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 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 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.