Packers: 3 bold predictions for Week 13 vs. Eagles

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Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary
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1. Rashan Gary has breakout game with two sacks, forced fumble

Second-year pass rusher Rashan Gary is beginning to have a bigger impact on games and he earned just the second start of his career last week against the Chicago Bears. Notably, he was starting ahead of Preston Smith.

Smith responded with a big game against the Bears, but this week, it’ll be Gary’s turn.

We’ve seen some great moments for Gary over the past couple of seasons but I predict this will be his breakout performance. The game where it all comes together and he shows exactly the kind of impact he can make in this defense.

The Eagles’ passing offense has struggled all year. No team has allowed more sacks than Philadelphia. Carson Wentz has been sacked 46 times already this year. Ouch. Wentz has also thrown a league-high 15 interceptions and fumbled six times.

As ever, Za’Darius Smith and Kenny Clark are going to draw double-teams and will be the focus of the Eagles’ offensive line. With one-on-one opportunities against an offensive line giving up a lot of sacks, along with a struggling quarterback, this could the breakout performance for Gary.

Gary makes two sacks and forces a fumble. His best performance as a Packer, helping the team earn the victory.