The Packers are at a surplus of kickass right now with the two Aarons putting on NFC honor performances in back to back weeks. Aaron Jones only ran for 67 yards on 13 carries but he made his impact through the passing game. Aaron to Aaron racked up 159 yards on 7 out of 8 passes, finding the endzone twice under the primetime lights. Green Bay secured a 31-24 road win at the heralded Arrowhead Stadium. Andy Reid had Matt Moore up to speed and operating the Kansas City offense into a competitive game despite the shortcoming loss.
Cheeseheads were abundant in Arrowhead and the Packer faithful look to take over the transitional stadium that Los Angeles struggles to fill with fans. Los Angeles is coming off a gift 17-16 victory vs the Chicago Bears thanks to Eddy Pineiro, who missed the game-winning FG as time expired. Despite the positive outcome, the Chargers still let go of their offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt on Monday.
The Packers expect to be able to take advantage of the lack of experience in play-calling and leave LA with a W. Green Bay is on a roll offensively during their four-game win streak, all without their star receiver, Davante Adams. Fortunately, Davante is looking ready to get back on the field Sunday afternoon. The question will be how much involvement he has but I am sure if he is out there in full capacity that Rodgers is going to look to him often.
Rodgers showcased his consistently awesome play by throwing for 305 yards and 3 TDs with zero interceptions. Aaron Jones was the lucky recipient of Rodgers’ attention all night and the duo look to keep the connection going. The Chargers defense is 7th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. That being said, their last five games have been against Josh Rosen, Joe Flacco, Duck Hodges, Ryan Tannehill, and Mitch Trubisky. Not exactly a gauntlet of rocket arms. Aaron Rodgers gets his favorite weapon back with an already in rhythm offense. Expect Rodgers to throw for 275 yards and 2 TDs.
The NFC offensive player of the week highlighted his performance through the air against the Chiefs. This week he is facing a Chargers defense that broke the slump for Chicago’s David Montgomery who dashed for 135 yards and a TD. Aaron maintains his role as the featured offensive player this week with promising running lanes. He remains a focus in Matt LaFleur’s passing game; scheming RBs in mismatches against isolated linebackers in coverage. Jamaal Williams has the potential to cut into Aaron Jones’ stat-line but Jones has cemented his role as the lead back. Aaron Jones rumbles for 110 yards and 1 TD with 5 catches for 65 yards and 1 TD
Videos of DA hurdling his teammates have stirred optimism in his ability to play Sunday. IF he plays, expect him to slide back into the offense and resume his role as Rodgers’ favorite target. Again, if he plays, expect him to open up the offense with a 6 catch 80-yard day with a TD.
Green Bay made Kansas City look competitive with Matt Moore but that is more of a testament to Andy Reid’s coaching. The Packers catch a dismantled Chargers team decimated by underachieving playmakers, injuries and coaching changes. LA’s offense has the respected trio of playmakers in Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, and Keenan Allen. Charger playmakers have been suffering behind poor offensive line play and inconsistencies. Expect the Packers to have a kind of home-field advantage with the traveling cheeseheads and the Pack deliver a 27-23 victory.
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