Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Rodgers throws well in pregame before Packers-Steelers game

While Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh have turned things around since a humbling home loss to Jacksonville in Week 5, Green Bay has dropped four of five since Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone and was shut out at home for the first time since 2006 in last week's 23-0 drubbing by Baltimore.

This would have been an outstanding SNF game with Rodgers. "Sometimes you play well, sometimes you don't but, when I watch the video, I'm just impressed with their level of confidence in him by what they ask him to do and the manner in which they function, which appears to be very normal". I don't get it. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

Mike McCarthy grew up in Pittsburgh and the roots still run deep for the longtime Green Bay Packers coach.

They last met up on December 22, 2013 with Pittsburgh winning 38-31 at Lambeau Field.

It may not look like the best option for a primetime game on the Week 12 lineup, especially with games like the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions or the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, but it's decent enough to pass for a week. Flynn was 21 of 39 for 232 yards, one touchdown and a pick.

Although Pittsburgh's offense has run hot and cold, it's coming off one of its best performances of the season in a 40-17 rout of the Tennessee Titans last Thursday.

While a season-ending injury to Sam Shields pushed Randall to the boundary last season, the Packers have remained committed to keeping the 25-year-old in the slot this year. Green Bay, he threw for 503 yards and three TDs.

PICK CITY: Hundley had an bad game last week in a 23-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, throwing three interceptions and losing a fumble after getting sacked.

Hundley was intercepted three times by the Ravens and has two scoring passes against seven interceptions while averaging only 156.7 yards passing per game. That potential has been thrown away by Rodgers' injury though. What Hundley can do is get sacked. Can Fackrell and Biegel provide a few game-changing plays in place of Matthews?

Just like Jim Caldwell and Chuck Pagano without their star QBs, McCarthy is now completely exposed. He would be the starter at right tackle otherwise and you know what that means. Bill Parcells, Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Joe Gibbs and the list goes on.

Bryant was fully reinstated just prior to the start of the 2017 regular season, and the Steelers named him their No. 2 wide receiver. And it's up top.

DL Kenny Clark is DOUBTFUL along with RB Ty Montgomery. Aaron Jones is still out with a knee.

Green Bay's defense has been on the field quite a bit since Rodgers was lost for the season and it should continue here.

Obviously, the rookie's absence will be the ideal opportunity to do that, since it will result in a lot more playing time for Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers, who have essentially been rotating as the third receiver for the past several weeks. With Quinten Rollins (Achilles) and Herb Waters (shoulder) already on injured reserve, King and Davon House have combined to miss five games this year. Tight end Vance McDonald is out with an ankle. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns with 144 of those yards and three of those touchdowns going to Antonio Brown.

Meanwhile, Bell leads the National Football League with 886 rushing yards this season. Had 103 scrimmage yards (57 rec., 46 rush) in Week 11.

For whatever reason, the Steelers seem to find a way to play down to their opponent.

The Packers are 2-touchdown underdogs this week at Pittsburgh. I don't think it'll make a difference in the final outcome, but I do think the Steelers will screw around and not cover.

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