As Sunday's win over Seattle continues to fade into the rear-view mirror, the Green Bay Packers must renew their focus, as another tall task awaits them on Monday Night. This time, it's the Kansas City Chiefs coming to town, and they bring a tough defense, featuring a brutal pass rush that is sure to give the Packers' offense some trouble.
The Packers' defense, on the other hand, did a great job stopping the run last week against a premier running back. However, next week's elite back, Jamaal Charles, is more of an outside runner than Marshawn Lynch, and thus the strategy to stopping him will be quite a bit different than that used to slow Lynch down.
It's a mix of review and preview in today's curds, so click around and enjoy!
What You Might've Missed: Bottling up Lynch | Packers.com
It was a mix of individual penetration into the backfield, fighting off blocks at the line of scrimmage, and the creative use of support from the back levels of the defense that helped keep Marshawn Lynch in check
Packers' Next Opponent: Kansas City Chiefs scouting report | JSOnline.com
This is a bizarre stat - the Packers have never beaten the Chiefs at Lambeau Field, losing the only three games in 1989, 1990, and 2003.
Bakhtiari, Barclay had hands full with Seahawks' rushers | ESPN Wisconsin
Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril put plenty of pressure on Aaron Rodgers, but the interior line did their jobs and Rodgers could step up in the pocket with regularity. The guards and center will need to do much of the same this week as the tackles will face Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.
Anatomy of a drive: No-huddle, no-back set works for Packers | 247sports.com
Here's a look at how the Packers used their four-wide set, which included snaps out of the backfield for both Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery.
Packers proficient at protecting big leads | Packersnews.com
Mike McCarthy's Packers have held leads of 10 or more points in 62% of the games he has coached, and they have lost just nine of those 91 games.
Ex-New York Jets QB Matt Flynn commemorates another job trip - ESPN
Instead of getting a job in Dallas backing up Brandon Weeden while Tony Romo is out, Flynn instead will enjoy some drinks. The Cowboys elected to trade for Matt Cassel instead of signing the former Packer.
Which of the NFL's 0-2 teams are screwed? - SBNation.com
It's really a little amazing that the Seahawks, Colts, and Ravens are all off to 0-2 starts. Still, odds are good that at least one of those teams will end up in the playoffs.