Injured running back Cedric Benson is eligible to return to practice next week, but that seems…
First Down Explains Units' Overall Production
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements used much of the bye week looking for answers to improve an offense that was good but not great during the first half of the season. "We have a couple of points of emphasis and we drive them home and hopefully it gets reflected in our play," Clements said, declining to talk in specifics. One area that likely was part of the emphasis, an area that could loom large on Sunday at Detroit, is the offense's play on first down. The Packers have consistently put themselves behind the offensive eight-ball by averaging 4.86 yards on first down. That's a woeful 28th in the league – a surprising ranking considering the greatness of Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and the team's otherwise glittering offensive track record. That runs head-long into a Detroit defense that ranks third with 4.65 yards allowed on first down. Taken together, that's a potential recipe for trouble considering Detroit's pass rush, Green Bay's reshuffled offensive line...
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