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THE STORY: Both the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars will be without a key player when they meet at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Green Bay, which returns home after winning two of three on the road, will be without safety Charles Woodson. The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year suffered a broken left clavicle in last week's 30-20 triumph at St. Louis and is expected to miss at least six weeks.

The Jaguars, who have lost three in a row, will not have Maurice Jones-Drew in the lineup as the running back sprained his left foot on the first play of last Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss at Oakland and is out indefinitely. Jacksonville also could be without quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who reportedly suffered a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder against the Raiders. If Gabbert is unable to face the Packers, Chad Henne will get the start.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Packers -15.5, O/U 45.5.

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (1-5): RB Rashad Jennings will start in place of Jones-Drew. Jennings ran for 44 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in last week's lost at Oakland. Jacksonville is struggling both offensively and defensively. It is averaging a league-worst 235.8 yards per game while allowing 147.3 yards on the ground per contest to rank 29th. CB Derek Cox has recorded an interception in each of his last two contests.

ABOUT THE PACKERS (4-3): In Woodson's absence, defensive coordinator Dom Capers said Morgan Burnett, Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings will have their playing time increased. QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown 16 touchdown passes and just two interceptions over his last four games. He has thrown for nine scores without being picked off in his last two contests. Rodgers has 151 TD passes in 76 career games. Only Dan Marino (62) has needed fewer games to reach the 150-TD mark. LB Clay Matthews leads the NFC with nine sacks while rookie CB Casey Hayward is tied for first in league with four interceptions.


1. The teams have split their four all-time meetings, with Jacksonville winning the last two - including the only matchup at Lambeau Field on Dec. 19, 2004.

2. The Packers have won 15 of their last 16 regular-season home games, while the Jaguars have dropped 11 of 13 on the road.

3. Green Bay leads the NFL with 24 sacks.

PREDICTION: Packers 41, Jaguars 9.

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Last Injuries

Green Bay Packers

  • Randy Ramsey

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Ramsey has been unavailable for the past three games due to a groin injury, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Monday versus the Falcons.

  • Christian Kirksey

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Kirksey left the previous game due to a right shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will be a participant in Monday's contest versus the Falcons.

  • Rashan Gary

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Gary injured his ankle in the last game, and it is uncertain if he will play Monday against the Falcons.

  • Kenny Clark

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Clark has missed the last two games with a groin injury, and it is unknown if he will line up against the Falcons on Monday.

  • Davante Adams

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Adams was held out of the previous game with a hamstring injury, and his status for Monday's matchup versus the Falcons is hazy.

  • Josiah Deguara

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Deguara has sat out the previous two games with injuries to his shin and ankle. It is uncertain if he will return Monday against the Falcons.

  • Elgton Jenkins

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Jenkins is managing injuries to his back and ribs, and his status for Sunday's game against the Saints remains unclear.

  • Montravius Adams

    Prob Sun | probable

    Adams has a toe injury, but he is projected to play against the Saints on Sunday.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Andrew Wingard

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Wingard left the last game due to a minor groin strain, and it is uncertain if he will play Sunday versus the Bengals.

  • Brandon Wright

    I-R | I-R

    Wright has reverted to the injured reserve list after clearing waivers with a groin injury.

  • Brandon Linder

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Linder missed the last game due to a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up Sunday against the Bengals.

  • Leon Jacobs

    I-R | I-R

    Jacobs has wound up on the injured reserve list with a torn ACL in his right knee.

  • DJ Chark Jr.

    Prob Sun | probable

    Chark Jr. sat out the previous game with chest and back injuries. It is likely that he will be available against the Bengals on Sunday.

  • Stephen Hauschka

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Hauschka is bothered by a knee injury, and it remains to be seen if he will face the Bengals on Sunday.

  • Brandon Wright

    day-to-day | questionable

    Wright was removed from the last game with a groin injury, and his status for Week 4 versus the Bengals s in question.

  • Josh Lambo

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Lambo has been designated with a left hip injury, and it has yet to be established when the team will take him off of the IR.