Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: What to watch

Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: What to watch

Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: What to watch

Green Bay made playoffs in each of last seven seasons, but lost three of last four openers.

While it's probably unreasonable to expect the Jaguars to beat the Packers, this is the type of game the Jaguars have to show up to and be competitive in order to be considered real playoff contenders.

The Jacksonville Jaguars should not be turning any heads with their secondary this season, which should be a favorable matchup for the Packers and their plethora of weapons in the passing game. He isn't close to Sitton as a pass-blocker and, the last time anyone checked, keeping quarterback Aaron Rodgers healthy is job one in Green Bay. Tailback Eddie Lacy looked rejuvenated in training camp after a subpar 2015 season. "Seeing that that's how the game is being called, I've got to adjust my physicality to the game".

Jordy Nelson is back.

Everyone knows about the struggles last season, in large part due to Nelson's absence.

SACK HAPPY: Matthews is eager to move on now that the National Football League has cleared him and fellow pass-rusher Julius Peppers in a performance-enhancing drug probe.

All eyes rightfully will be on two players with the Packers offense. The Packers do have capable pass rushers, mainly Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews, and the offensive line with a few new faces starting need to hold their own. The Jags are counting on Brandon Linder, who moves from guard to center after returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him most of last season, to solidify the line. They had high expectations, as usual coming into the season, and managed to cover them pretty well. However, they did then go out and get James Jones who had a productive season. If their offseason additions in Tashaun Gipson and Malik Jackson pan out, the Packers could have a run for their money. First-round draft pick Kenny Clark's practice time in camp has been limited because of a back injury. He's a very good football player. With temperatures expected in low 90s, Jaguars wearing all-white uniform combination, forcing Pack to wear green jerseys. Martinez is listed as an inside linebacker. However, if they start giving the ball away, dropping passes, and missing tackles, they could certainly let this one slip away.

Super Bowl capable team for the Packers? The Jaguars boast a supposedly improved defense and there's no better test than one of the elite offenses in the NFL. The Jags are just hoping they don't turn into an Axis Power.

Watch for Jared Cook to be the beneficiary of outside attention on the wide receivers. Luke Joeckel, second overall pick in 2013, makes first start at LG.

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"But, hey, we clearly understand the type of player Aaron is, and we have a path, we have a vision to get to where we want to go", McCarthy said. If they can get that record, an NFC North title should be in the running for sure. Davante Adams then manipulated his body to make a falling catch at the goal line to give the Packers the 21-17 halftime lead.

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