The Green Bay Packers suit up for their sole Thursday night game this evening, but as usual there will be a few key players who do not dress for the game.
Only cornerback Davon House has been ruled out, but both starting tackles are doubtful, which could lead to Aaron Rodgers running for his life. In today’s curds, we will examine a few ways that the team can help the line and Rodgers stay healthy and productive.
One involves the types of passing plays that Mike McCarthy calls throughout the game. Getting the ball out of Rodgers’ hands quickly will be critical. However, if the Packers can establish a productive running game early, that will go a long way as well. Along those lines, Ty Montgomery had two notable games as a running back against the Bears last season; if he can get going, that will take some significant pressure off Rodgers and allow the young tackles to fire off the line.
Either way, it will be fascinating to watch how the team adjusts tonight. Tune in and join us here at APC this evening as we cheer the Packers on.
Infographic: Week 4 preview | Packers.com
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5 things to watch, views of the game | Packersnews.com
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