Packers Morning Buzz: Can Green Bay build on promising 2-0 start?

Stu Courtney
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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

A day after ranking the NFL's nine 0-2 teams, we'll start with Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz of USA Today Sports ranking the league's nine 2-0 teams, which include the Green Bay Packers. The teams are separated into three tiers  – contenders, check back later and fool's gold – and the Packers rank at the bottom of the top tier.

Middlehurst-Schwartz writes:

5. Green Bay Packers

That Matt LaFleur has yet to lose despite his offense ranking 29th in yards (274 per game) can be taken one of two ways: as an indictment of the first-year coach's slowly gestating attack or an indicator of how good Green Bay could be if the unit coalesces later in the year. While growth isn't a given, Aaron Rodgers and Co. showed glimpses of what could be by engineering three straight touchdown drives to open a 21-16 win over the Vikings before stalling the rest of the game. What is clear: defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's group looks like one of the NFL's most tenacious, and the Packers have a solid advantage in the NFC North after dispatching two divisional foes.

You can read the entire rankings of NFL unbeatens here:

Pete Dougherty writes about the challenge Vic Fangio presents to Matt LaFleur's offense, and where he ranks among defensive masterminds:

Rookie safety Darnell Savage quickly has become a core member of a revitalized defense:

With Jimmy Graham ailing, the Packers promoted tight end Evan Baylis:

In their latest Packers Podcast, Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski preview the Broncos game and speculate about possible roster moves:

Fangio knows the Broncos will have their hands full covering Packers receiver Davante Adams:

The Broncos also are worried about left tackle Garett Bolles' numerous holding penalties (26 over two seasons and two games):

In his "Under the helmet" feature, Owczarski talks to Packers cornerback Tony Brown about his busy off-the-field life:

Sounds like Minnesota could be making a strong bid for star cornerback Jalen Ramsey:

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins vows to stop throwing the kind of interception that handed the Packers a victory Sunday:

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ESPN's Rob Demovsky writes about the Packers needing to get the ball to Aaron Jones:

The Packers' defense is bringing the pressure, writes Peter Bukowski of Acme Publishing Co.:

The Eagles will be missing some key players when they visit the Packers next Thursday:

And finally, if you're still looking for a place to live:

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