Five things Packers need to address in the bye week

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2. Get healthy

In many ways, this early bye week can work to the Packers’ advantage. Whereas this team had some great injury luck last season, the same hasn’t been true this year.

In Monday night’s win over the Falcons, the Packers were without a number of key players: Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Equanimeous St. Brown, Marcedes Lewis, Lane Taylor, Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, and Christian Kirksey were among the players who were ruled out.

Chandon Sullivan left the game with a concussion. Krys Barnes suffered a shoulder injury and Kevin King left the game with a quadriceps injury.

Taylor is out for the season. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, rookie Josiah Deguara will also be out for the year after suffering a torn ACL against the Falcons.

Lazard and Kirksey will be out at least a couple more games on injured reserve, but many of the other injured Packers could return after the bye week. An additional week of rest and recovery could be just what this team needs to get back closer to 100 percent.

With an important part of the schedule coming up from Week 6 on, this week of recovery is exactly what the Packers need. It was fortunate that the Packers got a struggling Falcons team this week considering the amount of injuries they had. But they’ll need to be close to 100 percent ahead of arguably the toughest part of their schedule.