Tonight, the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos square off in an exhibition game, the third such game for each team during the 2017 preseason. The third game typically features starters on both teams playing the longest of any preseason contest, and that means we are likely to see Aaron Rodgers and the top offensive unit for a longer period than just the one drive they played last week.
On that drive, Rodgers and the starters drove down on a 15-play series that culminated in a three-yard touchdown pass to new Packer Martellus Bennett.
One set of factors that might lead the Packers to restrict Rodgers’ snaps, however, is the Broncos’ pass rush combined with a key injury to the Green Bay offensive line. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga is out this week after suffering an ankle sprain in practice on Wednesday, while All-Pro pass rusher Von Miller is scheduled to play for the Broncos this week. That could combine for Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to limit Rodgers’ snaps a bit more than usual in the third game.
Tune in to find out, and follow along with the game below and in the comments!