This week, the Packers and Rams will play a top game in Green Bay. Jonathan Taylor also wants to dominate again against the Buccaneers. The Patriots receive the Titans in the AFC top game.
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NFL Previews Week 12 2021
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The game of the week
Green Bay Packers (8-3) – Los Angeles Rams (7-3) (So., 22.25 Uhr)
- The Packers hospital is not getting any smaller. Aaron Rodgers will also have to play against the Rams with a painful toe injury. Elgton Jenkins, who is probably the team’s best O-liner, is missing, while David Bakhtiari is still missing after his knee operation. Now the Packers’ offensive line, which is now very battered, meets Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Leonard Floyd and Co., here the hosts are threatened with a real mismatch on the line of scrimmage.
- In pass defense, Jalen Ramsey is likely to take care of Davante Adams in a one-on-one match, just like in the playoff match in the preseason. At that time, Green Bay succeeded in schematically integrating Adams into the game, which would also be important on Sunday evening. In view of the injury situation, Green Bay could also focus more on the run game, where Aaron Jones will return after a short break.
- The Rams’ offense was recently no longer in the form that made it so dangerous in the first few weeks of the season. Can you now take another step forward against the Packers? Green Bays Defense is actually playing well, but was dismantled by the Vikings the week before. In any case, Matthew Stafford has to play better again and reduce the serious mistakes, but the drops of the receivers also have to be less.
- A decisive question is likely to be with which plan the Rams want to tackle the game offensively. Los Angeles could focus more on the running game again, which could well have success against the Packers front. But it is also possible that Sean McVay wants to rely even more on Spread Formations, which could accommodate newcomer Odell Beckham Jr. The Packers’ pass defense was impressive for much of the season.
Indianapolis Colts (6-5) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) (So., 19.00 Uhr)
- Jonathan Taylor for MVP? The Colts’ running back is currently running over defense after defense. Are the bucs due this week? Perhaps the most important person to answer this question is: Vita Vea could return against Indy, he is by far the best run defender of the guests and could make life much more difficult for Taylor. If Tampa Bay can stop the run, Carson Wentz would have to take on more responsibility against the aggressive defense of Todd Bowles. It’s not safe.
- Tom Brady reported back from his form low with a good performance against the Giants. The return of Rob Gronkowski helped the offense noticeably, even if Antonio Brown is still out. Indianapolis’ front is strong, they could put Brady under pressure even without Blitzing, especially since with Ali Marpet Tampa Bay’s perhaps best O-liner is likely to fail. But: Can the Colts ‘secondary keep the Bucs’ weapons in check?
Houston Texans (2-8) – New York Jets (2-8) (So., 19.00 Uhr)
- Four wins in 20 games. Both the Texans and the Jets could celebrate only a few success stories this season, the duel in Houston seems to be more of a fight for a higher pick in the draft. Given this starting position, do the two teams even want to win? One thing is clear: the Jets sure want Zach Wilson to play well on his return. The offense looked better without the second pick of the last draft than with him. Does Wilson now take shorter passes more often without wanting to force Big Play? And: Can he also include Elijah Moore, who was so strong recently, in the offense?
- The Texans, on the other hand, have often looked quite good with Tyrod Taylor as quarterback this season, against the Jets he will continue to be recommended for tasks in the future. The secondary of the Jets is not good, Taylor could succeed in passing here, especially over Brandin Cooks.
New York Giants (3-7) – Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) (So., 19.00 Uhr)
- Jason Garrett is gone, Freddie Kitchens takes over as play-caller on the offense. How much can you see of the new handwriting against the Eagles? With Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and, to a lesser extent, Darius Slayton, New York has weapons at its disposal, even if Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard are still missing. The G-Men’s offensive line remains a problem, however. The Eagles want to control games with their Four Men Rush, against the Giants Fletcher Cox and Co. could succeed.
- On the opposite side there is a run game that was able to run over everyone and everything in the end. It seems certain that Jalen Hurts and Co. will also run a lot against the Giants, even if Jordan Howard is injured. The Giants have a good defensive front, but is it good enough to stop Philly’s running game? The Eagles’ offense is currently quite unique in the NFL.
Miami Dolphins (4-7) – Carolina Panthers (5-6) (Sun., 7 p.m. LIVE ON DAZN)
- Three wins in a row, the Dolphins have achieved a small streak of victories after their disappointing start to the season. With a win over the Panthers, Miami could actually squint a little towards the playoffs. The defense presented itself well in the last few weeks, against Cam Newton they should again rely heavily on the lightning bolt. In the offense, however, the O-Line is a major weak point. Against the strong pass rush of the Panthers, Tua Tagovialoa will have to get rid of the ball quickly.
- On the side of the Panthers, however, Newton also plays behind a shaky line. Does Carolina find better answers to the Dolphins’ pressure packages than the Ravens, for example, had? With Christian McCaffrey and DJ Moore, the guests definitely have weapons to punish Blitz in the short passing game.