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
9

October

Around the NFC North: Week 6

Around the NFC North

All four teams play this week and are separated by just two games

The race in the NFC North got a bit tighter in week five.  The division-leading Detroit Lions fell to the Green Bay Packers, who evened their record to 2-2.  Both the Lions and Chicago Bears, who lost to the New Orleans Saints, are tied atop the North at 3-2 with Detroit having a slight edge due to their head-to-head win over Chicago in week four.  The Minnesota Vikings had a bye and enter this week at 1-3.

With a full slate of games this week that kicks off with the Bears hosting the New York Giants on Thursday night, let’s dive into the matchups and storylines of each.

New York Giants (0-5) at Chicago Bears (3-2)

Before this season started, there were more than a handful of fans and experts who had the Giants pegged to lose five games all season, let alone their first five.  The Giants were victimized by the visiting Philadelphia Eagles and remain winless on the year.  They now face a short week and a road game to boot.

As with any team that is dealing with a losing streak, there is building tension in New York over the lack of success.  That this was a Super Bowl championship team just two seasons ago is more cause for concern.  If you need another example of some of the disarray that exists in New York, here’s one.  The Giants elected not to re-sign linebacker Chase Blackburn after this season and he signed with the Carolina Panthers.  Just last week, Blackburn replaced veteran Jon Beason when Beason’s productivity was suffering due to various injuries.  At the same time, the Giants, desperate for help at linebacker, traded a late-round draft pick for Beason.  Digest that one.  Even if he gets healthy and contributes, the Giants are definitely doing things the hard way this season.

New York has dealt with injuries and have not been as formidable on defense as they once were.  They are also averaging just 56 rushing yards/game.  This year’s team is not the Giants that anyone is used to seeing.

The Bears dropped their second game in a row, this one at home to the Saints.  After an impressive start and winning their first three games, the Bears have come back down to earth a bit.  Two of those three wins came against the Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers, who are both struggling early on this year.  The opinions on just how good the Bears are remain divided at this point.

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October

AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League: Week 6 Update & Power Rankings

AllGBP.com Fantasy Football LeagueWelcome to our weekly update for the AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League! For those that are unaware, the AllGBP.com staff started a league this year to see who could take home the trophy between them and some of their readers. Please continue to check back each week as the drama unfolds, and don’t at all hesitate to throw around the smack talk! Who knows . . . maybe you could be throwing down the gauntlet with us next season.

Week 6 Results:

  • Jordy’s Stiff Arm (128.32)
    over The Gilbert Browns (103.88)
  • Calvinball (149.28)
    over Rockwood Lodge (96.44)
  • St. Cecilia’s HS (132.24)
    over Salute Your Jorts (58.50)
  • Finley Named My Kids (88.22)
    over SuperBowl or Bust (85.70)
  • TouchedByTedThompson (111.76)
    over Milwaukee Packers (101.56)
  • Lambeau’s Legends (119.12)
    over Cheeseheads (100.14)

Standings:

Writers Division

  1. The Gilbert Browns, Adam Czech (4-4-0)
  2. St. Cecilia’s HS, “Jersey” Al Bracco (4-2-0)
  3. Rockwood Lodge, Marques Eversoll (3-3-0)
  4. Jordy’s Stiff Arm, Chad Toporski (3-3-0)
  5. Calvinball, Thomas Hobbes (2-4-0)
  6. Salute Your Jorts, Kris Burke (2-4-0)

Readers Division

  1. Finley Named My Kids, Sam (5-1-0)
  2. Lambeau’s Legends, Henry (4-2-0)
  3. SuperBowl or Bust, Earl (3-3-0)
  4. TouchedByTedThompson, Ian (2-4-0)
  5. Milwaukee Packers, gbmb34 (2-4-0)
  6. Cheeseheads, Matt (2-4-0)

Power Rankings

  1. Lambeau’s Legends (Up 2) – Finally finding some consistency, the Legends are back at first in the power rankings. The top three teams, though, all seem poised to be the big contenders for the playoffs.
  2. Rockwood Lodge (Down 1) – The Rock saw its first sub-100 point game so far this season, and it was against a team in Calvinball that came to play. They’re still tops in the league, though, so this week’s loss can’t be seen as much more than a short moment of weakness.
  3. Finley Named My Kids (Down 1) – As “Jersey” Al was so quick to point out last week, a win is a win. This team, though, only won by 3 points and didn’t even hit the 90 mark. Having the best record in the league only means so much.
  4. Calvinball (Up 2) – This team may be 2-4, but they’ve been extremely productive, putting up over 100 points in every game since Week 2. Their only problem is that they’ve had the second-highest total amount of points scored against them across the season.
12

