NFL  > Green Bay Packers  > Dallas at Green Bay
November 6, 2010, 09:12 PM
Just figured I'd throw up a topic for tomorrow night's game. What do you figure the Pack's game plan to be? More west coast oriented? How will the defense continue to build on its great momentum from the Jets game? Will we see some Matthews-on-Kitna violent crimes? The game figures to be a blow out, but Dallas is certainly talented enough to put together a decent game (stranger things have happened, right?).

Some backers are feeling sort of down and out with all the injuries, but this isn't the worst time to be banged up. They have the bye ahead and will get at least Bigby or Harris back I would assume. Hopefully both will be options after the bye. It would be nice to see something from Nance as well. It doesn't seem likely, but it would be interesting to see if they bring him out after the bye like they did with Grant. A run game would have to silence some of the nay saying. This team is in a good position, let's not all get too Debbie Downer about their chances before the playoff picture is even close to being set.

I'm looking for a double digit win, Green Bay 28--Dallas 17

Go Pack.
November 6, 2010  11:11 PM ET

Why is that prediction homerism? Who has Dallas stopped this year? Is Dallas healthy on defense? Is Dallas' secondary any good even when healthy?

It isn't being a homer if it's true.

We'll see which prediction comes true though.

November 7, 2010  10:15 AM ET

won't be close.... dallas might stay in the game till half time, but gbay wins by 2+ TDs if not more. dallas is a shell of a team and will be lucky to win 2 more this season.

November 7, 2010  10:30 AM ET
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The Packers should beat the Cowboys despite all their injuries. Kitna is a weak armed journeyman QB and the Cowboys are a train wreck.

Kitna is no weak-armed QB, he is not mobile but not a weak armed QB.

November 7, 2010  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why is that prediction homerism? Who has Dallas stopped this year? Is Dallas healthy on defense? Is Dallas' secondary any good even when healthy?It isn't being a homer if it's true.We'll see which prediction comes true though.

It's not, how else could one look at this matchup based on the records? You pointed out some injuries at GB. Matthews is a force in the NFL right now--every week. Dallas has some talented stars who can quickly turn a game around if you let them. Bryant and punts for example. Dallas secondary is non-existent and the entire Defense is already in the off-season so GB should coast if they play simple mistake free football. If GB shows up expecting a W from a 1-6 team they may be surprised but doubtful

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November 7, 2010  12:18 PM ET

"What do you figure the Pack's game plan to be?"

To have Mathews Jr rip Kitna's head off by halftime.

November 7, 2010  01:15 PM ET

Side question

Who gets more sacks tonight, Clay Matthews or DeMarcus Ware?

November 7, 2010  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Side questionWho gets more sacks tonight, Clay Matthews or DeMarcus Ware?

Matthews would be my guess, just judging by the mobility of Rodgers vs. Kitna. Rodgers will be able to escape more of Ware's rush whereas Kitna won't be able to outrun Matthews.

November 7, 2010  06:11 PM ET

If the Packers can avoid being slowed down by injuries and penalties like they did against the Jets last week, they can easily win by double digits. Even without a solid RB, Aaron Rodgers can still thread a defense with his solid receiving corps.

November 7, 2010  06:26 PM ET

This should be a good game, I hope closer than most think. For Dallas this game will test to see if they still have heartbeat, for Green Bay needs this one to stay in contention in the NFC North, going into November the games start to have a little more meaning.

November 7, 2010  06:42 PM ET

Packers fans should be nervous. Imagine the embarrassment if they lose this game, on national television. Nah, nothing to worry about. Not like the Patriots will get crushed by the Browns. Oh wait....

November 7, 2010  07:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Packers fans should be nervous. Imagine the embarrassment if they lose this game, on national television. Nah, nothing to worry about.

Nothing embarrassing about losing to a team that many picked to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Dalls actually has more talented players than Green Bay but hasn't flashed it yet. A win tonight could start the Cowboys on a roll.

November 7, 2010  08:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Packers fans should be nervous. Imagine the embarrassment if they lose this game, on national television. Nah, nothing to worry about. Not like the Patriots will get crushed by the Browns. Oh wait....

Cowboy Dave, you are correct, this would be a BIG setback for GB to lose this game they are "supposed to win". As you point out there are no easy victories in the NFL......

I don't have high hopes for tonight or any night now regarding this year's Cowboys but I do feel they will win a few more and upset the hopes of some down the line.

November 7, 2010  09:25 PM ET

Looking good so far. Matthews is camping out in the backfield.

November 7, 2010  09:54 PM ET

Bryant finally got them on the board. And it may have been ticky tacky, but Dez initiated contact prior to the pass. It probably didn't change the play much though.

I was sort of hoping for back to back goose eggs. As unrealistic as that is.

November 7, 2010  10:04 PM ET

Wade Phillips will be lucky to get a defensive coordinator position after this season.

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