Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Injuries are as common to football as cheese is to Wisconsin, but the plague that has hit Green Bay is way beyond what any normal team goes through. After beating the Arizona Cardinals by the score of 31-17, the Packers (6-3) are legitimately without 11 starting players. New injuries to WR Jordy Nelson, OL Bryan Bulaga and LB/DE Clay Matthews only adds salt to an open wound as the team enters their bye week. What It Means: Discounting the injury excuse, the Packers should be extremely happy to be at 6-3 on the season. They’re only two games back of the Chicago Bears (7-1) whose schedule gets significantly more difficult going forward. The rushing game was an emphasis entering the week and it was fairly apparent with the Packers posting a season-high 176 yards on 39 carries. The 126 rushing yards they had at the half was the most since 2008, so it would be an understatement to say its been a long-time coming. Green Bay did a great job of splitting the carries between James Starks (17...
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