The Arizona Cardinals are desperate for answers -- and they'll head to frigid Wisconsin in search of some on Sunday.
The 2-9 Cards head to Green Bay this weekend to face a 4-6-1 Packers team desperate for a win in order to remain in the playoff race. Here are a pair of predictions for that game.
ABC15 sports director Craig Fouhy
OK... this should be pretty easy! The Packers are 14-point favorites, the weather calls for a high of 35 degrees and possibly several inches of snow, and the Packers haven’t lost a game this season at Lambeau Field.
Aaron Rodgers has thrown 20 touchdowns and just one interception, and running back Aaron Jones has 101 carries for 606 yards and six touchdowns. Oh, and Rodgers is 16-1 in December home starts during his career, and the Packers are 22-4 in December home games since 2006.
About the only good news for the Cardinals is Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari missed the end of last week’s game after suffering a knee injury. If he’s out, that could open the door for Chandler Jones, who has 11 sacks so far this season. Packers 34, Cardinals 13
ABC15.com sportswriter Shane Dale
The Packers aren't that good right now, but that won't matter much Sunday. As Coach Fouhy noted above, Aaron Rodgers and the Pack are just about unbeatable at home, especially this time of year.
The Packers' rushing defense stinks, so that means David Johnson could do enough damage to keep the Cards competitive. And I have a feeling that rookie QB Josh Rosen is going to have a decent game, in an effort to keep up with Rodgers, a close friend of his. I also wouldn't be surprised if Larry Fitzgerald, who has five touchdowns in his last five games, finds the end zone once again.
But the Cardinals are simply outmatched, and the Packers will look to blow off some steam after a frustrating loss at Minnesota last weekend. Look for Aaron Jones to rush for over 100 yards and Rodgers to throw for at least a couple scores. Packers 27, Cardinals 17