The Packers are coming off of a good win in the previous week against the struggling Giants and they play another struggling team this week in the Redskins. The Redskins are 3-9 on the year and currently they are starting a rookie quarterback who has been struggling. The Packers are currently sitting at a 9-3 record atop of the NFC North and they are looking to keep it that way. A win this week would give them a 10-3 record and would put some pressure on the Vikings who are in second place. The Packers are a 13-point favorite in this game due to the fact that we are at home and that the Redskins have been struggling. The Packers injury report is pretty blank for this game, the Packers have been really blessed this year on the injury side of football. The only person on the injury report for the Packers is cornerback Kevin King and he is listed as questionable. The Redskins have a few injuries that could be impactful, but it is not likely. My prediction for this game is that the Packers will blow them out at home by a score of 38-10. This will be my last blog, thanks for reading! Go Pack Go!
Week 13 Summary- Packers vs. Giants
The Packers were looking to bounce back after a tough loss against the 49ers a week ago and they did just that. After a pretty handily defeat at the hands of the 49ers, the Packers came back this last week and handed the Giants a loss. The Packers started the game on defense and made a quick stop and got the ball for the first time in the game. Aaron Rodgers started the game out at a fast pace and the Packers drove down the field and scored quite quickly, giving the Packers the early 7-0 lead over the Giants. The Giants did answer back pretty quickly with a touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Daniel Jones making the score 7-7. Aaron Rodgers answered back immediately with a touchdown pass to young wide receiver Allen Lazard, making the score 14-7 Green Bay. At the start of the second quarter Packers cornerback Kevin King intercepted a pass from Daniel Jones on 3rd and 10, giving the Packers great field position heading into the next drive. The Packers took advantage and kicker Mason Crosby made a 47-yard field goal to make the score 17-7 Green Bay. After that, the Giants made a long drive down the field that ended in a field goal as well making the score 17-10 Green Bay. After that, nothing else happened in the 1st half sending us into halftime with the Packers receiving the second half kick off.
The Packers started with the ball in the second half and didn’t make anything of it and ended up punting the ball back to the Giants. The Giants had one big play on the drive that put them in field goal range and they made it, making the score 17-13 Packers on top. The Packers had a long sustained drive following the field goal from the Giants and Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to star receiver Davante Adams for his second touchdown reception of the game making the score 24-13 Packers. Following this Packers touchdown the Packers got another takeaway courtesy of rookie safety Darnell Savage setting Aaron Rodgers with good field position. The Packers took advantage very quickly on the next drive with a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to veteran tight end Mercedes Lewis making the score 31-13 Packers. The score would stay the same for the rest of the game and the Packers would improve to 9-3 on the season and in the lead in the NFC North. Come back Saturday for a game preview for week 14. Go Pack Go!
Week 13 Preview- Packers vs. Giants
The Packers are coming off a tough loss in week 12 against the current 1-seed in the NFC in the 49ers but they look to bounce back against a Giants team that has a rookie quarterback and has had a rough year. The Packers sit at 8-3, while the Giants sit at 2-9. Even though the Packers are traveling to New York for this game, they are still heavily favored to be the victors. The Giants have been struggling with injuries the whole year and it won’t stop this week as tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Golden Tate will not be participating in this one, which will make it hard for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones to find targets for the passing game. The Giants will likely rely heavily on star running back Saquon Barkley, who has had a bit of an off year compared to last season. Even though the Packers are on the road for this game they are still favored to win by a 6.5 point margin. A let down this week could be disastrous for the Packers season as a whole. The Packers injury report looks promising as many of the players listed as questionable are scheduled to play in this game. Let’s hope for a better week this week! See you Wednesday for the summary! Go Pack Go!
Week 12 Summary- Packers vs 49ers
The Packers and the 49ers teams both came into this game with the best records in the NFC and looked to take control of the 1-seed in the NFC and receive a 1st round bye in the playoffs. This was the Packers chance to prove that they were an elite team in the NFL this year and gain control of the NFC. But the game didn’t go as the Packers had first hoped, actually the complete opposite of what they wanted to happen. The Packers received the opening kickoff and it didn’t start how they expected and quarterback Aaron Rodgers ended up fumbling the ball and the 49ers picked it up at the Packers 5-yard line, giving them great starting field position and they would get the ball at the start of the second half. On their first play of offense they ran the ball in and scored, making the score 7-0 49ers very early. The Packers really struggled to get any offense going whatsoever and their following drive they went 3 and out and punted the ball to the 49ers, once again giving them good field position. The Packers however, did get a defensive stop on the 49ers following drive. The 49ers would get the ball back from the Packers and drive down the field and end the drive with a field goal, making the score 10-0 49ers. Up until about 5 minutes left in the 1st half it was mostly defense but the 49ers amped up their offense with a field goal making the score 13-0 and following that immediately a fast touchdown drive making the score 20-0. They then got another fast defensive stop and drove to kick another field goal, making the halftime score 23-0 49ers, with them receiving the second half kickoff.
