEIVING — GB, A. Quarless 4-58, R. Cobb 3-34, J. Janis 1-34, D. Adams 2-28, M. Hill 1-27, E. Lacy 2-22, J. Boykin 3-21, K. Dorsey 1-18, A. Gillett 1-13, L. Perkins 1-10, B. Bostick 1-9, D. harris 1-2, M. White 1-2, C. Harper 1-1. STL, B. Quick 1-41, S. Bailey 2-28, J. Harris 1-26, T. Austin 2-20, L. Kendricks 2-15, J. Cunningham 2-13, A. Bayer 1-11, Z. Stacy 1-10, T. Waats 1-8, J. Cook 1-5, K. Britt 1-5, C. Harkey 1-5.