The Green Bay Packers will miss wide receiver Christian Watson on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants.
Watson starred in the Packers' victories over the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs, catching 12 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns. However, he suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter against the Chiefs and wouldn't return.
The hope is that Watson won't miss too much time, but the hamstring issue will keep him out of the Packers' crucial matchup against the Giants.
Green Bay enters the game on the back of three consecutive victories. The Packers are favorites versus the Giants, but it won't be an easy contest on the road. Matt LaFleur's team must play at a high level to earn their seventh victory of the season.
Which players are in and out for both teams?
Packers vs. Giants inactives Week 14
- WR Christian Watson
- RB Aaron Jones
- CB Jaire Alexander
- LB Quay Walker
- CB Kyu Blu Kelly
- T Caleb Jones
- WR Parris Campbell
- RB Jashaun Corbin
- S Gervarrius Owens
- OLB Boogie Basham
- T Evan Neal
The Packers can't take this game lightly despite the Giants' record. New York had its bye week to prepare for this game, and it also enters Week 14 after back-to-back victories. The Giants can run the football and will lean on star running back Saquon Barkley. If the Packers have no answer for Barkley, it could become a long evening.
If Green Bay can force New York into passing situations, the pass rush should have opportunities to make an impact against a Giants offense that has allowed a league-high 69 sacks. That's an average of 5.75 sacks per game.
But it won't matter if the Giants can run the ball when they want to.
A win would be huge for the Packers' playoff hopes, but it won't be easy.