Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 10 vs. Jaguars

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Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark
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1. Kenny Clark

With a rookie quarterback and a solid running back, Jacksonville, like all other teams that play the Packers, will want to establish the run first, keep Aaron Rodgers off the field and take advantage of the Packers’ weak spot.

Since returning from injury, Kenny Clark has not been the same player he has been. Clark has been pushed back and been able to be controlled by opposing offensive linemen.

Part of that could be the groin injury that put Clark out of the action for a few weeks is still bothering him or it could be that the other teams don’t respect the Packers’ other players so they are double- and triple-teaming Clark.

Regardless of reason, teams have still been able to run the ball well against the Packers.

If the Packers want to make a serious run towards the Super Bowl, they have to be better in this area.

The Packers have one of the toughest schedules remaining of contending teams and they will face a bevy of good backs along the way.

Clark rounding back into form would be a good start for the Packers improving their run defense. Clark dominating the middle of the line will allow others around him to make more plays and free up the Packers’ linebackers to get after the running backs.