It’s hard to think of a way that the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) walk out of Wisconsin with a win. Upsets happen every week in the NFL but the Green Bay Packers (4-3) playing at home against a bruised and battered Jacksonville side do not look like being overthrown.
Jaguars half back, Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the best running backs in the game and the Jaguars’ only consistent offensive threat. However, he is out indefinitely with an injured foot, leaving backup Rashad Jennings as the presumptive starter. Jennings has been mediocre so far this year, gaining 90 yards on 34 carries. But he will be taking on a Packer front seven that is a poor 28th against the run. Watch how the Packers’ linebackers and safeties tackle at the second level. The defensive line has been fairly stout – although the potential absence or, at best, limitation of defensive tackle B J Raji will take its toll – but the linebackers and safeties have not been nearly as good in run defence as they have in defending the pass.