Larry McCarren goes inside state of Packers entering big contest vs. Texans

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Every game this season for the Green Bay Packers becomes bigger and bigger, the closer they come to the end of the regular season and a hopeful eighth consecutive playoff berth.

Sunday's contest against the Houston Texans is no exception.

Larry McCarren, WTMJ's Packers analyst, believes that the difference between the two quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Houston's Brock Osweiler, is enough to overcome the Texans' potential advantages at other positions.

"The disparity at quarterback is so huge, the Packers have a real opportunity to even things up, win their second straight and hit the stretch run in high gear," McCarren told WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News."

"Osweiler is not the reason they're 6-5 and leading the AFC South. He's playing like the worst quarterback in the league and the statistics say that...he strikes an impressive figure, but he has not been the guy they thought he was. Maybe he will be."

Houston's running game, however, will challenged a banged-up Packers defense.

"The Texans have a real-deal running back in Lamar Miller, almost 900 yards, averages better than 4.0 yards/carry. I think the Texans are going to try to pound them."

Listen above to much more of McCarren's conversation with John Mercure, Greg Matzek and company in your Soundcloud player.

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