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Week 1 Predictions: Packers at Jaguars

Shawn

It is pretty amazing the Green Bay Packers are the favorite to win the Super Bowl right now considering they enter this season with more questions than I think they’ve had since 2008.

Is Jordy Nelson back? Can he and Jared Cook instantly transform this offense back to a top unit and make last season an aberration? Or is this offense on a downward trend? Can Aaron Rodgers start this season like he did last year and help us forget about the second half of that season? Is this defense with all of its young starters ready to be a top defensive unit? Is Eddie Lacy going to have a big year and a big payday?

Like nearly every other NFL fan base at this point, we’ve seen very little of our starting offense and none of it with Jordy Nelson out there or Lane Taylor at left guard. Rodgers says he doesn’t need practice. We will see.

Regardless, though these Jacksonville Jaguars are clearly a better team than in years past, they have more questions than the Packers, and they will probably be a better unit by the mid-point of this season.

A new left guard for the Packers? So what? The Jaguars have three of five new starters on their offensive line including the entire left side. Who will those new guys be blocking? Mike Daniels and Clay Matthews.

The Jags brought in Chris Ivory to help strengthen their run game, but they aren’t expected to be a run-heavy team. They are expected to rely on the pass, and the Packers’ strength on defense is against the pass. If the left side of the line can’t get it done against Daniels and Matthews, the Jaguars are going to have some real issues moving the football.

The Jags have spent a Brinks truck of cash and a load of high picks to improve their defense. We will see how that goes. Just like every other team did last season, the Jags will need to stuff Eddie Lacy and then get after Aaron Rodgers. I think they will need to totally overwhelm the Packers’ offensive line to win this game.

I believe Blake Bortles and his decent group of weapons can have some success against the Packers defense. But I don’t think it will be consistent, and Bortles will have to be careful because the Packers have some playmakers back there. A decent showing from the run game against a Packers’ front seven more to built to stop the pass than the run would help immensely.

Heat should be no factor. Unless you are living in Canada or Siberia, you should be getting pretty used to 90s at this point.

I am VERY interested in what we are going to see on Sunday, but keep in mind, teams are rarely the same units in December that they were in Week 1.

Packers 27, Jaguars 20

Monty

And here we go. Real football is finally here.

Let’s start by saying this. The Green Bay Packers have more talent than the Jacksonville Jaguars. They also have more fans than the Jacksonville Jaguars, since the only way those clowns can sell out a game is by having the Packers in town.

Yes, that’s a way for me to point out that the Jacksonville Jaguars are a fucking joke.

Junior fucking varsity.

That said, this team has some talent. Probably as much talent as any Jags team since Mark Brunell was forced to play there. And I say forced to play there because all of Florida is a fucking pit that should be bombed into the Atlantic Ocean.

Jacksonville is a great example why. Despite being filled with a bunch of racist rednecks that fuck their cousins, they can’t sell out a football game.

Apparently, they’re too busy fucking their cousins and watching cars drive around in circles!

And that’s entertainment!

The south, man…

Anyway, here’s what I expect from this game.

I expect the Packers offense to come out and suck it up for about 2.5 quarters. That’s what happens when you don’t play any of your starters during the preseason.

I expect Fat Mike to make several buffoonish decisions and then I expect to yell at that fat prick. I expect this only because Fat Mike IS a fucking buffoon. That’s why I call him Buffoon.

Good job, Buffoon.

I’ll be saying that a lot on Sunday.

But the Packers are going to win. They’re going to win despite Buffoon and their broken offense. They’re going to win because of their defense.

There are going to be some hiccups. If I were the Jags, I’d run right at Dean Lowry on pretty much every play. I’d also throw to my tight end on passing downs to test Blake Martinez, assuming my tight end is faster than Martinez is (he is).

However, other than those two areas, I think this Packers defense is legit. Legit like maybe top 10 legit.

They will carry the day. They will make enough plays to outlast the Buffoon and the wonky offense.

The spread ranges from 4.5 to 6 for the Pack.

Find it. Take it.

Packers 27, Jaguars 17

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Shawn

Shawn Neuser attended UWGB and lives and works in Green Bay. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being intimate with game film.

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21 Comments

  1. PF4L September 10, 2016

    The Jags have won a total of 19 games out of 90 the last 5 years. Not winning anymore than 5 games in a single season. Until that changes, they are still the same old Jags.

    Packers by 17

  2. Mike Ditka's Mom September 10, 2016

    Montey says, “Good job, Buffoon” but then predicts a Packers win? Hrmm, who do you think gonna be sucking some cock come Super Bowl weekend?

