Packers defense continues to be key to victorySubmitted: 10/12/2015
GREEN BAY - The Packers colors shined bright at Lambeau Sunday.

The Green and Gold extended its record to 5-0.

They beat the St. Louis Rams 24-10.

But Aaron Rodgers threw his first interception at home since 2012.

And he ended up throwing two.

But Green Bay's defense intercepted the Rams four times.

Rodgers says the defense is picking up the slack.

"We struggled on offense the last couple weeks so they've been excellent," Rodgers said. "They exploded with the turnovers today. The pick six was big in the fourth quarter from Q and obviously when you turn the ball over, you get picks in the redzone that directly impacts the game taking points off the board."

Rodgers noted that the Packers have played three NFC West teams in a row.

That division is known for its defense.

He said the offense needs to start getting into better rhythm.

"We need to play a little bit better on offense," Rodgers said. "We've had a lot of success over the years you know moving the ball efficiently. Defense setting us up with some short fields some three and outs some turnovers we're used to putting those things in the endzone,"

Rodgers says that they can start putting the ball in the endzone more if they adjust better and run better routes.

The Packers will play the San Diego Chargers Sunday at 3:25 PM in Green Bay.

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MADISON - The Badgers pulled off an important win Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The win kept the team from losing its first two big ten games of 2015.

Joel Stave led a late drive to set up a game winning field goal by Rafael Gaglianone.

Coach Paul Chryst talked to the media Monday.

He noted the strong performance by a banged up offensive line.

"I think offensively we throw it 50 some times," Badgers Coach Paul Chryst said. "I thought guys did a pretty good job of protecting and I thought Joel stood in there and took some hits on those."
The Badgers were also able to establish a running game.

"We ended up getting the run game going a little bit and that helped," Chryst said. "One of the first plays we had, I think Dare had a 30 some yarder. I think that helped change the field position."

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers turned the ball over three times in Sunday's 24-10 win over St. Louis.

The defense helped seal the win with another great performance.

They picked off Rams quarterback Nick Foles four times.

That includes the first two career picks for rookie Quinten Rollins.

It helped lift a not-so-sharp offense.

"It's been fun to watch the last two weeks," says Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who turned the ball over all three times. "We struggled on offense the last couple weeks, so they've been excellent. They've kind of exploded with the turnovers today. That pick six was big in the first quarter for us from Q[uinten Rollins], and then obviously, when you turn the ball over, you get picks in the red zone, that just directly impacts the game. Taking points off the board."

Coaches say this wasn't a typical win.

"Scrappy, a lot of adversity, up and down, but heck, it's great to have those kind of wins, and so 5-0 feels good," says Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

The Packers will play San Diego next week at Lambeau.

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GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers almost went three whole years without throwing an interception at home.

Minnesota's Harrison Smith was the last to do it in December of 2012.

Not only did Rodgers throw one pick in Sunday's 24-10 win over St. Louis, but two.

He hasn't thrown two interceptions in a game at home since Minnesota came to town in 2010.

Rodgers threw an astounding 586 passes between his last pick at home and Sunday.

"Yeah, it was fun," says Rodgers. "It was a lot of fun. Just have to start a new one. I figured I might as well break the streak with a couple interceptions today. But streaks are meant to be broken, so it's fun to put something together like that but I'm sure somebody will come along at some point and put up 600 in a row, maybe."

The team obviously doesn't like turning the ball over, but coaches say they'll learn from it.

"Aaron is human," says Head Coach Mike McCarthy. "I think, just like anytime you have a takeaway on defense or you have a giveaway on offense, you break it down. You evaluate it. You go through it and you learn from it."

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The team extended its record to 4-0.

The Green Bay offense fought hard to put up 17 points.

The Packers defense helped lead the team to victory.

But Coach Mike McCarthy said it was a week four type of game.

"This is week four of the NFL, this is how it goes," Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. "You've got to find ways to win these games. It's never as clean as you'd like but it's never as bad as you think either."

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Many point to the Badgers ineffective running game as a major factor in the loss.

Wisconsin is without star tailback Corey Clement.

Now a sophomore fullback from Land O' Lakes has been called upon to help open the run game.

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The Packers are now 4-0.

The Packers ended the day with 166 more yards of offense than the 49ers.

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Rodgers threw three of his five touchdown passes to Cobb while the Packers were building a 38-14 lead by the fourth quarter of a 38-28 victory over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

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MADISON - The Wisconsin Football team will need to go a few weeks without running back Cory Clement.

It's after the team found out that Clement had a sports hernia.

Clement has missed the Badgers' last two games after playing sparingly against Alabama in the season opener

Clement told reporters that the area didn't feel like it did this summer following the Alabama Game.

He'll now get surgery to repair the hernia.

"Unfortunately, one day in practice, I took a fall, and at this stage I think I made it worse by trying to play on it throughout Alabama," says Clement. "And we did the ultra-sounds and everything, and the MRI showed there were two hernias."

Clement will miss around four to six weeks with the injury.

The badgers play Hawaii in Madison this weekend.

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GREEN BAY - The Packers will head into Week Three of the NFL season with Eddie Lacy tagged as questionable for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lacy sprained his right ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks..

But Coach Mike McCarthy doesn't seem too concerned.

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MILWAUKEE - A 30-year-old will now head the Milwaukee Brewers baseball operations. The team announced its replacement for the outgoing Doug Melvin on Monday.

David Stearns will take over as the team's general manager. He was working as an assistant GM with Houston until today.

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