Five Packers to watch vs. Redskins in Week 14 matchup

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark
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4. Kenny Clark/Dean Lowry

If the Redskins are to pull off an upset, Guice and Peterson will be at the center of it.

Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry played their best game in some time last weekend against the Giants. The Packers will need more of that against Washington’s two-headed monster at running back.

It’s no coincidence the Redskins’ two-game win streak coincides with Guice’s return. He has all the skills you look for in a back. His problem has been staying healthy. When healthy, he has proven to be a difference maker.

The key to stopping him and Peterson will be Clark and Lowry. For all their troubles, the Redskins are solid up the middle of the offense with Brandon Scherff and Ereck Flowers. They have the bodies to move people in the run game, an area where the Packers already struggle.

Clark and Lowry will not only be key in this game, but will be moving forward. The tape is there on the Packers now and their opponents know they can attack them on the ground. If Clark and Lowry can pick up their play, it can elevate the entire team.

The rest of the schedule and the playoff field is littered with talented runners. Getting right in this department will decide how well the Packers can do going forward.