Packers Hope to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Against Texans
The Green Bay Packers hope to put their 2016 season back on a playoff path Sunday when they host the Houston Texans at noon at a Lambeau Field.
The Pack broke a four-game losing streak with an impressive 27-13 win over the Eagles on Monday Night Football. Green Bay scored on its first two possessions and relied on an improved defensive unit to secure its first win since October 20th at Lambeau against the Bears.
Two star players suffered injuries in that game. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews are both listed as questionable, but both are expected to take the field Sunday. The Texans will be without defensive lineman and pass-rush problem JaDaveon Clowney.
Damarious Randall was also added to the Packers injury report Saturday as questionable. Randall missed several games earlier this season, coinciding with the team's defensive troubles and four game losing streak.
The Packers, at 5-6, are a half-game behind the Minnesota Vikings and a game and a half behind the Detroit Lions. Green Bay has games remaining against both teams later in December.