13

October

Packers vs. Ravens – Game Day First Impressions, Unfiltered: GB 19 BAL 17

Packers vs Ravens

Packers vs. Ravens Game day First Impressions, Unfiltered

Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens:  2013 Game 5

Unfiltered game day blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.

 

GAME NOTES:

The Packers haven’t won a road game since December 2012 at Chicago.  While this isn’t the same Ravens team that won a Super Bowl back in February, they are still tough at home and are unbeaten in two games there this season.

The last time the Packers were at M&T Bank Stadium was in 2005 on Monday Night Football.  The Ravens stomped Green Bay 48-3 and it was one of the top five worst losses in Packers history.  It was quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ rookie season and he came in to relieve Brett Favre.  Rodgers threw an interception of his own in the losing effort.

The Packers won the last matchup in 2009 at Lambeau Field, also a Monday Nighter, forcing three Joe Flacco interceptions.  It was one of Flacco’s worst career games, as he posted a quarterback rating of just 27.2.

Ravens LT Eugene Monroe will make his Ravens debut since being traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Monroe replaces incumbent Bryant McKinnie, who is inactive today.

Today’s captains for the Packers: - OG T.J. Lang (offense), S Morgan Burnett (defense) and WR Jarrett Boykin (special teams).

Inactives for today:

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers
24 CB Jarrett Bush
29 CB Casey Hayward
44 RB James Starks
52 LB Clay Matthews
59 LB Brad Jones
64 G/C Greg Van Roten
93 DE Josh Boyd

Baltimore Ravens

62 NT Terrence Cody
76 G/T Jah Reid
77 C Ryan Jensen
78 T Bryant McKinnie
80 WR Brandon Stokley
94 OLB John Simon
96 DE Marcus Spears

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Mike McCarthy Pregame Show on 620 WTMJ:

Weather today:  May rain.  Need to be aware of it, especially wind.  Practice wet ball security during the week.

Adjusting without Matthews and B. Jones: A lot of moving parts with guys out.  Perry will move to the right side with Neal on the left at OLB.  Jamari Lattimore is ready to go.  It’s an opportunity.  Has done a great job on special teams.

Run game: Run game is a work in progress.  Good job up front.  Making good adjustments and communication is good.  Running backs have picked it up.  Doing it with different runners.

11

October

Packers vs. Ravens Week 6 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 6: Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 1-3 Green Bay Packers 31-27
It will be another “grind it out” win for Green Bay, but the Packers prevail based on two things about Baltimore that are becoming clear: Joe Flacco is very much overpaid and they miss Ray Lewis.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 2-2 Green Bay Packers 24-16
The Packers will travel to Baltimore and pick up a tough road win as the defense stiffens when it needs to and the offense continues to explore it’s new-found balance of run and pass. 
Adam Czech 3-1 Green Bay Packers 30-26
Aaron Rodgers and his three WRs make up for a defense playing without Clay Matthews. At times it won’t be pretty, and the Ravens will move the ball, but the Packers grind out just a few more plays than Baltimore and prevail.
Marques Eversoll 3-1 Green Bay Packers 28-27
The Packers haven’t won on the road since Dec. 16, 2012 in Chicago. Yeah, that’s only four games. But still, it’s four games. To me, this is the definition of a toss-up. Before the season, I had the Ravens in this one. And now, (without Matthews) I’m picking the Packers. Makes sense, huh?
Thomas Hobbes 2-2 Green Bay Packers 35-24
Baltimore is wildly inconsistent; they still have the capacity to be the team that won the Super Bowl last year or they can be the team that got steam rolled by the Broncos just 6 months later.  While the Packers haven’t been all that consistent either, a balanced offense and consistent defense will help the Packers win this game.
Cory Jennerjohn 3-1 Green Bay Packers 24-13
I know Joe Flacco got himself a Super Bowl win last season, but I still don’t respect him as a passer. Added to that is Ray Rice’s bad hip and the Ravens will need to get creative just to keep drives alive. Look for Jermichael Finley to get behind a collection of linebackers that is very good at rushing the passer but poor at pass coverage.
Jason Perone 4-0 Baltimore Ravens 24-21
3

February

Super Bowl XLVII Predictions: AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
2012 NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl XLVII
Name Straight Up Against the Spread
San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens (+4)
Kris Burke 49ers Ravens
“Jersey” Al Bracco 49ers Ravens
Adam Czech 49ers 49ers
Marques Eversoll 49ers 49ers
Thomas Hobbes 49ers 49ers
Jason Perone Ravens Ravens
Chad Toporski Ravens Ravens

Current Standings:

Chad Toporski, 14-5
“Jersey” Al Bracco, 13-6
Kris Burke, 12-7
Adam Czech, 10-9
Marques Eversoll, 10-9
Jason Perone, 10-9
Thomas Hobbes, 8-11

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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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20

