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Packers vs. Jaguars Week 8 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 8: Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 4-3 Green Bay Packers 31-21
Not going with the blowout here.  The bitter taste of the Colts game is still lingering.  Until I see the Packers bury an opponent and have Dom Capers standing on the gas for 60 minutes, caution is the word.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 3-4 Green Bay Packers 35-6
If in any way, the Packers don’t win this game by at least 3 touchdowns, then either something is very wrong or they just got bored.
Adam Czech 4-3 Green Bay Packers 30-13
This is going to be one of those games that’s never really close, but isn’t necessarily a blowout, either. At no point will we feel like the Jaguars will win, but every now and then we might grumble that the game shouldn’t be as close as it is. The Jags d-line is scrappy and will probably frustrate the Packers running game a bit, but ultimately, that won’t matter much once Aaron Rodgers cuts loose.
Marques Eversoll 4-3 Green Bay Packers 34-13
Attention, fans of running the football: this is the week. I think Alex Green will become the Packers’ first 100-yard rusher since October 2010. Aaron Rodgers will build a comfortable halftime lead, allowing the run game to take advantage of a weak Jacksonville run defense. The Jags are without Maurice Jones-Drew, so the Packers win this one easily.
Thomas Hobbes 4-3 Green Bay Packers 31-9
Maurice Jones Drew is responsible for 41% of the Jaguars offensive yardage and at an average of 235 yards over 6 games, the loss of MJD should result in 139 yards against the Packers (naturally Rashad Jennings will make back some of those yards but you get the point).  Furthermore the Jaguars go about 16 yards per point so in rough estimate they should gain 9 points.  The only thing I can think of that’s in their favor is that traditionally the Packers don’t do as well with opponents that they don’t know well or against players they didn’t account for, and the Jaguars are definitely that type of team.
Jason Perone 2-5 Green Bay Packers 35-7
That’s what the score should be.  Never seems to work out that way with these Packers, though.  Still, they will continue their roll and get their 3rd straight win.  Both teams are dinged up but Jacksonville will be without their best player in Maurice Jones-Drew.  With QB Blaine Gabbert dealing with a shoulder injury, he likely won’t be 100% effective in a game where he needs to be for the Jags to have any hope of keeping it close.  Packers run away with this one.
Chad Toporski 3-4 Green Bay Packers 38-17
Jacksonville’s defense is about as bad as New Orleans, but they don’t have the offense to make up for it, especially with MJD out of the picture. The Packers will continue to roll in their first home game since playing the Saints.
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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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10 Responses to “Packers vs. Jaguars Week 8 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com”

  1. Brian says:

    My prediction is Boyken will have his first TD this game. Driver will show to the world that he can still dance. Clay Mathews will be Clay Mathews. Rodgers will get TDs in the air and on the ground.

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  2. frozentundra91 says:

    I think this game is gonna be a lot closer than people think. I agree with Kris, especially about the defense. The offensive line needs to step up for once and block. Go Pack.

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  3. Jeff says:

    Packers 44 – Jags 9.
    I would play anyone in this game who is not 100% , no need to. I would give Raji one more week , dont play Nelson if there is any question about him , We can start Jones , Cobb , and Finley and not miss a beat , look for Driver to get more time. Kris , the Packers are the best team in the division and the Houston game was the start of a major roll that will finish no worse than 11-5.

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    • Oppy says:

      Man, I’d love to agree with you that this season could end no worse that 11-5.

      Unfortunately, looking through the schedule, I see a worst-case scenario where the Packers could hypothetically end up 9-7.

      Considering in the win-loss records of NFC North teams rarely have much bearing on the way the games unfold when they play each other, It could be feasible that the Packers split with the Bears, Vikings, and Lions. Since we’ve only played the Bears thus far (and won), that would mean potentially losing 3 of the 5 remaining division games.

      Beating the Giants on the road is no small feat either.

      My gut tells me you’re right about 11-5. My head tells me not to take anything for granted with the 2012 Packers. So far, they have only proven to me they can beat any team, and just as easily lose to any team.

      Go Pack.

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  4. Jeff says:

    Who in their right mind is concerned about our defense going against a pathetic Jag offense with no Jones-Drew , this game is over at halftime. The 2010 Packers also started 4-3 and we rolloed to the Super Bowl.

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    • Oppy says:

      The players better be in their right mind, and for players, that means being concerned about the Jaguars, period.

      Us fans? Yeah, we have the luxury of not being concerned. Players who aren’t concerned find themselves putting up performances like the 2012 Colts game, the 2009 Tampa Bay game, etc etc.

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  5. Dan says:

    I’m rooting for 2 things in this game, a decisive win by the Pack and NO MORE INJURIES!

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  6. Lefty says:

    Remember a Mike McCarthy team can play down to anyone’s level and isn’t good at putting teams away

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  7. Ron LC says:

    Right on the money Kris. If Capers falls into his security blanket mode this game will be much closer than it should be. With Woodson out he will do exactly that. Let’s hope they protect AR. The Jags have nothing to lose and will be attacking the Oline all day.

    A reminder for MM: You cannot afford to lose AR for any period of time.

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