Thursday, November 29, 2007

Packers vs Cowboys: late-breaking news

Bad news for the Packers as they go into tonight's game. Three of the players who were expected to be gametime decisions because of injuries have all been ruled out for tonight: Charles Woodson, KGB, and Aaron Rouse. With Woodson out, Jarrett Bush will once again be called upon to pick up the slack. Jason Hunter will have to fill KGB's shoes. Nick Collins was going to return to his starter spot tonight even if Aaron Rouse had been able to play, but combined with Woodson's absence it again affects the entire depth of the secondary. The Packers anticipated this situation earlier in the week, though, when they placed Colin Cole on injured reserve and re-signed safety Marviel Underwood to the squad. Reports are, though, that Underwood will be inactive tonight and Will Blackmon will fill one of the back up spots.

These are key hits on the defensive side of the ball. As noted in my earlier post, this game will be an indicator of how deep the Packers really are. But will it be a true test of team vs. team straight up? That may have to wait until the playoffs. Because these two teams will be meeting again.

Go Pack Go!!!