It's tough this week to say the Packers defense is getting better, but if you compare it to last season against the Cowboys, I thought the run defense especially was much better. They didn't have an answer for Dak, which was a testament to how well he played more than anything, but those are the type of QBs the Packers will see in the playoffs. So they'll need to do better there.
Yes, think Martellus Bennett is starting to find his groove in the offense.
I think this is a major overreaction after one good game from another running back on the roster. Ty Montgomery's versatility gives him the potential to be a difference maker at running back. Packers would be foolish to pull the plug on that.
He had four snaps against the Bengals, all of them in dime, but has otherwise been inactive.
You realize Kevin King missed the final three quarters and Lane Taylor was at left tackle, right? Injuries chance things. Packers need King and David Bakhtiari to get healthy.
No clue with a concussion. Davante Adams was a rare case where it was apparent early he would play. Usually, it's much murkier.
You have David Bakhtiar return to the field as soon as his hamstring is fully healed. Not one moment sooner or later.
I don't know what this means, but I'm too tired to be funny.
It's a rigorous slate of tests that compare cognitive functions after a concussion to the baseline when a person is not concussed. In order to clear, a player needs to pass those tests by returning to his pre-concussed cognitive functioning level.
I wouldn't say it was a charity interception. Was he in the right place at the right time? Yes, but Damarious Randall still had to make the play, and it wasn't a gimme. He's been significantly better than Quinten Rollins, which is why Rollins' snaps have almost completely evaporated.
James Campen is having a hell of a year, agreed. Not an easy task for him with all the injuries on the offensive line. He's gotten more out of that group than what could have fairly been expected.
When I first looked at the schedule after it was released, I thought a good start for the Packers would be 3-2. Which tells you what I think of their 4-1 record. In the first five games, they've set themselves up to make a run at the NFC's No. 1 seed. Which, obviously, would be huge.
That's an interesting point I hadn't considered. Both lack speed, though Gunter is significantly slower. But Gunter has been a better player on the field. So I'd probably go with film over production.
Considering the start both teams have had, the NFC North is a two-team race. So, it wouldn't be a surprise.
McCarthy has really hammered home playing well in the season's second quarter, probably precisely for that reason. So that should help.
Yes, I meant film over testing. I'm tired. Apologies.
Big game, and certainly one the Packers could lose since it's on the road. They struggled against that defense at U.S. Bank Stadium last year. Of course, Packers get the benefit of watching the Vikings live tonight. An extra day to prepare helps.
You're right, Vikings are almost an inverse of Dallas. Great defense, blah offense. They'll especially miss Dalvin Cook. Another good road challenge.
All right, folks. That's a good place to end today. Thanks to everyone who participated. We'll see you again next Monday.