The Packers hopes of a second half comeback were slim to none with the 49ers opening a huge lead. After a defensive stop, the Packers finally got on the board with a touchdown reception from Packers receiver Davante Adams. The Packers then went for 2 in an attempt to make the score closer, which was successful making the score 23-8 49ers. The Niners however quickly answered back with a long touchdown pass to tight end George Kittle, making the score 30-8 Niners. The Packers failed to score the remainder of the game and the 49ers scored again making the score 37-8 and that is what the final would end up. The Packers drop to a record of 8-3 and the 49ers improve to 10-1 with a commanding lead in the NFC. This loss drops the Packers down to a tie with the Vikings for the lead in the NFC North, making the rest of the games this season very important. Come back tomorrow for a preview on the Packers game against the Giants this week.
Week 12 Preview- Packers vs 49ers
The Packers are coming into arguably their most important game of the year against a 49ers team that has had a fantastic year and arguably the most surprising start to the year for any team. The Packers come into this game with an 8-2 record coming off of a bye week. The 49ers come into this game with a record of 9-1 with both teams past their bye week looking to be the 1 seed in the NFC. This game takes place in San Francisco which is a huge advantage for the 49ers not having to play in Green Bay. The winner of this game will have the lead in the NFC and have the tie breaker for the 1st seed in the NFC if the two happen to have the same record after the final game of the season. The betting line for this game leaves the 49ers as 3 point favorites to beat the Packers in San Francisco but I believe that the Packers have a very good chance at pulling off the upset, because the 49ers haven’t played very many good teams this year. I would say to look for the Packers to pull off the upset with a healthy roster following the bye week. My prediction for the final score this week is 27-24 Packers winning a close one in San Francisco giving the Packers the edge in winning the 1-seed in the NFC. See you Wednesday for a game recap! Go Pack Go!
Bye Week Injury Report
The Packers are on a bye this week, so we don’t have any pre-game analysis or post game summaries but for this blog I will update you on the Packers injured list and their participation at practice the previous week. First on the report is Packers receiver Davante Adams who is dealing with a lingering toe injury, he has been a limited participant at all of this weeks practices but is expected to play in the Packers next game. The next Packer on the report is safety Adrian Amos who is listed as having a hamstring injury who didn’t participate in two practices this week and was a limited participant in the other and has a status of questionable for the upcoming game. Veteran Packer’s offensive tackle was also on the report for veterans rest in which he was a limited participant all week and will play in the upcoming game. Back-up tight end Robert Tonyan is listed as doubtful on the injury report as he is dealing with a hip injury which has kept him from full participation all week at practice. Cornerback Jaire Alexander is also listed as questionable with a groin injury but is expected to play in the upcoming week. There are no other injuries worth reporting as the Packers have a week off from live game contact. Come back for another blog on Wednesday. Go Pack Go!
Week 10 Summary- Packers vs. Panthers
It was an instant classic at Lambeau Field, while the snow continued to fall harder throughout the game. The Packers came into this game with a 7-2 record looking to improve to 8-2 and maintain a large lead in the NFC North. The Packers started the game with a defensive stop and forced a punt. The Packers quickly game the ball back to the Panthers and they made quick work and drove down the field and scored on a touchdown pass, making the score 7-0 Panthers. The Packers answered back quickly with a touchdown run by Aaron Jones evening the score at 7-7. The following drive the Panthers drove and got into field goal range and kicked a 50-yard field goal giving the Panthers the 10-7 lead. The Packers then punted the ball on the next drive giving the Panthers the ball back while they had the lead. The following drive the Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen fumbled the ball and the Packers got the ball back at the 50-yard line. The Packers quickly took advantage and scored on the following drive on another touchdown run by Packers running back Aaron Jones making the score 14-10 Packers. That is how the first half ended with no scoring happening after that touchdown. The Packers headed into halftime with a 14-10 lead with the second half kickoff going to them.
