The Green Bay Packers have back-to-back home games in the space of just five days, starting this afternoon against the New Orleans Saints. They then host the Detroit Lions on Thursday Night Football.
After putting together encouraging performances in the opening two games of the season, Green Bay returns to Lambeau Field tied for the NFC North lead at 1-1. Victory today would put the team in a good position ahead of next week's divisional showdown with Detroit.
New Orleans will give Green Bay a tough matchup on Sunday. The Saints are undefeated entering Week 3, having beaten the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers in their opening two games.
Playing two games in five days isn't ideal for a Packers team dealing with several injuries to key starters, but first, they must focus on the Saints.
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Green Bay is without Christian Watson, Jaire Alexander, Aaron Jones, and David Bakhtiari on Sunday, which is far from ideal. Hopefully, they can return in time for Thursday Night Football.
The Packers ruled out right guard Elgton Jenkins and safety Zayne Anderson ahead of the game.
- WR Christian Watson
- CB Jaire Alexander
- RB Aaron Jones
- S Anthony Johnson Jr.
- S Zayne Anderson
- T David Bakhtiari
- G Elgton Jenkins
- WR A.T. Perry
- CB Paulson Adebo
- OL Nick Saldiveri
- TE Foster Moreau
- DE Kyle Phillips
Jordan Love had a tough challenge to begin life as the Packers' starting quarterback. Not only was he without several key starters in the opening two games, but he also had to play on the road. That's never easy. While the Packers still have several injury concerns, they now get the chance to play at Lambeau Field. This will be Love's first career start at Lambeau.
But this is arguably Green Bay's most challenging game yet. New Orleans has an excellent defense, having allowed only 16 points per game entering Week 3. It should make for a fascinating contest at Lambeau Field.