After a disastrous game in Week 6, the Packers look to rebound in Houston. Here are three reasons why they will win on Sunday.
Up until Week 6, the Green Bay Packers were cruising along. They were 4-0 and had arguably the best offense in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers was playing at an MVP-level, even without Davante Adams. Aaron Jones has continued to put up crazy numbers and the defense has done just enough to preserve some wins.
Then they ran into an absolute buzz saw down in Tampa, a place where Rodgers never really plays all that well. The offense couldn’t get anything going after the first quarter and once Rodgers threw that first pick, they struggled to overcome the adversity.
From the post-game interviews, you could tell the players were all ticked off. Matt LaFleur and Rodgers both mentioned a sub-par week of practice.
After the Packers have been winning convincingly early in the season, I can see how the players might lose focus a bit. After the beatdown they received on Sunday afternoon, I’m sure things will tighten up around practice.
But now they need to turn their focus to the Houston Texans, a team with a 1-5 record who fired their head coach after starting the season 0-4. The Packers cannot afford to lose this game. Even the Minnesota Vikings, who the Packers defeated soundly in Week 1, beat Houston. This should be considered a get-right game for the Packers.
Here are three reasons why the Packers will win on Sunday afternoon in Houston.