The Packers received the second half kickoff and made the most of it on a long sustained drive in which Aaron Jones ended it with his 3rd touchdown of the game. making the score 21-10 Packers. The Panthers sustained a long drive down the field until quarterback Kyle Allen threw an interception in the end-zone and the Packers took over the ball with the 21-10 lead. The Packers had a pretty good drive until they stalled out but ended it with a field goal from Mason Crosby making the score 24-10 Green Bay with the snow starting to fall harder every minute. The Panthers answered back next drive with a touchdown run by Christian McCaffrey making the score 24-16 as the Panthers tried to complete a 2 point conversion but they failed. There was no more scoring for the rest of the game as the Packers defense made multiple very important defensive stops that ultimately didn’t give the Panthers a chance to tie the game up and they won the game with a score of 24-16. The Packers improve their record to 8-2 heading into the bye week. Even though there is a bye week this week there will still be a post this Saturday, see you then. Go Pack Go!
Week 10 Preview-Packers vs. Panthers
The Packers look to bounce back after a disappointing loss in their week 9 match-up vs. the Chargers as they were 3.5 point favorites and ended up losing 26-11. The Packers will be hungry for a win after a shocking loss like that. They currently sit at a record of 7-2 looking to improve to 8-2 as they are 5.5 point favorites to win against the Panthers at Lambeau Field. The key to a Packers victory will be trying to slow down the Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey who is leading the NFL this year in many categories. If we can manage to control him somewhat and slow him down it should be a relatively easy win for the Packers at home against the Panthers. The Packers aren’t dealing with a lot of injuries right now which is good but that is not the same case for the Panthers who just put their franchise quarterback Cam Newton on injured reserve. Backup quarterback Kyle Allen has been starting for him for a chunk of the year due to injury problems with Cam Newton. The Packers are currently in first place in the NFC North and have a controlling lead and are looking to keep it that way. The Panthers are currently in second place in the NFC South which makes this a key game for them if they want a shot at winning their division and make the playoffs. See you on Wednesday for the recap. Go Pack Go!
Week 9 Summary- Packers vs. Chargers
Let’s just say the Packers struggled week 9 against the Chargers where they were expected to win easily. The Packers were 3.5 point favorites but it turned out to not be correct whatsoever and the final score ended up being 26-11 Chargers. The Packers offense really struggled to move the ball in this game and the defense had one of their worst performances of the year, overall, a forgettable game for the Packers. The Chargers started off holding the ball for the first 8 minutes of the first quarter and ended up with a field goal making the score 3-0 Chargers. The following Packers drive is where the offense began their tough day with a three and out ending with a sack on quarterback Aaron Rodgers by Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa. Once again the Chargers drove down the field but settled for a field goal once again making the score 6-0 Chargers. The Packers once again didn’t move the ball at all and the drive ended in another sack for the Chargers defense which resulted in the Packers punting the ball back to the Chargers with the lead 6-0. The Chargers once again drove down the field and it ended in another field goal making the score 9-0 Chargers heading into halftime with the Packers receiving the second half kick off. The Chargers were really struggling to score in the red-zone which was giving the Packers the chance to stay in the game.
The Packers failed to score again after receiving the second half kick off and once again punted the ball to the Chargers. The Chargers drove down the field once again but they failed to score a touchdown again and kicked a field goal making the score 12-0 Chargers. The Packers once again didn’t move the ball and opted to punt, which was blocked by the Chargers return team giving them very good field position. In which they capitalized on quickly on a touchdown run from running back Melvin Gordon. making the score 19-0 Chargers. The Packers then finally moved the ball at least a little bit, but the drive ended in a 54-yard field goal from kicker Mason Crosby making the score 19-3 Chargers. The Chargers crushed the hopes of a comeback when they drove down the field and scored on another touchdown run for Melvin Gordon, giving him 2 on the day and making the score 26-3 Chargers. The Packers finally scored a touchdown with 6 minutes left in the game making the score 26-11 Chargers, but it was a little too late in the game for the Packers to have a chance to come back. Overall, a very disappointing game for the Packers dropping their record to 7-2 and improving the Chargers record to 4-5. Hopefully the Packers have a better game next week when the take on the Carolina Panthers. See you Saturday for pregame analysis!
