On the road again: Green Bay Packers road opponents will be a challenge

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It’s been a while since the Packers have played the Arizona Cardinals in the regular season. They get the chance on the road in 2015. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

Here’s a matchup that will surely test the Green Bay Packers offense.

With one of the league’s best defenses and an offense that, when healthy, can score points with the best, the Arizona Cardinals are one of those teams that could take the next jump in success in 2015.

With Carson Palmer back under center and healthy, the Cardinals also still have Larry Fitzgerald and a solid running game that can move the chains and score touchdowns.

JArizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is still a huge threat. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports photograph

But the real question in this game will be Rodgers’ ability to stay upright, complete passes, move the chains and score when they get in the red zone.

The Cardinals’ pass defense is solid and frankly, kind of intimidating – even for the Packers who tout one of, if not the best passing game in the entire league.

Green Bay will have to score early and often in this game if they are to have a chance. If they have a game where they get into the red zone but have to end up kicking field goals, it will leave the door open for the Cardinals to steal a win.

Regardless of what the Cardinals do in the draft, the Packers are still a better team when you match Aaron Rodgers up against Carson Palmer.

But that’s why they play the games.

This will be a tough win, but one the Packers should notch on the road.

Prediction: Packers 20 Cardinals 14

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