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The Broncos have played short-handed the past two weeks but with Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey and D.J. Williams returning from injuries this Sunday, Denver will be close to full strength on Defense for a change. The Packers are having their own injury crisis. However they were dealt that hand in 2010 and made things work. Green Bay will be without starting Safety Nick Collins and backups DE Mike Neal and LB Frank Zombo. They have numerous other players dinged up, but that isn't nearly important to the Broncos as their own returning players for this game.
The Packers rank 5th in Points (33.0), 8th in Total Yards (403.3), 9th in Passing and 10th in Rushing with 109.0 yards per game. They are led by last year's Super Bowl MVP, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is 74/103 for 917 yds, a 71.8% Comp., 8 TD's, 1 INT and a 120.9 QB Rating. Rodgers has been Sacked 5 times in the first 3 games.
His Receiving Corp is made up of WR Greg Jennings 18 Receptions for 263 yds and 2 TD's; TE Jermichael Finley (15, 206, 3); Jordy Nelson (20.1 avg., 2 TDs). The Ground game is headed up by Ryan Grant (32 Carries, 157 yards and a 4.9 average. James Starks (32, 147, 4.6, 1) sees plenty of touches as well.
Green Bay's Offensive Line consists of 12th year LT Chad Clifton, 3rd year LG T.J. Lang, 8th year C Scott Wells, 4th year RG Josh Sitton and 2nd year RT Bryan Bulaga, who is questionable at best for the game. If Bulaga can't go, 2nd year T Marshall Newhouse will start.
Defensively, the Packers rank 22nd in Points Against (24.7), 29th in Total Yards (414.3), 31st against the Pass(359.3) and 1st against the Rush, allowing a stingy 55.0 Yards per game. Green Bay runs a 3-4 Base Defense. Along the line, Ryan Pickett (5 TKL) mans the Left End, Jarius Wynn (9 TKL, 3 SK) takes care of the Right side and B.J. Raji (6 TKL, 1 SK) anchors the middle.
In the backfield, Charles Woodson (10 TKL, 2 INT, 1 FR), J. Bush (11 TKL, 1.5 SK), Sam Shields (12 TKL) and Tramon Williams (1 FR) are the Cornerbacks. Woodson is in his 14th year and is nicked up. Leading Tackler Morgan Burnett (28 TKL, 1 SK, 3 INT) is the Free Safety and Charlie Peprah (6 TKL) plays the Strong Side. Undrafted rookie Free Agent M.D. Jennings is the current back up to both as FS Nick Collins (12 TKL, 1 FF) is out with a Neck Injury. Because of age and injury, the Packs Defensive Backs are the weakest point of their Defense.
Mason Crosby takes care of the kicking duties. So far this year, Mason is 5/5 with a long of 37 yards. He is 78.9% for his career, with a long of 56 yards. Crosby's kickoffs make it to the end zone, but out of 20 KO's, 9 have have gone for touchbacks and 11 have been returned an average of 23.1 yards.
The Long Snapping Specialist is 4th year man Brett Goode.
The Punter/Holder is Tim Masthay, who has 13 Punts for a 39.6 average. His longest went 52 yards. 2 have landed inside thew 20 and one touchback.
Green Bay's Punt Coverage Unit has allowed 6 returns a whopping 22.2 yard average, including a 72-yard touchdown to Darren Sproles in the opener against the Saints.
Denver's overall record is 5-5-1 in the regular season (1-0 in the postseason) against the Pack and 0-4-1 in the frozen tundra. The last meeting between these teams was on Monday Night, October 29, 2007. Green Bay prevailed 19-13 at Mile High on a Brett Favre 82-yard pass to Greg Jennings in OT.
Seven is the number of consecutive wins by the Packers against AFC West opponents. Green Bay swept the four games in 2007, the last time it played teams from the division, and also won its final three meetings against those teams in 2003 after losing 40-34 in overtime to Kansas City earlier in the season.