Week 9 Preview- Packers vs. Chargers
The Packers will travel to Los Angeles to match up against a struggling Chargers team that has a 3-5 record. The Packers are coming off of a great win on Sunday night football against the Chiefs in Kansas City improving their record to 7-1. The Packers have good news coming into this week, star receiver Davante Adams was upgraded to questionable on the injury report which means there is a chance he will play for the first time in 5 weeks since suffering a foot injury. The Packers have fared well without him but it would still be great to have him back. The Packers have a chance to improve their record to 8-1 following this week and are a 3.5 point favorite at the Chargers home stadium. I believe that the Packers will win by more than 3.5 and my prediction for the final scores is 38-21 with Aaron Rodgers having another big game and solidifying his case as an MVP candidate. Between both teams there are not a lot of injuries but the most important one is definitely Davante Adams, he would be a very crucial and important addition to the Packers roster for the week. See you for the game recap on Wednesday and as always, Go Pack Go!
Week 8 Summary: Packers vs. Chiefs
The Packers came into this game with a 6-1 record and were looking to make it 7-1 against a Chiefs team that is having a good year but was without MVP starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Packers got off to a quick start and scored on their opening drive on a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to running back Aaron Jones to make the score 7-0 Green Bay. The Chiefs had a field goal opportunity with 4 minutes left in the 1st quarter and they missed from 50 yards giving the Packers the ball back with less than four minutes remaining in the quarter. The Packers then quickly drove down the field and scored on one yard touchdown run by Packers running back Jamaal Williams making the score 14-0 with the Packers on top and off to a fast start. The Chiefs took over the ball at the start of the second quarter and had a long drive down the field and scored on a 29-yard touchdown strike from back-up quarterback Matt Moore to tight end Travis Kelce to make the score 14-7 Green Bay. The Packers failed to score on the following drive, giving the Chiefs the chance to tie the game up getting close to half time. The chiefs took advantage of their opportunity and scored on a thirty yard touchdown run by wide receiver Mecole Hardman tying the game up at 14 a piece and giving the Packers the ball with short time left in the first half. The Packers ended up giving the ball back to the Chiefs with 3 minutes left in the first half and giving them a chance to lead the game at halftime after starting the game off with 14-0 lead. The Chiefs took advantage and kicked a field goal making the score 17-14 Chiefs heading into halftime.
The Chiefs started the second half with the ball but quickly gave it up to the Packers and the Packers capitalized on a 35-yard field goal from their kicker Mason Crosby. Making the score 17-17. The Packers took over possession late in the 3rd quarter and ended up scoring on a miraculous throw from Aaron Rodgers to Jamaal Williams in the back corner of the end zone, making the score 24-17 Packers. The Chiefs tied the game up at 24 on the following drive putting some major pressure on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to perform and give his team the lead back with 8 minutes remaining. The Packers answered quickly with a 67-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Jones making the score 31-24 which is the score I predicted for this game in my previous blog.(I’m very proud of myself for this one :)) This ended up being the final score of the game and the Packers improved their record to 7-1 on the year with a commanding lead in the NFC North. The Packers next game will be against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in Los Angeles at 3:25 central against a struggling Chargers team looking to improve to 8-1. See you this weekend for my preview of the game!
Week 8 Preview- Packers vs. Chiefs
The Packers are off to a hot start this year with a record 6-1 and a blowout this last week against the Raiders. The Packers week 8 match-up is against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football in Kansas City. Based on the spread, the Packers are 4.5 point favorites against the Chiefs in Kansas City mostly based on the fact that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is out this week after suffering an injury last week. This is obviously a big deal, because Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP from last season. The Chiefs replacement for this game will be veteran quarterback Matt Moore who has a lot of experience playing in the NFL as a back-up quarterback but he doesn’t have a lot of experience leading a team as the starting quarterback. The Packers look to continue their hot streak and move their record to 7-1 against a good chiefs team that is missing its starting quarterback. A loss to a team without their starting quarterback would for sure be an issue. The Packers will most likely be without star receiver Davante Adams for a 4th straight week, the Packers have been fine without him, but he would be a nice addition back to the team for the match-up against the Chiefs. I believe even without Patrick Mahomes playing for the Chiefs it will still be a close game. My prediction for the score will be the Packers winning 31-24 with another solid performance from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers defense. Have a great weekend and see you on Wednesday for a game recap. Go Pack Go!
