DeSean Jackson will reportedly suit up vs. Packers despite shoulder injury
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 21, 2016,
Nov 21, 2016, 0:19
SACKS IN BUNCHES: One reason things fell apart for the Redskins in the playoff game was that their initial pass rush on Rodgers was neutralized by Green Bay's running game. He also explained that he has to run the football and that's how the game will always be.
Under Coach Mike McCarthy, Green Bay is (83-42-1) during the regular season against NFC opponents.
"The fact that the Packers have lost a couple of games here really is irrelevant when you have him as the quarterback and some of the other great players that they have on defense, " Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said. I think the one thing I know best about him is just the way he's able to change direction and explode on the second and third cuts. We're excited to play this week.
The first nine games of the Green Bay Packers' season present an interesting case study in fantasy football versus reality: Mike McCarthy's players have some off-the-charts passing and receiving numbers, but it's partially due to the lack of a running game. Now they'll have to deliver because McCarthy can't keep game-planning for a running attack and then be forced to switch to a pass-only offense every week. Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of his 51 pass attempts for 371 yards and a pair of touchdowns that were cancelled out by a pair of interceptions. "I think we've done a decent job with the circumstances, but hopefully we can get some guys healthy and get back to a normal offense".
"That guy can hit you at any time, any place, anywhere, any given day, any given game", Norman added. The Packers likely believe Starks can carry the load out of their backfield moving forward, but the addition of Michael gives them much needed depth at a position of need.
Green Bay is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 week 11 matchups. With Rodgers, is throwing the football repeatedly the way to go?
The Minnesota Vikings (5-4) and the Detroit Lions (5-4) have both been up and down this season. "Obviously with James back, you have more of a traditional running back there, but it doesn't matter, stats-wise, if we're running it a bunch or throwing it a bunch, we just need to find a way to win".
"At times that can be challenging, but we make no excuses", offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said. On the season, Green Bay ranks 24th allowing 26 points per game.