Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14
The Green Bay Packers head into the bye week with a 6-3 record having won four games in a row and five of the last six.Two of the six victories have come against two of the best teams, by record in the NFL, Chicago (7-1) and Houston (7-1).While Packers fans may be disappointed compared to a year ago when the Packers were undefeated at this point, cheeseheads learned a season ago what matters is how they finish and not how they start.The bye week comes at an opportune time as the team is decimated by injury. The list is long and includes:Cedric Benson should return to practice in the next couple weeks.Greg Jennings has no timetable at present for return, but is hopeful of returning in the final month.Both 1st and 2nd string inside linebackers, Desmond Bishop and D. J. Smith, have been lost for the year.Nick Perry is seeking a second opinion on his injury.Sam Shields is expected to return after the bye, but may have lost his starting job to rookie Casey Hayward, who has been phenomena...
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