There aren’t many reasons to think the Broncos can beat the Packers this week.
If Denver fans were looking for some hope, they could turn to the injury report. It looks like Champ Bailey and Elvis Dumervil both are on track to return for the Broncos defense.
In Green Bay, it appears likely that running back Ryan Grant and tackle Bryant Bulaga will be out.
Grant will get a chance to possibly practice Friday despite his bruised kidneys, but coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn’t expecting Grant to play. Bulaga looks “likely” to be out, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
If Dumervil is back, the Packers tackles should have a tough time dealing with Denver’s pass rushers. Rookie Von Miller’s speed will give Green Bay problems.
That doesn’t mean we’re picking the Broncos, but it should make the game more interesting.