Green Bay at Minnesota

 
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    The Panthers put 11 men on our All-NFC South team, including arguably the league's best QB
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    Kaepernick struggled last season and was benched for Gabbert, the former Jaguars' first-round pick
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    With training camp upon us, the Summer of Gronk is almost over
  • Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    434.7
    316.3
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    300.0
    214.3
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    134.7
    102.0
    Points Per Game
    28.0
    22.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    40.5
    39.5
    Time of
    Possession
    30:28
    25:50
    Packers
    Vikings

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    345.8
    391.2
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    266.8
    288.8
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    79.0
    102.3
    Points Per Game
    21.2
    30.2
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    36.8
    46.5
    Packers
    Vikings
  • Green Bay Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16LBSam BarringtonAnklePROBABLEBarrington (ankle) has yet to receive medical clearance, the Packers' official site reports.

    With the help of seven starts in 14 appearances during the 2014 campaign, Barrington posted 53 tackles (40 solo) and one sack. He held stature as a starter next to Clay Matthews in Week 1 last season, but Barrington sustained a season-ending ankle injury 15 snaps into 2014, which held him out of the majority of on-field work during the offseason program. Once cleared, Barrington is expected to compete with the likes of rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan at inside linebacker, with both spots up for grabs as Matthews returns to his long-time spot on the outside.

    (Updated 06/21/2016)
    07/11/16WRRandall CobbUpper BodyPROBABLECobb suffered a punctured lung during the Packers' divisional round loss at Arizona, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    During a spot Wednesday at Super Bowl 50's Radio Row, Cobb revealed the nature of the lung injury that knocked him out of the playoffs, relaying "I punctured my lung." Because he avoided a rib fracture in the process of landing on his back, he speculated that the fact he was miked up played a role in the injury, which left the Packers reeling at wideout in the eventual defeat. Nevertheless, with Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, Aaron Rodgers is poised to have his entire arsenal of weapons healthy at the outset of next season.

    (Updated 02/04/2016)
    07/11/16TEJared CookFootPROBABLECook (foot) declared he is fully healthy after undergoing early-June foot surgery, The Gwinnett Daily Post reports.

    Though encouraging, Cook's claim should be taken with a grain of salt, as players tend to be over-optimistic when it comes to their own health. Ultimately, the status of his foot cannot be officially confirmed until Green Bay's medical staff is able to check it out themselves. That confirmation may still be weeks away, though, as the Packer's training camp doesn't begin until July 26.

    (Updated 07/03/2016)
    07/11/16DBDemetri GoodsonSuspensionSUSPENDGoodson has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Goodson will be free to participate in all of the Packers' offseason and preseason preparations, but will be forced to miss the first quarter of the upcoming regular season. A depth cornerback that saw more playing time toward the end of last season, Goodson's absence will open the door for teammates to fill his role on defense and special teams.

    (Updated 04/08/2016)
    07/11/16WRTy MontgomeryAnkleQUESTIONABLEMontgomery (left ankle) is yet to be medically cleared and not guaranteed to be ready for training camp, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers' official site reports.

    Montgomery dealt with ankle issues seemingly all of last season, but has been (reportedly) pain-free during practice sessions this offseason. One of the most intense position battles across the league come August will be the battle for pecking order on the Packers' WR depth chart, and if Montgomery isn't ready to earn his keep, he could be disadvantaged in relation to his competition. Jordy Nelson (knee) is most certainly locked in as the X-receiver, while Cobb manning the slot, leaving Montgomery to compete with Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, and Trevor Davis for slotting. Montgomery could have a leg up due to what he can offer on special teams, but if the Packers aren't confident in the prospects of Montgomery's ankle, they may have drafted Montgomery's replacement in the rookie speedster, Trevor Davis.

    (Updated 07/13/2016)
    07/11/16DLMike PennelSuspensionSUSPENDPennel has been suspended four games for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    An undrafted free agent in 2014, Pennel served behind B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion last season, notching one sack among 25 tackles. The Packers have already inked Guion to a three-year deal, and Raji may leave in free agency, leaving more snaps available to Pennel once he fulfills the suspension. However, the preceding is assuming Pennel even lands a spot on the eventual 53-man roster.

    (Updated 02/19/2016)
    05/18/16WRJordy NelsonKneePROBABLENelson (knee) won't participate in 11-on-11 activities until training camp, even though he said he would be able to play in a game if the Packers had one this weekend, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    Nelson has participated throughout the Packers' offseason program, even catching passes from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. The 31-year-old wideout might be a bit optimistic in his self-assessment, but it doesn't actually matter if he's game-ready, as Week 1 is still more than three months away. Given that he tore his ACL in August, it will come as no surprise if Nelson has a perfectly normal training camp. The Packers have improved depth in the receiving corps, after relying heavily on Nelson and Randall Cobb in 2014, and then turning to a slew of unreliable options for much of last season. Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery (ankle) and Jared Abbrederis will compete for roles behind Nelson and Cobb, with Richard Rodgers and Jared Cook duking things out at tight end. Furthermore, the team has a pair of capable pass-catching backs in Eddie Lacy and James Starks, though neither is particularly adept at getting open.

    (Updated 06/02/2016)
    Minnesota Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16TERhett EllisonKneeQUESTIONABLEEllison (knee) anticipates a full recovery by training camp, the Twin Cities-Pioneer Press reports.

    Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in last year's season finale against the Packers, but hasn't reported any setbacks in his recovery and anticipates being 100 percent for training camp. He enters camp firmly behind Kyle Rudolph and MyCole Pruitt on the depth chart.

    (Updated 07/12/2016)
    07/11/16DLLinval JosephToePROBABLEJoseph (foot) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

    This shouldn't come as any surprise, given that Joseph dealt with a foot injury throughout the entire second half of the season. He missed Weeks 12-16, but with 56 tackles in just 12 games, Joseph cemented his reputation as one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 12.5 sacks in 81 career games.

    (Updated 01/12/2016)
    04/27/16DBAntone ExumRibsPROBABLEExum could be in the mix to win a starting safety job next to Harrison Smith after returning from rib and shoulder injuries during spring practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    He mostly worked with the second- and third-string defense, but he could work his way into the mix for playing time at strong safety with an impressive showing at training camp. Exum missed time last year with a knee injury and spent the final few weeks on injured reserve with a fractured rib and an AC joint injury. He'll compete with Andrew Sendejo, Michael Griffin, Anthony Harris and 2016 seventh-round draft pick Jayron Kearse.

    (Updated 07/06/2016)
 
 
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