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Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans Pick & Prediction OCT 25TH 2020

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers performed with such precision in the opening four games of the season that when Green Bay experienced a dip in productivity last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, queries on how the offense could reclaim its form inevitably followed.

 

Rodgers amassed 1,214 passing yards and 13 touchdowns against zero interceptions while posting a 126.9 passer rating and completing 70 percent of his attempts as the Packers averaged 38 points and 445.5 yards per game in racing to a 4-0 start.

 

In their 38-10 road loss to the Buccaneers, Green Bay managed only 201 yards as Rodgers finished 16 of 35 for 160 yards with two picks.

 

In advance of the Packers' matchup with the Houston Texans (1-5) Sunday at NRG Stadium, Rodgers offered some perspective on what proves especially critical as teams evaluate their performance and script a game plan that provides the best chance for success.

 

"Self-scouting is very important when you review games and also when you're putting plans together," Rodgers said. "And then looking at yourself playing as well, whether you're a receiver, lineman, quarterback, running back -- it doesn't matter. I think self-scouting is very important."

 

In theory, the Packers (4-1) should encounter easier sledding offensively against a Texans defense that ranks 30th with 2,538 yards allowed, a unit that surrendered 607 yards to the Tennessee Titans in a 42-36 overtime loss last Sunday.

 

Houston has proved feeble against the run and in the fourth quarter, facts that should enable the Packers to rediscover their rhythm.

 

A more pressing concern for the Packers is a defense that has forced just three turnovers, tied for last in the NFL. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has excelled in two games under interim coach Romeo Crennel, passing for 694 yards and seven touchdowns with a 73.6 completion percentage. Without any takeaways, the Packers might stumble into a shootout.

 

Green Bay forced 25 turnovers last season, finishing tied for seventh in the league in that category.

 

"I think it's more we've had some opportunities that we have not cashed in on and it's just about finishing plays," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. "You've got to maximize those when they present themselves. We had two opportunities just last week and we've got to make sure we capitalize when those opportunities present themselves."

 

Defending Rodgers is a daunting challenge for every team, but the Texans are especially vulnerable when taking into account their 32nd-ranked run defense combined with their inability to force turnovers (four in five games).

 

The Texans have been repeatedly gashed in the running game, but loading the box against Rodgers would leave a scuffling secondary more susceptible.

 

Only six teams have allowed a higher percentage of drives to end in an offensive score than the Texans' 48.4 percent.

 

"That's one where you pick your poisons," Crennel said. "So, what we have to do is we have to mix it up -- not show him the same thing all the time, show him some different looks. Then when we show the different look, hopefully they don't have a play called that matches that look. Then if that's the case, we have to rally and hustle to the football and try to get the guy on the ground before he gets in the end zone."

 

--Field Level Media

 

