Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots Spread and Prediction

Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots Spread and Prediction

Instead of the Packers taking a lead, the Patriots quickly scored a touchdown. They've been a great team for a long time, very well-coached team that executes really well under pressure.

It was a Sunday Night Football battle featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL - Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady - as the Green Bay Packers faced the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium Nov. 4. It put the Packers on the New England 34-yard line as the quarter switched to the fourth.

The Packers offense doesn't need to gain 150 yards rushing to win this game. Michel is the only runner on the Patriots roster who they trust between the tackles and his ability to do so will keep the strong Packer interior of Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels of teeing off on Brady and disrupting his line of vision. Patterson rushed for 61 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. They also have a tendency to allow teams to drive all the way down to the red zone but then only give up a field goal. The D only has 12 sacks, so some deep breaths ahead of the game will be taken by Rodgers. One play stood out late in the first half when he ran step for step with Rodgers to the sideline and actually forced a fumble that was recovered by Green Bay, but it kept him short of the first-down marker.

Two possessions later, the Packers were backed up again, but got out of the hole on back-to-back passes to rookie receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, covering 50 yards in all. "I think the biggest question in a fictional Rodgers-Belichick partnership would be, how would Aaron handle Bill's Bill-ness?" This could be a huge opportunity for both rookies to step up and earn even more of Rodgers trust. Tramon Williams has been moved to safety and for the first time, Bashaud Breeland may see action.

"He's been a phenomenal player in this league, so he's a fun one to watch when you're a younger player and trying to figure out what he's doing", said Aaron Rodgers when asked about Brady.

New England running back Sony Michel is also listed as questionable and his chances of playing appear to be similar to Gronkowski's.

Down 7-0 after the game's opening drive, the Packers tied it twice.

Former Vikings first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson has been converted to running back. The Patriots have proven over the last few weeks that they can find other ways to score. Fortunately, it does seem as though he's getting close and could be back sooner than later.

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