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Can the Pack get a W with Tolzien?

Scott Tolzien is making his first NFL start tomorrow against the New York Giants. He flashed a strong arm last week and wasn’t afraid to take shots down the field. The Pack are struggling without Aaron Rodgers and they are going to need an all-around team performance to pull off a win against the suddenly surging New Yor Giants.

1. Takeaways- Remember when it was weird to see the Packers go a game without getting an interception? Me too, I miss those days. They are LAST in the NFL with only three picks on the year. Eli Manning has loved throwing to the guys in other jerseys for a good portion of the year. A nice pass rush should give the secondary to get some int’s and put the Packers offense in a good position. 

2. Balance- The Giants have a pretty good defense, ranking 11th against the run and the pass. A good combination of Eddie Lacy and James Starks will be a great way for this team to set up some play-action passing. Tolzien threw for almost 300 yards last week in just over three quarters of play. He has a nice relationship with some of the younger players such as Jarrett Boykin and tight end Brandon Bostick who is very athletically gifted. I expect Tolzien to play better tomorrow with a week of preparation. Lacy being a bulldozer will only help him as well.

3. Get off the field- The defense has been smacked in the mouth the last two weeks in the fourth quarter. They gave up a 9 minute drive to the Bears two weeks ago and a 9:30 minute drive to the Eagles last week who are known for their fast-pace approach. The D needs to dig deep and get stops on 3rd and long plays. They haven’t looked the same since Rodgers has gone down. Now it’s all about pride and just making a play. 

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About tozzi7

I am a rock DJ for 93.5 in Green Bay, WI. Check it out, 93rockon.com. I am originally from Huron, Ohio which is a small town on Lake Erie. I love sports and rock music. Pretty much my two passions. I am a Green Bay Packers, Ohio State Buckeyes, New York knicks, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers fan. Feel free to comment on the blog and give me your feedback. I love debating sports so bring your comments, just don't be a jerk about it. Any ideas for blog posts let me know!

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