The Packers defense is taking on the No. 1 wide receiver in football in Week 8 in Altanta's Julio Jones, and their best option for coverage on him looks like an undrafted free agent who is third on the depth chart: LaDarius Gunter.
Since the Green Bay Packers lost Finley to a neck injury almost three years ago their production from the tight end position has varied between adequate and poor - and Packers general manager has failed to replace Finley's big play ability in the tight end position.
The Green Bay Packers are not strangers to large point-spreads in recent NFC games and shouldn’t be discounted as upset winners on Saturday. Once the two teams take the field the odds mean nothing. Where the smart money is riding on the Cardinals the Packers have the means to pull off a victory.
For Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy the messages sent to his players this week was simple and straight-forward. First ‘I don’t want to hear anything about the bye week’, and secondly ‘if you are healthy you play’ regardless of when the bye week happens to fall.
"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."