There will be a lot at stake this weekend in Baltimore when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers come to town.
Can the Green Bay offense stay hot in Week 15? Here are some trends to watch heading into their game.
The Packers Offense Is Trending Up
Green Bay is currently ranked 14th in offensive points per game, averaging 25.2 points. However, in the last three weeks, they have found another gear. In their recent matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, and Bears, Green Bay is averaging a blistering 37.3 points per game.
Not surprisingly, we can attribute the Packers’ recent offensive surge to their quarterback’s stellar play. Rodgers has been playing his best football of the season, throwing for ten touchdowns and zero interceptions over the last three games while averaging over 340 passing yards.
Though the passing game has been the offense’s focal point, the running game has done enough to keep teams honest. The dual-threat of AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones has averaged 107.6 yards per game this season.
Both running backs are also viable pass catchers, combining for seven receiving touchdowns this year, presenting another obstacle for opposing defenses to consider.
Rodgers and the offense are playing exceptionally well at a crucial point in the season. Given their recent success, they appear poised to put up points once again in Week 15.
Green Bay Packers Key Offensive Trends
- Green Bay ranks 1st in points per game (37.3) over their last three games
- Green Bay ranks 1st in total offensive yards averaging 435 over their last three games
- Green Bay ranks 8th overall this season in yards per play (5.8)
- Aaron Rodgers has thrown just one interception since Week 5
- Green Bay has had ten turnovers all season (lowest in the NFL)
- Green Bay averages 30.7 points per game at home and 20.6 on the road
Baltimore’s Pass Defense Is Vulnerable
The Baltimore Ravens have played solid defense throughout their 2021 campaign. They enter Week 15 with a top-10 ranked scoring defense, allowing 21.8 points per game. Much of this can be attributed to their top-ranked rushing defense, which has allowed just 85.5 yards per game.
The Ravens’ pass defense has been less successful. Baltimore ranks 31st in passing defense, conceding over 266 yards per game.
The Ravens have experienced injuries all season, including in their secondary. The loss of Marcus Peters and, more recently, Marlon Humphrey has depleted a once-formidable unit.
With Rodgers and the Packers’ offense cruising in their last three games, the Ravens defense will undoubtedly be tested on Sunday afternoon. Can they hold up against a passing offense firing on all cylinders?
Can the Packers Keep It Rolling?
The Packers vs. Ravens game will feature two playoff hopefuls who have a lot to lose.
The Green Bay Packers are playing some of their best offensive football this season. They appear to be trending up at the right time. While they have not been as dominant on the road, the current performance of Aaron Rodgers is noteworthy.
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