October

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

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 6: Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 2-3 Green Bay Packers 37-34(OT)
Mike McCarthy does his best work when his team’s back is against the wall.  Late 2010 with all the injuries piling up seems similar to the situation the Packers currently find themselves in. If the Packers have any pride left, this is the game they make a stand.  I refuse to believe McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers will not go down without a fight.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 2-3 Houston Texans 23-21
This is a desperate attempt to jinx the Texans. I haven’t picked against the Packers since the 2010 season, and while an upset here of the favored Texans would not surprise me at all, I figure the Packers need some help. So, I’m going with the Texans in hope my pick goes horribly wrong. Confused? Me too…
Adam Czech 3-2 Houston Texans 28-20
I want to believe the Packers will win. I really do. But I don’t. Randall Cobb will be the key to this game. If he gets a return TD and goes off on a somewhat shaky Texans secondary, you never know……
Marques Eversoll 2-3 Green Bay Packers 24-23
It’s only week six, but the Packers are desperate for a win. And a win against the undefeated Texans would certainly help mask a disappointing collapse last week against the Colts. The Pack will be without Cedric Benson, but I think Alex Green will make the most of his opportunity as the lead back. Houston should shred the Packers defense, but I think Capers’ crew will be able to keep them out of the endzone and hold them to field goals. Aaron Rodgers plays his best game of the season, and the Packers get a much-needed victory on the road.
Thomas Hobbes 2-3 Green Bay Packers 34-31
Rationally, I probably should pick the Texans but I’m going to pick the Packers anyways.  The only thing I can think of going in favor of the Packers is that they know they have to win or getting into the post season will be very unlikely.  Hopefully the Texans are happy sitting at 5-0 and don’t bring their A-game against a very confused looking Packers team.  The Packers aren’t going to win a defensive game but if the Packers can make it a shootout they have a chance to win.
23

April

Watch the Video: Week 6 of Packers’ Donald Driver on Dancing With the Stars: Foxtrot

Video from week 6 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Lets see how Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd perform the Foxtrot:

 

Donald and Peta received a  total score of 27, a string of nines across the board  from judges Carrie Ann Inaba,  Len Goodman and  Bruno Tonioli.  This is their third straight week with a score of 27.

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October

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

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 6: Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 5-0 Green Bay Packers 38-13
I’m a little worried about a trap game here (see my preview) but there is no way such a depleted Rams secondary will be able to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and his crew.  Packers romp.
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“Jersey” Al Bracco 5-0 Green Bay Packers 34-17
Something tells me the Packers will have a bit of a letdown this week. Fortunately, they’re playing the Rams. Packers still win comfortably, but it’s not overly pretty.
Adam Czech 4-1 Green Bay Packers 36-17
The Rams are horrible, but I still think Sam Bradford is a decent QB. A few plays from Bradford and solid running from Steven Jackson will keep things from getting too far out of hand, but the Packers will still cruise to 6-0.
Thomas Hobbes 5-0 Green Bay Packers 31-13
The Packers again face another team who should be a lot better than they are (thank you, Josh McDaniels!) With the Ram’s defense in such a disarray, as long as the Packers offense remains steady it should be a pretty quiet game at home.
Zach Kruse 3-2 Green Bay Packers 38-17
The winless Rams should be able to hang around in the first half after coming off a bye week. They might even have that kind of “animal backed into a corner” dangerousness about them early on. But the Packers are so much better from top to bottom that this game’s final scoreline won’t be close. Rodgers and offense is too much for a defense that’s missing its top 3 corners.
Chad Toporski 5-0 Green Bay Packers 45-17
The St. Louis Rams are sitting at 0-4 and could arguably be the worst team in the league. They’ve had two weeks to prepare for this game and will go into it with a “nothing to lose” attitude playing the undefeated Super Bowl Champions; however, that doesn’t really change much, does it?
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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