    Keep fucking that chicken!!

    1. Howard September 10, 2016

      Hmmm, Mike Ditka’s Momma. Soliciting kind of early this year aren’t you? Count me out Big Momma.

  3. rebelgb September 10, 2016

    Packers Offense looks like all fucking world beaters and the fan fanatics will be saying how we are going to be 16 and O. Of course that will last all of one week when the Vikings who despite being all goat fucking ignorant assholes actually have a defense, shut down the Pack Offense in week 2 and we win by 1, like 9 – 8. Then everyone will be saying MM and TT need to be fired and that Arodge is obviously gay.

    But alas for 1 week it all looks really good. Packers 31 / Fags 15.

  4. MMTTDCSUCK September 11, 2016

    Green Bay will look great for a while, then after the first half the Jags will make adjustments and Buffoon will not. Thank god for first half’s . . . Lane Taylor will play like Lane Taylor. A. Rodgers will run in the second half (if he makes it to the second half) because the O line will falter. But the Pack will still win by the spread. It will be an interesting game to see just how much smoke Vic Ketchman has actually blown up our asses . . . Thanks MM for waiting until the last minute to exact revenge on Sitton’s words regarding your play calling you recalcitrant twat. But then, I could be completely wrong! Go Pack Go!

    1. PF4L September 11, 2016

      I’m with you as far as the 1st half, we have to score as much as possible. But i say this because of the temp, low 90’s, but more importantly the high humidity. Look for the d-line to wear out quick. Plus i wouldn’t count on seeing Lacy much in the 2nd half, maybe sporadically at best.

  5. Howard September 11, 2016

    Just do not see anyone to stop Cobb and Cook in the Jaguars defensive backfield. Cobb and or Cook will have a big game. Expect that rookie DB to cover Cobb. It will be a training session for the rookie. The Packers even with moving parts on the O-line should be able to run with success right at the Jags. Still think Nelson will be on a play count. With a couple of long returns on STs should break the 30 point barrier.

    Shawn is right the left side of the Jags line is really weak. Perry and Matthews will dominate when they line up on that side. Whom ever is on the other side should anticipate Bortles being flushed that way. Top 10 D should not allow more than 17 points

    I think the heat and humidity will be an issue. The Jags should worry that being a first game at home, with young guys they are going to expend to much energy Pre-game and first quarter. Watch the Packers dominate the second half when the Jags wilt. Finish Strong! GO PACK!!

    1. PF4L September 11, 2016

      I would think Jordy will be on a snap camp of like 12-18 is my best guess.

      1. Howard September 11, 2016

        So much for my idea that Jordy would be on a play count. Liked how hard Jordy fought House on the sideline. That was a lot of stress on the knees.

        1. PF4L September 11, 2016

          Wish he would have tried stretching the field more.

  6. icebowl September 11, 2016

    Sittonless and wo Bahktiari it could be an “exciting” day for QB1.
    Cook and DickRodge will need to be earning their pay pass blocking….
    Jags are big unknown, certainly not the 1-15 team of 2015 campaign…

    Should be interesting to see which weaknesses are exposed first…
    This one has the makings of a classic trap game…
    Packers squander early lead end up with 2 late scores (one on turnover) to seal it..

    1. PF4L September 11, 2016

      I think Bahk starts. i guess questionable, is now the new probable. I’m hoping anyway.

    2. PF4L September 11, 2016

      FYI..The Jags have never finished 1-15. In 2015 they finished 5-11, and most people expect improvement this season.

      1. Icebowl September 11, 2016

        Thanks for the clarification PF4

  7. PF4L September 11, 2016

    Today, is a special day as the start of the regular NFL season begins.

    But pray, take a moment of silence to remember all the victims, all the brave heroic men and women, the friends and family of loved ones that were injured, maimed and lost on 9/11.

    God Bless America.

  8. PF4L September 11, 2016

    Damn…..12 comments, 1st game of the season? WTF happened to this place?

    1. PF4L September 11, 2016

      And i made 6 of them……………………..D E A D

  9. Kato September 11, 2016

    Another day, another davante Adams drop

  10. cd4packers September 11, 2016

    Packers are having heat stroke like Hillary I guess

  11. PF4L September 11, 2016

    Nice job Eddie, the line gave you a clear (untouched) running lane, to gain 28 yards on 1 rush. Unfortunetly on the other runs, you were 13 for 33 yards for a 2.4 yard average. Yes, he’s effective, when he doesn’t get touched, but so am i. Sorry if i offended anyone.

    A win is a win, can’t say i’m real impressed. Here’s hoping they can make progress each week, and be the team we believe them to be.