Monday, December 23, 2019

Vikings Versus Packers | Who Will Come Away With the Win Tonight? | Ticket King Green Bay

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The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings both have something to play for tonight at U.S. Bank Stadium. Thanks to the Rams loss Saturday night, the Vikings are in the playoffs. All the Packers have to do is beat the Lions next week and they win the division. The elements of this game have certainly changed since late last week. Dalvin Cook will not play in this game, and that may just help to apply pressure to Cousins. Who needs to play their best tonight? We cover both teams here.

If the Packers are going to pull this off, they need vintage Aaron Jones. In a perfect world, Jones will finish the night with 150+ combined yards, and three trips to the end zone.
At times, it seems like the Packers have one receiver and a bunch of  “fourth” receivers who are trying hard just to get separation, much less catch a pass from Rodgers. Davante Adams is that one reliable receiver, and he is about as good as it gets in the league. He has had some great matchups with Xavier Rhodes over the years, but Rhodes is on the decline. Adams will need a big game if the Packers are going to win.

The Packers two talented edge rushers, Preston and Za’Darius Smith, will need to have to have a big game. If the front seven can stop Alexander Mattison in the running game early, they can make the Vikings one-dimensional. If they do that, the Smith’s can pin their ears back and go after Cousins all night.

If the Vikings are going to win this game, they need the All-Pro Xavier Rhodes to play as if he’s years younger. If they get the declining version of Rhodes, Davante Adams is going to have a huge game. If Rodgers and Adams get on the same page early, the Vikings could be in for a long night.

Aaron Rodgers vs. Harrison Smith is a “thing.” Try and find a better quarterback/safety matchup in the league. During Harrison Smith’s first couple of years in the league, Rodgers took his lunch money twice a season. But now, these two have settled into an amazing game of cat and mouse each time these two teams play. Expect to see another one tonight.

The Vikings offensive tackles are going to have their hands full with the Smith brothers tonight. The Vikings offensive line issues have been well documented over the years, and at times, their offensive line has been been “offensive” to Vikings fans.

How the Vikings Could Win - The Vikings could pull this off  if Alexander Mattison gets going enough in the running game, and does just enough to keep the Packers front seven honest. That’s  all the Vikings are trying to accomplish tonight in that aspect of the game. If that’s the case, then Harrison Smith wins his cat and mouse matchup with Aaron Rodgers, holding Rodgers to a minimal day. If Aaron Jones never find his footing and finishes the day with 16 touches for 51 yards, then the Vikings might pull it off.

How the Packers could win- The Packers could win when Aaron Jones does something no running back ever does against the Vikings, play a punishing ground and air game. What’s the last pieces of this winning puzzle? DavanteAdams does his thing, goes for 100 yards receiving and a touchdown catch. Jake Kumerow emerges as an unlikely hero, catching seven passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns. That’s how our Packers win the game 38-24.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Big Ten Bowl Games 2019 - Ticket King Inc.

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It may be hard to believe, but there is just one game left in the 2019 College Football regular season- The Navy/Army game, which Navy should win easily. This is one of Navy’s best teams in recent memory, and they are headed to the Autozone Liberty Bowl as a result. After that game concludes, bowl season will officially be upon us. Let’s take a look at the bowl games involving Big Ten teams.

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Wisconsin - These two teams just seem to find each other in the postseason, don’t they? Both programs are built on strong offensive lines and elite defense which doesn’t give up big plays. Oregon’s line is built to protect quarterback Justin Herbert, and Wisconsin’s is built to block for their All-American running back Jonathan Taylor. This will be one of the best games of the bowl season, as it always is. Final Score: 34-31 Oregon.

Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest - This game is played at Yankee Stadium, and it provides an environment that is suitable to teams that play more traditional style football. That means Michigan State should gain a slight advantage. Expect the Spartans to win this one 20-13.

Holiday Bowl: USC vs. Iowa - Usually the Holiday Bowl features fast-paced teams that play at breakneck speed. Not this season. USC, which has had to play three different quarterbacks this season, faces off against the ever-steady Iowa Hawkeyes. USC has the deeper roster, but Iowa has more experience. Final Score: 27-20 Iowa.

Cotton Bowl: Memphis vs. Penn State - Memphis head coach Mike Norvell has led his Tigers to their best season in program history. He has taken the head coaching job at Florida State so there is no word yet on whether he will coach this game. Penn State will be returning all of their key players next season. They will be looking for a win in this game to springboard the team towards a special 2020 season. Final Score: 34-20 Penn State.

Redbox Bowl: California vs. Illinois - Lovie Smith’s accomplishment of getting Illinois back to a bowl game has been a great story. The season included a stunning upset over Wisconsin. However, the story ends here. California has the better team. Final score: 31-17 California.

Citrus Bowl: Michigan vs. Alabama - For the first time ever, Alabama will not be participating in the college football playoffs. This game could potentially come down to whether or not Nick Saban can get his players up for this game. Michigan should win this game by the final score of 31-24.

Outback Bowl: Minnesota vs. Auburn - The Gophers were the story of the 2019 college football season, but two late losses against Iowa and Wisconsin derailed what could have been a special season in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Still, head coach P.J. Fleck is in this for the long haul after a recent contract extension so they will be back and even better next season. But as far as the Outback Bowl is concerned this won’t be close. Final score- 34-17 Auburn.

Gator Bowl: Indiana vs. Tennessee - This is the game where both teams have had plenty of ups and downs all season, including Tennessee’s embarrassing home loss to Georgia State. Final Score: 31-27 Indiana.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Packers Rebound at Giants | Ticket King Inc.

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Coming off of perhaps the most embarrassing performance by a good Packers team in recent memory, nobody was sure exactly what to expect of the Packers this week as they took on the Giants. The lackluster performance of the team had the makings of the beginning of a meltdown for this team. By this past Sunday afternoon, fans breathed a sigh of relief as the Packers took care of business, defeating the Giants 31-13. 

It is hard to throw the ball effectively in the snow, especially as good as Rodgers threw it. He finished the day 21 of 33 for 243 yards and four touchdowns and saw the field all day long. A good day for Number 12.

Allen Lazard, Rodgers new second-favorite target finished the day with three big catches for 103 yards, including a 43-yard bomb to set the pace early in drive number one.

When it came to Davante Adams, the stats may not show it, but like Rodgers, this was a great performance. Adams caught two touchdown passes and drew several flags throughout the game at important junctures. Jamal Williams finished the day with 41 yards rushing and 26 yards receiving. He picked up tough yards in the snow, and several key first downs to keep the drive moving.
The Packers defense was solid on Sunday. Not outstanding, not bad, but solid. It was a collective performance across the board.

The Packers should feel much better about themselves after this game. After last week’s dud, they can breathe a sigh of relief. 

The Packers are still among the best teams in the league. Thanks to the Ravens beating the 49ers, the Packers till have an outside chance of getting a bye week. Their focus should be on winning the division and securing the three seed in the NFC playoffs.