The Green Bay Packers hope to put last week's disappointment behind them and enter their bye with a victory. They visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football.
Matt LaFleur's team is healthier than last week against the Detroit Lions, especially on offense. The Packers will have all of their offensive linemen available. Left guard Elgton Jenkins is returning from a knee injury, while right guard Jon Runyan Jr. and right tackle Zach Tom are good to go.
Wide receiver Christian Watson and tight end Luke Musgrave will play tonight.
The Raiders have former Packers wide receiver Davante Adams available for Monday Night Football, although it's unclear how close to 100 percent he is. Adams barely practiced this week due to a shoulder injury.
Here are the inactives for Monday Night Football.
Packers vs. Raiders inactives for Week 5
- WR Malik Heath
- RB Aaron Jones
- S Anthony Johnson Jr.
- S Zayne Anderson
- LB De'Vondre Campbell
- T Caleb Jones
- CB Jakorian Bennett
- QB Aidan O'Connell
- S Chris Smith II
- CB Nate Hobbs
- LB Amari Burney
- WR Kristian Wilkerson
- DT Nesta Jade Silvera
The Packers need a win to keep up with the Detroit Lions in the NFC North. Detroit improved to 4-1 after crushing the Carolina Panthers yesterday. The Lions hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Packers, so Green Bay can't afford to drop to 2-3 tonight.
Stopping the run is a top priority for Joe Barry's unit. The Packers' run defense has struggled this season, and they now take on the 2022 NFL rushing champion Josh Jacobs. Of course, Barry's unit also needs to have a game plan for Davante Adams.
It's early to call this a must-win for the Packers, but it's not a game they will want to lose.
The Packers' next two games are on the road, with their bye in between. But both are winnable. After tonight's game against the Raiders, the Packers get two weeks to prepare for the struggling Denver Broncos.