>>Packers Not Panicking, But Looking For Improvements
There is no panic among the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers do say they're unhappy with the offensive output after a 19-7 loss last week to Detroit. They're determined to get better going into Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
Receiver Jordy Nelson said the Packers remain calm, and will keep trying to get more production. Green Bay had just 223 yards of total offense against the Lions.
The running game has sputtered. Running back Eddie Lacy said one of the things he's working on is keeping his pads low when he's carrying the ball.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the team has had slow starts in recent years. He's confident the offense will improve.
>>Bears LB McClellin To Miss Packers Game
Chicago Bears linebacker Shea McClellin will miss his second straight game because of a hand injury.
Coach Marc Trestman called McClellin "week to week" and said he will not play Sunday against Green Bay. McClellin sat out Monday's win against the Jets in New York after getting injured in practice.
Trestman also said Wednesday he's "not optimistic" about center Roberto Garza and left guard Matt Slauson returning from their ankle injuries. Both players have missed the past two games.
>>Giants, Redskins Look To Get Back To .500
(Landover, MD) -- NFC East rivals looking to get back to .500 meet up Thursday night as the New York Giants face the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Both are 1-and-2. The Giants are coming off their first win of the season after beating the Texans 30-17 at home on Sunday. Rashad Jennings ran for 176 yards and a touchdown for New York, which lost its first two games to the Lions and Cardinals. The Redskins fell 34-31 at home to the Eagles on Sunday. Washington's lone victory thus far was a Week Two home win over Jacksonville. Kirk Cousins starts again at QB in place of the injured Robert Griffin the Third.
>>Dolphins Not Endorsing Tannehill As Starter
(Davie, FL) -- The Miami Dolphins are mum about who their starting quarterback is going forward. Head coach Joe Philbin has refused to endorse third-year QB Ryan Tannehill all week, and speculation has begun that Matt Moore could take over. ESPN reports Tannehill approached Philbin on Wednesday about the lack of public support. The Dolphins are off to England on Thursday ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders from London's Wembley Stadium.
>>Raiders' Branch, Streater Both Need Foot Surgery
(Bagshot, England) -- Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch and wide receiver Rod Streater both need foot surgery. Head coach Dennis Allen revealed the news Wednesday. Branch has 29 tackles and one sack in three games this season. He missed 14 games last year with a fractured fibula. Streater has nine catches for 84 yards and a touchdown in three games this season. The Raiders play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at London's Wembley Stadium.