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WR Geronimo Allison out for Packers against Patriots

WR Geronimo Allison out for Packers against Patriots

New England enters the game with a record of 6-2, while Green Bay comes in with a record of 3-3-1. The Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills on Monday night 25-6 to earn their fifth consecutive victory. Sunday night's game has bigger implications for the Packers - the Pats are winning the division - but it's incredibly hard to win in Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots started their next drive with a 16-yard pass to WR Julian Edelman, but the Packers' defense went three-and-out after that. Football fans are in for a rare treat as two future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks battle in Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.

The strength of the Packers defense is up front with Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark leading the way.

Despite Rodgers' numerical superiority nearly across the board, it is Brady who continues to be more successful. If Clark and Daniels continue their fine play of a week ago, it will give Pettine a lot of options while choosing when and where to blitz.

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. Nevertheless, they will not need the run game this week.

Last week against the Rams, the Pack ran the ball 19 times for 106 yards. Tom Brady has passed for 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions, buoyed by running back James White, who has 55 receptions on 74 targets out of the backfield, seventh in the National Football League in catches regardless of position.

The Patriots are in the middle of the pack in rushing yards allowed per game. O'Connor's book describes numerous instances where Belichick criticized Brady's play (with sarcasm and dry wit) in team meetings, in a way O'Connor says was reminiscent of Vince Lombardi's style with the Packers of the 1960s.

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Rodgers did not play in that game as he was injured.

The Patriots pass defense is vulnerable. In this game, they will have to score over 30 points to beat an Aaron Rodgers led offense. If this Finn Big Ticket doesn't win/cover your members account will be issued 150 percent of WagerBuxx for any money spent acquiring the play. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams provide him with a capable running attack, Davante Adams is a legitimate number one receiver while Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. The rookie threw for 334 yards - still a personal best - but also had two interceptions. He has always been Brady's favorite and most trusted target and that is not going to change this evening.

With Ha Ha Clinton-Dix now in Washington, the Packers have a new defensive backfield. Beating the Chiefs is the highlight of their 2018 resume thus far, and they may have to repeat that feat in the postseason.

Pettine has stopped opposing running backs out of the backfield recently by treating them as receivers when choosing coverage matchups. He did not travel to New England. His speed can make any mistake in coverage costly.

The Packers came right back with a strong drive. The Patriots typically like to take away the opposing teams best players and force them out of their comfort zone by doing something they're not used to doing.

Rivers will start in his 200th straight game, becoming just the 10th player since the merger in 1970 with such a streak. Unfortunately, it's very hard to win on the road in New England and Brady will find a way to get the job done late.