Green Bay Packers: History and hatred highlighted Thursday's beatdown

Monday, 09 Oct, 2017

The Packers will need every ounce of that energy in Dallas against a Cowboys team that, even though the players aren't talking publicly about it, has to be hell-bent on getting back at a playoff nemesis that has bounced it from the postseason two of the last three years.

A quick overview of three storylines that could help determine the outcome of Sunday afternoon's showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. It forced turnovers, kept pressure on Mike Glennon and prevented the Bears from utilizing the ground-and-pound-which was how they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.

Of course, it's always possible that the Packers lose this game. For Bennett, who quickly won over new teammates upon his arrival in March and is half of a seemingly authentic mutual admiration society with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, it seemed like the right time to look back on his first four National Football League seasons and articulate just how different he is today, at age 30.

They might need it more to forget what happened the past two times these teams met in the playoffs. Nelson is a threat all over the field.

The loss of Davante Adams would hurt this team on Sunday if the receiver can't go. "It's just something that it's definitely something, I mean, it's not a revenge thing it's just something that is in the back of your mind and I guess that might be useful when it's game time". Green Bay has fought through a bunch of injuries, but should get a lot of guys back for this one. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens' return certainly helps, but if Sean Lee indeed needs more time to rest his hamstring, the Cowboys would be without their All-Pro linebacker and best pre-snap communicator against arguably the NFL's most risky quarterback. He was just shy of a best-ever statistical season but Packers fans will be very happy with his start to the current campaign. Right now, the Cowboys feel like it's something that can't get worse if he plays through it. I believe that the Cowboys have the understanding of what it takes to move the ball against this Packers defense. The Packers have done a good job against TEs through the first four weeks, holding opposing teams TEs to 12 catches, 106 yards and no TDs. We just have to make sure to stop him before he gets started.

Montgomery has been a workhorse back for the Packers this season, with 46 rushes for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with 18 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown through the air.

Trevathan, meanwhile, had his two-game suspension cut to one game, so he'll miss Monday's game against Minnesota.

King, on the other hand, will probably get ample opportunities to cover Dez Bryant.

Rodgers had his 16th game with at least four touchdowns and no interceptions since 2008 in a 35-14 win over Chicago in Week 4. These should be bright days in Charlotte after Newton won a franchise-record 54th game last week at the Patriots.

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