The Green Bay Packers host the Oakland Raiders Dec. 11 at Lambeau Field as the Pack look to continue their remarkable winning streak.
The Raiders have been continuing to adjust to life with Carson Palmer at the quarterback position. Not only are the Raiders making the adjustment at quarterback, but also at running back as they continue to play without Darren McFadden.
This match-up should be one the Packers can handle since their defense is very capable of stopping the run. Especially if linebacker A.J. Hawk returns to action, which many expect him too. The Pack have the advantage being at home as well as having quarterback Aaron Rodgers who continues to play at an amazing level.
When looking at this game the Packers should win this one and it’ll be the same old song and dance as to why. The Packers will be carried by their offense, while their defense continues to struggle giving up massive yards through the air; they are near the bottom of the passing yards allowed. But as we have seen before throughout the season, this defense which is solid at best, not great, will make timely stops and create timely turnovers.
This is the one thing the Packers defense has been great at all season, but if you have been watching the season the Packers have struggled defensively. It is obvious, but they continue to make up for their struggles with the turnovers, which they lead the NFL in at the moment.
I know some of you are sick of hearing the same things from me game to game, but lets face the facts, this is how the season has been for the perfect Packers and while every year there is a perfect team we hear about their weaknesses the most.
The Packers defense has been the weakness in giving up yards, yes they are still the only undefeated team, but it does not mean the fans are content with the defense giving up yards. I can assure you the Packers are not. They expect better from themselves, they do not want to be good, they want to be great, they want to win a Super Bowl. They know a Super Bowl takes a team effort and this team puts its effort into getting better each and every week and not settling, they know how to be champions and they want to be champions again.
The Packers come away with a 37-20 win over the Raiders and go to 13-0.
About the Author
Written by Noah Hanstedt
Born and raised in the small town of Neenah, WI. Grew up watching Green Bay Packers football with my late father. Been writing about sports for 5 years now and hope to continue becoming a stronger writer and an even better man.