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!
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!
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!