5 Bold Predictions for Green Bay Packers' Week 15 Matchup

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5 Bold Predictions for Green Bay Packers' Week 15 Matchup
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On Sunday, the Packers face the Cowboys in Dallas for the first time since 2007.

It's not a matter of mathematical elimination for either the Green Bay Packers or the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday—but it's a must-win game for both, regardless. 

A win for Green Bay and subsequent Lions loss to the Ravens gives the Packers the ability to guarantee the NFC North title by winning their final two games against the Steelers and the Bears

Meanwhile, a win for Dallas is essential to stay in the race against the Eagles, who are unlikely to lose against the Vikings this week.

The matchup is juicy for reasons other than playoff implications. Despite its struggles over the last six games without Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay still has the fifth-best offense in the league. Dallas, in turn, has the league's worst defense by far—it's giving up a whopping 426.8 yards per game.

And despite having one of the league's most explosive big-play backs in DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys are only averaging 93.8 rushing yards per game, coming in at 24th in the league in that category. 

But will going against the Packers No. 25 run defense prove to be a golden opportunity for Murray?

In a must-win situation, with two high-powered offenses facing two struggling defenses, opportunities arise for some wild results.

The following five predictions, ranked in order from most likely to occur to least likely, envision a scenario in which the Packers defense shows up, limiting Murray, missing few tackles and getting pressure on Romo. They're bold but within the realm of possibility.

The predictions also operate under the assumption, as of Friday morning, that Matt Flynn will start for the Packers, as Aaron Rodgers has yet to be medically cleared. 

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