You're Going to Sweat it Out in the Desert
When the Packers have the ball: Aaron Rodgers was sacked 37 times in the first 8 games, 13 in the last 8. Only twice in the last 3 games. Expect that to change...I think the Cards saved their pressure packages for this game. Rodgers in his first playoff start...will get hit...will get sacked...and Arizona will likely even force a turnover. But Rodgers will settle down, and get in a groove. I also say Mason Crosby will have a large part to play in this game. More on that to come.
When the Cardinals have the ball: Kurt Warner is the master of picking apart the blitz. But if you can hit and sack him, he's prone to fumble. The 3-4 defense will never be under the microscope more than this week. The Larry Fitzgerald-Charles Woodson matchup? You better get your popcorn ready. But like last week, C Wood will own it.
Prediction: Mason Crosby, yes THAT Mason Crosby kicks a late field goal...and the Packers win 34-31. Then we'll see if next up is the Saints, or Favreaggedon III.
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