Packers Wide Receiver Exits With Shoulder Injury

The Green Bay Packers lost a closely contested showdown with the Washington Commanders in Week 7, and it may have had something to do with losing their leading receiver in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Allen Lazard exited with a shoulder injury and never returned.
Allen left the game with the Packers down 20-14 and missed the team's final two drives. Immediately following his departure, the Packers drove for a touchdown thanks in part to three penalties, cutting the Commanders' lead to 23-21. The Packers failed to score on a desperate final drive, getting the ball back with a mere 23 seconds left and no timeouts, and the Commanders stole the shocking 23-21 win.

Allen had been the team's most trusted target through six weeks, leading the team with 285 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. He tallied five receptions for 55 yards before exiting today.

Should the Packers be without Lazard for an extended period, their already middling offense could take yet another step backwards. They've ranked 24th in scoring through six weeks due in large part to a receiving corps in transition; All-Pro Davante Adams left the team this offseason following a blockbuster trade with the Las Vegas Raiders. Already down Randall Cobb for another three games, the Packers may struggle to field a wide receiver that quarterback Aaron Rodgers trusts in the coming weeks. 
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