There are plenty of defensive coordinators around the NFL that can scheme against one great wide receiver and completely take him out of the game. That receiver might have a couple of catches for a few yards, but never threaten to change the complexion of the game. They feel confident that they can handle the number two receiver, the tight end, etc.
Dolphins cornerback Benny Sapp may be from Fort Lauderdale, but he’s no stranger to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Prior to joining the Dolphins, he spent a couple of seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the arch enemy of the Packers in the NFL North.
There is 54 years of tradition built into Lambeau Field. Originally named City Stadium, Lambeau stands on farmland purchased for just over $73,000 back in 1957.
DE Jared Odrick/QUESTIONABLE/Ankle (limited practice today)
LB Channing Crowder/PROBABLE/Groin (full practice today)
LT Jake Long/PROBABLE/Knee (full practice today)
LB Nick Barnett/OUT/Wrist
TE Jermichael Finley/OUT/Knee
LB Brandon Chillar/OUT/Shoulder
LB Clay Matthews/DOUBTFUL/Hamstring (did not practice today)
T Mark Tauscher/DOUBTFUL/Shoulder (did not practice today)
DE Mike Neal/QUESTIONABLE/Shoulder (did not practice today)
DE Ryan Pickett/QUESTIONABLE/Ankle (did not practice today)
T Chad Clifton/PROBABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
S Nick Collins/PROBABLE/Knee (full practice today)
WR Donald Driver/PROBABLE/Quadricep (did not practice today)
DE Cullen Jenkins/PROBABLE/Hamstring & Hand (full practice today)
FB Quinn Johnson/PROBABLE/Glute (full practice today)
TE Donald Lee/PROBABLE/Chest (full practice today)
QB Aaron Rodgers/PROBABLE/Concussion (full practice today)
CB Sam Shields/PROBABLE/Calf (full practice today)
CB Charles Woodson/PROBABLE/Toe (full practice today)
If true, it would extend Green Bay’s streak of 17 straight seasons that the team’s starting quarterback not missing a game. Rodgers has stepped in for longtime Packer Brett Favre and performed well. His 9 touchdown passes are first in the NFC.