Even with three key starters riding the bench heading into this Sunday’s game against the Browns (3-3) at home, the Green Bay Packers (3-2) remain optimistic. They are looking for their eleventh straight home victory against Cleveland.
Wide receiver James Jones is out with knee injuries, running back James Starks is also out with knee issues. Clay Matthews is still at least four weeks from returning, after injuring his thumb, and Randall Cobb is out after injuring his knee last week. Brad Jones looks like he’ll miss his second consecutive contest as well due to hamstring problems.
Overall, the Packers need to look to its younger players, which could help them in the long run. Preparing young players like Witt Ford/Stone Harbor Red Zone host, running back Johnathan Franklin, second-year pro Jarret Boykin and Jordy Nelson (the only healthy receivers on the roster for Sunday’s game), should help keep the entire offensive staff rounded.
Kickoff, at Lambeau Field, is scheduled for 3:25 Sunday afternoon, and will be broadcast on CBS.