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Cheese Curds, 11/8: Brett Hundley must find big plays and navigate the pocket

The Packers’ QB struggled on Monday, but there were a couple of throws that can provide some hope.

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Brett Hundley has had a rough beginning to his career as a starting quarterback.

That much is certain. In two-plus games since taking over for Aaron Rodgers, Hundley has a stat line of just 57-97 for 489 yards, one touchdown, and four picks. The big plays aren’t coming, and when he does throw a reasonably good deep ball, something unfortunate happens.

That was the case a couple of times on Monday night, as two notable deep attempts fell without success. However, Hundley’s pocket presence needs work as well, as we’ll see in today’s Curds.

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