Gronkowski, Michel inactive for Pats’ matchup with Packers | Lexington Herald Leader

Heather Diaz
November 5, 2018

Injuries are starting to deplete the Green Bay Packers' defense in New England.

Here are the winners and losers from the New England Patriots' 31-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

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Leave it to Bill Belichick to make this 3-3-1 Green Bay Packers team Mike McCarthy will lead into Gillette Stadium on Sundaynight sound like the championship-winning teams of the Vince Lombardi era. However, the Patriots offense has been at its best when they can run the ball. Something must change if they want to go back to the Super Bowl this year for the first time since the 2010 season. He'll look to recapture some of the success he had during his four-game stint as the starter at the beginning of the season. Jason McCourty breaks up a deep pass intended for Marquez Valdes-Scantling on the next play. Graham needs to get open and Rodgers needs to get him the ball more frequently when he does.

Allison has 20 catches for 303 yards and two scores.

Tom Brady doesn't often find himself sprinting downfield to block after throwing a screen pass.

The Packers must win this battle: get enough pressure on Brady to keep him off-balance without getting beat by Brady's ability to burn blitzers. Tom Brady has passed for 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions, buoyed by running back James White, who has 55 receptions on 74 targets out of the backfield, seventh in the National Football League in catches regardless of position. They last played one another in 2014.

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The Packers have played pretty well the past two weeks and have nothing to show for it.

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Rodgers was on target in the first half. Osweiler has played well with six touchdown throws and three interceptions in his three starts, during which Miami is 1-2.

Down 7-0 after the game's opening drive, the Packers tied it twice. They settle for a 29-yard field goal from Mason Crosby. Jonathan Jones nearly blocked the kick.

Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense are going to have a great matchup against a young Packers' secondary.

White added 103 yards from scrimmage (31 rushing, 72 receiving) with two TDs and Gordon had five grabs for 130 yards and the clinching touchdown. He's going to play without limitation, and with Geronimo Allison, that is crucial. Time to see what Aaron Rodgers can do to respond.

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