Anatomy of a Game-changer: Rodgers to Nelson

So many moving parts have to be in sync for a team to win at the highest level in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson just before the half was a true game-changer. The Patriots had just marched down the field and scored a rare touchdown against our defense inside of two minutes before halftime. Then the Packers offense went back out on the field and we all know what happened with just 23 seconds left on the clock. But here is how it all came together, and it started with a…yeah you guessed it…a timeout.
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These are the Games that Make NFL Football Great

This afternoon’s game is the kind of game that makes the NFL great. The rising star of Aaron Aaron Rodgers StatsRodgers versus the Setting sun of Tom Brady. Two defenses evenly matched and at the same time we have to assume outmatched against two quarterbacks who have been called “future Hall of Famers”. Running backs that know how to pound the ball and two teams that know how to win championships…it goes down NOW! Continue reading

Packers to “Git Er Done” Against the Patriots

While everyone is billing this game as a Super Bowl preview and a shoot out between the two best Lacy TouchdownQB’s in the NFL and it may very well be, I believe this game will come down to who can stop the run and run the ball. With that said I think Lacy has his best game of the season with 100+ yards on the ground and its very possible he gets 100+ in the air as well. The Packers will need to keep Matthews in the middle for the most part this game to stop Blount or Gray in the run game and cover Gronk on his short crossing routes him and Brady run so well.

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Breaking Down Week 13 vs. the Patriots

patriotsminihelmet_largeWhile Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots may not be a must-win for the Packers, the result will surely provide some insight into the type of play that Mike McCarthy’s team is capable of delivering against quality opponents in the postseason.

Though the Packers and Patriots share a number of similarities, the quality of wins between the two teams varies greatly. New England has beaten each of their last four opponents by 22 points or more, including lopsided wins over the play-bound Broncos, Colts and Lions. Meanwhile, the Packers’ most impressive win of the season came two weeks ago against a Nick Foles-less Eagles team.

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What We Learned Against the Vikings

Many fans shrugged off the notion that last Sunday’s game versus the Vikings would be a trap game – but were unpleasantly surprised in the Packers’ narrow 24-21 win over Minnesota. Perhaps looking ahead to their Week 14 meeting with the Patriots, the Packers were surprised by their min-vikings-revolutiondivision rivals, nearly dropping an important in-division game that could have tie-breaker implications.

If it weren’t for the sporadic play of Teddy Bridgewater, the Packers might still share the NFC North lead with Detroit. Sluggish play from the Green Bay secondary gave Bridgewater a number of opportunities to move the chains and give Minnesota a lead – but the rookie failed to take advantage. With an 11-point lead late in the fourth quarter, the defense failed to shut the door, allowing the Vikings to get within three and forcing the offense to chew up the remaining clock.

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