Packers Panthers review

Who knew that a simple word like relax would have such an impact on this team. I was never worried at all during the game that Carolina would come back to win. This defense has won me over for now. I do like our secondary it is very similar to the one we had with Woodson and Harris. Matthews and Peppers are finding a groove.  The defensive line still needs work, but Guion is doing a nice job.

Rodgers is on fire that’s for sure. He just missed the tight end Richard Rodgers on a touchdown pass. If Rodgers had hit on the pass he would have a perfect quarterback rating. I believe Rodgers will have that soon. Let’s look at game. The good, bad, what were you thinking?

The good is obvious. Rodgers looked unstoppable. When he missed that pass to the tight end Richard Rodgers he looked generally upset. By the way we were up by twenty eight points. Rodgers has said he is ultra competitive and that was on display when he missed that pass.

The bad is still put defensive line. This needs to be fixed quickly if the Packers have any chance of going to the Super bowl. The Packers need another wide body, all they have to do is find a body like they did in our Super bowl year. The guy I can’t even remember his name.

What were you thinking? I know Matthews is frustrated by having no big sack numbers. The why taunt and make yourself like an idiot. He should have gotten off Cam Newton and gotten ready to sack him again. Stay classy Matthews.

The test will be this week against the Saints.

Packers Panthers Preview


I hope you’re refreshed from the thrilling last game. This game could go down to the final seconds like the last game did. I’m not sure if I can take that.  Let’s hope it doesn’t. Here are three things that are the Packer’s keys to the game.

  1. Dom Capers vs. Cam Newton- So far this season Capers has done enough to win. Being that Cam Newton ran for over one-hundred yards against a good Cincinnati defense. Capers has to find a way to stop Cam or it’s going to track meet out there.
  2. Eddie Lacy vs. Carolina’s defense- The Panthers run defense is one of the worst in the NFL . Lacy needs to pick up his game otherwise when we need him it will be to late.
  3. Secondary- Shields is out, Williams is near coming back. Without Shields and possibly Williams this will be interesting. Hayward and House, sounds like a law firm. have to play hard and be focused. Cam Newton is a good passer and if he gets hot early he’s tough to beat.

The Packers gained a lot of confidence with their win over Miami. I believe this should help them win this game. Packers 31-23 Panthers.

NFL Picks Week Seven

Minnesota Vikings (+4.5) @ Buffalo Bills-Bills

Miami Dolphins (+3.5) @ Chicago Bears-Dolphins

Cincinnati Bengals (+3) @ Indianapolis Colts-Colts

New Orleans Saints (+3) @ Detroit Lions-Lions

Carolina Panthers (+7) @ Green Bay Packers-Packers

Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) @ St. Louis Rams-Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons (+7) @ Baltimore Ravens-Ravens

Tennessee Titans (+4.5) @ Washington Redskins-Titans

Kansas City Chiefs (+4) @ San Diego Chargers-Chiefs

New York Giants (+5.5) @ Dallas Cowboys-Cowboys

San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) @ Denver Broncos-Broncos

Arizona Cardinals (-3.5) @ Oakland Raiders-Cardinals




Poll: NFL Week 7 NFC Battle – Panthers Take On The Packers in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers v Carolina Panthers

NFL Week Seven Capsule – Panthers Take On The Packers in Green Bay



STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-1 McCarthy: 2-1
LAST WEEK T 37-37 (OT) at Bengals W 27-24 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Packers 30 at Panthers 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 308 yards & 2 TDs. Packers WR Jordy Nelson catches 84-yard TD with 2:14 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/08: Panthers 35, Packers 31. Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 72 yards & 4 TDs. Panthers LB Jon Beason has 11 tackles & INT.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Sam Rosen, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Car.), 84 (GB). XM: 230 (GB).


PASSING Newton:108-175-1267-7-2-92.3
  1. Rodgers: 122-189-1419-15 (1C)-1-111.4 (1C)
RUSHING Newton (QB): 31-149-4.8-1 Lacy: 80-306-3.8-3 (T2C)
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 33-388-11.8-5 (T2C) Nelson: 43 (3L)-632 (1L)-14.7-5 (T2C)
OFFENSE 343.8 319.2
TAKE/GIVE +5 (T3C) +9 (T1L)
DEFENSE 392.5 368.0
SACKS Addison: 4 Daniels: 2.5
INTs Harper: 3 (T1L) Shields: 2
PUNTING Nortman: 47.5 (3C) Masthay: 45.3
KICKING Gano: 49 (13/13 PAT; 12/14 FG) Crosby: 39 (18/18 PAT; 7/8 FG)


