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Cheese Curds, 10/2: Packers need to find 3rd down production without Lazard

The Alien Lizard has been money on third downs so far this year.

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A key component of the Green Bay Packers' hot start on offense in 2020 has been the play of Allen Lazard. The NFL leader in receiving DYAR and DVOA has made plenty of big plays to go with a pair of touchdowns.

But perhaps most critical has been his ability to move the chains on third downs. As one of Aaron Rodgers' most trusted targets, he has been tremendous in converting to move the chains and keep drives alive.

With Lazard now out for an unknown amount of time, it will be critical for someone else to step up into that role of trusted chain-mover. Whether that's a tight end or a young receiver, the production has to come from somewhere.

Supporting cast's diversity has kept Packers' offense rolling | Packers.com

Thanks to a bunch of players playing complementary roles - and a great play calling stretch from Matt LaFleur - the Packers are off to a sizzling start with the football.

Allen Lazard's injury, Davante Adams' uncertainty leaves Packers' WR position in flux | Packersnews.com

Hopefully Adams can return on Monday night. He did practice on Thursday, but look for Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor to take a more prominent role in the game plan.

Reviewing Packers' options after losing WR Allen Lazard | Packers Wire

Is bringing Jake Kumerow back a feasible option? He's sitting on the Bills' practice squad right now and the Packers could ask him to come back.

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Debate the intent here if you want, but this makes for an ironic twist on the name of this bed and breakfast.