Week 14 Preview- Packers vs. Redskins

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.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 01: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants is tackled by Blake Martinez #50 of the Green Bay Packers during the first half of their game at MetLife Stadium on December 01, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

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 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.

November 24, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Green Bay Packers strong safety Adrian Amos (31) during the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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 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 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