There is good news and bad new for the Green Bay Packers. First, the bad news.
On their injury report, it looks like they will be without some key wide receivers for their matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
#Packers #Bucs will be missing some good WRs. Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will not be playing.
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) September 23, 2022
This is likely to open the door for rookie WR Romeo Doubs to take the starting spot, and increase his role against the NFC South champions. However, it’s not all bad for Green Bay as the Bucc’s are dealing with their own injury bug.
The good news for the Packers came out Friday afternoon. Tom Brady’s top two receiving options, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, won’t play on Sunday.
This matchup is becoming more and more of an evenly matched affair. Both teams are lead by future Hall of Fame QBs, effective running game, lack of play-makers outside and injuries to the offensive line. As well as high pressure defenses who can make plays on all three levels.
In recent memory, it has been an aerial attack between the teams. With multiple 100+ yard performances from both teams.
The Green Bay Packers haven’t beaten Tampa Bay since 2017, with their most recent outing being a 31-26 victory in Tampa’s favor. At that time it was Jameis Winston at QB.
This will be the third regular season installment of Brady versus Rodgers in the NFC. There won’t be as much start power on the outside, but that doesn’t mean these QBs still won’t dish it out.