The NFL loves giving the Packers early season tests, and this season is no different with the Packers taking on their ex-divisional rival(although the animosity is still strong for many – suck it, Warren Sapp), Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I guess we should consider ourselves lucky they are in the NFC South these days because the NFC North is a walk in the park the past few seasons, even factoring in week 1’s loss to the Vikings.
I don’t need to tell you that old man Tom Brady is heading the Bucs these days and is doing a damn good job at it, I hate to say. Much like our own Aaron Rodgers, Brady is an intense guy that demands a lot from himself and his teammates. Offensively, Brady will be limited by Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, and Donovan Smith not being active. On the other hand, the Buc’s defense has been impressive so far this season — including stopping the run game which Rodgers and his RBs will be utilizing to help their inexperienced receiver corps obtain some opportunities. Meanwhile, Brady is relying on a third-stringer at left tackle to keep the Packers off him the whole game.
Despite all this, the Bucs’ home advantage, and the Packers’ difficulty there, makes the Packers the underdogs going into the game. Given how both teams have played in recent years, it is likely that the result of today’s game will have a vital impact on NFC playoff seeding down the line. Despite being early in the season, this one is going to be a banger, folks.
When: 3:25pm – Central Time
Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa Bay, Florida
TV: NFL on Fox
Packers vs Buccaneers – Injuries
Note: Sammy Watkins has been placed on Injured Reserve
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Side note, we’re gonna dive into the Brett Favre thing next week. Not much time this past week, but this needs to be explored and we’ll do that.
Given the injury histories of Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb, the Packers were always going to need Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs to play a big role as rookies. We're already here.
The positive here: More reps early in the year are going to help come December and January.
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) September 24, 2022
A season debut: #Packers LT David Bakhtiari, who boarded the bus with teammates wearing a shirt with his face on it, is expected to play on Sunday. A huge lift for the GB offense.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 24, 2022
I bet the Buccaneers wish Brandon Bostick was on that kick return team. Someone should have told them to kick a field goal at the end of the game, down by 8, and try to get the ball back. I hear it works great, lol.
Doubs, 8 catches, no drops. Rodgers found a receiver. Also, D’Vondre Campbell’s deflection won the game. He had to sky to get to it. The Packers decision to go with tall linebackers paid off big time.
LOL @Cheese….f’king brilliant!!
Deep…Doubs seems to have great hands, all the arrows are putting up so far.
Now if our traded up for 2nd round pick can show some flashes, maybe get on the active roster and catch some balls, we might have something to build on.
In the meantime….lets see if Tonyan is ready to be a consistent productive tight end.
If not…lets find one.
But let’s not use a 3rd round pick for one. Just sayin.
If Watson can catch just a handful of deep balls for TDs, 2 or 3 highlight reel catches, this entire offense opens up. He doesn’t need to have 1000 yards this season to be productive. But he needs to make those catches, a couple more drops and we have another Davante Adams situation.
I’d like to think that a receiver we traded up for in the 2nd round can give us more than 2 or 3 highlight catches.
I mean…7th round Jeff Janis gave us those.
As far as the drops, i’m pretty damn positive that even back when Adams was dropping passes, he brought far more skill than Watson.
Remember, Watson has the speed, Adams always had the route running and timing down. Which is why they kept him around.
I wouldn’t compare Watson with Adams. If Watson has a problem with drops, then he has two or three things to work on.
But i think we can all agree…..he needs to start being on the field taking snaps and trying to be productive. We don’t need another Amari Rodgers sitting on the sideline, taking snaps on special teams.
If the Buccaneers beat the Packers…(errr)
I meant (cough), if Brady beat Rodgers.
All the b s we’d be reading from our favorite viking fan.
Just imagine Kevin. Had the rolls been reversed, would Rodgers have come from behind in the second half of a 14-3 deficit? Not likely, Brady did. But that won’t stop you and Cheese jerking each other off about Brandon Bostick and we actually won this one….
Tom M 8 hours ago
“….would Rodgers have come from behind in the second half of a 14-3 deficit?” – Princess
” Brady did” – Princess
LOL…..would Rodgers have come back?
Well…idk, let me check my crystal ball
Listen Princess, are you making up your own fiction and delusional reality again?
Didn’t i tell you to stop doing that?
Brady did what?
Came back, fell short, and lost the game?
I’m starting to feel like, sending someone to do a welfare check on you.
Are you feelin ok Princess?