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Cheese Curds, 10/19: With Cam Jordan lurking, Brett Hundley needs a running game

The Saints have a beast of an edge rusher, and the Packers’ QB will need all the help he can get to take some of the pressure off.

Green Bay Packers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

We have officially dubbed this week “Brett Hundley Week” here at Acme Packing Company, but the new starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers is understandably the topic on everyone’s minds lately. Our speculation and analysis of Hundley has been ongoing over the past few days, and on Wednesday Hundley spoke to the media for the first time since Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

While Hundley assured the media and fans that the Packers still have their sights set on a Super Bowl, the Packers plans moving forward are less clear. That goes for both Aaron Rodgers’ roster status and the ways in which the Packers plan to design an offense for Hundley.

In today’s curds, we look ahead both to Sunday’s game against the Saints and to the rest of the season, continuing the trend that has been going on all this week.

Brett Hundley makes Aaron Rodgers’ injury ‘completely different’ than 2013 | Packers Wire
In 2013, the Packers shuffled backup quarterbacks throughout the preseason, only signing Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien after final roster cuts. Now, Hundley is in a much better position to succeed, having had three offseasons with Rodgers and the Packers.

Best way for Packers to help Brett Hundley? Play Aaron Jones |
Although he averaged only 3.2 yards per carry against the Vikings, Jones’ smoothness running the football and his vision in the backfield make him look like the Packers’ best option right now. Getting an effective running game going should be doable against the NFL’s 24th-ranked rushing defense (by DVOA), and Jones is probably the best best to have success on the ground.

Brett Hundley feels ready for his moment |
"We can still get to where we want to go," Hundley says, noting that the Packers' Super Bowl goals have not changed and will not change based on Aaron Rodgers' injury.

No decision on Aaron Rodgers' roster status until after surgery - ESPN
It sounds like the Packers will carry the injured QB on the 53-man roster for the time being, at least until they know how his surgery takes and can get a better handle on the timeline. However, that decision should probably come soon if they have any designs on putting him on Injured Reserve with the plan to reactivate him late in the season. The eight-week minimum starts from when a player goes on IR, not from when the injury took place.

Saints DE Cam Jordan is even more impressive than his numbers -
Have you ever seen an offensive tackle literally get thrown back three yards into his quarterback? That's what Jordan did to the Lions' backup right tackle and Matthew Stafford last Sunday.