The Green Bay Packers’ loss at Lambo to the Philadelphia Eagles hurt in more ways than just in the standings. Sure, the Detroit Lions move into first place above them, but several injuries harmed the longer-term prospects for the team from that place in Wisconsin:
#Packers who left the game with injuries and didn't return:— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 27, 2019
WR Davante Adams (toe)
RT Bryan Bulaga (shoulder)
RB Jamaal Williams (head/neck)
S Will Redmond (concussion)
CB Tony Brown (hamstring)
There was a scary hit to Jamaal Williams, but perhaps the most important injury is what appears to be a serious case of turf toe for Davante Adams. The wideout left the field in the fourth quarter after posting career-high numbers, and the Packers red zone offense went to pieces in his absence:
Green Bay with four incomplete passes at the 1. That was not great.— Benjamin Raven (@BenjaminSRaven) September 27, 2019
Remember how Philadelphia had to play Detroit without Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson due to injuries in Week 3? File this one away for later:
A multi-week absence for Davante Adams would, of course, mean that he wouldn’t play against the Lions on MNF in a couple weeks https://t.co/jluKuUzJqG— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 27, 2019
It did not look good at the end of the game, but who knows? Per Adam Schefter, the Packers wide receiver is getting it checked out today to hopefully rule out season ending surgery.
And now, on to the rest of today’s Notes:
- Fresh off a game in which he was sometimes assigned to go one-on-one with Zach Ertz, young Lions safety Tracy Walker is “looking forward to the challenge of facing Travis Kelce” according to Tim Twentyman at the official Lions site.
- The Detroit Lions’ official YouTube account posted the newest installment of X’s and O’s with Dan Orlovsky and Mike O’Hara for Week 4:
- Dave Birkett from the Detroit Free Press also gave a quick update on Danny Amendola’s injury situation with a choice quote. While it did not make it into the main linked article, Dave shared it on Twitter:
Caught up briefly with Danny Amendola in the locker room. He didn't want to discuss the injury, but asked what it felt like smashing into the ground after that catch last week he said, "It felt like it was a first down." https://t.co/Q52TumXukZ— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 26, 2019
- Chris Burke and Nick Baumgardner at The Athletic (subscription required) discussed in their Week 4 roundtable whether or not the Lions have a chance at beating the Chiefs.
- Kyle Meinke from MLive wrote about how opponents are loading up to stop the run against the Lions, but (as our own Justin Simon agreed with yesterday) controlling time of possession could be critical in this week’s game against the Chiefs.
- Be advised, it is not too late to get in to see what could be the upset of the year: