In last weeks preview of the Packers – Broncos game, we made some bold predictions. Let’s see how those worked out:
Aaron Rodgers continues to improve and tosses 3 TDs and finally breaks the 210 yard passing mark
I think Aaron Rodgers did improve a bit. If Bob Tonyan runs his route on the perfect deep ball Rodgers chucked to him and if Danny Vitale gets another inch, Rodgers has 3 scores. Even without those plays, and in spite of the drops, he still had plenty of yards, in the rain. I’m giving myself partial credit here.
Joe Flacco gives the Packers their biggest test yet, outperforming what Trubisky and Cousins did against Green Bay
With all these terrible quarterbacks, it’s a muddle to sort through who was a bigger test.
Phillip Lindsay breaks a big run
He was churning out yards between the tackles all day (like I said he would in the preview) and broke swing pass for 36 yards.
Elgton Jenkins finally gets more snaps than Lane Taylor
Taylor’s move to IR made this a certainty, but I’m still giving myself full credit.
Jaire Alexander locks down and doesn’t give up a close play like he has been doing
If I could give myself more than a 1.0, I would. That strip of Noah Fant was a thing of myth.
He led the team in catches (6), yards (99), and had a big touchdown to get the game moving.
Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari mostly neutralize Von Miller, but he still gets a sack
What was I thinking? No way Bak and Bulaga were going to let some All Pro edge rusher touch our QB!
Packers 27, Broncos 13
The Broncos got an extra field goal, big deal.
Total Predictions: 8
Total Score: 7.0