3 key starters Packers could get back from injury for the playoffs

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers / Todd Rosenberg/GettyImages
1 of 3

The Green Bay Packers are on fire as they enter the postseason. Matt LaFleur's team has won three in a row and six of its past eight games.

Jordan Love has thrown 18 touchdown passes and only one interception over that stretch. Green Bay's offense faces one of its toughest challenges in the first round of the playoffs against a Dallas Cowboys defense ranked fifth in yards and points allowed per game.

The Packers have found success against other top defenses, including the No. 2-ranked Kansas City Chiefs. Aaron Jones averaged five yards per carry against the Chicago Bears' top-ranked run defense.

Green Bay may get a few key starters on offense back for the playoffs, including these three.

Romeo Doubs

The Packers lost Romeo Doubs early in the win over the Bears. He suffered a chest injury after landing awkwardly on a dropped touchdown pass. But it sounds like Doubs has avoided a significant injury and could return this week.

Head coach Matt LaFleur said Doubs went to the hospital to get checked out but returned to the locker room for the postgame celebrations. He added that Doubs "seems to be doing better" but is "day to day."

It's great to hear he avoided a serious injury and returned to Lambeau Field quickly. He has a chance to play this week, and the Packers need him. Eight of Love's 32 touchdown passes have gone to Doubs. Against a tough Cowboys defense, Love needs his receivers to step up and make plays. Doubs has done that all season.