Week 7 Summary: Packers vs. Raiders
The Packers were 5-1 heading into this game, looking to stay atop the NFC North with a victory over the Oakland Raiders before going to Kansas City to play the Chiefs next week. The Raiders started the game with a long drive down the field that was halted by the Packers defense that ended in a 45-yard field goal for the Raiders making it 3-0, but it didn’t take the Packers offense very long to get going fast. The offensive game for the Packers started out very quick and they drove down the field and quarterback Aaron Rodgers started off his hot day with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Packers running back Aaron Jones making the score 7-3 Green Bay. The next Raiders drive ended in a 3 and out for the Packers defense who is off to a great start this year. The Packers next drive ended after obtaining one first down and then stalling out. The next drive for the Raiders ended in a touchdown pass from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The following drive for the Packers would eat a lot of clock and the Packers would drive down the field and score on a touchdown pass to Jamaal Williams from Aaron Rodgers, giving him his 2nd touchdown pass of the game and making the score 14-10 Packers. The Raiders had a great next drive going until quarterback Derek Carr went for the end zone and fumbled into the pylon giving the Packers the ball back with 2 and half minutes left in the 1st half. The Packers capitalized on this mistake by Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers threw his 3rd touchdown pass of the game, a 37-yard touchdown pass to UW-Whitewater alumni wide receiver Jake Kumerow with 13 seconds left in the first half making the score 21-10 at halftime with the Packers leading.
The Packers received the second half kick off from the Raiders and started the drive off with a long completion from Rodgers to receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Soon after, Aaron Rodgers ran in the touchdown to make the score 28-10 as the Packers started to pull away on his 4th overall touchdown of the day. The Raiders scored on the following drive on a touchdown pass from Derek Carr, making the score 28-17. The Packers quickly answered on a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to tight end Jimmy Graham, giving Rodgers his 5th overall touchdown and making the score 35-17 Green Bay. The Raiders followed up with a fantastic drive but the Packers had a fantastic goal line stand and the Raiders turned the ball over on downs, and the Packers received the ball back on the 1-yard line. Following the goal line stand the Packers punted the ball back to the Raiders giving them pretty good field position to start the next drive. The Packers intercepted a pass thrown by Derek Carr in the end zone on the next drive giving the Packers the ball back at the 20 yard line with only 8 minutes left in the game. The Packers followed that up with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Valdes-Scantling, making the score 42-17 Green Bay and giving Rodgers his 6th overall touchdown of the game. The Raiders followed that up with a touchdown making the score 42-24 Green Bay and that is how the final score stood. Tune in on Saturday for a preview of the Packer game with the Kansas City Chiefs. Have a great week!
Week 7 Preview: Packers vs. Raiders
The Packers will be heading into their week 7 match-up with the Raiders sitting at a record of 5-1 looking to improve to 6-1 and stay at the top of the NFC North division, in which they hold a pretty solid lead. The Packers will most likely be heading into week 7 without their star wide-out Davante Adams for the 3rd straight week. There is also a chance that receiver Geronimo Allison will be out this week after taking a violent hit last week against the Lions. This puts a lot more pressure on the younger receivers of the Packers and veterans Jimmy Graham and Aaron Rodgers. Look for the Packers to use their run game to help the passing game get started without Adams in the line-up. The Packers also head into this game without stand out rookie defensive back Darnell Savage. The Raiders come into this match-up with a 3-2 record and look to remain above .500 on the year. The Packers will be heading into this game as 4.5 point favorites against the Raiders playing home at Lambeau Field once again. My final score prediction for this game is Packers 31, Raiders 17. I just don’t see the game being as close as they have predicted for the betting line, just because the Packers are superior at every facet of the game. Look for the game recap this Wednesday. Have a great week!
Week 6 Game Summary: Packers vs. Lions
Coming into this game the Packers were 4-1, looking to stay in first place in their division against a division rival in the Lions on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The Packers were missing their top receiver Davante Adams for the second straight game, which left the question about who the main target would be for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That question was answered with the answer of Allen Lazard, young 23 year old wide receiver for the Packers who had 4 receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Packers 23-22 victory over the Lions.
