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Packers WR Geronimo Allison Downgraded to Out Against Pats

05 November 2018, 06:56 | Anna Jefferson

New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers score: Live updates, game stats, highlights for 'Sunday Night Football'

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The Green Bay Packers are without wide receiver Geronimo Allison this week. And they still torched Green Bay, emerging with an impressive 31-17 victory at Gillette Stadium.

There should be a more concrete update on Michel's timeline and where things stand following the Packers game.

Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will both be without key players in the Sunday night matchup between the Patriots and Packers.

The strength of the Packers defense is up front with Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark leading the way.

Yet, if there is one aspect which the Packers quarterback has struggled with throughout his 13-year career in the National Football League, it's winning away from Lambeau Field.

The way to beat Brady is also to pressure him up the middle.

They have five MVPs, six Super Bowl titles, 19 Pro Bowl selections and five first-team All-Pro honors between them.

If Brady has time, he will pick apart nearly any defense. However, they'll need to win these matchups to get that done.

As far as offense goes, this game will have plenty of it.

Rodgers (24 of 38 for 368 yards, two touchdowns) and Brady (22 of 35 for 245 yards, two TDs) combined for 613 yards passing the last time they faced each other.

The Patriots are rolling again after a sluggish start to the season.

Green Bay will win thanks to a late-game drive from Rodgers, which CAN happen because Ty Montgomery cannot fumble a kickoff that should have been downed in the end zone.

While White was sidelined, Cordarrelle Patterson assumed running back duties. It takes a special player to put up with the challenges of Belichick for so long.

Rodgers is playing without a brace on the knee he injured in Week 1.

Meanwhile, the Patriots' defense hasn't exactly shut down the opposition. The yards per game difference (Brady 261.9, Rodgers 261.4) is negligible, but Rodgers has edge in completion percentage (64.9 to 64) and touchdowns per game (2.1 to 1.9). Graham has yet to find consistency in this offense and last week he had only one reception. Near the end of the third quarter, Valdes-Scantling out-jumped J.C. Jackson for a hard grab along the visitors' sideline, picking up 24 yards on a third-and-1. The rookie threw for 334 yards - still a personal best - but also had two interceptions. He has always been Brady's favorite and most trusted target and that is not going to change this evening.

With Ha Ha Clinton-Dix now in Washington, the Packers have a new defensive backfield.

The secondary can't give up big plays and that means that players must adapt quickly to their new roles. He's going to play without limitation, and with Geronimo Allison, that is crucial. He'll face a Patriots defense that ranks 26th against the pass, allowing 289 yards per game through the air. After a close loss last week, it's very conceivable that they come out of this week with a win.

Now Adams is quarterback Aaron Rodgers' top option, the receiver that usually draws an opponent's best cornerback. New England is 11-0 SU and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games.

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