The Patriots (9-2) got off to such a mediocre start that people were asking quarterback Tom Brady about his normal bedtime. Brady is ancient in football years–even he agrees–but he hasn’t played that way since. Much of the reason is because no team has been able to pressure the Patriots quarterback. The Chiefs were the last defense to make Brady think about sacks as he stood in the pocket–and that was in Week Four. The Pats have won seven straight.
Can Green Bay bring the pressure–and get some hurries, at least, from the composed Brady? It’s unlikely. The Packers rank a lowly 30th in rushing yards allowed per game (136.7) and they will have enough on their plate focusing on stopping the run. Brady should take advantage. On the other side of what’s likely to be a shoot out, is Packers superstar QB Aaron Rodgers–facing Tom Brady for the first time. Unlike the Packers, the Patriots run defense has been strong, so Rodgers may have to bring more magic than Brady. In general it should be a fun day for offenses at Lambeau Field. Game time: 4:25 pm on CBS.