Looking ahead to Monday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers will finish off the Week 12 schedule. It is a game that has major playoff implications for both teams, who are on the edge of playoff contention at this point in time.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are coming off of a tough blowout loss to the Washington Redskins last week. They are just 4-6 on the season and have lost four straight games. Green Bay has to come up with a win this week if they want to have any chance of making the playoffs this season.
Philadelphia, on the other hand, is 5-5 on the season and have been very pleased with the play of Carson Wentz. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft has become one of the frontrunners to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award this season and has even impressed other NFL quarterbacks. There is still a lot of work to do for the Eagles, but they are a tough team to beat.
Needless to say, these two teams are going to be playing with a heightened sense of desperation this week. Both teams know that a playoff spot could be on the line.
All of that being said, what bold predictions can be made for the Eagles vs. Packers game this week?
Carson Wentz Rips the Green Bay Secondary for 350 Yards, Three Touchdowns
There are very few secondaries around the league that are as weak as Green Bay’s. Injuries have completely ruined the pass defense for the Packers. Carson Wentz will take advantage of that with 350 yards and three touchdowns this week to boost his Rookie of the Year chances.
Aaron Rodgers Racks Up 325 Yards, Four Touchdowns
While the Packers have been struggling, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been playing well. He has had great individual performances, but unfortunately, they haven’t been enough to power Green Bay to wins. Rodgers will have another big game this week, racking up 325 yards and four touchdowns.
Philadelphia Sacks Aaron Rodgers Four Times
Green Bay’s offensive line hasn’t been awful this season, but Aaron Rodgers has taken a few sacks. If the Eagles want to come out with a win, they have to pressure Rodgers. They will do just that and will sack him at least four times throughout the course of the game.
Green Bay Forces Three Philadelphia Turnovers
Even though the Packers’ defense is beat up, they can still make plays here and there. Green Bay will need their defense to step up this week in order to snap their losing streak. That will be the case, as the Packers will force three Philadelphia turnovers throughout the game.
The Green Bay Packers Snap Their Losing Streak in a Hard-Fought Win
It is hard to predict this game, especially with the inconsistencies that both teams have shown this season. That being said, the Green Bay Packers will finally break their losing streak in a hard-fought win. Both teams are going to leave everything they have on the field, but the Packers will make the necessary plays down the stretch.
Expect to see the Packers come out looking to prove a point this week against the Eagles and show that they should still be considered a contender in the NFC playoff picture. Even with the struggles that they have had, Green Bay still believes that they will make the playoffs. Philadelphia is a young team heading in the right direction, but this week will not bring success.
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