Coming off of a dramatic win last Monday night, there are a lot of question marks on this weeks injury list. The Packers are going to need guys like Allen Lazard to step up and make some big plays. With Aaron Rodgers throwing the ball, it covers up a lot of those issues.

 

Aaron is going to have to be Houdini again this week. Davante Adams is already ruled out for the third straight week with the turf toe injury he suffered in the fourth quarter against the Eagles. WR Geronimo Allison is doubtful with a concussion/chest issue. Second year WR Marquez Valdez-Scantling is questionable with ankle/knee issues. The Packers signed WR Ryan Grant off the street this week, and he is probably going to see a lot of meaningful snaps. Look for a WR group of Allen Lazard, Ryan Grant, Jake Kumerow, and Darrius Shepherd on Sunday. Speaking of pass catchers, tight end Robert Tonyan is still doubtful with the hip injury he suffered against Dallas.

Defensive tackle Kenny Clark trended in the wrong direction in the middle of the week. He was a full participant on Wednesday and then on Thursday he did participate at all. Friday he was limited will be questionable for Sunday. The Packers will need Kenny really bad to help slow down the Raiders run game.


The Packers secondary won’t be at full strength yet again. Rookie safety Darnell Savage is going to his second consecutive game with that ankle injury he suffered against the Cowboys. Backup cornerback Tony Brown is dealing with a hamstring injury that has caused him to miss the last couple games too. He was limited all week and is questionable for Sunday.

It is no secret this week. The Packers are going to very thin at WR. There is a real chance that they are missing their top three wideouts. The Raiders secondary and linebackers are nothing special, so I still expect Aaron Rodgers and company to be able to move the ball through the air. Look for the Packers to lean on the run game this week with both backs healthy. Oakland has been successful stopping the run to this point so far.


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