WR Donald Driver - Green Bay Packers
|6-0, 177||Born: 2-2-1975||College: Alcorn State||Drafted: Round 7|
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Week 13: vs New England Patriots
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Aaron Rodgers and company took a break from utterly burying the opposition last week at Minnesota - Rodgers had his first game under 300 yards passing over the last four contests played, with 19/29 for 209 yards, two TDs and zero interceptions passing during the 24-21 win over Minnesota. Not quite in the style of the 53-20 shellacking meted out to Philadelphia two weeks ago (22/36 for 341 yards passing, three TDs with zero interceptions thrown for Rodgers), but a 'W' is a 'W'. As usual, Jordy Nelson (22 targets for 12/177/1 receiving) and Randall Cobb (18 for 14/187/0) have seen the most targets over the last two games played, but Eddie Lacy (six for 5/58/2) and Davante Adams (six for 3/23/1) have been factors when it comes to six-point plays. It's all good for the Packers in this phase of the game.
Another nuclear-hot NFL team, the Patriots, are coming to play at Lambeau Field on Sunday. They've held the Lions to just three field goals (Matthew Stafford threw 18/46 for 244 net yards passing, zero TDs and one interception at New England, while taking two sacks for - 20 yards) and limited the Colts' offensive machine to 20 points (allowing 23/39 for 303 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown to Andrew Luck, while sacking him once for zero yards lost). To date, the Patriots average 242.1 net passing yards allowed per game (17th in the NFL), with 18 passing scores handed out vs. 12 interceptions (eighth in the NFL) and 25 sacks (tied for 16th) generated.
The Patriots are outscoring their opponents most of the time, but their pass D doesn't shut down opposing passers - at Lambeau field this week, we think this is a good matchup for the high-octane Packers - this game has the look of a shootout to us.
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