There will be no revenge game for Allen Lazard on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers elected not to activate the wide receiver from injured reserve on Saturday, meaning he will remain inactive as the team hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, one Packer with a much longer history in Jacksonville will get his chance to beat his old team.
The last time the Packers played the Jaguars, Blake Bortles started under center for the Jags. The last time the two teams met at Lambeau Field, Blaine Gabbert was the starter. Also, in both of those games, Marcedes Lewis was on the other sideline.
This week, Lewis will play against his old team for the first time after leaving Jacksonville during the 2018 offseason. 12 years in Jacksonville came to an end at that time, and Lewis has been an important part of the Packers’ offense since Matt LaFleur’s arrival, used heavily in the running game as a blocker as well as getting around a target per game through the air.
The history between these two inter-conference teams is not long. The six games these teams have played have seen three two-game winning streaks, the first for the Packers, the second for the Jaguars, and then the last two for Green Bay again. If the Packers are victorious on Sunday — a likely scenario given their 13-point advantage in the point spread — that will give them the first three-game winning streak in the head-to-head series.
Check out the details for this week’s game below!
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) vs. Green Bay Packers (6-2)
Sunday, November 15th, 2020
12:00 Noon Central Time
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Commentators: Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 83/XM 225
NFL app and Yahoo Sports app (where available on local TV)
Point spread: Packers favored by 13
Over/under total: 50
Week 1 2016: Packers 27, @Jaguars 23
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 4-2-0