Week 8 Summary: Packers vs. Chiefs

Aaron Rodgers eludes a defender outside of the pocket Sunday Night vs. the 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.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hands the ball off to running back Aaron Jones.

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!

Oct 27, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass as Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Derrick Nnadi (91) and inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) defend during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8 Preview- Packers vs. Chiefs

Packers vs. Chiefs in a previous year.

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!

Packers receiver Geronimo Allison in a previous season against the Chiefs.

Week 7 Summary: Packers vs. Raiders

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dives for the pylon trying to score

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.

UW-Whitewater Alumni receiver Jake Kumerow diving for a touchdown at the end of the first half vs the Raiders.

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!

Packers Wide Receiver Davante Adams celebrating a touchdown

Week 6 Game Summary: Packers vs. Lions

Packers Running Back Jamaal Williams breaking tackles against the 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.

Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard on a late game touchdown catch from quarter back Aaron Rodgers.

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.

Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers manages to elude Lions Linebacker

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!

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford vs. the Packers defense in 2018

Week 5 Game Recap: Packers vs. Cowboys

Oct 6, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs with the ball in the first quarter against Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (55) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Packers Running Back Aaron Jones following one of his career-high 4 touchdowns against the Cowboys in Week 5.

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

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott

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.

Packers Kicker Mason Crosby

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.

Packers receiver Davante Adams

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!

Green Bay Packers

Introduction to my Blog

Packers defense following a takeaway against the Minnesota Vikings in week 2.

My name is Caleb Glewen and I will be writing a blog about the Green Bay Packers. I will tell you a little about myself, I have lived in Wisconsin my whole life and I have followed all Wisconsin sports religiously since I was little. I grew up in a small town in South-Eastern Wisconsin called Waupun, I am actually only about 2 hours away from Lambeau Field where the Packers play their regular season games. I also played football throughout my whole life, so my dream was to play for the Packers someday but unfortunately that is not a realistic goal any more. I have always had a favorite Wisconsin sports team, and that is the Green Bay Packers. My love of football combined with my love for Wisconsin sports has driven me to want to write this blog about them. My aim for this blog is to post twice a week, once recapping their most recent game, and the second time writing a report scouting for the next game with predictions and injury updates. My target audience is intended to be fans of football in general but mostly fans of the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are off to a great start this year so hopefully that will lead to more interest in my blog as well. With the team playing as great as they are this year it is a lot easier to draw in an audience to read articles. I believe my predictions and updates on the team will draw in a great and diverse crowd of fans. Stay tuned for a blog early next week!

See you next week!