January

2012 NFL Playoffs Predictions, Conference Championships: AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
2012 NFL Playoffs: Conference Championships
Name Straight Up Against the Spread
San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons (+4)
Kris Burke 49ers Falcons
“Jersey” Al Bracco 49ers Falcons
Adam Czech 49ers Falcons
Marques Eversoll 49ers Falcons
Thomas Hobbes 49ers 49ers
Jason Perone Falcons Falcons
Chad Toporski 49ers 49ers
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (-8)
Kris Burke Ravens Ravens
“Jersey” Al Bracco Patriots Ravens
Adam Czech Patriots Ravens
Marques Eversoll Patriots Ravens
Thomas Hobbes Patriots Ravens
Jason Perone Patriots Ravens
Chad Toporski Ravens Ravens

Current Standings:

Kris Burke, 9-7
“Jersey” Al Bracco, 11-5
Adam Czech, 8-8
Marques Eversoll, 8-8
Thomas Hobbes, 6-10
Jason Perone, 9-7
Chad Toporski, 11-5

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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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12

January

2012 NFL Playoffs Predictions, Divisional Round: AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
2012 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round
Name Straight Up Against the Spread
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (-9)
Kris Burke Broncos Broncos
“Jersey” Al Bracco Broncos Ravens
Adam Czech Broncos Broncos
Marques Eversoll Broncos Broncos
Thomas Hobbes Broncos Broncos
Jason Perone Broncos Ravens
Chad Toporski Ravens Ravens
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (-3)
Kris Burke 49ers 49ers
“Jersey” Al Bracco Packers Packers
Adam Czech Packers Packers
Marques Eversoll Packers Packers
Thomas Hobbes Packers Packers
Jason Perone 49ers 49ers
Chad Toporski 49ers Packers
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (-2.5)
Kris Burke Falcons Falcons
“Jersey” Al Bracco Falcons Falcons
Adam Czech Seachickens Seachickens
Marques Eversoll Seahawks Seahawks
Thomas Hobbes Falcons Falcons
Jason Perone Falcons Falcons
Chad Toporski Seahawks Seahawks
Houston Texans at New England Patriots (-9.5)
Kris Burke Patriots Texans
“Jersey” Al Bracco Patriots Texans
Adam Czech Patriots Texans
Marques Eversoll Patriots Patriots
Thomas Hobbes Patriots Patriots
Jason Perone Patriots Patriots
Chad Toporski Patriots Texans

Current Standings:

Kris Burke, 5-3
“Jersey” Al Bracco, 8-0
Adam Czech, 6-2
Marques Eversoll, 5-3
Thomas Hobbes, 3-5
Jason Perone, 3-5
Chad Toporski, 6-2

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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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4

January

2012 NFL Playoffs Predictions, Wild Card Round: AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
2012 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Round
Name Straight Up Against the Spread
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans (-4.5)
Kris Burke Texans Texans
“Jersey” Al Bracco Texans Texans
Adam Czech Texans Bengals
Marques Eversoll Texans Bengals
Thomas Hobbes Texans Bengals
Jason Perone Texans Texans
Chad Toporski Texans Texans
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-7.5)
Kris Burke Packers Packers
“Jersey” Al Bracco Packers Packers
Adam Czech Packers Packers
Marques Eversoll Packers Packers
Thomas Hobbes Packers Packers
Jason Perone Vikings Vikings
Chad Toporski Packers Vikings
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens (-6.5)
Kris Burke Colts Colts
“Jersey” Al Bracco Ravens Ravens
Adam Czech Ravens Colts
Marques Eversoll Colts Colts
Thomas Hobbes Colts Colts
Jason Perone Ravens Colts
Chad Toporski Ravens Colts
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins (+3)
Kris Burke Redskins Seahawks
“Jersey” Al Bracco Seadogs  Seadogs
Adam Czech Seachickens Seachickens
Marques Eversoll Seahawks Seahawks
Thomas Hobbes Redskins Redskins
Jason Perone Redskins Redskins
Chad Toporski Seahawks Seahawks
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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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20

January

2011 NFL Conference Championships – Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
2011 NFL Playoffs: Conference Championships
Name Straight Up
Against the Spread
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (-7.5)
Kris Burke Patriots Patriots
“Jersey” Al Bracco Ravens Ravens
Adam Czech Patriots Patriots
Thomas Hobbes Patriots Patriots
Zach Kruse Patriots Patriots
Chad Toporski Ravens Ravens
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers (-2.5)
Kris Burke 49ers 49ers
“Jersey” Al Bracco 49ers 49ers
Adam Czech Giants 49ers
Thomas Hobbes Giants Giants
Zach Kruse Giants Giants
Chad Toporski 49ers 49ers

Current Standings:

Chad Toporski, 12-4
“Jersey” Al Bracco, 10-6
Zach Kruse, 10-6
Thomas Hobbes, 9-7
Kris Burke, 5-11
Adam Czech, 5-3 *(missed Wild Card round)

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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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