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The Green Bay Packers hope to keep their fading playoff hopes alive as they host the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 13 battle at Lambeau Field Sunday.
The Packers first met the Cardinals back in 1921 when the Pack and Cards played to a 3-3 tie in Chicago. Green Bay holds a 44-23-4 edge in the regular season while the Cardinals have won two of the three postseason meetings between these classic franchises.
The Packers dropped a 24-17 decision in Minnesota last week to fall to 4-6-1 on the season and 0-6 on the road. The Cardinals were crushed by the Los Angeles Chargers 45-10 last week to drop their record to 2-9.
Here is a look at the key matchups and situations that will determine who wins Sunday afternoon on the Frozen Tundra where the preliminary forecast is for highs in the mid-30s with a chance of snow:
1. Keep Chandler Jones Off Aaron Rodgers
Both tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and guard Lane Taylor (quad) are banged up and may be game-time decisions for the Packers. That will make it even more important for the Packers to find a way to keep Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones away from Aaron Rodgers.
Jones leads the Cardinals with 11 sacks in 11 games which marks the fourth straight season he’s reached double-digit sacks. The Syracuse alum is a dynamic pass rusher with great speed off the edge. He can also use a variety of moves to get to the quarterback.