The Packers will travel to Baltimore to play their second to last cross conference opponent. The Packers sit in a three way tie for the number one seed but tie breakers are giving them the edge. A loss could seriously put a wernch in their plans of the NFC coming through Lambeau for the second straight season.
1. Depleted Ravens
Don’t take this to mean the Packers are an extremely healthy team. The Packers will still be down David Bakhtiari, Jaire Alexander, and Za’Darius Smith. However, they’ve gotten fortunate with the league wide COVID outbreak. Only Kenny Clark will go into the game on the COVID-19 list. Meanwhile the Ravens are dealing with multiple cases on top of the already injured roster. Lamar Jackson is trending towards not playing while stars like Marlon Humphrey are already out with injuries.
The Packers’ offense has found consistency in the best way. Rodgers has three straight 300 yard games with multiple touchdowns, putting him at the top of the MVP discussion. Davante Adams is torching secondaries, and the running back duo is tearing it up. It doesn’t matter who is carrying the ball; the run game is working. The first quarter is still proving to be tough, but the defense is making sure the game is close.
The Packers defense took the firework show by Kirk Cousins personally. They had been great up to that game and proved it to be an anomaly. Not only are they taking the ball away, they’ve scored a touchdown in two straight games. That’s not even the craziest part. Rasul Douglas is responsible for both pick sixes. Preston Smith, Rashan Gary and Kenny Clark have been giving quarterbacks nightmares. Without Clark this week T.J Slaton will have a chance to make plays. If the defense plays the way it has recently, Tyler Huntley will have a rough outing.
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