John’s Well-Educated Guesses: Patriots vs Packers

Ok, so here we are with one more prime time game to go before we go to more of a normal schedule.  Pats held their serve in the AFC East, and that race looks all but over.  (Is it too soon to say that?) 

If that is a safe assumption, its all about playoff seeding from here on out.  I didn’t think this team was a 14-2 team, but that’s what I think it will take to get that #1 seed.  Home playoff games could be the difference between a Championship and going home a loser at Arrowhead.

So we roll along next with our tour of the AFC North.  Didn’t go so well last time against Detroit, but at least we are home for this one.

The Pack seems to rise and fall with their studly QB.  Aaron Rodgers is still one of the best in the game and he can beat you any number of ways.  When he is healthy, he is a problem for any defense.

It’s always interesting to see two great QBs and two mediocre defenses go at it.  Let’s just hope we can make some plays.

Prediction:  Two turnovers for Pats D – I think the much maligned Pats defense is starting to turn a corner.  Gimme two turnovers like I need air to breathe.

Prediction:  Gordon goes over 100 – We have seen Josh Gordon play more and more snaps, he went over 100 last week and I think we continue to lean on him.  Harder to mess up when everyone is counting on you right?

Prediction:  Pats win 31-24 – I’m really hoping for a complete team win playing the full 60 minutes.  It’s easy to get complacent, but this is one of those little games that you want to stay sharp with.  Schedule isn’t too tough moving forward, so let’s keep on track.