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Packers Looking to Get a Healthy Fast Start Monday Night Against Niners

Following a tough loss in Detroit on Sunday, the Packers will be in action this week on Monday night, as they will take the field to play host to the San Francisco 49’ers on Monday night football.

If you have looked at free tips from the team at OLBG, you’ll see that the Packers are early 7.5 point favorites, and the overall thought is that Green Bay should be able to bounce back from the setback to the Lions.

Aaron Rodgers is playing hurt, Davante Adams is playing with a calf injury, and Jimmy Graham and Randall Cobb are two more players on offense that are banged up and looking to try to work their way back to health.

The 49’ers on the other hand, are also a group that isn’t 100 percent, as they likely will enter Monday night without their top running back, Matt Breida.

Breida sprained his ankle in his team’s 28-18 loss to the Cardinals last weekend. He is “doubtful” to play against the Packers in Week 6, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday.

San Francisco worked out five running backs on Tuesday to try and find a suitable replacement for Breida, as veteran tailbacks Shane Vereen, Charcandrick West and Andre Ellington all were at the complex looking to land a roster spot.

The key for the Packers this week will be to try and get an early lead on the Niners and make them play from behind. Last week the Lions laid the wood early in the game, and made it tough for the Packers to comeback.

Green Bay did mount a second half comeback, but by then it was much too late, and it seems same formula week after week for the Pack, that being fall behind and then try to rally.

It worked in week one against he Bears, but was no such luck this last week in Detroit. If the Packers want to get to 3-2-1, they have got two goals this week – find their way back to health, and get an early lead against the Niners on Monday night.

Packers Leading WR Davante Adams Suffers Calf Injury in Wednesday Practice

The injuries to the wide receiving corps of the Packers continue to mount with the news that Davante Adams suffered a calf injury at practice on Wednesday and will not practice on Thursday according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Mid-week injuries are always a concern, and they are even more worrying when followed by a missed practice. It is possible Adams returns Friday and is ready to face the Lions this weekend, but he has to be considered questionable at best.

He joins the walking wounded along with Randall Cobb, who missed last week’s game against the Buffalo Bills and seems virtually certain to be out again this Sunday against the Detroit Lions, and Geronimo Allison, who suffered a concussion in the Bills game and remains in the concussion protocol.

The Packers currently have three healthy wideouts on their roster-Marquez Valdes-Scantling, J’Mon Moore and Equanimeous St. Brown-but all three are rookies. Aaron Rodgers looks to be sailing in uncharted waters in what is projected to be a shootout in Detroit.

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An Old Fashioned Brawl; That’s What You Can Expect Between the Packers and Vikings Sunday

Week Two in the NFL will see a good old fashioned brawl in Green Bay as there will be a tough NFC North matchup as the Minnesota Vikings come to town to take on the Green Bay Packers, a game that is destined to be one of the better games in week two in the NFL.

Buffalo Wild Wings sports will be a great place to watch the game Sunday, and it also will be a great place to see if Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to take the field as his injury has been the big story all week not only in just Green Bay but in most NFL circles.

Don’t tell the Vikings that the Packers quarterback won’t be playing Sunday.

“I don’t know if he’s mobile. I don’t know if he can run. We don’t know anything,” Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said. “We’re just going to go in with a game plan, that he’s running and we’re going to go out there and execute our assignment.”

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has gone on record saying that Rodgers does not need to take the practice field at all in order to play, leading even more to think that he’s going to find his way on the field this Sunday in the huge game against the Vikings.

Rodgers seems to feel that he doesn’t have to do much in order to play, and his miracle recovery on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears was evidence enough that he is a quick healer.

“I think as you saw the other night, just because I wasn’t escaping the pocket, I was still moving in the pocket — subtle movements on the throw to (receiver Davante Adams) up in the pocket, and subtle movements on the throw to (Randall Cobb) on the last touchdown of the game,” Rodgers said.

Keeping Rodgers healthy is going to be key (assuming that he’s going to be able to play), and also establishing some type of a run game would be a huge plus for the Packers as well.

