NY Giants at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, January 20th, 2008
5:30 pm CST, FOX
This is an open thread for the game.
Inactives from PackersNews.com.
Blackmon returned to practice this past week after aggravating a foot injury in the Dec. 30 regular-season finale. He seemed to be running and cutting well all week, but coaches either didn't feel he was ready to come back or couldn't make room for him on the 45-man roster.
Another surprise inactive is former Giant Frank Walker, who was the No. 4 cornerback a week ago, when the Packers played a significant amount of dime coverage against the Seahawks. That means Jarrett Bush becomes the fourth corner, though it's unlikely the Packers will play nearly as much dime today.
Also inactive are: WR Shaun Bodiford, T Orrin Thompson, TE Ryan Krause, DT Conrad Bolston and DT Daniel Muir. Craig Nall is the No. 3 QB.
The Giants' inactives are: No. 3 QB Jared Lorenzn, RB Danny Ware, CB Kevin Dockery, T Adam Koets, DT Manny Wright, WR Sinorice Moss, TE Jerome Collins and DT Russell Davis.
Losing Blackmon isn't so bad with the emergence of CB Tramon Williams, and with Williams playing so well CB Frank Walker isn't needed either since the Giants aren't likely to line up with more than three WRs on any given play.
Dockery wasn't expected to play all week, so that's no surprise and no help to the Giants.
The most recent weather update is 1 degree with minus 17 wind chill.