Morning Buzz: Ravens healthy for Lambeau showdown vs. Packers
Welcome to your game -day 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.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s 5 Things To Watch during today’s game.
One of those things from Tom:
The Ravens rank 28th in run defense but over the last two games they held Tennessee to 71 yards and Miami to 45 yards rushing. The reason: defensive tackle Brandon Williams. During a four-game stretch in which Williams was out with a foot injury, the Ravens gave up an average of 169 yards per game. The 6-1, 340-pound Williams is a space-eater who signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract in March.
“Good football player,” offensive line coach James Campen said. “Guys that can anchor and give you some force, they’re tough. Their whole defense is tough. Their front, they’ve got big people in there, 340; that’s tough people to move. You have to be fundamentally sound, and you have to be ready to go. It’s going to be a heck of a game.”
Pete Dougherty notes that we have yet to see what the Packers have in Devante Mays:
Tom Silverstein writes on the surprising ball security from the Packers running backs:
Ted Thompson and Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome’s team building philosophies can be perfectly viewed through the prism of how they built their secondaries. From Michael Cohen:
Can Bryan Bulaga come back from another ACL injury?
Elsewhere, be sure to read this fantastic story from Wes Hodkiewicz for the team website on Mason Crosby’s family and their battle with cancer:
Cheesehead TV has a preview of the game:
The Ravens are getting a key offensive weapon back this week:
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix says Martellus Bennett quit on the Packers:
Should the Packers risk an early return from Aaron Rodgers?
The Power Sweep highlights the Packers winning the turnover battle recently:
Brett Hundley is just riding the wave:
Hundley is the first in a slew of backup quarterbacks the Ravens are set to face:
Mike Daniels is ready for the throwback uniforms:
Here’s NFL Media’s preview of today’s matchup: