The Green Bay Packers emerge from their week seven bye week as one of five undefeated teams remaining in the NFL this season.
But, facing fellow 6-0 franchise the Denver Broncos this weekend, the Wisconsin team know they face a battle to extend their unbeaten run.
The return to the gridiron of one of their key offensive players in time for the crunch fixture will, then, come as a huge boost.
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Speaking to the media today, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy revealed that Davante Adams is expected to return to the lineup versus the Broncos.
The wide receiver has missed hasn't featured since week three due to a sprained ankle, and the Packers' usually free-scoring offense has stuttered in his absence.
Already without Jordy Nelson to a season-ending injury, the absence of the second-year receiver has limited Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' deep options.
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With just Randall Cobb and James Jones to target in the main, Rodgers has been unable to stretch the field as effectively as in recent seasons. Adams' return provides the Packers with the deep ball threat they've been missing for several weeks.
In fact, Rodgers has thrown just three passes over 30 yards so far in 2015. This, to the Broncos' detriment, could change on Sunday. Not only would a pacey Adams present the threat of big plays, but his presence will open up space for Cobb, who has been in double coverage for much of the season.
Already 6-0, if the Packers can increase their options in the passing game they truly will be a force to be reckoned with for the remainder of the campaign.
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