Border Battle: Three things to watch when Green Bay Packers host Minnesota Vikings
Last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers got a big play from an unexpected source. With safety Darnell Savage out for their game against the Houston Texans, the Packers elevated undrafted rookie Henry Black from the practice squad for gameday, and he delivered a game-sealing play in his NFL debut. Although he played just six snaps on defense, Black was on the field late in the game after the Texans recovered an onside kick with the Packers leading 35-20.
While it seems redundant and predictable to run the same motion seven times, it is all just a game coach Matt LaFleur and his offensive coaches play to give quarterback Aaron Rodgers an indication what defense is being played or to fake like they care what defense is being played. Sometimes it's window dressing, but there's a lot of information that you gather based on who's all aligned over the top of the ‘Y’ (tight end),” LaFleur said.