It had to happen eventually. The Green Bay Packers' No. 1 run defense will finally take on the league's No. 1 rushing offense when the Packers host the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau on Sunday.
By 6:30 p.m. Lambeau time that night, one of those teams may not be ranked first in its respective category any longer.
One of the most promising trends to emerge from the young 2016 season has been how stout the Packers have been against the run.
No one would have predicted it a few months ago, but through the first quarter of the season, it hasn't been the St. Louis Rams or the New York Jets but the Green Bay Packers who have boasted the NFL's strongest defensive front.
But do you realize just how good the Packers have been in run defense so far this season—or how consistent?
Two very familiar foes will line up across from one another this coming Sunday in Chicago when the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears. One team is the model of consistency and a popular pick to play in Super Bowl 50. The other team lightly regarded and picked to finish last in the NFC North.
Later today or tomorrow ( by 3 P.M. Central) we will learn the final makeup of 53-man roster which will open the season for the Green Bay Packers at Chicago on Sunday, September 13. Today, with a full body of work now in the books, we roll out our final Version 3.0.
When the outside linebacker group for the Green Bay Packers took to the field for practice on Saturday only 4 of the 9 players were healthy enough to participate. The Packers are very cautious with even the most minor of injuries at this time of year but to have so many players sitting out at one position is worrisome.
There is a lot to like about the 13-year Green Bay Packers veteran Julius Peppers. And the production that both he and Reggie White recorded at the same age while sporting a Packers uniform is quite impressive.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."