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The Green Bay Packers (1-1) are dealing with numerous injuries heading into week three, as the first two games of the season against two of the best teams in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons have taken its toll. Now, the injury-depleted Packers will have to square off against a Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) team in desperate need of a victory.

The Packers' massive injury issue

Two Packers starters were listed as questionable on the injury report, receiver Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (ankle).

The questionable designation means that “it is uncertain as to whether the player will play in the game”, according to the NFL's definition. Nelson has fully practiced all week, while Bulaga has mostly been limited in practice.

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Green Bay also had seven players, including six starters listed as doubtful. The doubtful designation means that “it is unlikely the player will participate.” The starters listed as doubtful include receiver Randall Cobb (chest), left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring), defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip), outside linebacker Nick Perry (hand), inside linebacker Jake Ryan (hamstring, concussion) and cornerback Davon House (quad).

Top backup safety Kentrell Brice (groin) is the seventh player that is doubtful. None of these seven players has participated in practice all week. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that he was hoping some of these players could get in work during today's short practice and play tomorrow.

Facing a desperate Bengals team in Lambeau

The injury-depleted Packers will at least have the benefit of playing at home this week, as they face a Bengals team in desperate need of a win.

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Since falling to 0-2 after last week's Thursday night loss to the Houston Texans, the team has fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and there has even been chatter about benching three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Andy Dalton.

Head coach Marvin Lewis has also been on the hot seat after this start, especially after last season's disappointing 6-9-1 campaign in which the team's streak of five straight playoff appearances was snapped. The Bengals have not started 0-3 under Lewis since the 2008 season that saw them go 4-11-1.

Combine all of this with the fact that the team has yet to score a touchdown this season and the pressure would really be on the team if they lost to a Packers squad that could be down up to eight starters on Sunday.