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Cheese Curds, 11/9: Packers look to veterans to rebound in Tennessee

Green Bay needs some of its older players to step up this week after some less than stellar performances in recent games.

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The Green Bay Packers currently are as mediocre as mediocre can be. A .500 record signifies that, as does their projected draft position at this time.

Furthermore, the team is 1-3 over the past month, despite its quarterback finally finding a bit of a groove (or at least putting up good counting numbers).

What the team needs is for a few of the most experienced players to step up and play great football, as they are capable of doing. Sure, the young players need to keep improving, but it should be the vets who lead this team and drive it out if the doldrums.

Peppers comes up empty; new use for Nelson? —

Julius Peppers' snap count is a concern with Clay Matthews out, as the elder statesman of the defense has had to be on the field for about 75 percent of the team's snaps over the past two games.

Packers move on to Tennessee —

Green Bay is 5-6 all-time against the Titans/Oilers. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers has 10 touchdowns and one interception over his last 3 games. Check out more statistical nuggets in this week's Dope Sheet.

Jeff Janis mania on hold after dropping a pass he has to catch —

The Hype Train derailed a bit last Sunday, when Janis saw a pass go off his hands and face mask instead of turning into a huge play for him and the Packers' offense.

NFL Power Rankings, week 10 —

The Packers' embarrassing loss on Sunday dropped them down from 15th (which we argues was too low last week) all the way down to 22nd.

Updated NFL Draft order and team needs —

The Packers would draft 17th if the season ended today, which would be their highest pick since 2009. Meanwhile, guard, running back, and tight end are listed as the top needs.