Aaron Rodgers takes on the rookies in this NFC tilt between the young and the old. These two teams faced off in Weekk 6 of the NFL regular season, as Dallas beat the Packers 30-16 in Green Bay.
Dallas rolled through the 2016 regular season, plowing over opponents with a rookie battery of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott to an NFC-best 13-3 season. One of those convincing wins came Week 6 versus the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Zeke ran all over the Packers defense in the first meeting. The All-Pro running back blasted Green Bay for 157 yards on 28 carries, the most rushing yards Dom Capers' defense gave up this season. At the time the Packers were ranked No. 1 in rush yards allowed, thanks mostly to facing inept rushing attacks. Elliott undressed the Packers, darting through open holes and barreling past arm tackles.
After a four-game losing streak, Aaron Rodgers boldly claimed the Packers would wi out to reach the playoffs. They rose to the occasion and rolled undefeated through the next six games of the regular season to do just that. Last week, Green Bay dismantled the New York Giants 38-13 at Lambeau Field in a Wild Card game.
Can the Packers find a way to beat the young rising stars of Dallas? This should be a good game, perhaps the best contest of the weekend. Grab a seat and share your thoughts live with fellow fans here at Battle Red Blog.