Packers: Five players to watch vs. Broncos in Week 3
By Jesse Fry
5. Dean Lowry
The Packers defense has been as good as we could have hoped through the first two weeks. Kenny Clark is growing into a star, the cornerback tandem of Jaire Alexander and Kevin King is flourishing, the Smiths (Za’Darius and Preston) are creating chaos everywhere on the field.
While those players are catching the eye of opposing teams and everyone around them, Dean Lowry is quietly off to a solid start. Lowry hasn’t recorded a sack just yet, but I feel that will change Sunday.
The Broncos offensive line is a little banged up. Ja’Wuan James won’t play and the focus of the line will most likely be on Clark and the Smiths. This should give Lowry a huge opportunity against a short-handed line.
The Broncos have two capable backs they would like to get going to relieve some of the pressure off Flacco. If Lowry and the line can keep those two in check, the defense will keep the Broncos in long down-and-distances, allowing the team of Clark and the Smiths to tee off on a less-than-mobile Flacco.
The Packers looked better on offense in Week 2. If Rodgers and LaFleur can take the next step, this team could become very dangerous. The defense looks legit and will help keep the Broncos offense at bay. Rodgers and the offense, for once, will have to be the ones to keep pace.