The Green Bay Packers got hit with the injury bug again on Sunday, but yet again it seems that they have dodged a bullet. Nick Perry got hurt the worst of the three players who left the game against the Rams, and though he is expected to miss a couple of weeks, it's only a couple of weeks rather than a season-ending injury. That's good news for Perry, who has three sacks on the young season and has played well in the linebacker rotation.
Besides the news on Perry, we have some Aaron Rodgers praise (what else is new?), a discussion of how the Packers overcame the extra attention drawn by Randall Cobb on Sunday, and much more. It's all in today's cheese curds below.
What You Might've Missed: Drawing the attention | Packers.com
The Rams opened up the middle of their defense by double-teaming Randall Cobb repeatedly, and the Packers took advantage of that on their few big plays.
Unlucky Nick Perry luckily not lost for the season | 247sports.com
Perry has had a bad string of luck in recent years, and the fact that he reinjured the same shoulder that just had surgery this offseason could have been a huge blow; thankfully, he's only expected to be out a few weeks, and could return after the bye.
5 reasons Aaron Rodgers is the leading MVP candidate - ESPN
Much of the rationale here is Rodgers' superior mobility and the fact that he has been putting up insane numbers without two of his top three receivers.
Aaron Rodgers is God's favorite quarterback - SBNation.com
The headline is silly. But the point is that Rodgers does things no quarterback has ever done - just look at his position on the TD/INT graph and you'll see that he's a ridiculous outlier.
Center Corey Linsley jumps ahead of the curve | JSOnline.com
The Packers' strength and conditioning staff get a lot of credit for Linsley staying healthy and playing every snap since he took over the center job, but Josh Sitton prefers to credit jumping rope instead.
Trying to be smart, Davante Adams impatiently waits | ESPN Wisconsin
As Adams said, waiting to return to the field is "going to piss you off a little bit." He also admitted to pushing himself to return too quickly when he re-injured his ankle against the Chiefs. Like Perry, we're hopeful he'll be ready to go in Denver.