Here are some highlights. The first was a Thursday night game in week two of the 2012 season, the Bears were coming off a blow out victory against the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener and were in high spirits going into the game. "Winning is relevant. I mean we can look back".
Sunday at AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys and Packers will meet for the fifth time in the last four years. The Packers also have the upper hand historically, having won at home to Dallas five times out of seven this century. Now, it would make things much more hard with a loss to the Packers, but it's not a must-win game. Rams' runner Todd Gurley also had better stats than Elliott did.
On defense, the Cowboys rank 20th against the pass - surrendering 231.6 yards per game - which doesn't bode well with Mr. Rodgers strolling into town, injuries or not. "And in that Denver game, they were playing from behind". But I hope this prediction ends up being wrong. The same number of losses they had all of past year when they went 13-3. Have we ever seen a more risky player in the red zone than Rodgers?
Machota: Doubt it. You can expect a handful of plays for him on offense, maybe a pitch here or short pass there but nothing significant.
Machota: It's concerning because it's his back.
Injuries have been an issue in Green Bay, but the pass rush has churned no matter who has been in it.
But since we assign championships - the ultimate team accomplishment - to individual players, we see Super Bowls as the only metric for QB merit.
On offense, the Cowboys' lack of success on first down could prove to be a problem if they are once again dependent on Dak Prescott to make the majority of the plays. His incredible 1.5 sacks and 5 pressures on only 19 snaps in Week 15 earned him his first ever start the following week. In an ideal world, the Cowboys would limit Smith to about 40 plays, but he'll never ask for a breather. The Cowboys are dealing with some pretty big absences but none of them loom larger than that of linebacker Sean Lee.
The Kansas City Chiefs, the last unbeaten National Football League club at 4-0 after a 29-20 home win Monday over Washington, have a short rest week ahead of facing the Texans (2-2) and hot rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, who threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in a 57-14 rout of Tennessee last week. "There's been a lot of calls to stick to sports, but sports and life intersect in so many ways and when asked questions like this I'm going to answer honestly".
Despite a quadriceps injury that knocked him out of a Week 2 loss at Atlanta, wideout Jordy Nelson has five touchdowns and 17 receptions in his three other games. Green Bay has battled through injuries and I can't put my finger on Dallas.
If the Cowboys had the identical offensive line, of course.
This season has seen the Packers struggle to play up to their full potential due to inconsistency and injuries. And though they were expected to be much the same this year, it hasn't stuck to script just yet.
To avoid matching the three losses from a year ago just five games into 2017, the Cowboys will have to beat Rodgers and the Packers (3-1) on Sunday on the same field where Rodgers' long completion to Jared Cook on third-and-20 set up Mason Crosby's 51-yard field goal as time expired in Green Bay's 34-31 win in January.