The Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars have been going in two very different directions over the past several years with Green Bay being a playoff team every year and Jacksonville struggling to stay out of the top five in the NFL Draft. The two teams will face off to begin the 2016 season down in Florida on Sunday afternoon. The Jaguars are showing signs of life while the Packers appear to have the inside track now to the NFC North title. Here is a look at the matchup.
Green Bay will get Jordy Nelson back after missing all of last season and that gives Aaron Rodgers his favorite wide receiver back in the fold after a 10-6 season in 2015. Randall Cobb showed he can be a capable top receiver but will be more comfortable in the No. 2 role. The Packers benefit from the injury to Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and are now favored to win all their games this season. While that won’t happen in all likelihood, the Packers are in a position to have a special season and will be ready to start it off in grand style on the road.
Jacksonville finished 5-11 last season but looking at that record planning forward isn’t the smart thing to do. The Jaguars have a great quarterback in Blake Bortles and changes on defense should improve the overall product in Jacksonville this season. Bortles is the key to this game for the Jaguars. If he can light up the Packers’ secondary, the Jaguars have a chance to sneak out of this game with a win. A run game led by Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon should also give the Packers fits. This is going to be a very close game that comes down to the final whistle.
What time is the Packers vs. Jaguars game?
The Packers vs. Jaguars game will begin at 1:00 P.M. EST/12:00 P.M. CST.
What date and channel will the Packers vs. Jaguars game be on?
The Packers vs. Jaguars game will be played on Sunday, September 11 and can be seen on Fox.