Hundley Looks To Lead Packers To Victory With Another Big Game

brett hundley green bay packersThe Green Bay Packers (5-6) are not officially dead yet, but they need a win this week at Lambeau against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Packers wide receiver Devante Adams, who has been the main target for quarterback Brett Hundley, will be a player worth keeping an eye on during this match as he leads his team in targets, receptions, and yards since week 6 when Aaron Rogers went down.

Last week Hundley had a breakout performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers as he passed for three scores and 245 yards and no interceptions as he completed 17 of his 26 pass attempts.

That newfound confidence should play well against the Bucs as he looks to lead the Pack to a crucial home win. On paper, Hundley should have another good game because no NFL team allows more passing yards per game than Tampa Bay.

Their average of 284.6 ranks them dead last in the NFL, while they allow opposing quarterbacks to complete 67.42 percent of their passes, which ranks 30th in the league, only on top of Green Bay and the Oakland Raiders.

For Tampa, the good news is that quarterback Jameis Winston is back in the starting lineup although his replacement Ryan Fitzpatrick has not been doing a terrible job filling his shoes as he’s put up very similar numbers.

Before getting injured Winston had thrown 10 touchdowns and six interceptions and 1,920 yards in eight games for a passer rating of 87.3, while in his place Fitzpatrick had seven scores, three interceptions and 1,103 yards in six games for a quarterback rating of 86.

The Packers mediocre completion percentage means that Winston will also have a good chance to end the day with big passing numbers. The Pack is allowing opposing quarterbacks a 96.9 passer rating, which ranks 25th in the league. As for passing yards allowed they also rank 25th in the NFL, as they give up an average of 244.1.

The Bucs hope that Winston will lead them to their first win of the season against a team with more than four victories. All their wins have come against the Giants, Jets, Bears, and Dolphins; teams that so far have failed to earn more than four wins this season.

Since the Bucs have lost all their games to teams with records anywhere close to .500 or better, there is no reason to really expect them to win this game regardless of who’s starting at quarterback.

The confidence boost from their good showing last week against the Steelers and the mediocre pass defense of the Buccaneers should be enough for Green Bay to win and stay alive in the playoff hunt for at least another week.

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