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What to Watch For: Packers vs Patriots

What to Watch For: Packers vs Patriots

Ahead of their big matchup against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, Aaron Rodgers will be without one of his receivers.

Fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.

This also begins a three-game stretch in which NY takes on AFC East opponents.

First Quarter Thoughts: Overall, a great first quarter for the Patriots. All eyes will be on the quarterback matchup between Rodgers and Tom Brady, two guys who will go down in history as two of the best to ever play the position.New England is now laying -5 points to the visiting Packers. Ever since losing to the Lions on SNF, they have not lost or looked weak on offense at all. He's averaging a career-low 2.6 rushes a game in his 11th season as a starter.

Receiver Geronimo Allison is inactive for the Packers. Brown to force the Packers' first punt of the night. Backup guard Ted Karras, starting in place of the injured Shaq Mason, got beat for the sack by Mike Daniels.

The Patriots (7-2) took an early lead thanks to a rushing touchdown from James White.

Q1, 5:05: The Patriots got pretty close to the exact start they wanted. Green Bay is only.500 despite having the NFL's fifth-ranked offense and 12th-ranked defense.

Last week against the Rams, the Pack ran the ball 19 times for 106 yards.

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will not be the only story to watch in this game.

Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers can trace his ascent to becoming one of the most productive receivers in the National Football League to a cold night in late November four years ago. The Packers start two rookie corners and will have a new safety in the mix. He then had back-to-back catches for 24 and 26 yards to put the Packers in scoring territory with the game tied at 17 entering the fourth quarter.

Stephon Gilmore: Gilmore won most of his battles with Davante Adams.

It was 17-all late in the third quarter when Aaron Jones fumbled for Green Bay (3-4-1). Jonathan Jones nearly blocked the kick.

Brady has been able to enjoy throwing to the likes of Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman during his time with the Patriots and has regularly been supported by strong defenses led by Bill Belichick, who in addition to being arguably the greatest head coach of all time is also seen as one of the game's finest defensive minds.

Despite the injury, Gordon finished with five catches on 10 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown. "We're a team that's going to find a way to win". Trailing 28-21, Edelman connected with Danny Amendola on a 51-yard touchdown pass to even the score in a game the Patriots would go on to win, 35-31.


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