PANTHERS: In only meeting, QB CAM NEWTON passed for 432 yards & had pass & rush TD. Newton (2) & PEYTON MANNING (3) are only active QBs with 2+ games with 400+ pass yards, pass TD & rush TD. Last week, passed for 284 yards with 2 TDs & rushed for 107 yards with TD…RB FOZZY WHITTAKER had rush TD last week. In last game vs. GB, RB JONATHAN STEWART had career-high 8 catches & 100 rec. yards…TE GREG OLSEN had TD last week & leads team with 5 TDs, his 7th consecutive season with 5+ TDs. WR KELVIN BENJAMIN leads NFL rookies with 416 rec. yards & 4 rec. TDs. Had TD last week. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY has 89- & 99-yard rec. games in 3 career meetings. WR JASON AVANT had 7 catches for 93 yards & TD (24 yards) in 1/9/11 WC game vs. GB (with Phi.)…Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 394 tackles. DE CHARLES JOHNSON had sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with sack or FR. S ROMAN HARPER aims for 3rd in row with INT. Ties for NFL lead with 3 INTs… PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS passed for 308 yards, 2 TDs & 119.9 rating in last meeting. Leads NFC with 111.4 rating & 15 TDs. Is only player in NFL history with 15 TDs & 1 or 0 INTs in 1st 6 team games…RB EDDIE LACY has 3 rush TDs in past 3. RB JAMES STARKS rushed for 85 yards on 9 att. for 9.4 avg. in last meeting…WR-PR RANDALL COBB leads NFC with 7 rec. TDs. Has TD in 5 of 6 games in 2014. WR JORDY NELSON leads NFL with 632 rec. yards & is 2nd among WRs with 43 catches. Has 5 TDs in past 5. Since 2011, Nelson is 1 of 2 in NFL with 3,000+ yards (3,954), 30+ rec. TDs (35) & 16+ avg. (16.1). Had 84-yard TD catch in last meeting, 1 of 5 career 75+ yard rec. TDs…LB JULIUS PEPPERS was No. 2 overall pick by Car. in 2002. Played 8 season for Car. & had franchise-record 81 sacks & 30 FFs. Only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (120) & 10+ INTs (10). LB CLAY MATTHEWS had sack in last meeting. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS ties for 1st in NFL with 20 INTs & CB SAM SHIELDS is 4th with 19 INTs.

Packers Dolphins Game Review

I’ll be honest when Rodgers was driving in final seconds I kept thinking, “whatever you do don’t pull a Favre and throw an interception.”  I had to take a shot. I know Favre has over forty comeback victories in his career, second only to Elway.  Rodgers I believe has taken the next step in becoming a truly clutch quarterback. Let’s look at the good, not so good, and the what were you thinking?

First the good, Rodgers has finally learned what it takes to be a clutch quarterback.  You have to take chances, just like Favre did. When Rodgers did the fake spike to Adams he took a chance on a rookie receiver and the fact he knew enough to get out of bounds. It worked perfectly and now defensive coordinators have another thing to worry about it.

Not so good, the offensive line, the offensive line continues to struggle. I know Miami’s defensive line is a very good line. But, McCarthy cannot keep his tight end in all the time to help out the line. The Packers need all their weapons.

What were you thinking? Dom Capers kept the pressure on all day on Tannehill. But he continued to use Matthews to spy on Tannehill. All this did was to make our major play maker out of the game. Capers needs to devise a plan to keep all play makers on the field to make plays.

I am still recovering from yelling at the game. Hopefully, I can Relax against the Panthers.

Packers Dolphins Preview


This game will be more difficult than the Vikings. Joe Philbin knows the Packers strengths inside and out. Rodgers will have to be on top of his game on Sunday.  That’s the bad news. The good news is Philbin  doesn’t have Rodgers anymore he has Tanenhill. How will the Packers win this game. Let’s take a look at three things.

1. Clay Matthews/Julius Peppers- These sack masters have to put Tanenhill on his back early and often. The Dolphins don’t have much of a rushing attack. Which is good because the Packer’s defense is not good against the run.

2. The running game- This will be a great game to have a three headed monster of Lacy, Starks, and Harris. The Packers can keep Miami’s defense on the field therefore tiring them out. This will help set up the play action pass.

3. McCarthy/Philbin- What made Philbin such a great assistant is that he was able to add a little wrinkle to the play. That would make the play a success. I believe McCarthy lost that option to do that when Philbin left. I hope McCarthy can add those wrinkles to the offense plan of attack for the game.

I believe this game will be close early, then the Packers offense will pull way. Packers 34-20 Dolphins.

NFL Picks Week 6

Jacksonville Jaguars (+6) @ Tennessee Titans-Titans

Chicago Bears (+3) @ Atlanta Falcons-Bears

New England Patriots (-3) @ Buffalo Bills-Patriots

Carolina Panthers (+7) @ Cincinnati Bengals-Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers (+2) @ Cleveland Browns-Browns

Green Bay Packers (-3) @ Miami Dolphins-Packers

Detroit Lions (-1.5) @ Minnesota Vikings-Vikings

Denver Broncos (-8.5) @ New York Jets-Broncos

Baltimore Ravens (-3) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Ravens

San Diego Chargers (-7) @ Oakland Raiders-Chargers

Washington Redskins (+3.5) @ Arizona Cardinals-Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys (+8) @ Seattle Seahawks-Seahawks

New York Giants (+3) @ Philadelphia Eagles-Eagles