Packers wide receiver Donald Driver says he’s going to miss his third game since 2001 this week against the Cowboys.
Driver told Bill Michaels of 620 AM in Milwaukee the news on Tuesday, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Driver couldn’t finish Sunday’s game against the Jets and hasn’t looked healthy for weeks.
The Packers have a Week Ten bye after the Cowboys game. (Cue the Week Nine bye jokes.) Despite all their injuries, Green Bay is in a terrific position to get to the bye at 6-3, then watch the Bears and Vikings further implode.
As the Green Bay Press Gazette points out, the team is actually in better position than they were a year ago at this time. They need to tighten up the offense, but there are enough easy games left on the schedule that it would be a major disappointment at this stage if the Packers didn’t win the NFC North.