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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was an ugly win for the Packers. Or, in Jermichael Finleys words, a real nasty win. It wasnt the type of game that the team will look back on with pride, but Green Bay (now 5-3) hit the midway point of its season with its third consecutive victory.
Handing out grades following the Packers 24-15 win over the Jaguars:
Passing Offense: B-
Playing without top wide receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, expectations for the performance and statistics of quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to be adjusted in this game. But against a Jacksonville defense that is one of the worst in the league, the Packers struggled in sustaining multiple long, successful drives. Rodgers led Green Bay to just two offensive touchdowns and looked rattled at many points throughout the game.
Rodgers finished 22 of 35 passing for a season-low 186 yards with two touchdown passes and no interceptions. He was under pressure in the pocket often, and considering that the Jaguars defense is ranke...
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Growing up as the fourth of five brothers, Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green transferred the competitive spirit between him and his siblings to fuel his football career.
Green also knows that developing a close relationship with members of his gridiron family is vital to his NFL success.
That's why Green is hoping to build tighter bonds with his offensive line to help...
Packers’ beat writer Tom Silverstein writes that Alex Green will remain the team’s starting running back, despite his recent struggles.
Green Bay has consistently been linked to a number of trade options including Steven Jackson and DeAngelo Williams, but Silverstein adds that GM Ted Thompson prefers to maintain his cap space, so that he can address some of their big name...
Packers coach Mike McCarthy still wants running back Alex Green to be his lead running back going forward, according to team beat writer Tom Silverstein.Fantasy Spin:In the last three games Green only has 154 yards on 64 carries (2.4 ypc). McCarthy has stated he needs to see improvement in the team's running game but he clearly favors Green over James Starks (one carry Sunday...
Last week: 13 (+4)
I wasn’t impressed with the Packers’ performance last week and they’re awfully banged up, but I’m moving them back into the playoffs for now. Every year, one team goes from a 1st round bye to out of the playoffs. Right now, I have the Ravens as that team, but the Packers are still a candidate. However, they could easily be 7-1 and even at 5...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Commitment to the running game? Check. Production in the running game? Not so much.
The Packers' 26th-ranked rushing attack has been trending in the wrong direction over the past three weeks. Since Cedric Benson's Lisfranc foot injury in Week 5 in Indianapolis, it's been mostly a struggle for Green Bay to get anything going on the ground.
Packers running back Alex Green handled 20-plus carries for the third straight game but rushed for just 54 yards Sunday against Jacksonville.Fantasy Spin:James Starks only had one carry in the game but Green is going to have to improve if he wants to keep his job. In the last three games the running back only has 154 yards on 64 carries (2.4 ypc).
The “Toucherception in Seattle” still haunts the Green Bay Packers season
At 5-3 it wouldn’t be hard to find 12 different opinions on the Green Bay Packers season. A few would be positive, a majority of them would be negative, but the conclusion is all the same. This is not the 2011 Green Bay Packers, and they aren’t even close to the team they used to be just a...
Coming into the game Jacksonville was a 15.5 point underdog but it came down to a 4th down Jacksonville failure that sealed the Green Bay 24-15 victory.With the score 21-15 and 2:59 on the clock Jacksonville faced 4th-and-4 at the Green Bay 44, after rookie Casey Hayward made a fantastic open field tackle on Justin Blackmon on the previous play forcing the 4th down. On a drive that...
Despite giving the Jacksonville Jaguars multiple opportunities to compete, the Green Bay Packers held on for a 24-15 win in a game where it could be argued the Jaguars looked like the better team.
Blaine Gabbert outplayed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ (5-3) run-game was non-existent against a Jaguars (1-6) team who’s one of the league’s worst at defending the run.
A win is...
Green Bay - Here are the game-day in-actives for the Packers-Jaguars game:PACKERSWR Jordy NelsonFB John KuhnCB Sam ShieldsLB Nick PerryWR Greg JenningsS Charles WoodsonANALYSIS: The Packers weren't going to take any chances with Nelson (hamstring), especially with the 1-5 Jaguars coming in. They left open a small window of opportunity for him to come back after he pulled his...
Running back James Starks has only six carries in the past three games
While Alex Green has averaged a pathetic 2.4 yards per carry in the past three games, a now healthy James Starks has carried the ball a total of six times. And five of those six carries came in garbage time against Houston. People can blame the offensive line all they want, but I blame Mike McCarthy. There’s...