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Randall Cobb played a big role in the Packers’ emotional win over the Saints on Sunday.
I laughed when the headline to Kevin Seifert’s game story popped up on my Twitter account Sunday night: “Emotional Packers save their season.”
“Really, Kevin?” I thought. “A season cannot be saved in week four. Calm down.”
I thought Kevin was reaching for a story angle to try and be different, get people riled up and generate web traffic.
But Seifert is an excellent reporter, one that isn’t prone to hyperbole and weird narratives that attempt to push reader’s buttons just for the hell of it. So I clicked on the story, read it, and decided that Seifert might be on to something.
This passage in particular stood out:
At 1-2, the Packers were facing some long odds if they lost Sunday’s game. Since the NFL moved to its current playoff format, 85.3 percent of teams that started 1-3 missed the playoffs. In a league in which most teams have relatively equal talent, the so-called “snowball effect” is very
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One of the referees, Jeff Triplette, was trying to determine who had the ball and tried to get a good luck. While doing, he shoved linebacker Clay...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not considering the possibility of wearing a shield or a visor on his facemask, even after the injury he suffered in Sunday's game.
Midway through the third quarter of Green Bay's Week 4 win, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was attempting to tackle Rodgers near the goal line when his finger violently poked the...
Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints:
My unfiltered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
44 RB James Starks
56 LB Terrell Manning
84 TE D.J. Williams
94 DE Phillip Merling
No one imagined the Packers and Saints would be a combined 1-5 going into...
Green Bay wideout Greg Jennings (groin) sat out the second half of Sunday's game and is questionable for Week 5 against Indianapolis.Fantasy Spin:Jennings has yet to catch more than 35 yards worth of passes in any game this season and is quickly turning into a fantasy bust. The Packers have plenty of other options with James Jones, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley...
Just when the Green Bay Packers thought they had escaped the horrendous officiating that cost them the win against the Seattle Seahawks, it reappeared Sunday at home vs. the New Orleans Saints. This time they got the win, in large part thanks to an offense that had really been struggling in their first 3 games. Their offense has been so bad in fact that Sunday marked the first time...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The regular referees were back, but the Packers still couldn't escape a few costly botched calls. But unlike Week 3, Green Bay was able to overcome the officiating mistakes and improve to a 2-2 record.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 28-27 win over the Saints:
Passing Offense: B
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdowns passes in this game, which...
A hook hand might cause problems for Aaron Rodgers, but an eye patch would just add to his arsenal. Rodgers was poked in the eye during Sunday's victory over the Saints. He was struck by safety Malcolm Jenkins, which drew a facemask penalty and temporarily affected the quarterback's vision. Fortunately for the Packers, Rodgers is going to be all right, although he doesn&...
Jeff Triplette, arguably the worst ref in the NFL, decided to shove Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews yesterday. His team had blown a fumble call and the Packers couldn't challenge because they were out...
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his vision was "bouncing around" after he was poked in the right eye by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins in the game Sunday against the Saints, and he was not sure if he could even hand the ball off cleanly with a first and goal on the Saints' one-yard line, Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Rodgers on Tuesday...
On Monday, both Packers coach Mike McCarthy and Greg Jennings admitted theyve given consideration to shutting down the wide receiver until his injury fully heals after initially becoming an issue during the regular-season opener against San Francisco on Sept. 9, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Jennings, who has yet to visit a doctor this week, said he always...
Packers’ Clay Matthews Comments On Visiting 0-3 Saints -
“It’s like a wounded dog coming in here. They’re 0-3, but when you tell anybody that you’re playing the Saints, they don’t assume that they have that record. … They have no sympathy for us and we don’t for them.” - Clay Matthews
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Now that nobody in Green Bay has fingernails left and some will be sporting new gray hairs on their head it is time to sum up the game.
This game featured a battle between the starting quarterbacks as Aaron Rodgers threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Not to be outdone Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of offense, the Packers had a solid attack. ...
Despite some more questionable calls and a suspect pass defense, the Green Bay packers persevered at home to outlast the New Orleans Saints by the score of 28-27.
Aaron Rodgers wasn’t quite Drew Brees, but still effective while going 31-of-41 for 319 yards, four touchdowns and just the one interception.
The Packers (2-2) kept pace in a competitive NFC North division while the...
James Jones, picking up the slack for an injured Greg Jennings, helped deliver a key win with two touchdowns and a crucial catch to clinch the game.