Now with the stellar combined record of these championship-hopeful franchises, this matchup is even more hyped.
With just one loss between these squads (13-1), the Cardinals and Packers have a combined win percentage of .929 — the highest ever combined win percentage by two Thursday Night Football teams in October or later, per ESPN NFL insider Field Yates.
The Packers & Cardinals have a combined win percentage of .929 (13-1), the best combined win percentage by teams on Thursday Night Football in October or later ever.
Even with notable absences, should be a great one tonight in Arizona.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 28, 2021
While on paper this should be one of the matchups of the year, some recent events have tempered the hype.
Earlier this week, Packers superstar wide receiver Davante Adams tested positive for the coronavirus and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. As a result of this, secondary wideout Allen Lazard (unvaccinated) was also placed on the list as a high-risk close contact.
The Cardinals have some significant injury issues of their own. On Wednesday, star defensive end J.J. Watt was ruled out with a potentially season-ending shoulder injury. Superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is still listed as questionable with a hamstring injury as well.
Still, these teams haven’t claimed 13 straight victories on the backs of any one particular player. Even with this lost star power, tonight’s matchup should still deliver on its previous hype.
The 6-1 Packers will kickoff against the unbeaten Cardinals in Arizona’s State Farm Stadium tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET.