The Green Bay Packers (4-3) face the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) this weekend and it is safe to say, the Jaguars are about as beat up as the Packers.
Both the Packers and the Jaguars lost key players in last weeks games. The Packers lost defensive back Charles Woodson for at least four weeks with a broken collar bone and the Jags lost Maurice Jones-Drew with a foot sprain for an extended period of time. Both players are critical to their respective teams success.
The Jaguars starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert also has a shoulder injury, to his non-throwing shoulder, and could be playing for them with the injury. It will be interesting to see if the second year starter can make it the whole game.
Naturally this game should be a blow out, but it is the NFL and anything can happen. The Packers also have another injury that is coming into play with wide receiver Jordy Nelson having a hamstring injury and has yet to practice this week. While the injury is concerning with the Packers already having Greg Jennings out with a hamstring injury, it should not affect the outcome of this weekends game.
Look for the Packers offense to dominate as they face one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers should have a field day and even Alex Green should see some huge holes to run through. Add in the fact the Jaguars offense lost their best player. I expect a blow out as well.
The Packers will win 41-16 and improve to 5-3 and extend the winning streak to three.
Bold Prediction: Aaron Rodgers will have at least 4 touchdown passes by the third quarter and will not play the whole fourth.
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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.