Friday, September 11, 2015

Packers Should Roll Over Bears In Week One | Ticket King Green Bay

2015 NFL SeasonAfter months of speculation, guesswork, and previews, the 2015 NFL season is finally upon us. The Packers begin their season Sunday afternoon at noon central time, by resuming the oldest rivalry in the NFL, going on the road against the Chicago Bears. Here is our preview for game one.

The first and foremost question on everyone's mind is will Randall Cobb play? The Packers are already without ace receiver Jordy Nelson, who was lost for the season in week two of the preseason with a torn ACL. Randall Cobb now becomes the most experienced receiver on the team, and in week three of the preseason he injured his shoulder. Following near panic by every person in the State of Wisconsin due to the initial fear of a broken collarbone, Cobb was officially diagnosed with a minor AC joint sprain. He practiced Wednesday for the first time since the injury and is probable for Sunday.

Next up is how will Aaron Rodgers play? Rodgers remained healthy through the preseason, although much of that was due to his limited snap count and the fact that he missed the last two games. Will Rodgers show rust and get off to a slow start like he has in years past, or will he get off to a fast start this time around? We believe Rodgers will have a good game. He won't throw for 450 yards and light the world on fire in week one, but he will have a solid performance. We are expecting near 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Can Eddie Lacy get off to a fast start as well? Eddie Lacy played only a few snaps in the preseason, although he look really, REALLY, good in the snaps he did play. We expect Lacy to start quickly, and rush for over 100 yards against this weak Bears rushing defense. At the moment, the Bears defense might be the weakest agai
nst the rush in the league. The sub-question for this is can James Starks shake off a bad preseason? Starts played poorly this preseason, carrying the ball 13 times for just 16 yards. One must wonder if due to all of the injuries, and the short shelf life of running backs, if Starks, at the age of 29, is running out of gas.

Will the defense be as good as they were a year ago? In the second half of last year, following Clay Matthews move inside after the bye week, the Packers become one of the best defenses in the league. They played poorly at times this preseason, but one must wonder how much of that was due to circumstance. The whole team was not mentally checked into the Eagles game because of everything happening around them.

Despite what happened this preseason, we expect the Packers to roll in week one 38-17.

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