Orlando Scandrick suffered a broken left hand in Sunday’s 19-3 win against the New York Giants, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team is optimistic that the cornerback can return “sooner rather than later.”
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten collected another franchise record on Sunday, when he passed Hall of Fame wideout Michael Irvin as the team’s all-time leader in receiving yards.
Rodgers knows the refs should throw a flag because there were 12 Seahawks on the field when he takes the snap. So even though Seattle is trying to double-cover Nelson, it won’t matter. It’s a no-risk play, because the Packers can decline the penalty if the play works, and accept it and get a do-over if it doesn’t.
This isn’t new for Rodgers and the Packers offense. Last season, Rodgers was able to catch opposing defenses with too many men on the field seven times. Green Bay has even challenged plays when the officials didn’t catch the 12 men on the field for their opponents, and they’ve won those challenges.
The Packers run an up-tempo offense, which makes it tough for defenses to make substitutions in time. But if you’re going up against Rodgers and you’re subbing out, you’d better hustle, or he’ll take advantage.