It could, but it also couldn't. I have no idea how the Packers will respond. And Sunday's only a positive if they respond that way.
Yes. Just not sure who would want to give much of anything for him at this point.
He's a key, yes. I think the biggest key is continuing to get pressure on the QB. Bet Packers fans wouldn't be able to guess who their best defensive player was Sunday. (Hint: it wasn't Alexander.) I'll see if any correct answers roll in.
Nope. Close. Blake Martinez was probably the greatest benefactor.
Bingo. Kenny Clark was on fire. Just completely dominant. And not just because he had two sacks, 3 QB hits and five tackles. He couldn't be stopped inside. If that continues, would be a big help.
I'm not at Lambeau Field, but my colleagues Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski are. (They'll have full coverage on PackersNews.com later, #shamelessplug.) Ty Montgomery admitted to being frustrated he was taken off the field, but that it wasn't why he took the kickoff out. Sounds like he was unaware of where he was on the field, thinking he needed to take it out. Montgomery also said he was disappointed in anonymous quotes from teammates. At least one teammate (Tramon Williams) backed up that disappointment.
That really is the bottom line, isn't it?
It could always change, but I have a very hard time forecasting an extension at this point.
Trade deadline is tomorrow. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has reportedly been on the trade block. We'll see what happens.
Don't know if you're being facetious or not, but it's a good point. Ty Montgomery would work very well in a Patriots-style offense, where the RBs get 50-some catches a season. The Packers don't run that kind of offense.
I think everyone was. But, yes, Clay Matthews benefited. He also played very well. Easily his best game this season.
It's not just you. I've thought for a couple weeks that this year could be similar to 2016, specifically for two reasons: 1) the Packers are in a wide-open division and 2) their final five games are S-O-F-T. They should run the table with their final five games. Doesn't mean they will, of course. We'll have to see, but there's a long, long way to go in this season, and yesterday showed anything can happen.
All right, folks. That's a good place to end today. Really appreciate everyone who took some time to follow along and participate in the chat. We'll do this again next Monday, one day after the Packers return from New England. Until then, take care.