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Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Player Position Lineup
Davante Adams primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Jaire Alexander primary: Cornerback Starter
Adrian Amos primary: Safety Starter
Kenny Clark primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Josh Jackson primary: Cornerback Starter
Elgton Jenkins primary: Left Guard Starter
Corey Linsley primary: Center Starter
Dean Lowry primary: Defensive End Starter
Lucas Patrick primary: Right Guard Starter
Aaron Rodgers primary: Quarterback Starter
Preston Smith primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Za'Darius Smith primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Chandon Sullivan primary: Cornerback Starter
Robert Tonyan primary: Tight End Starter
Billy Turner primary: Left Tackle Starter
Marquez Valdes-Scantling primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Jamaal Williams primary: Runningback Starter
Rick Wagner primary: Right Tackle Starter
Will Redmond primary: Safety Starter
Marcedes Lewis primary: Tight End Starter
Kamal Martin primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Krys Barnes primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Montravius Adams primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Tim Boyle primary: Quarterback Substitution
Hunter Bradley primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Oren Burks primary: Linebacker Substitution
Mason Crosby primary: Kicker Substitution
Rashan Gary primary: Linebacker Substitution
Raven Greene primary: Safety Substitution
Ka'dar Hollman primary: Cornerback Substitution
Kingsley Keke primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Yosh Nijman primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
JK Scott primary: Punter Substitution
Equanimeous St. Brown primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jace Sternberger primary: Tight End Substitution
Ty Summers primary: Linebacker Substitution
Dexter Williams primary: Runningback Substitution
Malik Taylor primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Darrius Shepherd primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Randy Ramsey primary: Linebacker Substitution
AJ Dillon primary: Runningback Substitution
Jon Runyan primary: Guard Substitution
Vernon Scott primary: Safety Substitution
Jonathan Garvin primary: Linebacker Substitution
Henry Black primary: Safety Substitution
John Lovett primary: Tight End Substitution
Billy Winn primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
David Bakhtiari primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Aaron Jones primary: Runningback Not active
Kevin King primary: Cornerback Not active
Tyler Lancaster primary: Defensive Linesman Not active
Darnell Savage primary: Safety Not active
Tyler Ervin primary: Runningback Not active
Jordan Love primary: Quarterback Not active
Ben Braden primary: Guard Did not play
Player Position Lineup
Tyrell Adams primary: Linebacker Starter
Zach Cunningham primary: Linebacker Starter
Darren Fells primary: Tight End Starter
Will Fuller V primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Zach Fulton primary: Right Guard Starter
Tytus Howard primary: Right Tackle Starter
Senio Kelemete primary: Left Guard Starter
Nick Martin primary: Center Starter
Whitney Mercilus primary: Linebacker Starter
Justin Reid primary: Safety Starter
Bradley Roby primary: Cornerback Starter
Laremy Tunsil primary: Left Tackle Starter
Carlos Watkins primary: Defensive End Starter
Deshaun Watson primary: Quarterback Starter
J.J. Watt primary: Defensive End Starter
Brandon Dunn primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
David Johnson primary: Runningback Starter
Eric Murray primary: Safety Starter
Vernon Hargreaves III primary: Cornerback Starter
Brandin Cooks primary: Wide Receiver Starter
P.J. Hall primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Pharaoh Brown primary: Tight End Starter
Bryan Anger primary: Punter Substitution
Cornell Armstrong primary: Cornerback Substitution
DeAndre Carter primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Dylan Cole primary: Inside Linebacker Substitution
Keion Crossen primary: Cornerback Substitution
Ka'imi Fairbairn primary: Kicker Substitution
Phillip Gaines primary: Cornerback Substitution
Cullen Gillaspia primary: Fullback Substitution
Buddy Howell primary: Runningback Substitution
Duke Johnson primary: Runningback Substitution
Lonnie Johnson Jr. primary: Cornerback Substitution
Roderick Johnson primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Jacob Martin primary: Outside Linebacker Substitution
Charles Omenihu primary: Defensive End Substitution
Brennan Scarlett primary: Outside Linebacker Substitution
Max Scharping primary: Guard Substitution
Kenny Stills primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jon Weeks primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Brent Qvale primary: Guard Substitution
Randall Cobb primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Ross Blacklock primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Jonathan Greenard primary: Outside Linebacker Substitution
Michael Thomas primary: Safety Substitution
C.J. Prosise primary: Runningback Substitution
Kyle Emanuel primary: Inside Linebacker Substitution
Jordan Akins primary: Tight End Not active
Keke Coutee primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Peter Kalambayi primary: Inside Linebacker Not active
AJ McCarron primary: Quarterback Did not play
Charlie Heck primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
John Reid primary: Cornerback Not active

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Passer: Aaron Rodgers
    • Pass Receiver: Davante Adams
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 1 Yards
    • Passer: Aaron Rodgers
    • Pass Receiver: Malik Taylor
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • MIN 13
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Jace Sternberger
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
    • Passer: Aaron Rodgers
  • Period 3
  • MIN 4
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 45 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
    • Passer: Aaron Rodgers
    • Pass Receiver: Davante Adams
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Passer: Deshaun Watson
    • Pass Receiver: David Johnson
    • Conv Kicker: Ka'imi Fairbairn
  • Period 4
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 6 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Will Fuller V
    • Conv Kicker: Ka'imi Fairbairn
    • Passer: Deshaun Watson
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Rusher: Jamaal Williams
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 29 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Ka'imi Fairbairn
  • MIN 14
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 38 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Ka'imi Fairbairn
  • Match End

GAMES

Last 10

W 70% L 30%
7 3
  • @Indianapolis L 31 - 34
  • Jacksonville W 20 - 24
  • @San Francisco W 34 - 17
  • Minnesota L 28 - 22
  • @Houston W 35 - 20
  • @Tampa Bay L 10 - 38
  • Atlanta W 16 - 30
  • @New Orleans W 37 - 30
  • Detroit W 21 - 42
  • @Minnesota W 43 - 34
W 40% L 60%
4 6
  • @Detroit W 41 - 25
  • New England W 20 - 27
  • @Cleveland L 7 - 10
  • @Jacksonville W 27 - 25
  • Green Bay L 35 - 20
  • @Tennessee L 36 - 42
  • Jacksonville W 14 - 30
  • Minnesota L 31 - 23
  • @Pittsburgh L 21 - 28
  • Baltimore L 33 - 16

Next Games

  • Chicago(12-15-19) W 13 - 21
  • Philadelphia(09-26-19) L 34 - 27
  • @Detroit(12-29-19) W 23 - 20
  • Carolina(11-10-19) W 16 - 24
  • Tennessee(08-09-18) W 17 - 31
  • Indianapolis(11-21-19) W 17 - 20
  • @Chicago(11-11-12) W 13 - 6
  • @Indianapolis(10-20-19) L 23 - 30
  • Cincinnati(12-24-16) W 10 - 12
  • Tennessee(12-29-19) L 35 - 14

Last Meetings

  • Packers @ Texans 35-20
  • Texans @ Packers 26-28
  • Texans @ Packers 13-21
  • Packers @ Texans 42-24
  • Texans @ Packers 24-21

Last Injuries

Houston Texans

  • Nate Orchard

    Undisclosed
    day-to-day | questionable

    Orchard was held out of the lineup for the last game with an undefined injury, and it is uncertain if he will be active Week 13 against the Colts.

