Saints Packers Preview

Drew Brees said, “this is not a must win game.”  If it’s not, that is surprising. Being 2-5 would  be a big hole out of. The Saints always play well at home. Sean Payton is 20-3 over the last twenty three games. If the Packers only chance to win this game is based on three things.

  1. Eddie Lacy- He has to have a big game for the Packers to win. Just like Aaron Rodgers you have to keep Drew Brees on the sideline. Lacy has to run hard and make the Saints defense pay for trying tackling him.
  2. Clay Matthews- Clay had a good game last week. He must one of his multiple sack game for a chance to win this game. Clay needs to keep the pressure on Brees all game long.
  3. Special Teams- this might be the biggest factor in this game. Otherwise, it will be hard for the Packers to win. Cobb needs a run back for score. Slocum needs to block as punt. That will help take the crowd out of the game.

This will be a hard game to win. The Packers need to play mistake free. Normally, the Packers can make a mistake and win. Against the Saints the Packers need to get the offense clicking early, and the defense needs to play like they did against Carolina. My pick is 27 Packers- 23 Saints.

NFL Picks Week 8

Detroit (-3.5) vs. Atlanta-Detroit

Carolina (+5) vs. Seattle-Seattle

Cincinnati (-1) vs. Baltimore-Baltimore

Jacksonville (+6) vs. Miami-Miami

New York Jets (-3) vs. Buffalo-Buffalo

Kansas City (-7) vs. St. Louis-Kansas City

New England (-6) vs. Chicago-New England

Tampa Bay (-3) vs. Minnesota-Minnesota

Tennessee (+2) vs. Houston-Houston

Arizona (-2.5) vs. Philadelphia-Philadelphia

Cleveland (-7) vs. Oakland-Cleveland

Pittsburgh (+3) vs. Indianapolis-Indianapolis

New Orleans (-1.5) vs. Green Bay-Green Bay

Dallas (-9.5) vs. Washington- Dallas

 

 

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

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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

CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-2-1) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-2)

SERIES

PANTHERS PACKERS
SERIES LEADER 7-4
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).

STATS

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)

NOTES

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.