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Packers vs. Steelers Predictions: How Did They Pan Out

Well, the Green Bay Packers played against the Pittsburgh Steelers on 11/26/17, and suffice it to say that, even though we did not get a win, we did give those Steelers a run for their money. I think it is safe to say that for those of us who were optimistic about this past Sunday’s game, we were not all that disappointed. For those of us who were pessimistic about this past Sunday’s game, I think it is safe to say that we were actually very surprised that the Packers football game was on point as much as it was.

Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh 

I did some light reading to see what the predictions actually were prior to this NFL football game that had everyone feeling so glum. Obviously, with the Steelers coming in at eight wins and only two losses so far this season, most of the predictions were pretty brutal for our Packers who have lost all but one game since Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in their game against the Minnesota Vikings.

I found an article that had three different predictions in it for how the Packers would perform in their game against the Steelers, all from NFL football gurus who have more weight to swing around in the predictions department than I do. Here is what they said:

  • Darryl Slater said: “Without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers just aren’t quite the same. No great news flash there. Green Bay has lost four of its past five games and might miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. A tall order for the Packers to win at 8-2 Pittsburgh without Rodgers. Too tall, in fact. Steelers 35, Packers 7.”
  • James Kratch said: “It’s not a shock Brett Hundley has been unable to keep the Packers afloat until Aaron Rodgers can come back (if he can come back), but it is a bit surprising how bad Green Bay has been with him at quarterback. The surging Steelers should roll at home. Steelers 34, Packers 17.”
  • Joe Giglio said: “If the offense is truly catching up to the defense in Pittsburgh, watch out. The Steelers should be focused on one thing down the stretch: Securing home-field advantage away from the Patriots. Steelers 30, Packers 17.”

All of these fellows certainly know their football, but the Packers did better than every single prediction, and for that, I am proud of them. Brett Hundley may not be performing the kinds of miracles with the Packers that Rodgers can, but he is keeping the team together, and every game they seem to get a little bit more organized and a little bit better at their game. 

The Packers Going Forward

We are coming up on a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December third who have four wins seven losses, and a game against the Cleveland Browns on December tenth, who have lost all of their games so far this year. I am definitely optimistic about the next two games, statistically, our Green Bay Packers should be able to take two victories in these upcoming games. 

The area the Packers really need to improve on the most is just overall organization as a team. If they can do this then they will be in the clear. They have been getting better and better with each game as Brett has been rallying the team members around him, so here is to hoping for two sound victories in the upcoming games! They played better than predicted against the Steelers, so there is no reason they won’t do the same in the next two games. 

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