Davante Adams returning to practice, Randall Cobb ruled out vs. Lions


Davante Adams returning to practice, Randall Cobb ruled out vs. Lions

Randall Cobb missed last week's game against Buffalo with a hamstring injury and didn't practice on Wednesday, while Geronimo Allison remains in the concussion protocol.

Davante Adams injured a calf on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday.

The game also marked a battle of NFC North Division combatants and two long-time rivals who have now met 178 times since 1930, when the Lions were known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans. It was the most receiving yards Adams had in a game aside from his 156-yard outing against Tennessee on November 13, 2016.

Many will be quick to point out Rodgers three touchdowns and 400-yard performance, but don't overlook the two fumbles. I'm always going to hold myself and this offense to a higher standard. "I thought that I was able to do it today". Rodgers said. "They are trying to catch the ball".

The fifth-year receiver set the tone for the offense early on, lining up both in the slot and on the perimeter. He has two receptions for 41 yards including a 38-yard grab against the Bills last Sunday. "When you step in, there's an expectation you're going to make the plays.' So, we've got to keep improving in practice". Green Bay's depth may be tested this weekend as one or more of the team's three rookie draft choices may be pressed into major roles for the first time in their young National Football League careers.

For now, Moore, Valdes-Scantling and St. Brown to complement Adams in the offense. Meanwhile, St. Brown finished the game with a 54-yard catch. It was the mistakes from the kicking game that ultimately cost the Packers a win. "I've got to play better and we've got to play better, because last week was unacceptable". It's good for him and good for the confidence between him and 12.

McCarthy is responsible for getting his team ready to play.

Afterward, Adams lamented the Packers' struggles offensively.

Mason Crosby missed three first-half field goals.

When the Packers return to Detroit on Sunday, Rodgers could be without his top three receivers. But the Packers have put up point with unproven youngsters before. We're obviously right there.

Packers: LB Nick Perry (ankle) and CB Kevin King (chin) were hurt during the game.

The Packers made an bad start in Sunday's loss to the Lions. The second came when rookie Da'Shawn Hand powered through an attempted double-team block, bouncing off center Corey Linsley and then powering through guard Lane Taylor before engulfing Rodgers. "It is what it is".

There's time for one or more of the starters to get healthy. "But you have to play through those things".

That was only part of it for Ron Zook's special-teams units. "We'll take that and move forward with it".

The veteran later missed an extra point in the fourth quarter and a 56-yard field goal with just over two minutes remaining. "This game is a contact sport where injuries are 100 percent bound to happen, so you just never know when someone will go down, and you've got to prepare to play every position and every play". "I think we've grown a lot", Valdes-Scantling said. "We have to figure out what it is". But we don't want to start like that.



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