The other common opponent was the Lions. Both teams went into Detroit and came out with losses. The Patriots offense and defense played as if their opponent knew their every weakness. Since it was against Matt Patricia, I'd say he does know both their individual and group weaknesses. With the Packers in the NFC, I'd imagine Patricia has been very willing to share any scouting knowledge he has about Green Bay with his old friends in Foxboro.
- Points per game: NE: 36.5 GB: 22.3
- 3rd down conversion: NE: 50% GB: 33.3%
- Opp 3rd down conversion: NE: 34% GB: 42.9%
- TO Margin/Game: NE: +0.2 GB: -1.3
JACKSON FACTOR- Cornerback Josh Jackson has 5 penalties for the Packers. He also has 19 tackles and 3 pass deflections. Patriots rookie JC Jackson also has 5 penalties this year, 6 if you include the one which was declined. JC has 2 pass deflections and 2 interceptions. One of these Jackson's will have a play which will set the tone for the game. Hopefully it's JC and not a yellow flag.