One other key would be Rodgers keeping the ball away from the ball hawking Vikings, something he’s doen well, as Rodgers has thrown only six interceptions in 19 games as a starter against the Vikings, including one playoff game.

Over the last seven seasons, the Vikings have picked him off three times in 13 games.

Keep an eye on Rodgers heading into Sunday, but expect him to play, and expect the Packers to do just enough to pull out a 23-20 win.

Aaron Rodgers Still “Day to Day” but Could Play For Packers Without Practicing This Week

The Packers are one team that actually takes the practice field on Saturday, and with that it might just be the biggest aspect for the team to be able to have all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers set for action this Sunday as the team takes on NFC North Rival the Minnesota Vikings.

If you are betting with Betstars, the Packers are a slight favorite for the game, mostly because it is a home game and a huge early NFC North showdown, but right now the line is just 2.5 in favor for Green Bay, and most of the time the home team is a three-point favorite anyway.

Rodgers did not practice again on Thursday, and Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday “nothing’s changed” and that the quarterback is “clearly day-to-day. He’s clearly day to day. Hopefully he’ll do work tomorrow, but I can’t answer that question.”

Rodgers was hurt last week in the teams’ wild comeback win over the Chicago Bears, as the Packers rallied with 21 points in the fourth quarter for the one-point win over yet another NFC North rival in the Monsters of the Midway.

There was some good news about Rodgers, and that came from coach McCarthy, who said that “He feels better than he did at the beginning of the week,” McCarthy said. “Tomorrow’s practice will be a big indicator.”

That goes back to what we said about the Packers taking the field on Saturday, if Rodgers is not ready to play, team might have to turn to backup DeShone Kizer, a player who threw a pick six in the game against the Bears when he came in Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

“He can play with no reps. We’ve established that point some time ago in his career. You’d like to walk off the field Saturday and have your plan set, but this is the NFL. Things happen. We’ll be ready for anything. I know he wants to play. We’ll see how it goes,” McCarthy said.

It will be interesting to see if the team does allow Rodgers to play without taking a rep in practice, but it feels like that’s the way the Packers are leaning, and right now without being able to take the field at all, it seems like somewhat of a risk this early in the season for the Packers to put Rodgers out there not at 100 percent than sitting him for a week, even against the Vikings, in a game in week two than letting him heal and get ready for the rest of the 2018 season.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to Sit Again Out of Practice with Knee Sprain

It sounds like Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, after the memorable comeback on Monday night, is feeling the pain with that knee sprain that is keeping him out of practice.

Here’s the latest on Rodgers practicing, and there’s still concern if he will be able to take the field on Sunday.

QB Aaron Rodgers Gets Mega Deal from Packers Worth Over $100 Million

Aaron Rodgers is staying put in Green Bay as the signal caller of the Packers, as today he agreed to a mega deal that will pay him a total of between $176 to $180 million.

Packers Looking Awfully Thin at the Running Back Spot at Camp Goes On

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Injuries and unexpected developments have left the Packers thin at running back with just two camp practices and two games left in the preseason according to the AP

Only Ty Montgomery, who has overcome injury issues in the past, and little-known halfback Joel Bouagnon have made it through camp unscathed.

The Packers were forced to sign Bronson Hill and LeShun Daniels over the weekend to replenish depth.

Hill spent two games on Arizona’s 53-man roster after bouncing around a host of practice squads. Daniels played four games for Washington last season.

“We’re a little thin at running back,” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “We’ve got a number of different balls in the air, (more) than I recall at this particular juncture of a training camp.”

A hamstring injury has forced Aaron Jones to miss most of camp. Jones, who has yet to play in a preseason game after a breakout rookie season, will miss the Sept. 9 regular-season opener against Chicago and the Sept. 16 game against Minnesota after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Jones injured his hamstring early in camp and took part in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time again on Monday.

“Hopefully Aaron will get to go more into Oakland,” McCarthy said.

Jamaal Williams said Monday that his ankle injury suffered in last week’s preseason win over Pittsburgh was the result of Steelers linebacker Vince Williams grabbing and twisting it at the end of a run.