Having avoided a fifth loss in six games, the Green Bay Packers (8-4) enter Week 14 on a high after a last-second 61-yard Hail Mary conversion completed a 20-point comeback and a 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions on a Thursday night.
Aaron Rodgers used an untimed down caused by a Detroit penalty to heavy a desperation throw towards the end zone before Richard Rodgers came down with the ball, securing an improbable comeback victory. The Packers are now tied with Minnesota atop the NFC North after the Vikings lost 38-7 to Seattle.
Rodgers completed 24-of-36 passes for 273 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. For the season, Rodgers has completed 61 percent of his passes for 26 touchdowns and five picks. He has four scores and two interceptions over his last three games.
Green Bay rushes for 111.7 yards per game but ran for just 67 yards last week. Rodgers led the ground attack with 27 yards while Eddie Lacy gained just four yards on five carries after running for over 100 in each of the two games prior. Dallas, who allows 104.1 yards on the ground per game, held Washington to 73 rushing yards on Monday night in a 19-16 overtime victory.
The Cowboys are still alive in the NFC East, trailing the other three teams by one game. After losing Tony Romo for the season on Thanksgiving Day, Dallas won their first game with someone other than Romo under center on Monday night.
Cassel completed 16-of-29 passes for 223 yards and Darren McFadden chipped in 53 yards and a score on the ground. McFadden leads the team with 687 yards on 183 attempts to go with three rushing touchdowns but also has 32 catches for 263 yards. Dez Bryant caught three balls for 62 yards, his second-highest total of the season. Bryant hasn’t caught for than five balls in any game this season.
Dallas’ defense was the star of the show last, limiting the Redskins to 266 total yards of offense. The Cowboys defense ranks No. 5 in defensive yards allowed (326.5) but the Green Bay offense has gone over 300 yards of offense in each of the last five games. The Cowboys have a league-worst eight takeaways and minus-14 turnover differential.
Green Bay is looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak at home since 2006.
TV Channel: FOX
Start Time: 4:25 p.m.
Betting Odds: Green Bay -6.5
*Odds courtesy of Sportsbook.ag.