Today, the Green Bay Packers will face the Houston Texans, but will do so with a lineup that is missing a few critical pieces. The Packers ruled out four starters for this afternoon’s game, with Aaron Jones, David Bakhtiari, Kevin King, and Darnell Savage all sitting out.
Jones’ absence is especially disappointing, as it was a mid-week injury that cost him his availability for this game. Furthermore, Houston’s run defense is the worst in the NFL, and Jones should have had some significant running room in this game. Instead, Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon will do the heavy lifting on the ground, with practice squad runner Dexter Williams elevated for reserve duty.
In the secondary, look for Josh Jackson to start his second straight game in place of King, while Will Redmond and Raven Greene should take over the bulk of the workload for Savage on the back end.
It should be tough sledding today for this Packers team, but at least the team has one of its offensive contributors in uniform today. Robert Tonyan will play today after being questionable for the game with an ankle injury he suffered a week ago. Houston’s defense has been susceptible to big games from the tight end position, so he should have some opportunities to be a factor in the passing game today.
Join us here throughout the game as we follow along to see if the Packers can improve to 5-1 on the season.