With the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game coming up on Sunday evening, the Packers face a very real possibility that they'll be missing a pair of starting veteran guards this week. However, the young starter in the middle isn't worried about it.
What does have Packers fans worried is the play of the run defense, but it appears that a few key contributors to that phase of the game will be back from injury this week. Hopefully the performance on that side of the ball will be better this week.
Here are the final curds of the week before Sunday's game.
Run defense gets shot at redemption vs. Bears | Packers.com
The Bears racked up a season-high 235 rushing yards last time these teams played. That will not be acceptable this week, and everybody knows it.
Burnett's return should boost run defense | Packersnews.com
This is very true - Burnett has a +3.3 grade from Pro Football Focus against the run and was a monster in the game against the Vikings with 11 total tackles and 5 "stops."
Eddie Lacy an excellent option for screen passes | JSOnline
Yes indeed, Tyler Dunne, fans are very much clamoring for more screen passes. We'll take a closer look at Lacy's receiving ability later today.
Corey Linsley ready to go without his training wheels if necessary - ESPN
No veteran guards flanking him? No problem, says the Packers' rookie center.
Van Pelt: Rodgers is "good to go" | ESPN Wisconsin
Well, that's good news - you always have to take it with a grain of salt when the player himself says he's fine, but when his position coach says he sees no issues, then you can feel truly confident.
Football 101: What's the difference between a Jet Sweep, an End Around and a Reverse? - Windy City Gridiron
This should be required reading for anyone calling a football game. The distinctions between these three types of plays are substantial, and they should not be confused by otherwise knowledgeable announcers.
NFL announces 3 games for London in 2015 - SBNation.com
There are no Packers games across the pond next year, as expected. 2016 might be a possibility, though, with Green Bay playing at Jacksonville that year. Let's hope the league doesn't do to the Packers what they did to the Dolphins and Chiefs this year and take away a home game.