Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 4, 2013

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Clay Matthews' hamstring is understandably the top story around the Packer world today.

It's Football Friday, everyone! There are just two more days until the Packers finally take the field after a 13-day layoff. As they welcome the Detroit Lions to Green Bay, we look ahead to the game, look back at a certain key linebacker's recovery, and look at a kicker's recent success while hoping that both of those last two hold up in the short and long term.

Bengals game decision may have saved Matthews from long absence - JSOnline
Ugh. I don't like taking a loss to try to save a player for later, but it may be the best thing in the long run. For right now, the important thing is that he should be good to go.

For Clay Matthews, match-up with Bush a USC reunion - JSOnline
It's funny to think about Matthews as a freshman on the scout team trying to tackle Bush in practice.

The Seneca Wallace perspective on Freeman; back-up fitting in - JSOnline
With Green Bay discussed as a potential destination for free agent QB Josh Freeman, here's the sitrep for the Packers' current backup, Seneca Wallace.

Resilient Crosby regains focus | Packersnews
We're all crossing our fingers that he keeps it. So far so good.

Mike Vandermause column: Sunday not a 'must-win' game for Packers | Packersnews
For a playoff spot, yeah, probably not a must-win. But for a division title? Man, it would be tough to win that after a 1-3 start.

Know the Score, Week 5: Who dat gonna beat dem Saints? - SBNation.com
Not Da Bears.

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