Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/13
Another NFL Sunday, another Packers win and another starter lost due to injury.The beat goes on in Green Bay where the Packers won their third in a row behind Aaron Rodgers and an improved defense. And as usual, they lost another starter to injury as tight end Jermichael Finley was knocked out of the game and taken off the field on a stretcher.In the meanwhile the Cleveland Browns, as if there were any doubt, will be looking for a new quarterback after the 2013 season.Here's the five things we learned from Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.1. The Green Bay Packers have an elite quarterback and the Cleveland Browns don't. Not that we're breaking new ground with this information but the Packers are a depleted bunch but still handled the Browns, a team with comparable talent everywhere else on the field but quarterback. This makes all the difference. Rodgers covers up issues with his play. Brandon Weeden is a career backup who may be playing in a different city next season.2. Eddie Lacy is a difference-maker for Green Bay. Rodgers now has someone who can keep defenses honest and can grind out the clock a little. Lacy now leads all rookie rushers and seems to be a perfect fit in Green Bay. Don't get me wrong, this isn't Lombardi's Packers. But a healthy runnning game has been a rare commodity in the Mike McCarthy era. The only time the Packers have had one, they won the Super Bowl.3. Poor Cleveland. A team that is rebuilding the right way and developing a strong defense is still short a quarterback. And the best quarterback in college football can't come out for another year. Florida State redshirt quarterback Jameis Winston would cure many of the ills that plague the Browns, but he's only a redshirt freshman and can't come out of the draft for another year. Not that Marcus Mariota or Teddy Bridgwater wouldn't be an upgrade. They would. And probably will be. Whomever is quarterbacking the Browns next year, it won't be Brandon Weeden.4. The Packers are starting to resemble the team that won the Super Bowl in 2010. If you recall that team suffered a ton of injuries but managed to get healthy by January and develop a running game that complimented Rodgers enough to be the best team in football by season's end. This team has a long way to go to do that but this is the best they've looked running the ball and playing defense in a long time. And as long as Rodgers doesn't join the injury list, they'll be alright.5. I have no idea what the right answer is when it comes to helmet to helme hits in today's NFL. Tashaun Gipson did lead with his  head when he knocked Finley out of the game Sunday. But Finley lowered his head himself and had made two or three steps before the blow was delivered. Rodgers will now  have lost both his starting receivers and starting tight end this season. Of far greater consequence though is Finley and a career now in jeopardy. And a league that can't solve the issue of head injuries no matter what it attempts.
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