PACKERS-COWBOYS PREDICTION TIME
TIME TO TAKE ON BIG D
Aaron Rodgers played in 2 games last year...and the only one he got significant minutes, was in Dallas. That's a POS-itive, as Mike McCarthy would say. And while I wish the likable Tony Romo well, it would help all Packers fans if he brings Jessica Simpson with him to Lambeau...since she seems to be the kiss of death for Tony and the 'Boys.
Right now, I'm 2-0 on predictions just like the Packers. I went with a higher score for Packers-Lions than my comrades on Packers GameDay (30-27), and it still wasn't enough (48-25). And the proof is in the print http://www.todaystmj4.com/bloggers/lanceallan/28341994.html I said not to underestimate Greg Jennings going back to Michigan...he loves it. I said the Lions tackles were a mess...and Kampman and company brought the heat. You read this, you get smarter folks. But I'm still looking to stay perfect...so you might not like my predicition this week!
When the Packers have the ball: The Eagles made it painfully apparent...you can pass on the Cowboys all day long. And Roy Williams out with a broken arm, will actually hurt Dallas in stuffing the run. Williams out should actually be better for the Cowboys in defending the pass. The Packers need good blitz pickups on DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis.
When the Cowboys have the ball: Good luck to the Packers defense. Tony Romo is looking better than ever, completing more than 72 percent of his passes. The one hope the Packers have is that he gets too geeked up in front of friends and family up from Burlington...and he doesn't like to get hit and pressured. But the Packers will be hard pressed to get that accomplished as well. Aaron Kampman should work Marc Columbo like he did last year, but the rest of the line is the biggest in the NFL, led by 340 pound LT Flozell "The Hotel" Adams and 353 pound RG Leonard Davis. Al Harris gets too geeked up facing top receivers, and Terrell Owens had him for lunch last year. The Packers would be better served mixing Harris and Charles Woodson on TO. A.J. Hawk and Nick Barnett could be used to blitz and get heat on Romo. And I hope the Packers have some type of answer for TE Jason Witten, who will work over Brady Poppinga despite Witten having a reported separated shoulder. And I haven't even talked about how it's scary to tackle former Minnesota Gopher Marion "The Barbarbian" Barber and the accelerator that is Felix Jones.
Prediction: The Packers need big contributions on special teams, a special performance on defense, and maybe one turnover max on offense. I think it's a whale of a game, a shootout...but even on a short week, the Cowboys win 34-31, breaking the Cowboys 0-5 mark on Lambeau Field.
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