While the Packers had to hold on for dear life after every bit of their early 17-point lead had disappeared, in the end Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur got something he surely wanted desperately: A 30-28 victory over the 49ers Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium.
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Right tackle Billy Turner was the lone experienced player in the starting offensive line.
The head coach says that “at no point in time am I ever telling Joe (Barry) or (special teams coordinator) Mo (Drayton) exactly what to do.”
Green Bay can shift right tackle Billy Turner to left tackle and start Dennis Kelly in Turner’s spot on the right side, or they can leave Turner where he is and start Yosh Nijman on the left side.
The coaching staff is still trying to figure out how to integrate Cobb — who has played just 22% of Green Bay's offensive snaps — into the offense.
“I wouldn’t wish that on anybody,” Jerry Montgomery said of contracting the coronavirus. “One day you’re good. The next day, you can’t do something you love."
Multiple NFL sources said on draft day that the 49ers were legitimately interested in pursuing a trade for the reigning MVP — and Niners GM John Lynch later confirmed that the team inquired about Aaron Rodgers’ availability, only to be flatly told that Rodgers wasn’t being traded.
Left tackle Elgton Jenkins wasn’t able to practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday, and his status for Sunday night’s game at San Francisco is in doubt.
Matt LaFleur may go against grain and not defer on opening kickoff if the Packers win the coin toss.
The tight end drafted in 2019 caught only 12 passes for 114 yards during his short tenure.