Intriguing Game- Week 13
Patriots (9-2) at Packers (8-3)
Patriots– Seven wins and counting. New England just continues to roll and they continue to impress me by the week. They kept a high powered Lions offense in check last week holding them to three field goals and shut down Calvin Johnson and they’re using different people to best you. When they faced the Colts, it was Jonas Gray. Last Sunday it was Tim Wright and no quarterback benefits with the use of two tight ends like Tom Brady. Gronk has put together s bounce back season and he’s truly a difference maker. Look at that offense with him in the line up compared to how it is without him. They need this home field advantage more than anything because nobody enjoys the comforts of their own home like the Patriots. The best team in the AFC will travel to the frozen tundra to keep their winning streak alive.
Packers– We always hear about how Arizona is the best team in the NFC. I think they’re a good team but the Packers are the best team in the NFC with the best quarterback in the game right now. Jordy is becoming a star and is showing why he got a contract extension and the defense is playing well and that was my biggest concern. I was talking to a former radio associate and he stated this Packers team is a lot similar to the team that won it all in 2010-11. I agreed because they can balance it out on offense and defensively they are confusing opponents. This maybe the best I’ve seen Aaron look ever. His MVP season was impressive but he looks more in the zone this year than ever. This is the biggest game of the year for Green Bay on Sunday.
Prediction– We’ve all been looking forward to this one. This is the first time Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will square off against one another. The Packers have to get Lacy going early. Keep Brady on the sideline and make their defense work. Pressuring Brady will be the key and limiting Gronk will also be important. For the Patriots, containing Aaron Rodgers is a must. Don’t let him out the pocket. I like Green Bay in this one. Packers 35 Patriots 31