Michael Cohen and Aaron Nagler discuss two new injuries on the Packers' initial injury report for their showdown with the Bengals and read the tea leaves on Ricky Jean Francois' return. (Sept. 20, 2017) USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Pete Dougherty starts us off with his latest column, which calls upon Aaron Rodgers to do what he does best - carry the Packers through a rough stretch.
He has done it in the past, just like Brett Favre did before him. And like Tom Brady has for the better part of two decades with the New England Patriots.
The Packers are in a bad run of injuries going into Sunday’s home game against Cincinnati. It’s hardly unprecedented in the NFL, and they’re not alone in their problems. The Philadelphia Eagles, for instance, probably will be without three starting defensive backs Sunday against the New York Giants.
But Brady drove home an NFL truism last year, that most players — even Pro Bowl players — aren’t indispensable in today’s game. He and the Patriots won the Super Bowl even after losing tight end Rob Gronkowski halfway through last season.
So it falls on Rodgers to be the difference this week for the undermanned Packers. He’s almost universally regarded as one of the two best quarterbacks in the game, and these are the kind of circumstances when the Packers need him to show it.
McCarthy is wary of this Bengals team coming to town:
Michael Cohen writes on the heavy workload Ty Montgomery has seen early on this season:
The Packers welcomed back a familiar face yesterday:
Jordy Nelson was a full participant in yesterday’s practice:
Elsewhere, the Packers were back at work yesterday:
Tom Oates writes it’s time to see more of the team’s rookie defenders:
ACME Packing Company notes that the many injuries won’t limit what the Packers want to do on offense:
The Packers Wire has a Bengals scouting report:
Even though QB Wins are not a stat, a lot of people are writing about them this week, including Rob Demovsky:
Michelle Bruton writes on the Packers offense:
How will the Bengals attack the Packers’ defense? Here’s a good look:
Pro Football Focus expects the Packers to bounce back against the Bengals:
The NFL has a preview and prediction for Sunday’s game: