P JK Scott, CB Bashaud Breeland active for Packers against Patriots

Mae Harvey
November 5, 2018

The Packers actually rank fifth against the pass, however, in their one true test against a top passing offense in Minnesota, they didn't fare too well. His breakup put the ball back in Green Bay's hands, but unfortunately, they could not come up with anything. But the matchup between these two quarterbacks features lots of wins, even more touchdown tosses - and plenty of mutual admiration. The Patriots started with the ball.

With Geronimo Allison listed as doubtful, that opens the door for Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Devin McCourty gets in Rodgers' face on yet another third down, and Rodgers throws it nowhere near Equanimeous St.

Allison has 20 catches for 303 yards and two scores.

On the ensuing drive, Tom Brady led the Patriots down the field for a touchdown. Backup guard Ted Karras, starting in place of the injured Shaq Mason, got beat for the sack by Mike Daniels.

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. But the math gets pretty daunting.

That proved to be the break the Patriots needed, as they dominated the final 15 minutes en route to a 31-17 victory.

Packers' first play from scrimmage is ... a six-yard run for Aaron Jones.

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will not be the only story to watch in this game.

Rodgers fires into the end zone and connects with Jimmy Graham for a touchdown.

Packers safety Jermaine Whitehead was ejected during the first half. But the Packers give it back with a delay of game penalty on second-and-goal. Jonathan Jones nearly blocked the kick.

It goes to show just how much Rodgers has been carrying the Packers on his back since becoming the team's starting quarterback in 2008 and how much of a hard task it has been for him. He tries to hit Josh Gordon deep early, but Gordon can't quite fight through the double-coverage.

The Packers tied the ballgame with a two-yard touchdown pass from QB Aaron Rodgers to WR Davante Adams.

Granted, Rodgers wasn't playing in that game due to injury, but it goes to show just how much the team relies on their future Hall of Fame quarterback in order to secure a win.

Michel, who was the Patriots' first-round draft pick in 2018 out of Georgia, leads the team with 422 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. "We had a couple good drives there [towards the end of the game]".

Forget about quick strikes, these two QBs are especially lethal at taking chunks at a time, bludgeoning defenses bit-by-bit.

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