Step away from the ledge, Packers fans. Although the Packers suffered a season-opening loss to the 49ers, there's plenty of reasons for optimism. For one, Morgan Burnett and Casey Hayward will eventually return, which should be a boost to the Packers secondary. And then there was the encouraging play of wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, who both missed time in training camp due to injury. Not to be outdone, the job of the Packers front seven in stopping the 49ers run was a thing of beauty.
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