In a column for the National Football Post, former Packers safety Matt Bowen deliberates about how the Packers defense will game plan for Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton coming on the heels of his Week 1 422-yard passing performance. "This week? A much different matchup vs. the Packers and a secondary that I consider to the be the best unit in the league," writes Bowen. "A true (and legitimate) test for the rookie QB. What are we going to see from Dom Capers and Green Bay? I’m thinking the Packers will lead with pressure (both zone and man) with a solid mix of coverage."
The Packers' upcoming road-heavy schedule is pointed out by Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette who notes the next home game is Oct. 2 against the Denver Broncos. "They will then play only one more home game in October — on the 16th against the St. Louis Rams — and won’t return to Lambeau for another month, on Nov. 14 against Minnesota. That means they will play only two home games in a 67-day span," writes Vandermause.
A hypothetical receiver hierarchy is created by Brandon Rifkin of BrentFavre.com, and Greg Jennings is at the top of the totem pole. "I think we can all safely agree that it’s no surprise to see GregJen leading the team in targets," writes Rifkin in reference to the Week 1 game against the Saints. "He’s unquestionably the top dog of the receiving corps, and another 1,200 yard season seems like a lock."
In another list, Matt Williamson of Scouts, Inc. ranks Randall Cobb as no. 4 on his Rookie Watch list at ESPN.com. "To say that Cobb burst onto the scene in his first NFL game would be a massive understatement. His kickoff return for a touchdown was as nice of a return that you will ever see. And he was an obvious factor with the offense. It might not be long before Cobb passes Donald Driver, James Jones and Jordy Nelson to become Green Bay's No. 2 wide receiver. Cobb needs to be on the field."
Speaking of Randall Cobb, Tyler Dunne of JSOnline notes that he's featured in ESPN's Sports Science segment.
It's also noted at JSOnline that soldiers in Afghanistan need help in viewing Packers games overseas.
The Packers running backs are the subject of a post at Acme Packing Company.
Brett Favre is named the no. 2 Packer of all-time at Green Bay Packer Talk.
Thoughts on the win over the Saints come from Packer Chatters.
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