Week 6: Staying rested and ready
The green and gold are saddled with a Week 6 bye this year, providing the coaching staff a chance to address any growing concerns early on before they possibly get out of control down the road.
While there are pros and cons to an early-season bye, one thing worth noting is how rested Green Bay will be come Week 7.
Between the dates of September 28 and October 21, the Packers will have competed only twice. This gap could allow for several of the team's banged-up stars to get healthy and prepare for the busy back end of the season.
This extended time off should allow them to feel refueled ahead of the harsh conditions they'll face once they travel to Denver seven days later.
Week 7: Pressure mounts at Mile High
Green Bay will return to action in Denver for a matchup against a reeling Broncos lineup.
Denver has received solid play from a rejuvenated Russell Wilson, but just about every other position group on the team has regressed. Even outside the outing where they gave up 70, the Broncos have struggled across the board.
Despite the high altitudes they'll face, the Packers' offense must come out of the bye week prepared to take it to Vance Joseph's struggling defensive unit.
At this stage, the hope would be that Jones and Christian Watson are fully healed and ready to impact the game at a high level. Should those two be a full go, all of a sudden Love will have a variety of weapons he can choose from to wear down the Denver defenders.
On the other side of things, Joe Barry's defense hasn't been consistent, but it's shown strong flashes.
If his players can play around the level they did against teams like Chicago and New Orleans, the Packers will earn a W here.