Green Bay tackled their 49ers demon last week and did so convincingly regardless of the scrub lineup San Francisco fielded. Speaking of scrubs, Jacksonville is putting together a tanker of youth in efforts of securing Trevor Lawrence and the number one overall pick.
The Jaguars have optimism in their potential cast with rookie RB James Robinson who is sure to find running lanes Sunday if the game is moderately close. The one true weapon on their offense is DJ Chark who has shown he can perform no matter what mania is playing quarterback. Chark could have a field day with injuries in the Packers’ secondary. Gardner Minshew is a cool hype story but there’s a zero percent chance the Jaguars don’t address the position in next spring’s draft. Sunday’s game will most likely feature rookie Jake Luton for a 2nd consecutive week. He nearly succeeded in playing spoiler against a struggling Houston team.
As for Green Bay, they get their meat and potatoes Left Tackle back in the fold. David Bakhtiari will return to the starting lineup although the shuffling in his absence held up phenomenally. Plug and play offensive line depth will be key to surviving Covid scares and potentially injuries.
Sunday’s tilt at Lambeau will suffer from another battle with the winds and reduced possessions offer a potential for close game despite the lopsided talent gap between these two teams. The last truly windy game saw a heavy ground focus for both teams as Minnesota upset a surging Packers team.
Quite obvious the Packers big 3 are reliable in this game with the Jaguars unable to slow down the Packers stars. Jaguars are 30th in the league in points allowed to QBs with 25 ppg. They’re 27th in points allowed to RB with 28.7 points. Wide Receivers score 40.3 ppg which is 20th in the NFL while TEs are 15.6, good for 27th in the league.
Will the wind shutdown the upside for production? Absolutely. Will it be a relatively easy job for QB1 to pick the bare bones of Jacksonville’s defense? Absolutely. Expect a heavy dose of targets for Jones and Adams with short routes and heavy volume of the running game.
Davante has shown to be incapable of being covered and Aaron Rodgers has rewarded 17 for his elite route running. Aaron Jones picked up where he left off and gashed the 49ers with fresh legs. Expect him to come out with the same burst and be the Packers MVP Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers: 240 yards 2 TDs
Davante Adams: 8 catches 75 yards 1 TD
Aaron Jones: 15 carries 135 yards 2 TDs with 6 catches for 65 yards
Until he does it multiple weeks in a row. He needs to catch the 3rd downs and underneath routes consistently to be favored for targets. He damn near had to lay down to catch the punts Aaron Rodgers put right in his bread basket.
Packers roll, with Jaguars being able to run the ball consistently and catch big plays with DJ Chark it will be close for a couple quarters. Packers can’t look ahead to their difficult tasks against Indianapolis. Green Bay wins a relatively easy one 31-14.
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