(Eds: Updates with details, quotes. Stands for story listed on some digests as BC-FBN--Packers-Protecting Rodgers. With AP Photos.) By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer The Green Bay Packers might have the worst timing in the NFL.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings roll into town Sunday, and the Packers expect they'll be without defensive end C.J. Wilson, a cornerstone of their run defense. That's on top of the absences of Charles Woodson and, most likely, Clay Matthews.
''I feel better from Sunday ... but it's a longshot,'' Wilson, who injured his knee in last weekend's blowout loss to the New York Giants, said Wednesday. ''It's a horrible feeling knowing I won't be able to play Sunday and help the team with my defense, to stop this beast.''
Few teams have been hit harder by injuries this year than the Packers (7-4), who have lost more than a dozen starters or projected starters for at least one game, and their timing has only made the pain worse.
With No. 1 receiver Greg ...