Injured Packers Look for Momentum Against Falcons
The Green Bay Packers face a couple of tall tasks as they travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons Sunday afternoon at 3:25 Central Time.
A late surprise in the early morning hours before the afternoon showdown came from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reports that Randall Cobb is expected to sit out Sunday's showdown in Atlanta. Cobb has a hamstring injury and the Packers are reportedly being careful with him by holding him out of Sunday's contests. Inactives will be posted around 2:00 Central time Sunday afternoon.
The Packers regained an offensive groove in their win over the Chicago Bears last Thursday. Davante Adams' record setting day was complimented nicely by Cobb and Ty Montgomery, who is expected to spend time in the backfield again Sunday.
The Packers' other tough order is facing the Falcons passing game without a few of their key players in the secondary. Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins are both out, again leaving Green Bay with a dearth of healthy cornerbacks. Matt Ryan leads the NFL in several passing categories, and Atlanta is the league's highest scoring offense so far this season.
The Packers have won four consecutive games against the Falcons, including two in Atlanta. One of the team's most memorable playoff wins during the 2010-11 Super Bowl run was a 48-21 blowout victory at the Georgia Dome. Green Bay's success in October is evident, as they'll try to finish the month with their 16th win in their last 18 October matchups. This October has featured two wins and just one loss, a 30-16 defeat at the hands of the New York Giants on October 16th.
With Eddie Lacy on injured reserve, there is not an active Packers player who has rushed for 100 yards this season. The Falcons have had their own issues at running back of late, as Tevin Coleman's injury has forced the team to scramble to sign replacements at the running back position.
After Sunday's game, the Packers return home to face Indianapolis next Sunday, and the Packers then embark on a trip of three straight road games (at Tennessee, Washington and Philadelphia). Two of those matchups happen in prime time, with the Philadelphia game slated for a Monday night kickoff on November 28th.