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Who is One Player Green Bay Packers Must Stop to be Victorious in Week 3?

Who is One Player Green Bay Packers Must Stop to be Victorious in Week 3

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have given up their fair share of yards through the air this season. In fact, they rank 30th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (359). For that reason, the Packers’ secondary will be under pressure in the team’s Week 3 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. One player in particular Green Bay must prevent from having a big day is wide receiver A.J. Green.

Green had a monstrous performance against the Chicago Bears in Week 1. Unfortunately, his nine receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns was not enough for the Bengals to defeat the NFC North rival. Even though Green was not as productive in Week 2, Cincinnati was still able to record their first win of the season.

The Packers can get away with allowing one receiver to have a big day. However, it is trouble when two or more players get in the mix. Green Bay allowed Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon to haul in eight receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. Those are big numbers that could be detrimental to most teams in the league. However, the Packers made sure to keep the other receivers in check, which was a big reason why they were able to win the game.

Green is a young receiver who has the potential to be one of the best in the league. He is definitely a game changer and someone who could be a huge problem for Green Bay on Sunday. Keeping him in line is certainly a good start, but the secondary will also have to keep their eyes on rookie tight end Tyler Eifert.

The fact is the Packers have given up way too many passing yards in their first two games. At this point, the secondary needs something to build on. Preventing Green and the rest of Cincinnati’s receiving corps from having a big game would be a huge start.

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