There's no finer preseason game on paper this week than Green Bay taking on Philadelphia in a matchup between two compelling offensive schemes.
With most starters expected to play an entire half, we'll gather more clues about Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford and the team's tantalizing DeMarco Murray-Ryan Mathews backfield. Green Bay's approach should tell us more about who might fill the pass-catching void left by an out-for-the-season Jordy Nelson.
With Randall Cobb and Davante Adams cemented in as Green Bay's top-two wideouts, third-rounder Ty Montgomery and second-year target Jeff Janis are competing for No. 3 duties. Montgomery appears to be ahead after seeing practice snaps in three-receiver sets, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn't ready to pick a winner.
ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky wrote that Aa-Rod "just isn't quite sure who that third receiver is just yet."
Saturday night will give Montgomery and Janis a healthy opportunity to help answer that question, with coach Mike McCarthy praising Montgomery's ability to play inside and out. Janis, meanwhile, has been pinged for inconsistent work in camp. Either way, we don't expect Rodgers to throw many balls to either in this game: The All-Pro passer "almost certainly won't get much, if any, more game action" this preseason, according to Demovsky.
"We're right where we need to be," Rodgers said. "We've had some productive drives when we've been out there. I'm happy where we're at. We have some guys banged up right now, so not sure what the playing time will be, but whatever Mike decides, I'm confident we'll be ready when the season starts."