Packers down Rams, 32-18, to advance to NFC title game

by 24USATVJan. 17, 2021, 2 a.m. 30
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GREEN BAY – The Packers advanced to their second straight NFC Championship Game with a 32-18 victory on Saturday over the Rams in the divisional round at Lambeau Field.

The Packers led by seven in the fourth quarter when QB Aaron Rodgers found WR Allen Lazard, who had dropped a potentially big play earlier in the second half, for a 58-yard touchdown to give Green Bay a two-score lead again.

The defense then responded with two sacks on a Rams series near midfield to get the ball back and keep the Packers in command.

The Packers are back in the NFC title game and will face the winner of Sunday's Buccaneers-Saints game. Next week's game will be at 2:05 p.m. CT at Lambeau Field.

Lazard finished with four catches for 96 yards and the TD, while WR Davante Adams had nine catches for 66 yards and a score.

Rodgers finished 23-of-36 for 296 yards with two TDs and no interceptions for a 108.1 passer rating.

The Packers' ground game was productive all game, with RB Aaron Jones getting 99 yards and a TD on 14 carries. RB Jamaal Williams added 65 yards on 12 attempts.

For the Rams, QB Jared Goff was 21-of-27 for 174 yards and a TD for a 105.9 rating. RB Cam Akers had 18 rushes for 90 yards and a TD, while no one for LA had more than 65 receiving yards.

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