Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy: “That game, they primarily played Cover 2, so he’s making big plays in the back half of the field. He was a Hall of Fame-caliber player. Especially in a game like that with the weather, you know you can’t let the ball hang in the air that long. That was evident that day.”
It has been almost four weeks since quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) saw his last game action, and the Vikings are still classifying him as day-to-day. He hasn’t practiced since Sept. 21, but the hope is that he’ll be able to return to practice this week; if that goes well, he could play against the Bears. With Dalvin Cook out for the season with an ACL tear, the Vikings are thin at running back and worked out several on Wednesday as possible additions. In the meantime, Latavius Murray, who had ankle surgery in the offseason, is expected to pick up a bulk of Cook’s workload. Running back Jerick McKinnon also left last week’s loss with an undisclosed ankle injury in the fourth quarter, but since Minnesota hasn’t practiced yet this week with its adjusted schedule for Monday Night Football, there has been no injury report to update his status. — Courtney Cronin
Injuries have been an issue in Green Bay, but the pass rush has churned no matter who has been in it. The Packers have generated pressure at the fourth-highest rate this season — on 31 percent Cheap Jerseys Outlets of dropbacks — even with injuries to Mike Daniels, Ahmad Brooks and Nick Perry.
The defense forced two takeaways against Aaron Rodgers but failed to force any against Mike Glennon, Matthew Stafford or Tyrod Taylor. The offense has committed six turnovers the past two Cheap Jerseys Rugby games, so if the defense can’t force any themselves, Atlanta will be facing an uphill battle.