Regardless of who lines up under center for Green Bay over the next two months, there will be meaningful concerns about their ability to stay on the field, specifically because the Packers’ offensive line is a mess. The 2013 Packers were hit by injuries to several of their big stars, but their line mostly stuck together. Bryan Bulaga missed the entire season after going down with a torn ACL in camp, but once the season started, Green Bay’s line made it to 78 of 80 starts. That was a far stronger unit, too, with a pair of Pro Bowl-caliber guards in T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton in the prime of their respective careers.
Eagles vs. Cardinals is a sleeper Game of the Week pick, based on the talent alone. The Cardinals’ offense has been adrift without David Johnson, but they still boast plenty of star power and no team should take them lightly. On the Eagles’ side, this is a chance for Carson Wentz to really grab the horns and assert himself as one of the league’s top young quarterbacks. It feels like the Eagles still have a lot to prove despite being 3-1 and leading the NFC East.
New York finished their last game, against the Los Angeles Chargers, with Roger Lewis as the only healthy receiver on the entire roster.
The Broncos, meanwhile, are coming off an early-season bye week sitting at 3-1 on the season. Their last game was a win over the tough Oakland Raiders, and they are looking at a tougher schedule on the horizon. They will play the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots in a three-game stretch from Weeks 8 through 10.
That means they can’t stumble against poor teams, which means the Giants. The Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, but own wins over the Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys. They can’t afford to lose to a team like the Giants, especially with the AFC West being so competitive this year.