By the end of Week 3, the Packers will have played three playoff teams from a year ago, and they’ll have done so without two of their best defenders. With Hayward already having been ruled out, the Pack will also be without their top safety in Morgan Burnett, who’s not expected to return until after tea team’s bye-week.
In the 2012 season, Burnett was 1 of only 2 defensive players in the entire NFL to play every single snap in every game in the entire season, along with James Laurinaitis of the St. Louis Rams. His return will only boost a much-improved Packers defense and help Green Bay defense keep up with the high-scoring offense.
Thankfully, that will be after they face-off on Sunday.