But even with little running game, Rodgers and his excellent receiving corps can carry the load.
It probably will take a playoff win over the Cowboys in Dallas to make it happen, but I’ll stick with my preseason pick of a repeat matchup from Super Bowl XLV, when the Packers beat the Steelers in, of all places, the Cowboys’ stadium.
The Packers have won five consecutive games to improve to 9-6.
The game will be the focus of the football world as the regular season concludes. He has completed 69.8 percent of his passes in that span. “That’s the confidence he has in our team and in our offense and in himself”. It seems to be their “thing” to just squeak by at the last second. We have got to wait and see how he’s doing tomorrow, see if he has got more mobility in that arm.
“He’s very into the drill work, clearly understands the importance of not only practicing but how important it is for him to practice with the other receivers and get the time clock, the spacing, and he’s a great example for young players”, McCarthy said.
Facing Rodgers at a time when he is on top of his game is a daunting prospect for the Lions.
The highest position they attained during the season was back in week 12 when they moved up to No. 9 on the list.
Elliott, the National Football League rushing leader, had a 55-yard touchdown run in the first half and finished with 80 yards on 12 carries.
It probably would have saved coach Jim Caldwell’s job. He has a couple different gears.
“We look at it from a little different way: What’s a little too hard for anybody else is just right for us”, Caldwell said. He’s looking to throw and complete it down the field.
“I talked about the specifics”.
In this case, the Packers have two extra days of rest. And in London, it was Dustin Hopkins who missed a 34-yard field goal that would have won the game.
“There’s just one way to play”, coach Jason Garrett said.
The Lions have had mixed results in playing with extra prep time or facing teams with extra prep time this year. “Relax. We’re going to be OK”. The chance of any game ending in a tie is less than one percent. In that scenario, the Packers would claim the divisional crown and the Redskins would lose the tiebreaker to the Lions. Jordy Nelson caught nine of his passes for 154 yards and two scores. A loss by either team, coupled with a Redskins’ win, gets Washington into the playoffs.
Added Tate, who said he got back to his house at 5 a.m. Tuesday after the return flight from the Cowboys game: “It could be tough for a few guys, but it’s the cards we’re dealt”. Instead, all 16 games will be played on Sunday.