Packers Successful in Domes, Not Against Rams
Last week, we saw the Green Bay Packers continue their success on Sunday nights with a huge upset victory over the previously undefeated Houston Texans. The Packers were relentless on both offense and defense with Aaron Rodgers throwing a career-high six touchdowns and the Packers defense effectively slowing Arian Foster and the Texans ability to run the football. Rodgers six TD passes match a franchise high set last year by Matt Flynn against the Detroit Lions.
In week seven, the Packers will play their third consecutive road game, this time against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. This week will see the Packers attempt to end another undefeated record, as the Rams have yet to lose when playing at home this season. The Packers, however, have an impressive road record to boast themselves, winning eight of their last 11 regular season away games.
Another interesting note about Sunday’s game; the Packers will be playing in a dome stadium for the third straight week, something that has not happened before in franchise history. The season as a whole also sees the Packers in the most regular season indoor games in franchise history: five.
Packers fans typically think of Lambeau Field’s frozen tundra as a secret weapon for the team; however, the Packers have enjoyed strong success indoors in recent years, winning six of their last seven games played on the turf. Aaron Rodgers has seen huge success indoors, accumulating an NFL record 115.9 career passer rating. The Packers defense also has seen success indoors, generating 50 turnovers in the 23 indoor contests for the Packers since 2006.
Against the Rams, the Packers are behind in the all-time series; however, given Aaron Rodgers historical production indoors as well as the performance from last week, I predict the Packers to bring that series to within one game of a tie (all-time series currently at 43-45-2).