Marli is at it again with a way too early version of the 2019 draft for the Packers. A lot can change of course but some interesting picks here. And Marli’s enthusiasm for the Packers and the draft are not to be dismissed!
This will easily be the Packers’ biggest challenge of the season. The Rams are undefeated and virtually unstoppable so far.
The Rams offense is currently best, in the league behind the number one running back in the league right now. That of course, frees them up to also light it up through the air using the play action fake. As soon as teams start crowding the box in an effort to stop the run, the defensive backfield opens up for a potent Rams passing attack that ranks third in the league.
This does not bode well for the Packers who currently rank 22nd in the league against the run. If there is one silver lining, it’s that the Rams don’t attack the edges very well. They like to run off tackle, which means they’ll be running directly at Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark. If these guys can have a good game, it could throw off the Rams timing a bit.
The Rams offense is by far their most potent side of the ball. However, their defense isn’t bad. The Rams rank in the top 10 defensively. Their pass defense is ninth in the league and their run defense is 12th in the league.
So, what do the Packers need to do pull off a win on Sunday?
For starters, despite the fact that the Rams have a fairly good defense, their 12th ranking as a run defense gives the Packers the opportunity to ramp up the run game and chew some clock. If the Packer running backs can get a few more carries this game, they will not only eat the clock but will keep the Rams insanely good offense off the field.
Also, while the Rams defend the pass fairly well, they have struggled covering the third receiver. Look for Geronimo Allison and the rookie receivers to potentially have a good game. If that happens the Packers have a chance to win.
The Rams are averaging over 30 points a game, and they’re going to be around that mark against the Packers. This means that Aaron Rodgers and company will have to be in sync. Even then, this game could come down to the team that has the ball last.
With roster cuts happening even as we speak, I thought I would throw my predictions in the mix. Word that the Bears are acquiring Khalil Mack may be part of the conversation and in particular, incite the Packers to keep more O-linemen and/or blocking TE’s. We will be finding out momentarily as the wait will soon be over and the roster will (for the most part) be decided.
The Bicycle Tradition of the Green Bay Packers is one of the best traditions in professional sports and has become a significant part of the identity of the Green Bay Packers team. I’ve heard that the tradition dates back to the Lombardi Era, but that its origin is shrouded in mystery. In truth, the tradition dates to 1958, a year before Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay.
Scooter McLean was the Packers Head Coach. During Training Camp, the Packers were staying at St. Norberts College in De Pere and were transported to training camp in school buses driven by designated players.
My name is David Goodner. I was twelve years old in 1958 and lived at 723 Ninth Street, only a few blocks from “New City Stadium”, now Lambeau Field. My Dad, Ted Goodner, worked on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and I was the oldest of five children. Dad surprised me and my ten year old brother Dale with beautiful new Schwinn Jaguar Bicycles and that gift opened the world for us. We used our new bikes to spend every morning and every afternoon that summer at the football stadium watching the Packers practice.
A lot of the talk in the national news lately has been about who is the top team in the NFC. Most pundits talk about the Vikings, the Rams and sometimes the Saints. The Packers seem to be overlooked in these discussions but there are certainly question marks. Today, we will do a comparison between the Packers and the Vikings rosters and see who wins out. More
There has been a lot of talk in Packer Nation this off-season about the linebacker position. Questions still need to be answered about the OLB position, the veterans Clay Matthews and Nick Perry as well as up-and-comers Vince Biegel, Kyler Fackrell and Reggie Gilbert. Inside, Blake Martinez lived up to the name “Machinez” in 2017 and the Packers drafted Oren Burks in the third round who was brought in largely for his upside and ability to cover receivers. But one of the Packers’ linebackers also had a good 2017 and got little credit for it. Let’s talk about the Packers’ “forgotten” linebacker. More
The NFC North looks to be one of the most competitive in the NFC if not the entire NFL this coming season. Everyone in Packer Nation knows the moves the Packers have made and many are likely quite excited. But it is a lot more difficult to keep up with the off-season moves of the other teams in the North so we at GPN decided to do that work for you as the Packers’ success in the Division is largely indicative of their success overall. Let’s take a quick look around the North and check out the competition with a view toward a better understanding of the division as a whole. More
DeShone Kizer had a very lackluster stint with the Cleveland Browns. Was that because the quarterback wasn’t ready for the NFL or was it just because the hype was overinflated? Today we discuss some thoughts on the subject.