NFL Football

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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Jacksonville 3 7 7 3 20
Green Bay 0 17 0 7 24
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10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00 , November 15, 2020
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin  Weather: 38°, Cloudy  Attendance: 0

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Green Bay Packers

  1. The Packers have won their last two games against the Jaguars, in 2012 and 2016. Jacksonville's last win over Green Bay was on December 14, 2008. Since that game, the Packers have gone 120-64-2, the second-best mark in the NFL, and the Jaguars have gone 59-127-0, the second-worst mark in the league.
  2. The Jaguars fell to the Texans, 27-25, at home in Week 9, Jacksonville's seventh straight loss. The Jaguars are 1-4 when scoring 25 or more points this season, tied with the Chargers for the most such losses in the NFL.
  3. The Packers defeated the 49ers, 34-17, in Santa Clara last Thursday. Green Bay has not allowed 400 net yards in a game since Week 15 of last season (Chicago), 12 straight games including playoffs. The Packers and Saints are tied for the longest active such streak in the NFL (regular and postseason).
  4. Jake Luton threw for 304 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another in his NFL debut. Luton joins Justin Herbert (2020), Cam Newton (2011) and Otto Graham (1950) as the only players to throw for 300 yards and rush for a TD in their NFL debut. Newton is the only one to do so in his first two games.
  5. Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over the 49ers. It was his fourth game this season and the 22nd of his career with four TD passes and no INTs. Only Drew Brees (26) and Tom Brady (24) have as many or more such games in NFL history.
  6. Davante Adams had 10 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco. Adams has 422 receiving yards and six TD catches in his last three games. The last Packer to have 400+ receiving yards and 6+ receiving scores in a three-game span was Don Hutson in 1945 (423 yards and 6 TDs).
Team Comparison

Jacksonville
 
Green Bay
22.4 Points 31.6
269.9 Pass Yds 281.6
98.9 Rush Yds 126.6
7 Takeaways 6
(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

The Green Bay Packers are getting healthier and guarding against complacency before opening the second half of their season Sunday as two-touchdown favorites over the slumping Jacksonville Jaguars.

Green Bay (6-2) has withstood a series of injuries to lead the NFC North at the midway point of the season. Running back Aaron Jones (calf) came back last week after missing two games and Pro Bowl offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (chest) has practiced fully this week after sitting out three games.

The Packers share the NFC's best record with New Orleans and Seattle.

"To be 6-2 right now with the injuries that we've had and the circumstances feels really good," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "We're not going to relax or get complacent though. We've got a tough road ahead of us and some big dreams down the line."

The Packers learned that lesson in their previous home game, as they fell 28-22 to a Minnesota Vikings team that had entered Lambeau Field with a 1-5 record. Rodgers said afterward that the Packers didn't have the necessary energy for that game.

Jacksonville (1-7) is struggling even more than that Minnesota team was a couple of weeks ago.

The Jaguars are 13 1/2-point underdogs and have dropped seven straight games since opening the season with a 27-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. They're allowing 418.1 yards per game, 6.4 yards per play and 30.9 points per game to rank 31st out of 32 NFL teams in each of those three categories.

"Obviously the statistics are poor," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. "That's why we're sitting where we are right now. We're just going to keep trying to get those guys better."

On offense, the Jaguars have benefited from an infusion of rookies.

James Robinson, an undrafted free agent from Illinois State, has rushed for 580 yards and has 27 catches for 225 yards. Laviska Shenault Jr., a second-round pick from Colorado, has 30 catches for 323 yards. Jake Luton, a sixth-round selection from Oregon State, made his first career start last week and threw for 304 yards with one touchdown pass and one touchdown run.

Luton says it will be "pretty surreal" matching up with Rodgers and called the two-time MVP "a wizard with the football in a lot of ways." He will face a Green Bay secondary that could be missing star cornerback Jaire Alexander, who left the Packers' 34-17 victory at San Francisco last week to get evaluated for a concussion.

"It's somewhere I've dreamed of playing," Luton said. "Lambeau Field is pretty historic, pretty awesome. It'd be real cool if it was rocking, a lot of people cheering against you. So, it'll be a little different with it being empty, but I'm sure it'll still be awesome."

JAGUARS' KICKING WHIRLWIND

Jaguars kicker Chase McLaughlin flew from Minneapolis to Jacksonville this week, only to end up back in the Midwest.

The Jaguars signed McLaughlin off Minnesota's practice squad Tuesday and expect him to play in Green Bay after traveling nearly 3,000 miles and not getting to practice. McLaughlin has to spend several days going through COVID-19 protocols before joining teammates for a walkthrough Saturday.

He is the team's sixth kicker this season, following Josh Lambo, Brandon Wright, Aldrick Rosas, Stephen Hauschka and Jon Brown.

CONTAINING ADAMS

Green Bay's Davante Adams is off to the fastest start of his career. Even though he missed two games with a hamstring injury, Adams is tied for second among all NFL players with eight touchdown catches, one behind Kansas City's Tyreek Hill.

RODGERS' NEW STANDARD

Rodgers has thrown 24 touchdown passes with only two interceptions this season. His two interceptions both came in a road loss to Tampa Bay. Rodgers already is on the verge of surpassing his full-season touchdown pass totals from 2018 (25) and 2019 (26).

SCHOBERT COMES HOME

This game marks a homecoming of sorts for Jacksonville linebacker Joe Schobert, the Jaguars' leading tackler.

Schobert is from Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 130 miles south of Green Bay. He began his college career as a walk-on at Wisconsin before earning Associated Press All-America second-team honors in 2015, his final year with the Badgers.

FORMER JAGUARS IN GREEN BAY

Green Bay's roster includes a few people with ties to the Jaguars franchise.

Tight end Marcedes Lewis was drafted by the Jaguars in the first round in 2006 and played for Jacksonville through 2017.

The Packers signed wide receiver Allen Lazard from Jacksonville's practice squad in December 2018. Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was Jacksonville's quarterbacks coach in 2015-16 and offensive coordinator from 2016-18 before getting fired.

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AP Sports Writer Mark Long in Jacksonville, Florida, contributed to this report.

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Updated November 12, 2020

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