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Green Bay Packers Impact Players to Watch in Week Two

Green Bay Packers Impact Players to Watch in Week Two

After the Packers cornerbacks and inside linebackers were scorched repeatedly by faster players on the artificial turf, he spent the offseason trying to infuse speed into Green Bay's defense. Rodgers will return for the first regular-season game at Atlanta's new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

But McCarthy didn't want anyone disparaging Gunter's efforts for the Packers. The Packers are no strangers to opening a visiting team's stadium - it lost 17-14 in the Vikings' first game at U.S. Bank Stadium last season.

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined $9,115 by the National Football League following an unnecessary penalty he committed against Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright during last Sunday's season opener. "As time passes, I feel like it's getting stronger, it's getting better". Some thought he had a future as a slot cornerback, which is why his release revealed a fundamental change in the Packers' approach on defense.

Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers had tried everything to stop Falcons two-time All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones. We know have come with our "A" game every time. That caused the Packers to really work on retooling their defense for Dom Capers and if the Week 1 victory is any indication, the improvement might be enough to make the Packers nearly unbeatable when the play up to their level.

If Mike Daniels can go, his ability to get to Matt Ryan will be crucial all night long. Bennett caught three of six targets for 43 yards against Seattle as the Packers moved him around in different formations. (The Seahawks combined for just 90 rushing yards.) So much for "Beast Mode 2.0" Eddie Lacy, who rushed for a pathetic three yards on five attempts against his former team on Sunday. "I don't know what I need to do to get you to believe it". "I'm not going to share it with you, because I can't".

What Montgomery described as a "soft tissue" leg injury that slowed him for part of training camp gave opportunities for rookies Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays to get more looks.

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All three of those games have been in Atlanta, though this one will be at a new venue.

He came away from that film study noting that there were four missed tackles that made the game closer than expected.

Not almost as much is on the line in Week 2 of 2017, obviously, but the Packers aren't thinking as much about what got away last winter as they are about the impact Sunday's outcome could have on the winter to come.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said following the Week 1 loss that he was disappointed the play would have "such magnitude on the game", and that he was looking forward to the NFL's response to Lane's ejection. "They have a really unique style that they play".

"Guys are healthy", Randall said. "This is my 10th year so ... just put me in and I'm ready to go". It's important for our players to get out on the field early, make sure their shoes are right, check out the lighting. And what better team than the one they beat in their last game in the Georgia Dome, the Packers?

Kickoff from brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will be at 8:30 p.m. ET on September 17.


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