Packers Morning Buzz: Green Bay at top of 'must-watch' NFL games list
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with The MMQB's list of 10 must-watch games in 2019, and the Packers leading the way with a can't-miss selection:
WEEK 1: PACKERS AT BEARS
It’s easy to declare the first game of the season a must-watch for obvious reasons, but a tilt between these teams was making this list regardless. How could we forget last year’s season opener between these two that saw Aaron Rodgers come back from an early knee injury and will the Packers to a 24–23 win? This will be the first regular-season game of new head coach Matt LaFleur, and I imagine network cameras will be all over LaFleur and his quarterback on the sideline after every series that doesn’t end in a touchdown. The Bears have won just three of the past 18 contests against Rodgers and the Packers, but Chicago is still the defending NFC North champs and looking to repeat in the division for the first time since the 2005 and ’06 Bears teams.
You can read about the other nine must-watch games here:
Ryan Wood takes a way-too-early stab at predicting how the Packers will do in each game on their 2019 schedule:
Pete Dougherty fields readers' questions about the schedule, the draft and more:
Richard Ryman writes about how all the early-season home games are enticing to Packers fans and local businesses:
Dougherty ponders how high of a draft pick the Packers should spend on a tight end.
Our Packers draft preview series looks at the available tight ends:
With the benefit of hindsight, NFL.com's Adam Rank redrafts the 2018 first round with his take on how it should have gone. Interestingly, Rank has the Packers staying put at No. 14 and still taking cornerback Jaire Alexander:
Jaire Alexander, CB
I hate to be the one who admits this, but the Packers made a really good pick in Alexander last year. However, they won't be able to wait until No. 18 overall to take him like they did last April.
Actual pick: Traded to the Saints, who drafted UTSA edge Marcus Davenport
You can see Rank's entire first-round do-over here:
ESPN's Kevin Seifert profiles Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, who reportedly interviewed with the Packers:
And finally: More details about Packers involved in an evening of Wisconsin Sports Royalty at Wednesday's Bucks game:
Contact Stu Courtney at (920) 431-8377 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @stucourt