The Lions were off to a hot start in this game, in which the first play was actually a 60-yard flee flicker pass from quarter back Matthew Stafford to wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Although they did end up settling for a field goal on that drive and made the score 3-0 Lions. The Packers then got the ball but they were forced to punt, giving the Lions the ball back. The Lions then quickly drove down the field again and capped off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown rush by running back Kerryon Johnson, making the score quickly 10-0 Lions after just 8 minutes of football. On the Packers next drive they were moving the ball quite effectively but ultimately the drive ended in a fumble by Packers running back Aaron Jones giving the Lions the ball back again without a score from the Packers. The Packers were again able to hold the Lions to a field goal after a long drive making the score Lions 13 and the Packers 0. The outlook for the rest of the game was quite gloomy, but little did we know Aaron Rodgers had something up his sleeve. The Packers were able to drive down the filed with some help from Lions penalties and score to make the score 13-7 Lions on a touchdown run form Packers running back Jamaal Williams. On the following drive the Packers were able to force a punt thanks to a 3rd down sack by Packers outside linebacker Za’darius Smith giving him his 6th sack of the year in as many games. The next drive the Packers settled for a field goal making the score 13-10 Lions at the half, and all of a sudden the Packers were back in it.
The Packers received the second half kickoff, and quickly drove down the field and kicked a field goal, making the score even at 13. After a defensive stop and a muffed punt from the Packers return man, the Lions managed to kick another field goal, making the score 16-13 Lions. The Packers next drive was a turnover on downs giving the Lions the ball back, and once again drove down the field and kicked a field goal making the score 19-13 Lions. A phenomenal catch and throw for the Packers on the following drive got them down to the Lions 15-yard line. On that same drive the Lions intercepted a pass that was intended for a packers wide receiver that bounced off of his helmet and was caught by the other team. The Lions then drove down and kicked yet another field goal by kicker Matt Prater making him 5-5 on field goals for the day and making the score 22-13 Lions. The Packers then scored another touchdown the following drive on a 35-yard touchdown reception from Packers receiver Allen Lazard making the score 22-20 Lions. The Packers then got a defensive stop and got the ball back and Packers kicker Mason Crosby kicked a game winning field goal as time ran out giving the Packers the win on a score of 23-22. Making the Packers 5-1 through 6 weeks on the season. The Packers have another upcoming home game against the Oakland Raiders. See you on Saturday for a game preview. Have a great rest of your week!
Week 6 Preview- Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Following a great win in week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, the Packers look to keep their momentum going in the week 6 match-up against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field. The betting line for this game is currently sitting at the Packers as 4.5-point favorites to beat the Lions. In my opinion, betting lines in the NFL don’t mean that much because they are heavily dependent on who is the home team, which doesn’t always mean everything. The Packers have struggled over the last two years against the Lions mostly due to the fact that Aaron Rodgers has had injury problems over the last two years. But the Packers are hopeful coming off of a career game for running back Aaron Jones and just a great offensive performance overall. If they continue that and their defense plays well, I believe that the Packers will win this game quite handily, I would say by more than the betting line suggests. Not to mention, this game is a very important game for both teams as they are both a part of the NFC North, and the Packers are in first at 4-1 and the Lions are in second at 2-1-1. The Packers would have a pretty large lead in the NFC North only through six weeks if they can pull this win off this week against the Lions. Stop by next week for a game recap of the Packers week 6 match-up vs the Lions! Have a good weekend!
Week 5 Game Recap: Packers vs. Cowboys
Going into week 5 the Green Bay Packers were optimistic that they would be able to sneak a win out in Dallas against a Cowboys team that had the same record as them at 3-1. This optimism came up big against the Cowboys as they were able to walk away with a 34-24 win and move their record to 4-1 heading into a crucial Monday night football divisional game against the Detroit Lions. This is an important game as the Lions are in second place in the NFC North, the same division as the Packers.
On the way to the 34-24 victory over the Cowboys, the Packers enjoyed a career game from running back Aaron Jones in which he scored an astounding 4 touchdowns. The Cowboys started with the ball and drove down the field pretty quickly until the Packers corner back Jaire Alexander intercepted a pass tipped off of the hands of Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper. The packers quickly drove down the field and scored on an 18-yard touchdown run by Packers running back Aaron Jones making the score 7-0. The Cowboys drove down the field again and were stopped at the 45-yard line and punted. The Packers started their next drive at 11-yard line and had another solid drive down the field and scored on another touchdown rush by Aaron Jones making the score Packers 14 and Cowboys 0. The Cowboys had another decent drive down the field that was halted by another interception by the Packers defense. There was then no scoring until the packers kicked a field goal to make the score 17-0. The Cowboys missed a 50-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the 1st half. The Packers took a 17 point lead into halftime, but the Cowboys wouldn’t go away in the second half. The Packers scored again at the beginning of the second half on Aaron Jones 3rd touchdown run of the game and made the score 24-0. With 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter the Packers were up 31-3 on Aaron Jones 4th touchdown of game, but the Cowboys came roaring back and made the Packers and their fans a little worried and the final score ended up being 34-24. The Packers upcoming game against the Detroit Lions on Monday night football is their most important game thus far this season as they look to improve to 5-1. Stay tuned for predictions for the game against the Lions.
