Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Packers "Stock Report" for Week Three | Ticket King Green Bay

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The Packers almost covered the spread against the Broncos on Sunday, earning a 27-16 victory in the rain and the slog. Vince Lombardi would have been proud. The win puts the Packers at a very surprising 3-0 to begin the season. Let’s review the game in “Stock Market Report” form.

Blue Chip Stocks

Preston Smith/OLB- One of the big free agent signings of the offseason, Preston Smith had himself a monster of a game, finishing with three sacks, two tackles for a loss, and three more quarterback hits on top of that.

Za’Darius Smith/OLB- The other of the Smiths had himself a huge game as well, finishing the day with two sacks, two tackles for a loss, and three quarterback hits of his own. The Smith’s now have more sacks combined than the Packers starting rush linebackers did all of last season TOTAL.

Jaire Alexander/CB- Cornerback’s games don’t show up on the stat sheet, but Alexander is becoming one of the best corners in the league. He had another great game yesterday.

Darnell Savage/S- The Packers moved up to take Savage in the first round this year, and so far, they have gotten more than their investment back in return. Savage has graded out as the eighth-best safety in the league so far this season.

J.K. Scott/P- J.K. Scott has been the Packers best player so far this season, and at the rate he is going, he could very well be the first punter in history to end up on the MVP ballot.

Solid Investments

Marquez Valdes-Scantling/WR- MVS had himself a good game, catching six passes for 99 yards, including the first “Aaron Rodgers $14.95 three-course special- free play, deep pass, and a touchdown” of the season in the first quarter.

Jamal Williams/RB- He bulldozed his way through the mud all game, picking up important first downs and getting that tough yardage all game.

Blake Martinez/ILB- Another game, another solid performance for the All-Pro, finishing the game with 12 tackles.

Junk Bonds
Aaron Rodgers/QB- Rodgers and Matt LaFleur need to get on the same page, and soon.

Aaron Jones- He scored two touchdowns today but those were both in shorter yardage situations, and Jones only had 19 yards rushing in this one.


Buy: The Packers defense is for real- So far this season, this Packers defense has surrendered the second-fewest points in the league. The pass rush is clicking, and this defense is the real deal.

Sell: They can rely on the defense like this from this point forward- The defense may be for real now, but they can’t ask the defense to just completely shut down opponents every week like this. The offense has got to be better.

Buy: The offense has room for improvement- The offense has been bad, but the potential is there.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Packers Take Down Vikings | Ticket King Green Bay

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The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings met at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon in a crucial early NFC North matchup. The winner would stake out to an early division lead through two weeks, and that winner proved to be the Green Bay Packers. The team raced out to a 21-0 lead, and held on for a 21-16 victory. Here are some rapid reactions to the game.

Packers: This game could not have started any better for the Packers. After going deep to Davante Adams on the first play from scrimmage. From there, an Aaron Jones run set up a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Williams. The Vikings first drive ended with a missed field goal. The Packers got the ball back and marched on a methodical, eleven play touchdown drive. The Vikings failed on their next drive when Kirk Cousins fumbled, and the Packers took that gift and scored. That was pretty much the end of the highlights for the Packers offense. Mike Zimmer made adjustments, and the Vikings defense clamped down, keeping the Packers off the scoreboard for the rest of the game. The second half of the game revealed the much expected growing pains for Matt LaFleur.

Vikings: The loss falls upon Kirk Cousins. Cousins finished the day 14-32 for 230 yards, a touchdown, two interceptions, and a lost fumble. The interception in the fourth quarter was a ball Cousins simply should not have thrown. It was first down, the Vikings were running the ball on the Packers, and he had three shots at a touchdown if he just makes the right decisions. Cousins made bad decisions all game and missed open receivers. In the second half, the Vikings didn’t abandon the run game, but they also put too much on Cousins, asking him to throw thirty-plus passes. Cousins is not a game changer, literally. The Vikings will adjust, and their run game is for real. Also, give credit to the Packers defense yet again. They kept the Vikings out of the end zone just enough times to give the Packers the win. It’s another home game for Green Bay this Sunday, when the Denver Broncos come to town.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Packers vs Bears Week One | Ticket King Green Bay

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The 2019 NFL season has finally arrived. Usually the reigning Super Bowl champions kick things off by hosting the season opener.  Since this is NFL’s one hundredth season, they will literally kick things off with the oldest rivalry in the NFL. It’s the Packers versus Bears, and this game will be played at the NFL’s oldest (although modern) stadium, Soldier Field. For the Bears, it begins a season in which they are out to prove they are not a one-hit-wonder and their division title last year was no fluke. For the Packers, it is the start of a new era under head coach Matt LaFleur. It will also be the first time we see Aaron Rodgers in a new offense, or take a snap in 2019 for that matter.

How will Aaron Rodgers look? As stated above, this will be Aaron’s first live game action in this offense. He sat out the preseason due to back tightness, and the hot topic of many football talk shows has been just that. Some are saying it wasn’t a good idea for him to sit out the entire preseason, especially since this is a new offense. Still, he’s led the team through training camp, has studied the scheme, and tested it against the Packers defense. It’s not like he’s just been air dropped into the situation, with just 48 hours to learn the plays.

Tonight signals a change in the Packers offense. Not just because it is a new system, but because of what will be part of the focal point on offense. Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams are essential for setting up the play action, blocking, and keeping opposing defenses in check. These are two very talented young running backs, and it is a matter of them both staying healthy.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling won the third receiver job, Eq. St. Brown goes on injured reserve, J’Mon Moore gets cut, Jake Kumerow is the fourth receiver, and the Packers kept not only Trevor Davis but Darrius Shepherd and Allen Lazard as well.

The Packers rebuilt their linebacking unit this off season, specifically the pass rushers. They signed Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith on the same day and spent their top draft choice on Michigan’s Rashan Gary. MikePettine doesn’t want speed in his front seven. He wants strength and power. He wants to rush the passer by overpowering the offensive line and collapsing the pocket, not trying to run around them.

The Packers begin 2019 with two new starting safeties. They poached Adrian Amos from the Bears in free agency and spent a first-round draft choice on Darnell Savage from Maryland. If Savage and last year’s first-round cornerback Jaire Alexander both pan out, the Packers will be torched vertically no more.

Anything can happen in week number one. Teams that rise above make adjustments mid game, and hold on to get that first win under their belts. Still, few of us expect the Packers to win this game. Final score- 27-13 Bears.