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Green Bay Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This is the first of five upcoming divisional games the Packers will conclude their regular season with, and it's one they need to win. With a 6-3 record, Green Bay can't afford a setback coming off its bye week, especially with the race in the NFC North so close.
If the Packers are able to go into Detroit and win, they can essentially eliminate the 4-5 Lions from contention. But if Detroit wins, it will be just one game behind Green Bay and drop the Packers further behind the 7-2 division-leading Chicago Bears.
Here are five things to watch for in the Packers-Lions game:
1. Bend but don't break against the Lions' big-yardage, low-scoring offense
Detroit has had no problem moving the ball down the field this season, ranking first in passing yards and second in total yards. But the Lions' success in those areas has not translated to points at nearly the same rate, as their 406.1 yards per game has only turned into the 13th-ranked scoring off...
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Aaron Rodgers isn't a fan of how 60 Minutes portrayed him in a profile piece last week, but a producer says that shows how the Packers QB "tends to be overly sensitive."
Ahhhs and boos.
Those are the two distinct and opposite reactions the home crowd rains down on the same missed opportunity. Popular Green Bay Packers named Jennings, Jordy and James hear the former.
The latter may seem reserved solely for embattled tight end Jermichael Finley when he does the same thing . . . drop the rock.
I first noticed the hostility toward Finley...
It was a win the Packers needed for many reasons, and they got it. Now at 7-3 with a 2-0 record in the division, Green Bay -- with four more games remaining against the NFC North -- controls its own playoff future throughout the rest of the season. It also sends Detroit (4-6) into a nearly impossible situation of making the postseason, therefore turning it into a three-team race...
The Green Bay Packers are sticking with struggling kicker Mason Crosby.
Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters after the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday that the team won't ''blink'' in its commitment to Crosby.
Crosby has missed seven of the 18 field goals he's attempted so far this season. His 61 percent accuracy rate is second...
In the unofficial start to the second half of the NFL season for the Green Bay Packers following the team's bye week, the schedule-makers begin to serve up a heapin' plateful of NFC North Division opponents. Five of the Pack's final seven games are within the division. The NFL has finally decided to create a schedule that keeps things interesting right until the end of...
Packers RB Cedric Benson is aiming to return to the team around December 16, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.
“Cedric had the opportunity to have some testing done (recently) and everything’s positive. His rehab has picked up,” said head coach Mike McCarthy. “We’ll see where we are next week. We don’t have a startup date exactly when he’s going to be ready...
Randall Cobb led Green Bay in receiving Sunday with 74 yards on nine catches.Fantasy Spin:He hauled in the game-winning touchdown on a 22-yard strike from Aaron Rodgers with a minute and 55 seconds remaining in the game. It was Cobb's sixth touchdown in his last four games. At this point, we'd consider the second-year receiver a must-start.
We get questions every week on whether or not owners should be holding onto Benson in hopes of playoff glory. Benson, who claims to be 65% and not in a hurry to return before he is healthy, is eligible to return in Week 14. Benson said he is very confident that he will return before the end of the year.
Injured running back Cedric Benson is eligible to return to practice next week, but that seems unlikely. Plus, much more from a busy Friday at Lambeau Field.
Week 11 is here, and so are we with another round of sleepers for your Week 11 fantasy football lineups.
You still have plenty of time to set your rosters for Sunday. Take a few minutes and see if any of these guys are available.
James Starks, Green Bay Packers
In the Packers last game, Starks was handed the ball more times than starter Alex Green and is now reportedly the Packers’...
This Sunday the Lions welcome in the Green Bay Packers to Ford Field as Detroit looks to string some wins together in hopes of making a late season run at the playoffs. However this is certainly a Packers team that has found itself after a 2-3 start to the season. Since then Green Bay has turned in an impressive win in Houston and taken care of business with St. Louis, Jacksonville...
The Detroit Lions have watched Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers rise to league stardom on the field -- and off the field, with the endless "Discount Double Check" commercials. Although they have respect for their NFC counterparts, as one Lions defender stated, "there's no love lost between the two of us."