Packers Morning Buzz: Winless Broncos capable of springing upset
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 Denver Broncos -- Green Bay's opponent Sunday -- being one of nine NFL teams that have gotten off to 0-2 starts. USA Today's Nate Davis ranks them in order from hopeless (the Dolphins) to still alive for the playoffs, and it sounds like Denver remains a threat to spring an upset Sunday.
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After another coaching change and another quarterback change, it appears they're headed for another round of early winter tee times. But ... this Vic Fangio-led defense could catch fire, and QB Joe Flacco can take advantage of that if he gets into rhythm with his new weapons and OC Rich Scangarello. Little chance this group can run down the Chiefs in the AFC West, but there's still time to be a viable wild-card threat if things fall into place.
You can read the entire story here:
Will Brinson of CBS Sports did a similar story and ranked the Broncos as the second-best 0-2 team:
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What's happened: Denver plodded its way through a pair of tough losses, including a brutal one to the Bears in Week 2 (Chicago would have been the slam dunk top two-loss team had Eddie Pinerio not buried a long field goal). The Broncos were entirely lethargic against the Raiders and Joe Flacco's first half was a massive red flag. Despite people giving up on him, he looked a lot better in Week 2 against a difficult Bears defense and, despite a terrible goal line interception, led a touchdown drive and two-point conversion to give the Broncos what should have been a lead. I don't think they were going to beat the Raiders in Week 1, but if DaeSean Hamilton catches an easy touchdown late in that game, this team could be 2-0 fairly easily.
You can find Brinson's story here:
Aaron Jones' workload will be monitored after a busy day against Minnesota:
The Packers shook up their return game and created opportunity for newly acquired Tremon Smith by trading wide receiver/kick returner Trevor Davis:
With safety Raven Greene lost for the season, Will Redmond and Josh Jackson are getting opportunities:
Pete Dougherty fielded your questions in his Packers live chat:
The Eagles, who will visit Lambeau Field to play the Packers a week from Thursday, are so banged up that -- like the Packers -- they also didn't practice Wednesday:
The son of former Packers wide receiver Donald Drive is bound for Wisconsin:
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