ST. LOUIS – This is a baseball town first, last and always, so it wasn’t entirely a surprise that – despite the St. Louis Rams’ .500 start – there were plenty of good seats available Sunday and plenty of green-and-gold clad guests happy to take their seats.
That would explain why so much of the Edward Jones Dome Sunday was filled with happy Green Bay Packers fans, who were just about the only ones left in the building at the end of the Packers’ 30-20 victory.
“This is one of the shorter trips for some of our fans, which is still a jaunt. I think it’s probably about, what, eight hours maybe driving if you’re busting the speed limit a little bit?” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “We love our fans. (I) got to see a couple of them yesterday on the carriage. It’s been fun. We have such great support. The chants are incredible but the boos that we had today on one of those calls (Dezman Moses’ controversial personal foul) from our fans was incredible. It was louder than the cheers for the Rams.
“(There’s a) special, special connection between the players and the fans. We just love our fans. We’ve had some amazing experiences on the road hearing that ‘Go Pack Go’ chant late in games.”
According to coach Mike McCarthy, the team knew there’d be strong support at the game upon their arrival at the airport.
“Our fans are unbelievable. I mean, just to drive in from the airport (Saturday) to see Packer fans everywhere, you know, you thought you were walking down Oneida Street,” McCarthy said. “To show up here, it’s every week we’re on the road. You never get tired of hearing ‘Go Pack Go,’ especially in St. Louis. So it’s a great tribute to our fans.
“They’re the best and they’re second to none. When opposing coaches are talking about keeping your fans out of the building, I think that says it all. They were outstanding today.”
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