Posted December 06, 2012 on
Deliver a big hit — legal or not — and face the consequences. That’s basically what the NFL has become. No team knows that more than the Green Bay Packers.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers veteran wide receiver Donald Driver has a broken thumb, which explains why the franchise's all-time leading receiver was inactive Sunday for the first time since a quadriceps injury kept him out of a game Nov. 7, 2010.
It was only the fourth game Driver has missed over the past decade.
"The thumb is OK, (but) it's broken," Driver said...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It doesn't require the advantage of hindsight to know that the Packers had little room for injuries on their offensive line this season. The team knew it was running a risk since the first day of practice. And for nine weeks, Green Bay got away with it.
But now, after a season-ending hip injury to starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga on Nov. 4 and the recent...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the fourth straight game, a Packers player has been fined by the NFL for an illegal in-game hit. This week, it's cornerback Tramon Williams receiving a 21,000 fine for unnecessary roughness.Williams was flagged late in the third quarter of Green Bay's win over the Minnesota Vikings when he struck running back Toby Gerhart on an incomplete pass near...
Mike McCarthy likes the forecast for Sunday night.
''Well, we live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, so snow's going to happen,'' the Packers coach said Friday. ''I hope it does snow. I think it'd be great. It's a great setting. Personally, I think snow's fun to play in, so I think our players will enjoy it.''
The Packers host Detroit on Sunday...
With the reigning NFL MVP at quarterback, the Green Bay Packers are never going to be a pound-it-out, run-first operation.
Opposing defenses insist on playing their safeties deep in cover-2 schemes, a tactic meant to take away the Packers' downfield passing game while daring them to run. So the party line that the success of the Green Bay running game is measured more on the...
According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has indicated that running back James Starks will miss multiple weeks due a knee injury he suffered this past week.
MM: Starks’ injury will be “multiple weeks.” Flared up Monday. Thought it was a bruise.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) December 5, 2012
The good news is that Starks...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's going to be a tight race over the final four games of the season between the Packers and Chicago Bears -- both with an 8-4 record -- to see which team enters the playoffs as the NFC North champion. If the Packers win out, it will be them, with the first of those four challenges happening Sunday night at Lambeau Field in potentially snowy conditions against...
Detroit Lions (4-8) at Green Bay Packers (8-4)
This is a really interesting game. Earlier this week, I wrote about some of the parity related things that happen every single year and how those could be used to help predict games the rest of the way. The Lions are by far the likeliest candidate to be this year’s team that goes from in the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer. Only the Saints...
Last week: 13 (-4)
Net points per drive: 0.15 (13th)
DVOA: 23.7% (5th)
Weighted DVOA: 22.3% (5th)
QB Aaron Rodgers: 27 of 35 for 286 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, 3 thrown away, 1 drop, 106.3 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 16 of 41 drop backs (2 sacks, 2 scrambles, 6 of 12, 3 thrown away, 1 drop)
RG Josh Sitton: Did not allow a pressure on 47 pass block...