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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With the top seed in the NFC clinched last year, the Green Bay Packers entered their final regular-season game sitting several star players like MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, cornerback Charles Woodson, linebacker Clay Matthews and receiver Greg Jennings.
Two weeks later, Green Bay lost its first playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Resting players won't happen again this season. The NFC North champion Packers (11-4) have nearly as much riding on Sunday's game at Minnesota as the playoff-hopeful Vikings (9-6).
"Even though we have a playoff spot clinched, we'd love to get that No. 2 seed," linebacker Clay Matthews said Wednesday on a conference call with Minnesota reporters. "So, it actually puts a lot on the line for us and also for the Vikings as well, with their playoff hopes on the line where it's a do-or-die situation. Obviously they flexed the game back. We're going be playing out there. It...
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GREEN BAY -- Three Packers have been selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday.
Rodgers, being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, will be the starter for the NFC for the second consecutive year. Matthews and Saturday will both begin the game on the bench.
Rodgers, the league's reigning Most...
The Green Bay Packers blew the Tennessee Titans out of Lambeau Field with a 55-7 victory.
I was travelling for the holidays so I was only able to listen to the game on the radio and only the second half at that, so this post game write up will be written with only seeing highlights and reading the box score.
The Packers came out of the locker room at half up 20-0 on the Titans.Â...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In this week's meeting with the media, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about facing the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, getting Jordy Nelson back, his level of trust in the team's running backs, and more.
Five question-and-answer highlights:
1. What is the locker-room mentality right now heading into the final regular-season game?
GREEN BAY, Wis. Aaron Rodgers grew up watching Steve Young scramble, stay alive in the pocket and connect on throws downfield several seconds after most NFL quarterbacks would have thrown the ball away. That is how Rodgers believes the position is best played, and it's worked well enough for him to result in a Super Bowl championship and a Most Valuable Player award before the...
Another week, another snap decision by the Green Bay Packers' medical staff regarding Charles Woodson. As it has in previous weeks, the team made an early declaration on the status of the veteran safety, ruling him out Wednesday for Sunday's significant regular-season finale at Minnesota. Woodson hasn't played since he suffered a broken collarbone in the Oct. 21 win...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers veteran defensive back Charles Woodson has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale in Minnesota, missing his ninth consecutive game.
Woodson broke his collarbone on Oct. 21 and coach Mike McCarthy expected the injury to keep the eight-time Pro Bowl selection out for six weeks. But, 10 weeks later, Woodson has still not been cleared by Green...
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
Jordy Nelson returns after missing the last three games; decision on Randall Cobb coming Saturday; Charles Woodson will miss his ninth consecutive game.
This seasonâ€™s MVP debate has dwindled down to a two-man race in recent weeks. Peyton Manningâ€˜s rebirth in Denver and Adrian Petersonâ€˜s medical miracle with the Vikings have taken center stage and appear to be the only contenders remaining â€” at least, thatâ€™s the idea floating around the NFL. The leagueâ€™s reigning MVP might have something to say about that, though.
After last seasonâ€™s finish for the Packers, playing well at the end of the season has become a theme for 2012. Can Aaron Rodgers deliver? Signs are at least pointing upward. Matt Tevsh takes a look at his history closing out seasons, including comments this week from his coaches.
How have the Vikings gone from 3-13 to fighting for a playoff spot? Look no further than Antonio Winfield, who coach Mike McCarthy called one of his favorite players on another team and Aaron Rodgers called "probably the toughest pound-for-pound guy in the league."
Position coach Jerry Fontenot has helped Jermichael Finley get back on track after a disappointing first nine games to the season. With Fontenot making things more fun, Finley has become a go-to weapon and regained the trust of Aaron Rodgers.
NASHVILLE A steady and chilling rain fell straight down Friday afternoon on the Vanderbilt football team. The Commodores were prepping in their own stadium for a bowl game just a short cab uh, bus ride away.
As practice closed, a sense of exuberance mixed with confidence seemed to possess these Commodores. Call it history already made and even more possibly to come for a team...