Arizona Cardinals to face Green Bay Packers on Saturday
By Scott Allen
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins after a slow start on Sunday afternoon
The Arizona Cardinals will face the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night at 6:15 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The Packers defeated the Washington Redskins 35-18 on Sunday.
After a very slow start by the Packers on Sunday afternoon, the Redskins couldn’t stop the Packers offense in the second half as they outscored the Redskins 15-7. Packers running back Eddie Lacy looked like the old Eddie Lacy on Sunday with a 30-yard run, his longest of the season.
The game stared with a safety of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the end zone, giving the Redskins a 2-0 lead. They seemingly took a 8-0 lead on a DeSean Jackson touchdown on the ensuing drive but replays show the ball never crossed the goal line before Jackson stepped out of bounds in the end zone by the pylon. They had to settle for a field goal.
The Redskins eventually took an 11-0 lead before the Packers ran off 17 straight to go into the locker room leading 17-11. The Redskins scored first in the third quarter however it was all Packers after that. They had no answer for the suddenly red hot Rodgers and the Packers running game.
Now it is off to Arizona for the Packers, where they lost 38-8 two weeks ago. I highly doubt we will see the same type of game again, especially if Sunday afternoon was any indication.
The key will be the Cardinals defense being able to shut the Packers offense down again. The Packers offensive line has been depleted and didn’t start well on Sunday but as the game wore on they looked like the Packers many of us saw the first six weeks of the season when the Packers started 6-0. It should be a fun one in Glendale Saturday evening.