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Taking Bad Schotz:
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
Tried to take a cocky risk going against Peyton Manning and got burned big time. My first loss of the year puts me at 8-1 on the season, which ain’t too shabby.
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Green Bay Packers -3 vs. DETROIT LIONS
Week 11 brings us a division battle between the Packers and Lions. Green Bay rolls in off a bye week and on a four game winning streak. All four of those victories were won by at least a touchdown each time and Aaron Rodgers has regained the MVP form he displayed last year. Over his last 5 games Rodgers has 18 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions, that is just flat out incredible. The bye week has allowed wide receiver Jordy Nelson to recuperate and he expects to suit up in this one, while defensive stars Charles Woodson and Clay Mathews will have to miss this one due to injury. Detroit was poised to make a run and try to get into January football, but a loss last week to Minnesota has made that journey harder to picture. Christian Ponder played very well going 24-32 with two touchdowns and avoided to turn the ball over. As for Adrian Peterson, he gashed the Detroit defense for 171 yards on the ground and found the end zone as well. In Minnesota’s three home games this year they have barely squeaked out victories against Seattle and St. Louis while losing to Minnesota earlier in the year. I expect to see Rodgers light up Detroit and come away with a key road victory as these two teams continue to sputter in opposite directions.
New Orleans Saints -5 vs. OAKLAND RAIDERS
After starting the year 0-4 the Saints come marching into Oakland winners of four of their last five. With a difficult schedule coming up, this game seems to be a must win. The Raiders come into this matchup fresh off a 55-20 route to the Ravens. Drew Brees is tied with Aaron Rodgers with 25 passing touchdowns this year and I expect him to run up the score on this Raiders defense. Lately it hasn’t just been the Drew Brees show because the running game has gashed teams for just under 300 yards total over the last 2 games. With tight end stud Jimmy Graham fully healthy and back to his dominating self, I don’t see a way the Raiders find a way to stop this red hot offense. I expect the Saints to pummel the Raiders this week and easily cover the 5 point spread.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS +3 vs. Baltimore Ravens
With Ben Roethlisberger injured and unable to suit up, Byron Leftwich will get the call for Pittsburgh to try and lead the Steelers past the Ravens in a battle of the AFC North class. Pittsburgh stands at 6-3, trailing Baltimore in the standings, who boast a 7-2 record. This matchup is the first of two between these two foes and to say these guys don’t like each other is an understatement. The Steelers roll in winners of four straight while Baltimore has won six of their last seven. With Big Ben out, Pittsburgh will have to rely on their running back trio that includes Rashard Mendenhall, Issac Redman, and Jonathon Dwyer. The game will be a grinder throughout, but I expect the Steelers to win at the wire and tie the Ravens atop the AFC North.
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The Broncos signed Peyton Manning this offseason and didn't know what they were getting. What they got is a leading MVP candidate.
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With their winning streak in jeopardy, Aaron Rodgers led an 82-yard touchdown drive to take the lead, and Green Bay's defense essentially ended the game with a four-and-out. Green Bay won its fifth consecutive game to improve to 7-3. Detroit's season is over at 4-6.
Tweet As the Denver Broncos continued to roll with a 30-23 victory over the San Diego Chargers so did Peyton Manning, who continues to rewrite the NFL record books. He came into today’s game tied with Dan Marino for second on the all-time passing touchdown list with 420. After an official’s review this 13-yard [...]
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It’s often times lost that Aaron Rodgers attended UC Berkeley for college. While the university has since become one of the top academic institutions in the country, its reputation throughout the years has been of welcoming some of the more bizarre characters ever to attend school. Count Rodgers among them.
Ever since his first year in the league, Rodgers has held onto an interesting...
DETROIT (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Randall Cobb with 1:55 left, and the Green Bay Packers came through with a 24-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Mason Crosby made a 39-yard field goal with 19 seconds to go after missing two field goals earlier in the game.
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This piece is also published at Lions101.com The Green Bay Packers finally play their first game of the season against the Detroit Lions this weekend, and they’re looking to continue an impressive string of dominance in Michigan. Aaron Rodgers is … Continue reading →
This Sunday the Lions welcome in the Green Bay Packers to Ford Field as Detroit looks to string some wins together in hopes of making a late season run at the playoffs. However this is certainly a Packers team that has found itself after a 2-3 start to the season. Since then Green Bay has turned in an impressive win in Houston and taken care of business with St. Louis, Jacksonville...