Morning Buzz: Packers await wounded Colts
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and their upcoming showdown with the Indianapolis Colts from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
The best way to get up to speed on a Packers upcoming opponent each week is to check out Bob McGinn’s scouting report.
The Green Bay Packers will be facing a wounded, possibly motivated team Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts visit Lambeau Field.
“This will be a defining moment,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said of the Colts’ first appearance in Green Bay since 2008.
The Colts, a seven-point underdog, are coming off a 30-14 thrashing at home against Kansas City. It was their most lopsided defeat of a 3-5 season, leaving them two games behind Houston in the AFC South Division race that they’ve won nine times in the last 13 years.
A succession of players departed early against the Chiefs because of injury. It’s possible six of the Colts’ preferred starters won’t play.
Eric Goska takes a statistical look at Aaron Rodgers’ game against the Atlanta Falcons and notes how rare it is for the Packers to be on the losing end of such an efficient performance from their signal caller.
I took a quick look at three storylines to watch for leading up to Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Tom Silverstein and LeRoy Butler are back with their video series, 5 Questions and X’s & O’s.
The Packers’ offense is starting to pull itself out of the cellar.
The Browns are apparently open to trading Tramon Williams.
Remember how the Packers were supposed to have the easiest strength of schedule? This is why you never pay attention to that stuff.
Albert Breer of the MMQB gave Ted Thompson’s personnel tree some appreciation. (Actually, they’re all Ron Wolf’s guys, but it’s still an impressive bunch coming from one system.)
Davante Adams and Dorsey Levens made an appearance for prostate cancer awareness Tuesday.
I’ll leave you with Dom Capers being asked about “blitzing more.”