Cobb out, Adams and Allison hopeful, for Packers vs Lions

Ross Houston
October 8, 2018

There's obvious risk involved with this play, but the Packers/Lions game has the potential to turn into a shootout.

Yes, Rodgers had some late production - three second-half touchdown passes - and actually put up some impressive-looking numbers in Sunday's 31-23 loss: He threw for 442 yards, and the Packers totaled 521 yards for the game. It will be a challenge for the entire offense, not just the inexperience receivers. Green Bay's depth may be tested this weekend as one or more of the team's three rookie draft choices may be pressed into major roles for the first time in their young National Football League careers. It's good for him and good for the confidence between him and 12. But the Packers have put up point with unproven youngsters before. He finally hit a field goal from 46 yards with two seconds left in the fourth quarter. But the Packers problems on offense could be a quick fix by deleting mistakes. That's what matters most. "It's about putting it in and not waiting until the last minute".

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills is sacked by Nick Perry #53 of the Green Bay Packers and Clay Matthews #52 during the second quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Packers don't scheme first-read opportunities for the running backs in the passing game, and Rodgers - for all his greatness - has never been fond of checking the ball down.

What's most troubling about this isn't the 2-2-1 record or the fact that the team has looked vanilla, it's that Aaron Rodgers looks mortal. So far this season, they have scored zero points on their opening drives. "It is what it is. But you have to play through those things". "Left a lot of points on the field for this team".

There is some concern over the matchup, as the Lions have allowed just 29 receptions for 420 yards and three scores to opposing wideouts. "I gave them 10".

"We take pride in what we do", linebacker Nick Perry said.

Already playing without three defensive backs due to injury, Green Bay was forced to finish the game with recently promoted practice-squad cornerback Tony Brown outside opposite of Williams. CB Kevin King, who injured a groin in Week 2 vs. Minnesota and has missed the past two games, had full participation for the second consecutive day, but S Kentrell Brice was added to the report and was limited by an ankle injury. "I think that's something we had to do over time".

"Mike and I talk all the time", Rodgers said. But we don't want to start like that.

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