Packers vs. Patriots preview: Rodgers, Brady go head-to-head

Packers vs. Patriots preview: Rodgers, Brady go head-to-head

Packers vs. Patriots preview: Rodgers, Brady go head-to-head

Anyway you slice it, all football fans should be tuned into this Sunday Night tilt as the Packers visit New England to battle the Patriots at 8:15pm on NBC. The Patriots went hurry-up on that first drive, clearly looking for a fast start and to make the Packers play on their heels from the get-go.

"He's been a phenomenal player in this league, so he's a fun one to watch when you're a younger player and trying to figure out what he's doing", said Aaron Rodgers when asked about Brady.

Joe Flacco and the Ravens won the first meeting this season, 26-14 on September 30, and Baltimore will try to complete its first series sweep since 2015. And starting right guard Shaq Mason (calf), with Mason's absence showing up with the Patriots having some issues in pass protection against the Packers' creative scheming. And given their respective ages, it could well be the last time.

In fact, the last time Green Bay won on the road was last season in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns, and it took overtime in order for them to secure the result. After the first-round pick racked up 422 rushing yards and four touchdowns to start the year, there was plenty of optimism surrounding a possible return in the near future.

"But, I think we have things that we still need to work on and improve, (and) there are some things we do well and we have to keep doing those".

In 2014, Adams took advantage of more looks when the Patriots made a decision to focus on then-top Packers wideout Jordy Nelson. They have lost those five games by an average of 11.0 points per game. He also caught six passes on seven targets for 72 yards. After the game, this post will turn into a takeaways-style recap.

Aaron Rodgers's 15 first-quarter pass attempts are his most in the first quarter in the last two seasons, He had attempted fewer than 10 attempts in the first quarter in every game this season.

Gilmore helped limit another big wide receiver. The rookie threw for 334 yards - still a personal best - but also had two interceptions. The only other running back on the roster is Kenjon Barner.

Adam Thielen comes into this one with his sights set on the end zone - as usual.

Patriots running back James White briefly exited in the second quarter with an apparent left leg injury. He has 13 TDs in his last four games, the most in that type of span for Chicago since Sid Luckman in 1947.

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