Ramik Wilson was not the most likely candidate on the Los Angeles Rams' superstar-laden roster to make the decisive play late in the fourth quarter of a tight game with Green Bay.Yet there went the backup linebacker Ethan Westbrooks Jersey , flying downfield on kickoff coverage and clobbering Ty Montgomery to force a fumble that he recovered himself."It was one of the biggest collisions I've been in," Wilson said. "So we both felt it, and he fumbled."Halfway through a perfect regular season, these Rams are starting to feel like a big hit.Greg Zuerlein made a 34-yard field goal with 2:05 left before Wilson forced the fumble that allowed the Rams to keep Aaron Rodgers stuck on the sideline in the final minutes of Los Angeles' 29-27 victory over the Packers on Sunday.Jared Goff passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns while the Rams (8-0) were sternly tested by the Packers (3-3-1). Both teams rallied from 10-point deficits to take a lead in front of a rollicking, bipartisan Coliseum crowd.But the Rams extended their best start since 1969 by capitalizing on two crushing special-teams mistakes by Green Bay.Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers with 8:50 left to put the Packers ahead 27-26, but Goff and Gurley drove the Rams into range for Zuerlein's second field goal of the fourth quarter after a measly 25-yard punt by JK Scott.Montgomery then coughed up his return, and Wilson pounced on the ball."That play didn't lose the game, but it took away an opportunity to win," Rodgers said.Montgomery declined to talk after the game. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the return man was supposed to take a touchback."You trust your players on tough decisions, close decisions," McCarthy said. "I think Ty was just trying to make a play."Rodgers threw for 286 yards, but he didn't get a snap in the final 5:20.Josh Reynolds caught two touchdown passes for Los Angeles. Gurley had 114 yards rushing and 81 yards receiving, and he scored a touchdown in his franchise record-tying 11th consecutive game on a 30-yard pass in the third quarter ."That was probably my favorite (win) of the year," said Goff John Sullivan Jersey Salute to Service , who went 19 for 35 without an interception.HOLLYWOOD CHEESEBoth teams had loud contingents of fans at the Coliseum, where Green Bay won the first Super Bowl in 1967. The Packers were greeted by a rowdy bunch of California Cheeseheads in Green Bay's first trip to Los Angeles since the NFL returned in 2016.The Packers were grateful for the size of their fan base, which seemed similar to the turnout for the Minnesota Vikings earlier this season and the Philadelphia Eagles last season."I don't know if I've ever seen anything like it," McCarthy said. "Obviously, I haven't been to a game here in decades, but it was a great atmosphere."GOLDEN BEARSGoff had a pregame chat with Rodgers, his fellow Cal product and one of his childhood idols while growing up in Northern California.When asked what it felt like to beat Rodgers, Goff replied: "I don't think of it that way. We beat the Packers today. It was fun competing with him on the same field. Hell of a player. A guy I'm a fan of. It was a fun one."RUN IT OUTIn the final minute, Gurley ran 17 yards for a key first down 鈥?but stopped before reaching the end zone, allowing the Rams to run out the clock instead of giving the ball back to Green Bay. His fantasy team owners likely lost their minds, and millions of dollars in bets were decided when the Packers covered the spread.The NFL's scoring leader doesn't care."Man, forget fantasy," Gurley said with a grin. "Forget Vegas. We got the win, so that's all that matters."DOWN EARLYThe Rams faced their largest deficit of the remarkable season when they trailed 10-0 early in the second quarter. They even punted on their first three drives for the first time in coach Sean McVay's two-season tenure.GURLEY AND CRAZYLEGSGurley's scoring catch put Los Angeles ahead in the third quarter. The grab also extended Gurley's TD streak to tie the Rams record set by Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch in 1950-51. Gurley leads the NFL with 15 touchdowns Authentic Kurt Warner Jersey , and he became the fourth player in league history to score at least 15 touchdowns in the first eight games of a season, joining Jim Brown (17 in 1958) and Priest Holmes (15 in 2002 and 2004).SHIELDS SHINESSam Shields made several big plays for LA against his former team. The veteran defensive back caught a pass from Johnny Hekker on a fake punt, and he later downed a punt at the Green Bay 1 to set up the Rams' defense for its safety. Shields played seven seasons with the Packers before his fourth concussion in 2016 nearly ended his career, but he returned to the NFL with the Rams this season. With Rams running back Todd Gurley recovering from inflammation in his left knee, inflammation that could cause him to miss a second straight game, he admitted to reporters on Thursday that he previously dealt with similar knee issues after the first game of the regular season.“Felt like sh-t,” Gurley told reporters about the condition of the knee, which sustained a torn ACL more than four years ago, after the Raiders game.“It was bad. I was contemplating on giving the Rams back their money and everything,” he added with a laugh. “It was bad. It was real bad.”But he said that it recovered quickly then. This time, it hasn’t.“I came back in on Wednesday [after the] Oakland game and was like, ‘Oh, I’m back, right?'” Gurley said. “But Limited Marshall Faulk Jersey , unlike this one, it was more like I got better on Wednesday, but then it was just like slowly like progressing. It was different, but the pain was like kind of the same type.”Gurley said that the most recent injury didn’t happen in a precise moment.“It wasn’t like a specific play, like play three or something like that where I felt like a pop,” Gurley said. “It was just, [I] came back on the sidelines and just you can tell when something doesn’t feel right, you know your body. . . . Obviously, kind of went back in the game and played. Did what I could do and then just kind of dealt with the consequences the next day.”Those consequences have lingered, to the point where he missed the Week 16 game against the Cardinals and could miss the Week 17 game against the 49ers. And it’s a condition that will hover over the team’s postseason games, however many they have.They likely won’t have many if Gurley isn’t able to play at his normal level and capacity.
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