Green Bay Packers: Five things to watch against the New England Patriots

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Aaron Rodgers, Julius Peppers, Eddie Lacy and all the Green Bay Packers on the football field.

In fact, we probably want to forget the final three minutes the Packers were on the field …

So, looking forward to tonight’s matchup with the New England Patriots, we have all seen the stories coming out of came – the guys who are turning heads, the injuries that have slowed some players and all the reactions to  the day-to-day happenings.

This should be a special year for the Packers. Everyone is expecting that this team will have as good of a shot at the Super Bowl as any team.

And it all gets started tonight when the Packers take the field in Foxboro against the Tom Brady-less World Champion New England Patriots.

That said, we spent a few moments identifying some of the things we should be watching for when the Packers take the field.

Though we want to be watching every player who hits the field tonight, that’s impossible when you’ve got a team that will be subbing every play and trying to get as many of the 90 players in the game as possible.

So, read on as we identify five areas that we’ll be watching tonight – and we think you might want to do the same.

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