The Green Bay Packers aim to start fresh after the bye week. They have only played two games since September 28, losses to the Detroit Lions and Las Vegas Raiders. The good news? Green Bay gets a matchup against the struggling Denver Broncos in Week 7.
However, Green Bay is far from 100 percent. Denver is far healthier. The Broncos ruled out tight end Greg Dulcich for this game, but the rest of their roster is ready to go.
The Packers had several players battling through injury before the bye week, and the same will be true this afternoon against the Broncos.
The bye week did provide some much-needed rest for Green Bay. Right tackle Zach Tom and right guard Jon Runyan Jr. were taken off the injury report this week. Both had played through injury before the bye.
Here are the inactives for Packers-Broncos in Week 7.
Packers vs. Broncos inactives for Week 7
- CB Jaire Alexander
- LB De'Vondre Campbell
- T Caleb Jones
- WR Malik Heath
- S Zayne Anderson
- S JL Skinner
- CB Riley Moss
- LB Thomas Incoom
- C Alex Forsyth
- DT Keondre Coburn
- DE Elijah Garcia
It's not quite a must-win. Green Bay's season isn't over with a loss to Denver on Sunday. However, starting 2-4 and losing games to the Broncos and Raiders isn't exactly a recipe for success in the NFL.
Challenges against the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, and Los Angeles Chargers still await Matt LaFleur's team in the next seven weeks, so it's important to pick up victories where they can. That includes today in a matchup with the league's worst-ranked defense.
This game will tell us a lot about the Packers. They probably aren't a good football team if they lose or struggle to get over the line. Win comfortably, and there's still hope that they can compete for a wild-card berth.