Packers: Davante Adams set to return vs. Chiefs in Week 9

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

The Packers will get Davante Adams back in Week 9.

There’s good news for Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers offense ahead of this weekend’s matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed on Thursday that wide receiver Davante Adams is back, which means he’ll be ready to go this week, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. Adams missed last Thursday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals as he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

LaFleur added that defensive coordinator Joe Barry, who was also unavailable last week due to COVID-19, is also back.

The Packers will need to be at their best without MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers available. Rodgers, along with third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert, is on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday’s game.

Getting Adams back is a huge boost and great news for Jordan Love.

Without Adams and Allen Lazard last week, Green Bay had to rely on the run game and struggled to move the ball through the air. Getting these two back is huge, especially with tight end Robert Tonyan out for the rest of the season.

The Packers will likely need to lean on their talented running back duo again this week, but when Love does drop back to pass, it will certainly help having an All-Pro and the best wide receiver in football alongside him.

Even had Green Bay been at full strength, this wouldn’t have been an easy game against the Kansas City Chiefs, regardless of their record. Matt LaFleur’s team now has a mountain to climb to take down the back-to-back AFC champions on the road with a second-year quarterback making his first NFL start.

But Love is talented, and with his WR1 available this week, don’t rule out the Green Bay Packers. They can win this game.