The Green Bay Packers are coming off a 23-16, a game in which the Packers were all over the place. Now, they face the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow. The Packers were all over the place last Sunday. Nowhere was this more apparent than with Mr. Aaron. Rodgers, as he finished the game 23-45 for 259 yards, two touchdowns, and also two interceptions. The first of those two weren’t his fault. The second was just dumb. At times he looked like the MVP Aaron Rodgers. At other times, he looked like mediocre Aaron Rodgers of the last 12 months.
Is any running back healthy enough to play? Last week, Eddie Lacy was at his best in the first half. Lacy had 11 carries for 81 yards, before rolling over his ankle. James Starks also suffered an injury as well. Both are currently listed as questionable. Lacy is probably going to play. Starks is still up in the air. Either way, the Packers currently have no third running back. Don Jackson, their practice squad running back, got most of the carries this week in practice. He might get signed today to play tomorrow.
About those pass catchers – Last week it was time to call out every single tight end and wide receiver on the roster, as fans were begging for one of them to get open. They started to find daylight last Sunday. Davante Adams looks like he has put his nightmare 2015 campaign behind him. Jordy Nelson has had some moments. Randall Cobb had a solid game as well. However, the drops issue is back, and it cost the Packers perhaps 10-21 points last week. Aaron’s play right now, or lack thereof, is sort of in his head. It doesn’t help when they drop passes.
An offensive line that is built to win– The Packers offensive line at the moment is one of the best aspects of this team. They have all stayed healthy so far this season, and they are truly built to win in December and January. It will only get better when Corey Linsley is ready to play as well, as J.C. Tretter, who has been playing center, can go back to his “supersub” role.
An award for courage– With Sam Shields and Damarious Randall out last week, Quinten Rollins got to cover Odell Beckham. He did about as good of a job as he could have under the circumstances, and should get an award for courage. Well done.
That Front Seven– The shining aspect of this team right now is the front seven, and this front seven is NASTY. To make matters worse for the opposition, this has been without run stuffing specialist Mike Pennel who is about ready to go, and very little contribution so far from first round draft choice Kenny Clark. This front seven will be tested tomorrow against the Cowboys and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliot.
Final Score– The offense is still trying to find its way, but man oh man oh man, this defense is tough so far. That alone will carry the Packers to a 20-13 win.