Patriots lead Packers 7-3 after one

Ross Houston
November 5, 2018

Anyway you slice it, all football fans should be tuned into this Sunday Night tilt as the Packers visit New England to battle the Patriots at 8:15pm on NBC. Green Bay vs. New England. QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, now is not the time to reflect on a fine first half. The Packers have alternated wins and losses all season with atie against Minnesota mixed in there as well. Him sitting on Sunday night, when the Patriots will need to score to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, is pretty telling.

Rodgers (24 of 38 for 368 yards, two touchdowns) and Brady (22 of 35 for 245 yards, two TDs) combined for 613 yards passing the last time they faced each other.

The Chiefs average a league-high 36.3 points per game and Patrick Mahomes has been putting up eye-popping numbers.


The Patriots have been playing better than the Packers on the defensive side of the ball this year, recording an interception in each game so far this season, including a pick six by Devin McCourty last week to ice the game against the Buffalo Bills.

Why get rid of someone who is helping make that happen? This is a possible Super Bowl preview if both teams hit their respective strides down the stretch run of the season. Just wait for the show to start. He emerged from the halftime locker room with a wrap on his left leg, but he quickly shed it and returned to the game. "I think he can do it all from the wide receiver position and we're expecting a lot of attention by the Patriots' secondary", Coach Mike McCarthy said. That has been the case most of this season.

The Packers got going again on a 5-yard pass to WR Davante Adams and a pair of runs by RB Jamaal Williams for 15 yards.


Pettine has stopped opposing running backs out of the backfield recently by treating them as receivers when choosing coverage matchups.

The Packers came close to beating the undefeated Rams a week ago, but late breakdowns and a few key mistakes prevented that from happening. The Pats were willing to concede yards on the ground to Aaron Jones, but they made this night as hard as possible for Rodgers.

The Patriots (7-2) took an early lead thanks to a rushing touchdown from James White. Unfortunately, it's very hard to win on the road in New England and Brady will find a way to get the job done late.


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