Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans:
My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
- S Sean Richardson
- CB Davon House
- LB Terrell Manning
- G Greg Van Roten
- TE D.J. Williams
- WR Greg Jennings
- DT B.J. Raji
Inactive for Texans today:
- QB Roc Carmichael
- CB Brandon Harris
- S Quintin Demps
- OT Andrew Gardner
- OG Cody White
- OG Brandon Brooks
- LB Barrett Rudd
Texans will be missing the heart of their defense, Brian Cushing, who is out with a torn ACL suffered last week against the Jets.
Daughter’s 21st birthday: A big day and it makes me feel old.
Team’s psyche: They’re confidant and ready to go. We knew this was going to be a tough one when the schedule came out. We respect the Texans. Sunday night is always an exciting time to play. Our guys are ready to go.
Noise: Yes, this is going to be a great environment. It’s my first time in this stadium, the only one I haven’t been in. We practice a lot for these conditions
Practice: We’re always working on improv ing our practices. We aren’t making any excuses. Our practices this week, I was very pleased with the walk throughs and the meetings.
Raji out: Ryan Pickett has been playing some nose, so it’s not a problem. Our DL will be challenged today.
Finley: We’re not going to approach this game like he’s 100%. We need to be smart about it, so he’ll be on a rep count. Finley wants to play and is ready to try to play through this injury. Says a lot about him.
Texans: Very talented team, they play very well to their strengths. Important for us to knock them off their rhythm and off their spots. That’s our plan.
JJ Watt: Very talented young man. To be playing the position he’s playing and so well. As talented as any DE we’ve seen on tape.
Keys to the game: 1)turnover ratio. 2)Take advantage of big play opportunities.
Packers vs. Texans – First Impressions – First Half:
Texans win the toss and choose to receive the ball.