Packers: Three bold predictions vs. Raiders in Week 7

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2. Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones combine for double-digit catches

With injuries at wide receiver, the Packers will need to rely on their running backs. Both Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will be factors in the passing game, and I predict they’ll combine for double-digit catches in this game.

Both players have played a role in the passing game so far this season, and that should continue on Sunday. Williams and Jones had a combined eight catches for 45 yards and a touchdown last week. Jones only averaged 3.3 yards per catch, but that could’ve all been different had he held onto what should’ve been a huge touchdown reception early in the game.

But Jones has made an impact as a receiver this season. Two weeks ago, he led the team in receiving with seven catches for 75 yards against the Cowboys.

With Davante Adams out and potentially more receivers not available in this game, the Packers will need their top two running backs to step up, just as they have done already.

Running the football effectively will be so important to get this offense going against the Raiders, but just as crucial will be their work in the passing game. And that’s why I’m predicting a strong performance from Williams and Jones, who will combine for double-digit catches.