16 days ago, the Green Bay Packers laid an egg in Los Angeles. The team looked listless after its longest road trip of the year, dropping an embarrassing 26-11 decision to a scrappy but flawed Chargers team.
Following that game, the team’s schedule and preparation once arriving in LA came into question. Head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers both expressed concerns with how the team spent its time before the game. So with another California trip on deck this week following the Packers’ bye week, it should come as no surprise that the team is changing up the travel schedule.
In fact, the schedule for that Chargers game — flying out on Friday instead of Saturday — was the change. With the Packers playing the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night this week, they are going back to a more normal Saturday flight plan, which will hopefully avoid any extra down time that could provide the team with distractions.
But while the travel is one area of concern, health is not at this point for the Packers. The team has its full 53-man roster at its disposal, and with an extra practice on Monday, there is some added preparation time available for one of the biggest games of the year. Here’s hoping that bodes well for the green and gold as they try to lay a claim to the top spot in the NFC.
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After the debacle against the Chargers, Matt LaFleur is changing up the Packers' travel schedule. This week they will fly out on Saturday rather than on Friday, a decision LaFleur made after consulting with trainers, nutrition staff, and other members of the organization.
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One issue for the offense is inconsistency on third downs, as the team ranks just 19th in the league in third-down conversion rate. But they're over 50 percent when needing 7 or fewer yards to gain, compared to just 17 percent on third-and-8 or more.
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Ibraheim Campbell was a workhorse before the Panthers game, both preparing himself to play a major role as well as working heavily on the scout team. Campbell apparently volunteered for all of those scout team reps in an effort to prepare himself for his first game action in almost a year.
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On Monday, the team got back to work for an early-week practice to get back in the flow before normal practices begin on Wednesday. And although the team does not file an injury report on Monday, at least one reporter confirmed that the entire 53-man roster was practicing.
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This NFC contender is not at full strength coming out of their bye, and Seattle is the lone remaining NFC team that could cost the Packers home-field if both teams win out. Lockett being out would leave a massive absence in the passing game for Russell Wilson and company.
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