Ty Montgomery, Jordy Nelson full participants in practice

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Packers running back Ty Montgomery returned to a full practice for the first time since fracturing ribs in Week 4 against the Bears. The Packers, though, can afford to be cautious with Montgomery with the emergence of rookie Aaron Jones, who had 19 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys.

Even if Montgomery returns, though, Jones could start.

I’m not sure really what Ty’s availability is going to be No. 1,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “No. 2 we got to get Aaron ready. We’ve got to get Jamaal [Williams] ready.”

The Packers’ injury report revealed why wide receiver Jordy Nelson missed the final drive in the comeback over Dallas. He had a back injury after landing awkwardly on a two-point try.

Nelson showed up on the team’s injury report Wednesday but was a a full participant in practice.

“I went through everything like normal [and] feel good,” Nelson said. “It’s nothing serious. Everything is good. Like I said, practicing all week and playing on Sunday.”

13 responses to “Ty Montgomery, Jordy Nelson full participants in practice

  1. Myself and the other 3 Viking fans just soiled our shorts!! We barely squeaked out a win against the last place Bears with a rookie QB!

  2. Packers can barely beat the boys. How can they win going against Vikings defense. Vikes 30 Packers 17

  3. Cody Laws says:
    October 11, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    Packers can barely beat the boys. How can they win going against Vikings defense. Vikes 30 Packers 17
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    I have to think the Vikings are taking the Packer defense pretty seriously. There is very little difference between the two, regardless of homer opinions. Plus, the Packers have already faced three top ten defenses. They’re ready.

  4. Jones is the better back.
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    The Cowboys are hardly a good measuring stick Their D is 26th in rush yards/attempt this year.

    … and how quickly we forget that Montgomery averaged 5 yards/carry last season and nearly 6.5 yards/carry from December on last year as the starter!

  5. Packer fans talking about the Vikes barely beating an inner division rival, when they squeaked past the 2-3 Bengals who hung 24 on that new Nitro Defense….classic!

  6. mrdarkness13 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 11:54 am
    Packer fans talking about the Vikes barely beating an inner division rival, when they squeaked past the 2-3 Bengals who hung 24 on that new Nitro Defense….classic!
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    Seriously man, it was the Bears. Playing their 5th linebacker as a signal caller who even had his back turned to the line of scrimmage on your long running touchdown. They had a banged up offensive line and a rookie QB for heaven’s sake. That plus the Bengals are actually playing pretty good right now.

    This weekend, despite the fact that the Packers are clearly the better team (homer fans excluded) they always seem to play down to the level of the vikings in Minnesota. The outcome should certainly be a Packer victory but it may be closer than you would think.

  7. mrdarkness13 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Packer fans talking about the Vikes barely beating an inner division rival, when they squeaked past the 2-3 Bengals who hung 24 on that new Nitro Defense….classic!
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    Let’s look at the actual facts about each team’s opponents, shall we?

    Packer opponents are scoring 21.08 PPG and giving up 21.5 PPG (-.42 PPG)
    Viking opponents are scoring 20.92 PPG and giving up 21.46 PPG (-.54 PPG)
    Those two sets of opponents are about as evenly matched as humanly possible.

    Now let’s look at how our two teams have done against these evenly matched opponents.

    Packers are scoring 27.4 PPG and giving up 22.4 PPG (+5.0 PPG)
    Vikings are scoring 19.8 PPG and giving up 18.6 PPG (+1.2 PPG)
    5 > 1.2

    Overall:

    The Packer offense has been 7.6 PPG better than the Viking offense.
    The Viking defense has been 3.8 PPG better than the Packer defense.
    7.6 > 3.8

    Is that “classic” enough for you?

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