Packers Try To Tame Tough Texans

The Green Bay Packers will play at Reliant Stadium for just the second time in the long and storied history of the franchise, as they take on the Houston Texans tonight.  After losing at Indianapolis last Sunday, the Packers find themselves at 2-3 and two games behind both the Vikings and Bears (both 4-1) in the NFC North.  Its not the start that many predicted for Green Bay, but head coach Mike McCarthy is not ready to push the panic button…

The Texans (5-0) enter week six of the NFL season as one of only two undefeated teams (the Atlanta Falcons are also 5-0).   However, Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji doesn’t think tonight’s prime time game is just about Houston…

This is the first time that the Packers have played in Houston since 2004, when Ryan Longwell’s 46-yard field goal as time expired gave Green Bay a 16-13 win.  What all that means is that tonight’s game will be in an unfamiliar setting for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and most of his teammates…

This will be the first time that Wisconsin native JJ Watt goes up against the Packers.  The Texans defensive end from Pewaukee is off to a terrific start in 2012.  Watt has 7.5 sacks and has also knocked down eight passes.  Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga knows what kind of player Watt is…

Kickoff of tonight’s game between the Packers and Texans is at 7:20 PM.

The Packers are 4-0 all-time in Houston.  Three of those wins came against the Oilers.

The Packers are 1-1 all-time versus the Texans.  The Packers won in Houston in 2004 while the Texans won in Green Bay in 2008.

Packers injury report: OUT – WR Greg Jennings (groin), S Sean Richardson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE – DT B.J, Raji (ankle), TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder), TE D.J. Williams (hamstring), CB Davon House (shoulder).

The Packers made a roster move on Saturday.  The team signed guard Greg Van Roten to the active roster from the practice squad.  Van Roten is a 6’3, 303-pound undrafted rookie out of the University of Pennsylvania.

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