Packers playoff game. I think that has a lot to do with the way Peterson is running right now. If the Packers are going to take care of business, there are a few Packers who need to bring their A games on Saturday.
B.J. Raji- If the Packers have any designs on stopping Peterson, the big guy in the middle needs to have the game of his life. Raji needs to penetrate the line of scrimmage quickly and put a stop to plays before they get started. If he can do that, Peterson will find himself having to break tackles behind the line of scrimmage most of the day.
Brad Jones- Jones did not do a very good job of tackling Peterson on Sunday. This game may be won and lost on his ability to bring Peterson down when he gets his hands on him.
Clay Matthews- This may be a big “duh”, but let me put it this way. If the Packers are going to win this game, Matthews CANNOT let Peterson break any tackles when Matthews gets his hands on him.
Jeremy Ross- This may surprise a lot of people, but yes, I think Ross needs to have a big game returning punts and kicks. The Packers are going to have to score about 5 touchdowns to win this game, and if Ross can get one of those on returns, then the Packers are in good shape.
Marshall Newhouse- If the Packers are going to be able to get the big plays they are known for and will need, then Newhouse needs to keep Allen off of Rodgers as much as he can. If Newhouse can do that, the Packers shouldn't have much trouble scoring points.
Aaron Rodgers- Before you yell at me for stating the obvious, think about this. I wrote earlier that the Packers will need to score about five touchdowns to win this game. Where do you think those touchdowns are going to come from? Rodgers needs to have a signature Aaron Rodgers day if the Packers are going to win this game.