The Bears still suck, the Bears still suck na na na na see ya next year. Admittedly, I was nervous early in the game with an overwhelming amount of special team blunders that guaranteed to have every couch coach screaming in unison. Luckily Green Bay was able to overcome and get back to basics of letting Aaron Rodgers sling touchdowns. After beating the britches off the Bears, Green Bay strolls into Baltimore whistling for trouble. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens may not be at full strength with the superstar QB dealing with an ankle injury sustained in last week’s narrow loss to Cleveland. Jackson is likely out leaving Tyler Huntley to play in reserve. Huntley went 27/38 for 270 yards and a TD with 45 yards rushing off the bench while nearly leading a comeback. The Ravens also have a reliable group of pass catchers in Hollywood Brown, Rashod Bateman, and Mark Andrews to go along with Huntley’s versatile playstyle. Joe Barry and the swarming Packers defense should be able to corral these wounded birds.
The bad man threw for FOUR touchdowns last week and hung a 45 burger on the stinkin Bears. An in-rhythm Aaron Rodgers doesn’t bode well for whoever is in his path especially come December and January. The only real concern for Aaron the rest of the way is the rotation of the offensive line. They have played extremely well considering the amount of injuries and different groupings. David Bakhtiari isn’t quite ready to return and now Billy Turner just went down. With a shaky line, Aaron is up against a tough task facing a Baltimore defense that although not scary has some talented players. Marlon Humphrey being out on IR diminishes the hopes of stopping Davante Adams. The Ravens already rank 22nd in the league in points allowed to QBs and now they get the Boogeyman.
Aaron throws for 280 yards and 3 TDs
Aaron Rodgers over/under props:265.5 yards passing 2.5 TDs
The loss of Randall Cobb opens room in the short and intermediate passing game for a flex player like Jones. He has lost a chunk of his touches to AJ Dillon in his last few weeks whether due to injury and game flow. His exit from the Bears game was surely due to precaution. Baltimore is solid against RBs ranking 5th in points allowed to the position. They have also not allowed a RB to score against them since their bye despite only winning half of their six games. Pretty impressive to hold the likes of Dalvin Cook, Nick Chubb, Najee Harris and David Montgomery all out of the endzone. Jones can break that streak due to his versatility in the offense and the trust LaFleur has in allowing Dillon to eat up some of the dirty work. Dillon can have a stellar day just not sure the rushing game is the best way to attack Baltimore. Sunday looks to feature Aaron Jones.
Aaron runs for 45 yards and hauls in 5 catches for 45 yards and a TD
Aaron Jones props: Unavailable
Dillon props for 57 yards rushing and 2 receptions for 14 yards with the concern over Jones injury.
Fresh off a 10 catch 121 yard performance capped off with two beautiful touchdowns. Choo Choooo this train isn’t stopping anytime soon as Baltimore ranks 20th in points allowed to WR. They have held quality receivers out of the endzone throughout the season although not many teams have an outstanding difference maker like Davante Adams. Trust that 17 will continue to find openings in the defense even if Baltimore schemes to remove him.
Davante grabs 8 catches for 115 yards and a TD
Davante over/under props: 7 catches 92.5 yards receiving
Green Bay has back-to-back games against AFC North known for physical brand of football. Sunday will be a good test of where the team is and hopefully all three phases of the game work in cohesion. With no Lamar, Huntley will disrupt the Packers defense but expect him to give a few opportune turnovers. The Ravens best hope is to let Justin Tucker smack 50 yarders all day.
Green Bay wins 27-16 and comes home for the holidays
Go Pack Go!