Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Noon CST, FOX
This is an open thread for the game.
Packers: QB Brian Brohm (3rd), CB Pat Lee, RB DeShawn Wynn, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Danny Lansanah, T Brenno Giacomini, G Allen Barbre, WR James Jones.
Analysis: Jones wasn’t on the injury report but is a surprise inactive. WR Jordy Nelson is active and will be the team’s third wide receiver.
Titans: QB Chris Simms (3rd), WR Paul Williams, WR Chris Davis, RB Chris Henry, LB Colin Alfred, T Michael Otto, DE William Hayes, DT Kevin Vickerson.
Analysis: DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is active and will start, so he’s a safe option for IDP leaguers.
The only surprise for me, other than spelling Breno's name wrong, was WR James Jones was inactive. He's been out of the loop for a few weeks while he's been out with various leg injuries, but I thought he might be the 3rd WR since WR Jordy Nelson had his own injury during Thursday's practice. Instead, the Packers aren't worried about Nelson and felt comfortable leaving Jones inactive. This is a big deal because I expect the Packers need to get all their WRs involved in the offense today if they expect to beat Tennessee.
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch's return is a big deal for Tennessee because they have depth issues at end, they played most of the Indianapolis game with only two DEs available, and he's a Pro Bowl player who is very important to their pass rush. I don't expect Vanden Bosch to run wild against the Packers, but they might have been able to exploit his replacement.