Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 24, 2013

There won't be many pats on the back until after Sunday's game. - Jim Prisching

There is no drama surrounding this weekend's Packers-Vikings game. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

The Green Bay Packers will play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, and both teams are seriously banged-up. The big stories with this game involve Greg Jennings' first game against his old team and the Packers continued attempt to overcome injuries at wide receiver and linebacker. Therefore, it should be no surprise that those two storylines are dominating today's Cheese Curds.

Andrew Quarless ready to step in for his friend - JSOnline
He should have a great opportunity to do so this week against a struggling and banged-up Vikings secondary.

Bringing down Greg Jennings a top priority for Packers defense - JSOnline
The expected return of Casey Hayward should be a big help in that battle.

Packers cornerback House getting better, healthwise and on field | Packersnews
The flexibility that Davon House's play gives the defense is significant - and getting both him and Casey Hayward healthy will only give Dom Capers more options in the secondary.

Packers' third-ranked run defense ready for another shot at Peterson | Packersnews
Mike Daniels on Adrian Peterson: "He’s like a horse, the only way you’re going to stop him is to kill him — no, we don’t want to do that." Nice catch, Mike.

Don't misread Aaron Rodgers' focus - ESPN
If you think the Greg Jennings offseason foolishness won't get Aaron Rodgers motivated to have a big game despite having limited receiving options, you don't know Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers injury report: James Jones feared the worst - ESPN
Presumably, he thought he tore an ACL. We can all agree to be grateful that he didn't.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 8: Broncos-Redskins headlines a subpar schedule of games -
Packers-Vikings gets a 1 out of 5, and is one of a staggering seven games this week earning a 1 or 2 rating.

Bears must grapple with 1-2 punch of pain -
Both Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs are out for the Bears, and both will miss the game against Green Bay a week from Monday. If there was ever an ideal time to play the Bears, it's in the next few weeks. (Also: there's a GIF of the Charles Martin body-slam.)

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