Packers Preview: Packers take on Giants at Home
The Packers get their first action after the bye week Sunday night when they welcome the New York Giants to Lambeau Field.
Green Bay (2-1) used last week's bye to rest some banged up players, but two key performers will not be suiting up Sunday night. Sam Shields (concussion) continues to not be cleared for game action, leading to concerns of an extended absence. Jared Cook (ankle sprain) will reportedly miss 4-6 weeks.
Aaron Rodgers and the offense has performed admirably through three games, but the Packers' defensive front has drawn the early headlines, holding opposing teams to less than two yards per carry. The Giants enter Sunday's showdown with uncertainty at the running back position, with Shane Vereen out for the season and Rashad Jennings (thumb) listed as questionable.
New York's most explosive weapons lie at wide receiver, where young playmaker Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie standout Sterling Shepard have played key roles for Eli Manning's offense. The Giants, like the Packers, have been able to stuff the run, ranking third in yards allowed per game on the ground (Green Bay leads the league in the category).
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spent eight seasons with the Packers as tight ends and quarterbacks coach.
The Sunday night showdown is the second of four consecutive home games for the Pack, and the beginning of a stretch of three games in 12 days.