The Green Bay Packers are heading into their Week 10 matchup with the Carolina Panthers looking to prove a point. After losing in embarrassing fashion to the Los Angeles Chargers last week, the Packers want to show the rest of the league that they are still a legitimate Super Bowl contender. A lot of that will start with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Last week, Rodgers ended up completing just 23 of his 35 pass attempts for 161 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions. It wasn’t an awful game, but it wasn’t what fans were expecting.
Rodgers is in the middle of competing for an MVP award this season. He has been impressive, to say the least. On the year, Rodgers has completed 65.4 percent of his pass attempts for 2,485 yards, 17 touchdowns, and just two interceptions.
Looking ahead to this week’s matchup against the Panthers, Rodgers is going to have his work cut out for him. Carolina has a solid pass rush and they have some playmakers at linebacker and in the secondary as well. Green Bay does have Davante Adams back, which will help, but the team as a whole needs to step up.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at three bold predictions for Rodgers this week against the Panthers.
3. He Won’t Turn the Ball Over
Green Bay will need to take care of the football this week in order to pull off a big win. The Panthers have playmakers and will be looking to force Rodgers to make mistakes this week.
Despite the playmaking talent that Carolina has on their roster, Rodgers is going to take care of the ball. He won’t throw an interception and he won’t fumble the ball either. The Packers will not give the Panthers a chance to make huge plays on the defensive side of the football.
2. Rodgers Will Throw for 300 Yards, Three Touchdowns
After a rough performance against the Chargers, Rodgers will be out to prove a point this week. He has been in the MVP conversation this season and will add to that resume again this week.
When everything is said and done, Rodgers will throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Putting up those numbers against Carolina’s defense will be an impressive feat. That kind of game will put the Packers in an excellent position to come away with a big-time win.
1. The Packers Pull Out A Win Under Rodgers’ Leadership
Finally, the Packers are going to pull out a win to improve to 8-2 on the season. Rodgers is going to have a huge game to lead the team and it will help start a movement within the rest of the roster.
The media has been talking about the Rodgers and LaFleur connection and how the offense has taken big strides since the first week of the season. Losing to the Chargers was a bump in the road, but they will get everything back on track this week. Rodgers and the Packers will be looking like title contenders again heading into their Week 11 bye.