Packers vs. Cowboys Week 5 Pre-Game Analysis
A match-up that fans have been waiting for all year is finally here. This Sunday the Green Bay Packers travel to Dallas to face a non-divisional rival in the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams have been great thus far this season and come into the game with a 3-1 record. Both teams are coming off of their first loss of the season in the previous week. The Packers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night football last week by a score of 34-27, while the Cowboys are coming off of a 12-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Both teams will be hungry for a win coming off of their first losses of the season and would much rather prefer being 4-1 rather than 3-2. Coming into this game the Dallas Cowboys are 3.5 point favorites according to ESPN, mostly due to the fact that the game is in Dallas. The most important thing in this game for the Packers to do is to stop the run, because the Packers are allowing 140 rush yards per game this season, and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot is among the most talented backs in the league. The Packers will be taking a large hit to their offense, dominant wide receiver Davante Adams suffered a foot injury against the Eagles last week and is not expected to play vs. the Cowboys. However, the Cowboys will be taking a big hit to their offensive line as star offensive tackle Tyron Smith will not be taking the field. This makes you wonder if the Cowboys offensive line will be able to handle a Packers pass rush that has had a great season thus far. This should be a great match-up between two NFC powerhouses that are off to a great start this year, I predict a final score of Green Bay 31 and Dallas 28. Stay tuned for a recap of this game early next week! Go Packers!
Packers vs. Eagles Summary
The packers and their fans were very hopeful going into week 4 undefeated, and playing at home on a Thursday night against a struggling Eagles team. It started off well as the Packers defense got a stop right away in the first quarter. The Packers offense quickly drove down the field and scored immediately following the defensive stop on a 3-yard touchdown rush by Packers running back Aaron Jones. Following another defensive stop, the Packers offense got to work again and had a promising drive but ended up being stopped at the Eagles 12-yard line. They then opted for a field goal from Packers kicker Mason Crosby and made it 10-0 with 14:01 left in the 2nd quarter.
Following the Packers field goal, the Eagles struck back quickly. They had a short 2 minute drive down the field and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to receiver Alshon Jefferey. After this point the Eagles never really looked back and the Packers defense struggled to get stops following a scoreless first quarter from the defensive side of the ball. Following the Eagles touchdown the Packers drove down the field once again and opted for a 31-yard field goal by Crosby. The following drive for the Eagles ended in another touchdown pass from Wentz making it 14-13 Philadelphia. The Packers then didn’t score the following drive and gave the ball back to the Eagles offense, who once again drove down the field and scored on a 1-yard touchdown carry by Eagles running back Jordan Howard. The Eagles now led 21-13 with 1 minute left in the first half, but if anyone can drive down the field quick and score it is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In Rodgers fashion he did drive down the field in less than a minute and threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to receiver Geronimo Allison making it 21-20 with the Eagles leading at halftime.
The Eagles started off the second half scoring with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Wentz to Jordan Howard, making the score 27-20 Philly. Following the touchdown by the Eagles, the Packers offense scored again on a touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Graham, making the score even at 27-27. The Eagles struck back immediately and made the score 34-27 on a touchdown run by Jordan Howard. The Packers offense then drove all the way down to the 1-yard line and failed to score on 4 straight plays, turning the ball over on downs, and giving it back to the eagles. From this point until the end of the game neither team scored, highlighted by the Eagles defense intercepting Aaron Rodgers in the end zone with 20 seconds left, thereby ending the game at a final score of 34-27 Philadelphia. The Packers move to 3-1 and the Eagles to 2-2. The Packers and fans are highly anticipating the week 5 match-up against the the Dallas Cowboys who are also 3-1 coming off of a loss to the New Orleans Saints. Stay tuned for a post later this week about the Packers upcoming game and the predictions that go along with it. Have a great week!