  • Josh McCown

    Personal
    day-to-day | questionable

    McCown has been absent from the lineup during the previous three games due to a personal matter, and it is undetermined if he will make his team debut against the Colts during Week 13.

  • Charlie Heck

    Undisclosed
    day-to-day | questionable

    Heck sat out the previous contest due to an unspecified ailment. It is unknown if he will face the Colts in Week 13.

  • Cullen Gillaspia

    Back
    day-to-day | questionable

    Gillaspia has been held out of the previous two games due to a back injury, and it has yet to be established if he will take the field against the Colts in Week 13.

  • Isaiah Coulter

    Neck
    day-to-day | questionable

    Coulter has been activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list after healing from a neck strain, and it is unclear if he will return Week 13 against the Colts.

  • Randall Cobb

    Toe
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Cobb has been shuttled to the injured reserve list due to a toe injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Xavier Su'a-Filo

    Ankle
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Su'a-Filo has been designated for the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a left ankle injury. The team has one week to activate him.

  • Kenny Stills

    Quadricep
    day-to-day | questionable

    Stills missed the last game due to a quad injury, and it remains to be seen if he will dress for Week 13 versus the Colts.

Green Bay Packers

  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling

    Achilles
    Doub Sun | doubtful

    Valdes-Scantling is nursing an Achilles injury, leaving his availability against the Bears on Sunday unlikely.

  • Simon Stepaniak

    Knee
    Ques Sun | I-R

    Stepaniak has wound up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list after recuperating from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and he has two weeks in order to be activated.

  • JK Scott

    Back
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Scott is dealing with injuries to his back and right quad. It is unclear if he will take the field against the Bears on Sunday.

  • Equanimeous St. Brown

    Knee
    Ques Sun | questionable

    St. Brown is idle with a knee injury, and it has yet to be announced if he will line up against the Bears on Sunday.

  • Chandon Sullivan

    Ribs
    Prob Sun | probable

    Sullivan is hampered by a rib injury, but it is anticipated that he will participate in Sunday's tilt against the Bears.

  • Robert Tonyan

    Ankle
    Prob Sun | probable

    Tonyan is hindered by an ankle injury, but it is projected that he will suit up Sunday versus the Bears.

  • Corey Linsley

    Back
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Linsley left the previous game due to a back injury, and his status for Sunday's tilt versus the Bears is in question.

  • Kevin King

    Achilles
    Ques Sun | questionable

    King hurt his Achilles, and it is up in the air if he will partake in Sunday's showdown with the Bears.

Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans

Aaron Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes, including a pair to Davante Adams, as the Green Bay Packers rolled to a 35-20 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Rodgers and the Packers offense enjoyed a bounce-back effort following the poor showing last Sunday in Tampa Bay. Rodgers went 23-of-34 for 283 yards as the Packers (5-1) amassed 22 first downs and went 7-for-12 on third down against Houston (1-6) and its 30th-ranked defense.

Adams notched his second 150-plus-yard, two-touchdown game on the road this season, recording a career-high 13 receptions for 196 yards and touchdowns of 3 and 45 yards.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson passed for 309 yards and two touchdowns but was sacked three times. Houston kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn missed a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter after a holding penalty on Nick Martin erased a 16-yard gain to the Green Bay 5-yard line and snuffed any shot the Texans had for generating momentum prior to the intermission.

The Packers wasted little time asserting themselves offensively, covering 75 yards over 10 plays on their opening possession, a drive aided by a pair of Houston defensive penalties. Rodgers and Adams posted the first of their two scoring connections as Green Bay grabbed a 7-0 lead.

After the Texans punted on their opening possession for the seventh time, the only team to do so in every game, Rodgers hit Jace Sternberger on a 3-yard scoring pass for a 14-0 lead with 13:33 left in the first half. The Packers responded to the Fairbairn missed kick with a 9-play, 69-yard drive that culminated in a Rodgers scoring pass to Malik Taylor with 14 seconds left.

Even when the Texans found a measure of rhythm offensively, their defense responded by surrendering a scoring drive. Watson tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Johnson with 8:55 left in the third quarter that cut the deficit to 21-7 only for Adams to snag a 45-yard touchdown on third down on the ensuing Packers possessions.

Houston followed by squandering a blocked punt by Buddy Howell that yielded possession at the Green Bay 22 and settled for a second consecutive sub-40-yard field goal. Packers safety Adrian Amos sacked Watson on the previous Texans possession to thwart a potential touchdown march for Houston.

--Field Level Media