The Green Bay Packers escaped the Factory of Sadness with a win, but their defense absorbed another blow when starting cornerback Davon House departed with a back injury. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, House suffered a transverse process fracture and could miss multiple weeks as a result.
While a transverse process fracture sounds debilitating, it generally keeps players out only a week or two. That timeframe would allow House to return before the end of the regular season.
The Packers already lost starting cornerback Kevin King to a shoulder injury and Quinten Rollins and Kentrell Brice landed on injured reserve earlier in the season. House has performed inconsistently this season, but he remains one of the team's best options at cornerback. Given Green Bay's opponents over the final three weeks -- the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions -- having House back in the lineup could well determine the outcome.
With House sidelined, Damarious Randall and Josh Hawkins should see most of the action at cornerback. Veteran Demetri Goodson, who came off the physically unable to perform list last week, should also factor into the equation, as could rookies Lenzy Pipkins and Donatello Brown.