The Green Bay Packers seem to be on a roll.
One week after their statement victory over the Houston Texans, the Packers followed it up with a 30-20 win over the improved St. Louis Rams. Aaron Rodgers continued his recent hot streak, going 30 of 37 for 342 yards and three touchdowns. The offense seemingly has emerged from doldrums it was in early in the season.
This week, the Packers go into a game that by all signs appears to be a cakewalk against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars very likely will go into the game without their star running back Maurice Jones-Drew and their improving but still struggling starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert. In their places will be Rashad Jennings at running back and Chad Henne at quarterback.
The Packers come into the game without Greg Jennings and perhaps without Jordy Nelson, who is nursing a hamstring injury. This would leave a receiver group of James Jones, Randall Cobb, Donald Driver and Jarrett Boykin. The Packers will also not have Charles Woodson on defense who will be out for six weeks with a broken collarbone.
Scouting the Jaguars
On paper, it looks like the Jaguars don’t have a fighting chance against the Packers but it’s still the NFL. They still have to play the games and anything can happen.