The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots have half of football on the books. Heading into this matchup, the Patriots prepared to play a backup quarterback as Mac Jones is out with an ankle injury, but they’re not playing the way they expected. Veteran Brian Hoyer, who started the game, suffered a head injury in the first quarter and will be out for the rest of the game. That now has rookie Bailey Zappe centered for New England.
With Zappe in the lead, the Patriots took a surprising lead in the dressing room at halftime. That’s largely down to defense, particularly rookie corner Jack Jones, who hit a pick-six just before the break. So far, Green Bay’s offense has been sluggish with Rodgers attempting just 11 passes.
So will the Patriots end the fuss with Zappe, or will Green Bay make the comeback and go 3-1 in the season? We’ll find out in a moment. Below is our live blog on Sunday’s matchup, bringing you expert analysis and highlights of the best plays.
Date: Sunday 2 Oct | Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field (Green Bay)
TV: CBS | Electricity: Paramount+ (one-month free trial)
Consequences: CBS Sports App
Opportunities: Packer -9.5, O/U 40.5