Local Packers fans predict win over Cards

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 18:08:52-05

The Green Bay Packers head into Saturday night's playoff matchup at the Arizona Cardinals with the sting of their 38-8 loss to the Cards three weeks ago still hanging over their heads.

But that doesn't mean the Packers are doubting their ability to even the score with the Cards -- and that includes their fans, many of whom call Arizona home.

"Most of the (previously injured) offensive line is back, which is a good thing. I don't think Aaron Rodgers is going to get sacked eight times (again)," said Dave Smith, a Wisconsin native and owner of Casey Jones Grill, a popular Packers sports bar in Phoenix. 

"I think it's going to be a tough game. It's going to be a close game, but I think the Packers are going to do it."

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Smith thinks Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, will have a much better day than he did in his previous visit to the Valley.

"He's going to have a fun game. He's going to be smiling on the field," he said.

It's not a surprise that other Packers fans feel the same way -- and one fan predicted the Cards will have a difficult time hearing quarterback Carson Palmer on Saturday, as they expect University of Phoenix Stadium to be packed with thousands of faithful Cheesehead fans.

Check out the above video to find out what they had to say.