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Gates’ Top NFL Team From Week 13

Jordan Love, Packers, NFL Week 13 vs. Chiefs
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Another chaotic week of football is in the books.

This week, we had stellar matchups in all three Sunday windows. In the 1 p.m. slate of games, there was the Houston Texans versus the Denver Broncos, a key matchup for the AFC playoffs. In the 4 p.m. slate, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the San Fransico 49ers in a decisive NFC battle. Finally, for the Sunday night matchup, the Kansas City Chiefs traveled to snowy Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay “Mother-Loving” Packers.

It’s safe to say that the Team of the Week is the Packers.

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Ope! Sorry, The TOTW Curse Is Real

Before I get to the reason why the Packers are the Team of the Week, I would like to address something: I have noticed that I have cursed just about every team featured as my Team of the Week. For example, last week’s top team, the Denver Broncos, saw their league-leading winning streak come to an end this Sunday.

Bto our regularly scheduled program. 

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Jordan Found His Love Story 

Jordan Love had the breakout game many Packers fans desired on national television. He went 25 of 36 for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Love also had two rushes for 10 yards. He truly looked like the third franchise quarterback in a line of elite players that Green Bay has had since Brett Farve

Doubs and Watson at Law

The Packers have an underrated receiving duo with Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson, both second-year players from the same draft class. Doubs and Watson each had over 70 yards against a Chiefs defense that is regarded as one of the best in the league. Doubs led the Packers in receiving with 72 yards on four catches, all crucial receptions for Green Bay’s offense. Watson had seven receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns to complement Doubs, though he suffered an apparent hamstring injury near the end of the game. Watson and Doubs also had help from Dontayvion Wicks (three catches for 43 yards) and Jayden Reed (four catches for 16 yards). Meanwhile, Ben Sims (is that Ben Simmons in disguise?) scored a touchdown. 

AJ Dillon, much like his famous farming simulator meme, was trucking during this snowy Lambeau game. Dillon had 18 carries for 73 yards. Just imagine how lethal this backfield will be once Aaron Jones (knee) returns.

GB Plays Lockdown Defense Despite Joe Barry

The Packers were able to get after Patriots Mahomes, notching three separate sacks (courtesy of Kenny Clark, Lukas Van Ness, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, and Devonte Wyatt, who were all credited with at least half of a sack). This unit limited the star quarterback to 21 completions for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Keisean Nixon registered the key late-game pick.

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Green Bay is now in the playoff picture. The Packers may be on their way to January football, wasting no time in the post-Aaron Rodgers era.


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