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Cheese Curds, 10/18: Despite mounting injuries, Packers just keep winning

Green Bay saw another three starters leave Sunday’s game in Chicago due to injury, but there was no slowing down.

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At this point, the rate of injuries to starters that the Green Bay Packers are suffering is just getting comical. Already down five starters — David Bakhtiari and Marquez Valdes-Scantling on offense, Za’Darius Smith, Jaire Alexander, and Kevin King on defense — the Packers lost three more players during Sunday’s 24-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

And yet, the team did earn that victory, coming up with some big stops on defense and seeing the offense take control of the game in the fourth quarter after Chicago pulled to within three points. It was a gritty performance from Matt LaFleur’s team, and it demonstrated the resolve and resilience that the 2021 group has displayed from the jump.

Now the question turns to those three injured players and how soon they may be able to return. Look for some updates on those players’ statuses later today when Matt LaFleur speaks to the media.

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No Myers, no Preston Smith, and no Darnell Savage? That was no problem for this Packers team, which has embraced the adversity that comes with a slew of injuries and just keeps on winning.

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Myers hurt his knee on the fourth play of Sunday's game, a run play that went for no gain. Look for Myers to probably go on injured reserve but to return later this season. Matt LaFleur added that he thought his playcall -- which did not include blocking to account for the Bears' nickel back -- contributed to the injury.

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After Rodgers' rushing touchdown put Sunday's game mostly out of reach, he saw a Bears fan giving him double middle fingers. He said that he "blacked out" and didn't remember what he said, but it was clearly picked up on television and should be coming to a t-shirt near you very soon.

Packers' running back tandem 'got shifty' on Bears' vaunted defense |
The Jones and Dillon pairing made life a living hell for the Bears, with each player recording a run of at least 25 yards and both ending the day over five yards per carry.

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Mike Sando thinks the Packers should trade for Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who has a contract paying him at least $12 million per year through 2024. But how can the Packers possibly add him and stay under the cap, either in 2021 or in 2022?

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I wonder how that worked out for him.