3 takeaways from Packers’ Week 9 victory vs. 49ers

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3. Packers need mini bye to get back to full strength

The Packers entered this game down a number of key starters and they lost more players to injury on Thursday night.

Star cornerback Jaire Alexander suffered a concussion, and running back Dexter Williams and tackle Rick Wagner both left the game with knee injuries. Linebacker Krys Barnes suffered a calf injury. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Barnes has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The team was also without star left tackle David Bakhtiari and cornerback Kevin King in this game, as well as the three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list: running backs AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams and inside linebacker Kamal Martin.

The Packers now have a “mini bye” which gives them some extra time to get healthy for the next game. They also have some extra time to prepare a game plan for the Jaguars.

Playing on the road on a Thursday night — especially given all that’s happened this week — presents some tough challenges for any team. The Packers managed to get through it, play well, and pick up an important victory.

They now need this extra time to recover, get healthy, and prepare for the Jaguars. That game is nine days from now and is at Lambeau Field.

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