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A banged up 49ers squad should play to the Packers’ advantage on Monday night It has been a frustrating season for Green Bay Packers fans Green Bay Packers Hats , who weathered a serious injury scare to Aaron Rodgers in week one and have watched their team fail to put together a complete game so far this season. But if any fan base has felt more agony over the past couple of months, it would be that of the Packers’ opponent this week.A five-game winning streak to close the 2017 regular season behind new quarterback Jimmy Garappolo heightened expectations in the Bay Area heading into this season. Unfortunately, the 2018 campaign quickly came crashing down on the San Francisco 49ers, one impact offensive player at a time.It started with newly added running back Jerick McKinnon suffering a torn ACL during practice in early September. McKinnon’s absence led to an opportunity for veteran Alfred Morris to have another chance at a lead back role in the NFL, but he has provided just a 3.7-yard per carry average so far. Then came another torn ACL that would sideline the team’s new franchise quarterback in Garoppolo after just three games. The following week, the 49ers temporarily lost deep threat wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who led San Francisco with 105 targets last season. Also injured in that timeframe was young wideout Dante Pettis, leaving the wide receiving corps thin. Pettis will be out again this week against Green Bay, while running back Matt Breida will be doubtful following an ankle injury against Arizona last Sunday.Factor in additional knee injuries that have lingered for Joe Staley, Mike McGlinchey, and Weston Richburg along the offensive line and it has been a difficult and disappointing season in San Francisco. The trials and tribulations, however, create a phenomenal opportunity for the Packers’ defense to execute at a higher level this week and regain its swagger before a bye week.Second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard has taken the reigns for San Francisco, and he has been serviceable through three appearances this season. While owning a decent 62% completion rate, he is averaging just 7.1 yards per attempt and was forced to attempt 54 passes last week with the 49ers trailing the Cardinals. If the Packers create a sizable early lead, they will be in a good position to stunt the 49ers’ offense, which has seen Beathard throw two interceptions in each of the past two games. While the Packers will have a test in matching up with tight end George Kittle, who leads the team in both receptions and yards Green Bay Packers Hoodie , Kittle too has been banged up this season and the Packers should have players like Oren Burks, Josh Jones, and Kentrell Brice take on coverage responsibilities. With a 49ers offensive line that is largely less than 100 percent, Green Bay’s pass rushers will have an opportunity to make an impact early and often.As will the Green Bay offense. Despite Richard Sherman allowing just one reception in 146 coverage snaps this season, the 49ers defense is middle-of-the-road when it comes to defending the pass. San Francisco has allowed a 99.0 opponent passer rating according to ESPN, while posting just one interception this season. Rodgers, who was optimistic about getting back on track this week during his post-game press conference, should be able to feast on a defense that has struggled with pass rush. The 49ers have logged just nine sacks this season and are coming off an especially rough showing against Arizona. Rodgers’ ball security and accuracy issues should be vastly improved with more comfort in the pocket and give the offense a chance at some explosive plays, as Arizona pulled off a 75-yard touchdown pass last week. Potential returns for Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison should also help Rodgers and the passing game, while safety Jimmie Ward is questionable for the 49ers after missing last week’s action.On Monday night in the friendly confines of Lambeau Field, Green Bay will have as good a chance as any to correct the myriad issues affecting each side of the ball, not to mention the special teams and penalty blunders of the past few weeks. Facing an injury-riddled team with a 1-4 record, including a three-game losing streak, should not only favor the Packers but provide them an ability to pull away quickly. While Green Bay has had troubles closing games, doing so this week would give this Packers team a two-week break with plenty of positive vibes.Cheese Curds, 8/27: Packers enter last week of training camp & prep for roster cuts The Green Bay Packers have plenty of questions to address over the next week leading up to the deadline for final roster cuts, which comes at 4:00 PM Eastern Time on Saturday. Between now and then, the team has one final open training camp practice — today at 12:15 Central — plus their fourth and final preseason game on Thursday evening in Kansas City.With a full 90-man roster at present Customized Green Bay Packers Jerseys , general manager Brian Gutekunst will need to make 37 cuts to get to the 53-man limit. However, if last Friday’s game against the Oakland Raiders is any indication, the Packers will probably want to make some changes after final cuts, perhaps by claiming an offensive lineman or two on waivers. Given the awful performance by that unit, it would not be a shock to see some new faces. However, at least one of the biggest offenders in that game had a previously unknown injury situation that he was dealing with. Is that issue enough for the team to give Kyle Murphy the benefit of the doubt this coming weekend? We’ll find out in a few days’ time.Before we get into the Packers news for this Monday morning, however, we must address a terrible situation involving football fans in Florida.Jacksonville Police report mass shooting at ‘Madden NFL’ tournament - SBNation.comAmericans are becoming all too accustomed to shootings like this; there are reportedly several fatalities as a result of this person’s actions and many more injuries as well. We wish the affected individuals and their families the best as they work to pick up the pieces after this awful event.Five things to know about Antonio Morrison | Packers.comHere’s a quick look at the newest Packer, who is an Illinois native and was a long-time starter at Florida. And pay no attention to his awful testing results from Pro Day, for the reasons we discussed here.Packers OT Kyle Murphy injured during tough night in Oakland | Packers WireAt least this helps to explain why Murphy had such an abysmal performance on Friday - he apparently was injured early in the game and tried to fight through it, though clearly he had little success in doing so.Why Packers should keep Brett Hundley over DeShone Kizer | Packersnews.comPersonally, I find these arguments less than persuasive; Kizer’s arm looks quite a bit stronger than Hundley’s, and there is more room for growth for the second-year pro than for Hundley. I do agree that the team should keep Tim Boyle off the field on Thursday to try to increase the odds he clears waivers, however.Giants trade center Brett Jones to Vikings for '19 pick - NFL.comThe Packers weren't the only NFC North team to make a trade on Sunday -- Minnesota acquired a center who started 13 games a year ago to help fill in for Pat Elflein, who is out through at least the rest of the preseason.Monkey in high chair bites 8-year-old boy at restaurant | WISN.comFlorida couple brings two monkeys to Carrabba's, a nearby kid wants to pet one of them, and I bet you can imagine what happens next.

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