The Green Bay Packers will rack up their third victory in a row when they host the Denver Broncos in Week 3 because of these three reasons.
The Green Bay Packers are off to a terrific start to begin the 2019 season. They won their first two games against division rivals the Chicago Bears and the Denver Broncos. Their offense may have a lot of work ahead of them, but the defense has been stellar in carrying the team across the finish line in each of the first two weeks.
Hopefully, the offense can catch up. Aaron Rodgers has shown flashes of greatness, even if they have come far and few in between. His unit also took certain steps toward improvement against the Vikings, as they played well for just over a quarter instead of a couple of drives. They’ll look to keep that momentum going against another stout defense in the Broncos.
As we get ready for the game, let’s take a look at three reasons why the Packers will move to 3-0 early in the season.
The Packers have an up-and-coming secondary with the likes of Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage and Adrian Amos. Each of them brings something special to the table. This unit ranks 11th in the NFL in passing yards allowed so far. Although they weren’t as good in Week 2, as they were in the opener, they’re looking to get back on track against the Broncos.
On the other hand, Denver has had some success throwing the ball, as they’ve racked up 265.5 yards per game-15th in the NFL. The Broncos have relied on a short passing game with quarterback Joe Flacco. Emmanuel Sanders has also been their biggest weapon. However, Alexander should be able to match up nicely with him and the Packers should be able to shut down the passing attack.
After only forcing one turnover in Week 1, Green Bay came up with four against the Vikings. They’ll look to pressure Denver into forcing more turnovers in Week 3. And they’ll be successful. Green Bay has a bunch of ball hawks and players who can disrupt the offense. This should give them an edge and allow them to give their offense a short field on a couple of occasions.
Denver has given up 125.5 rushing yards per game this season-tied for 24th in the NFL. After a slow start on the ground against the Bears, Aaron Jones got it going against Minnesota’s stout rushing defense. The Packers will continue to have success with Jones and company, as they bring in more new concepts to the field. Jones should be able to gash this Broncos team and find plenty of cutback lanes for big gains.