Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 15 vs. Panthers

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Green Bay Packers, Kevin King
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3. Kevin King

Jaire Alexander is on the verge of superstar status. Teams are constantly throwing away from Alexander, choosing to pick on the guys opposite him. Lately that has been Kevin King.

King is at a critical point of his career. He is in a contract year and on a team with Super Bowl aspirations.

King has not been playing his best the past few games and teams are taking advantage of it. For the Packers to realize those Super Bowl dreams, King has to start to turn it around.

Although not stocked with weapons, the Panthers do have some guys that could give the Packers’ secondary problems. Robby Anderson is one of them.

With a decisive height advantage over Alexander, King might be the better option to cover him. Even if Pettine doesn’t decide to match his corners, you can bet the Panthers will do all they can to get Anderson against the struggling King.

Despite his struggles, the defense is better with King on the field. He has only played in eight out of the 13 games the Packers have played and the area it hurts the most is interceptions.

In 2019, King led the team in picks with five. This year, he has none and the defense as a whole has struggled to get their hands on the ball.

Last year he had a knack for producing that key turnover. Maybe his first of 2020 comes Saturday.