Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots: 5 matchups to watch

Posted November 05, 2018

The Packers are a Ty Montgomery fumble, Mason Crosby kicking meltdown and questionable Clay Matthews roughing penalty away from being 6-1 instead of 3-3-1.

The last meeting between the teams came in 2014 when Green Bay edged New England 26-21 at Lambeau Field.

The Bills are turning back to turnover-prone Nathan Peterman, who's starting with rookie Josh Allen ruled out with a sprained elbow and Derek Anderson dealing with a concussion.

The Packers' offense couldn't quite keep up, though. White took advantage and found space to turn short completions into first downs.

As usual, the New England Patriots have control over the AFC East, and we are just hitting the midway point of the season.

Rodgers was on target in the first half. The Patriots have proven over the last few weeks that they can find other ways to score.

These teams possess two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game of football, so the defenses will be tested greatly. Graham needs to get open and Rodgers needs to get him the ball more frequently when he does.

Brady completed 16 of his first 22 passes but had seven straight incompletions in the third quarter - the most of his career. Green Bay's defense, meanwhile, ranks seventh against the pass and has 23 sacks, many of them from up the middle, as nose tackle Kenny Clark and inside linebacker Blake Martinez have four each. Later in the game he also made an impressive 24-yard grab over Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson, which seemed to turn quite a few heads as well. So the rookie punter went about his business in punting five times for a net average of 42.0 yards in a strong performance against the Patriots. Take Green Bay to win against the spread.

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The Patriots added to their lead with a field goal early in the second, bringing the score to 10-3.

The Patriots wide receiver nonchalantly told reporters after his team's 31-17 victory that his finger dislocated and had to be relocated back where it belonged multiple times on the sideline.

The Packers must get pressure on Brady from a variety of blitz packages on some occasions and by sending just four men to pressure the quarterback on others.

Whitehead was the replacement for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was traded to the Washington Redskins last week. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams provide him with a capable running attack, Davante Adams is a legitimate number one receiver while Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St.

Meanwhile, Drew Brees has been sensational at home lately, with 1,045 yards passing with eight TDs and no INTs in his last three games at the Superdome.