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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.