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After a shaky start to the 2018 season, the New England Patriots are beginning to gain stride. Yesterday night they defeated the Green Bay Packers to improve to 7-2 on the season.

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Prime time promotions of Sunday Night Football flooded local mediums to bring attention to what may be the last season based match-up between QB Aaron Rodgers and QB Tom Brady. While both QB's hold dear to the history of the NFL, last nights match-up tilted in favor of the more highly functional team. The Packers defense had absolutely no answer for the spread packaging of the Patriots. Coaches used HB James White to motion in and out of the back field often left slot WR's in man coverage and susceptible to all medium to intermediate routes. The Patriots also kept the Packers off the field by minimizing turnovers and registering over 100 yards on the ground. The game took its turn in the 3rd quarter due to the fumble of HB Aaron Jones. After obtaining a 24-17 lead, the Pats never looked back. Before you know it, the lead had expanded to 31-17 and the curtains closed after a few late game QB kneels.

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The Packers now sit at 3-4-1 and the Vikings are pulling away in the NFC North. A farewell to HB Ty Montgomery at the trade deadline has to make Packers fans wonder just how pretentious their preseason projections were. The acquisitions of TE Jimmy Graham and return of DB Tremaine Williams were expected to make noticeable impacts but they just haven't. With a visit to Chicago and Minnesota still waiting down the line of their scheduling I have to predict that the Packers will miss the post-season this upcoming season.

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