The Green Bay Packers have finally found their offensive groove and look to extend their three-game win streak against the the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a 24-15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, going 22-for-35 for 186 yards and two touchdowns, despite Green Bay's season-low 238 total yards.
Rodgers got some help from Green Bay’s special teams, which blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the end zone midway through second quarter.
The Packers’ defense did allow quarterback Blaine Gabbert to throw his first career 300-yard passing game, but he needed 49 drop backs to do so.
Green Bay may miss receiver Jordy Nelson for a second straight game as he is a game-time decision, and there is no set timetable for when Greg Jennings will return from groin surgery.
Rodgers could struggle against an Arizona secondary allowing just 192.9 passing yards per game, fourth best in the NFL, and they are tied with Green Bay for the most sacks in the league with 26.
But the Cardinals haven’t been able to convert their stellar pass defense into a win, as they fell 24-3 last week to the San Francisco 49ers last in their fourth straight loss.
San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith nearly set the NFL single-game record for completion percentage, but the NFL ruled one of his 20 passes as a lateral.
Arizona allowed 113 rushing yards and three passing touchdowns by Smith, while the offense continued to sputter with a 57-yard field goal by kicker Jay Feely.
Quarterback Jon Skelton made his second start of the season after Kevin Kolb went down with a rib injury, and went 32-for-52 for 290 yards and a pick.
The game begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will be shown by FOX, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: Green Bay is favored by 10.5 points
Over/Under: 43.5 points
Prediction: Arizona can’t seem to find their offense, and even with his top receivers out Rodgers should put up enough points for the Packers to win.
Predicted Score: Green Bay 24 , Arizona 10