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With the Green Bay Packers victory over the New Orleans Saints 28-27, one might ask if the Packers are a team with a scope on all opponents like a well trained sniper. In his Week 4 contest with the Saints and their own tactical specialist in Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers looked like the MVP of last year while only making one mistake in Green Bay’s 28-27 win.
As noted before, the Packers were once again hindered by not having many offensive plays that went for 20 or more yards, however, Aaron Rodgers was still able to outplay Drew Brees. How can a quaterback who throws for 446 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, as Brees did, be outplayed?… Read more
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The Green Bay Packers are through one quarter of their season so it is a good time to look at what the team could improve on, in list mode of course!Improvement # 1 – Figure out the offense’s identityA big issue for this seasons Packers offense could be the lack of identity. Last season it was all Rodgers all the time. This year, however, the Packers have a somewhat stable...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Coming off of the Packers' best offensive game of the season in a 28-27 win over the New Orleans Saints and improving Green Bay's record to 2-2, quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke with the media Wednesday. This week, Rodgers discussed the lack of long pass plays so far this season, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and much more.Five question-and...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was poked in the eye by New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins during the Pack’s big win on Sunday, forcing Rodgers to leave the game for treatment. Rodgers addressed the injury during his weekly appearance on 540 ESPN and added that he similarly suffered a similar injury during his high [...]
Who will be the top fantasy football wide receivers in Week 5? Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers Mr. Nelson has disappointed a lot of fantasy owners this year, including myself. Although I knew it would be near impossible for him to repeat last year's uh-mazing season that surprised everyone with 68 receptions, 1,263 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns, I still had a strong feeling...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar says the Atlanta Falcons did something no team has done since at least 1981. Also: an Aaron Rodgers comeback, New England's rout, and the Cardiac Cardinals/Eagles strike again.
Aaron Rodgers faced the difficult task of replacing Brett Favre and Andrew Luck faced the difficult task of replacing another legendary quarterback, Peyton Manning. Mature and talented, Luck is off to a good start as he prepares to face the Packers on Sunday.
In this blog, I will not be discussing all 32 teams and their situations. What will be discussed are several general observations that I have made over the course of the first four games. I will talk about specific players and teams, but I won't cover every one. I will even talk about how the press, especially ESPN, has handled certain matters.
Last Week’s Results: Week 4 Fantasy: Who’s In The Club
Alex Smith v. Buffalo
Smith has a good matchup at home this week against the Bills, who have given up 9 TDs through the air on the season, and 270 yards passing per game. Although he went without a TD in last week’s blowout, I’m expecting a couple scores this week. Smith is a low-risk replacement for owners...
Sunday marked the triumphant return of many Fantasy Football players. Last year’s juggernauts such as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Roddy White and Drew Brees finally lit up the fantasy scoreboards like their owners have been expecting them to. Even the 49ers came up with an eye popping performance (27 pts in ESPN standard [...]
Where to Put 'em is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for Week 5 of the 2012 NFL season. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.
This list does not generally include the elite players that you are going to start regardless of matchup. You...
The Packers will get accustomed to traveling south with their next three games on the road, all in the central part of the country. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, however, sees the needle on the compass pointing the opposite way with regard to Green Bay's previously sputtering offense. "Heading in the right direction, definitely," Rodgers said Wednesday. Whether Pro...
There's nothing more to say about this defense than to sum it up by saying they suck. I hate to be that crass or simplistic, but right now they really don't do anything well. The run defense is porous, the pass defense is shaky at best when they are 100% healthy (which hasn't been often) and the pass rush takes bad to a whole new level. I have a theory that this defense...