Packers Morning Buzz: JK Scott booming game-changing punts
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 Tom Silverstein writing in his "5 things to watch" for Monday night's Packers-Lions game about just how important punter JK Scott has been during Green Bay's 4-1 start.
Now that the temperatures are dropping and the winds picking up, punter JK Scott will be put to a greater test. But what he has accomplished so far has been nothing short of game-changing. He ranks tied for third in the NFL with a 48.3 gross average and seventh with a 44.1 net average. He has had just one punt with a hang time under 4.0 seconds and is averaging 4.67 on his 29 punts. Every time the Packers have been buried in their own end late in the game, he has come through with a boomer.
You can read more about Scott and Silverstein's keys to Monday night's game, plus our staff predictions here:
Some fascinating "inside football" about a trick that Davante Adams and other receivers use to beat cornerbacks:
Packers veteran right tackle Bryan Bulaga is reaping benefits from a new training regimen:
With opposing defenses sure to key on Aaron Jones, the Packers' passing game must improve:
ICYMI, Silverstein and Jim Owczarski preview the game on their Packers Podcast:
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a pretty hard pass. Check out the X-ray in this Dave Birkett story:
Former Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels ruled out for Monday's game in Green Bay due to foot injury that has sidelined him since Week 3:
Lions cornerback Darius Slay wanted another crack at stopping Davante Adams (he will have to wait, with Adams ruled out for Monday's game):
The Lions' outlook, from one of the NFL's best beat writers:
Minnesota scored an impressive win Sunday over a Philadelphia team that won in Green Bay:
Green Bay's game Nov. 24 at San Francisco (5-0) suddenly is shaping up as a showdown, while the Packers' games at Kansas City and the Los Angeles Chargers aren't looking nearly as daunting as before:
The Packers' defense is playing with swagger, writes Rob Reischel for ForbesSports:
Aaron Jones is being likened to former Chiefs star Jamaal Charles:
And finally: There are T-shirts showing the Jones'"good-bye" gesture that earned him a hefty fine:
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