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Green Bay Packers: Expect a rested, motivated team out of the break

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It has officially been fall for the past week, which means the mid-season grind will soon begin for the teams with an early bye – including the Green Bay Packers.

The last time the Packers had a week 4 bye was 1999. Yes, 1999. When Brett Favre was under center and Dorsey Levens was in the backfield.

We’ve had a couple of byes during week five and six since then but week 4 is the earliest. This could be either good or bad in certain situations. The Packers situation, however, is very welcoming of an early bye for fans and players alike.

With some notable injuries on the team, I think we can all agree this bye couldn’t have come at a better time. The Packers will need to get everybody as healthy as they can because they will have their hands full for a while.

In one week the Packers will begin the trek through the meat of their schedule.  They will face the Lions in Detroit, which will mark the first of five NFC North match-ups out of their nine next games. The important thing will be staying healthy. The Packers don’t have the same depth at every position as they do at running back.

When next Sunday rolls around, the Packers will be ready to bounce back. They will look to continue their stellar record against NFC North teams that they’ve had in recent years.

Expect a rested, motivated team that’s ready to go.

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