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In their most dominating performance on both sides of the ball in a long time, the Green Bay Packers upset the Houston Texans in Houston last night 42-24. It was even better than the score indicated; Houston's final touchdown came courtesy of a late blocked punt recovered in the endzone for a TD.This is the game Packer fans have been waiting for all season long. At 2-3, the Pack's back was against the wall. After blowing a second half 18-point lead in Indianapolis last Sunday, the Packers dominated this game -- both offensively and defensively -- from the start and never let up.Offense ClicksDespite a few sacks and dropped balls, the offense showed what it is capable of doing. The offensive line generally held up well against arguably one of the league's better defensive fronts to this point in the season. RB Alex Green, getting his first start in place of the injured Cedric Benson, performed quite well and did his job by making the defense respect his running ability. H...
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The Packers’ win over the Texans on Sunday night could be potentially season-altering. I thought it would be the monumental, signature victory that rights the ship for an inconsistent team that has yet to win or lose back-to-back games, but they did lose several key players which was not good news.Green Bay’s 42-14 win at Houston came at a steep price. Coach Mike McCarthy, who...
After the season ending injury to defensive end Tim Jamison, the Houston Texans have promoted rookie defensive lineman David Hunter from the practice squad.
Hunter was signed as an undrafted free agent from the University of Houston (Waller H.S.) and he impressed in training camp to earn a spot with the team. At times, he worked both defensive end and nose tackle for the Texans during...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was a win the Packers (3-3) very much needed, and their 42-24 beatdown of the previously undefeated Houston Texans on the road demonstrated just how good this year's team can be. Green Bay's offense had its best game of the season and the defense shut down the NFL's leading rusher, Arian Foster.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers, special teams coordinator...
With Sam Shields getting hurt last week, rookie cornerback Casey Hayward came in and didn’t miss a beat. Hayward the rookie from Vanderbilt is the NFL rookie leader in interceptions with 3. He finished the game against the Texans with 2 picks. Hayward has been a huge star for the Packers especially when they need a stop. He was playing the dime corner back position but due...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers are now down to their third-string inside linebacker. Starter Desmond Bishop was placed on injured reserve with a torn hamstring in preseason, and now his backup, D.J. Smith, will also be out the rest of the season.Smith suffered what coach Mike McCarthy described as a "serious, serious injury" to his right knee in the second quarter of Green...
So far this has been a down year for tight ends across the board, but fear not, I am here with your weekly tight end rankings for week 7 of fantasy football 2012. The players on bye week are at the bottom of the list since these rankings are just for week 7, not for the rest of the year. Join the chat in the forums, and don’t forget to sign up for the $300 freeroll fantasy football...
Coming off a bad loss in Indianapolis that included a blown 18-point halftime lead, the Packers responded to the adversity and made the 5-0 Houston Texans look like a team not even capable of hanging with Green Bay.
Five things we learned from the Packers' 42-24 win:
1. The Packers have silenced their critics ... for now.
Aaron Rodgers plays his best with a chip on his shoulder...
Last week the Green Bay pass defense was shredded. This week Green Bay did the shredding. Aaron Rodgers threw for a career high six touchdowns, tying the franchise record, in the 42-17 demolition of previously undefeated Houston Sunday night.The Packers that showed up in Houston Sunday night are the Packers NFL fans expected to see earlier this season. They got a little help from...
Packers linebacker D.J. Smith is out for the season with a knee injury, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.Fantasy Spin:The injury is believed to be a torn ACL. Smith had 39 tackles, two sacks and four passes deflected in six games.
Only in the wild and wacky NFL could we have a week like this past one. The Colts, fresh off their most inspirational win in awhile, came out flat as a pancake against the New York Jets. The Tennessee Titans, left for dead after bumbling their way to another loss in Minnesota, somehow took down the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. And strangest of all, the previously undefeated Houston...
Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings was among the inactive players for Sunday night's game in Houston.
Jennings will sit out for the second straight week with a groin injury. Tight end D.J. Williams (hamstring), defensive tackle B.J. Raji (ankle), cornerback Davon House, linebacker Terrell Manning, guard Greg Van Roten and safety Sean Richardson were also inactive for Green...
HOUSTON -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did an exceptional job dissecting the Houston Texans' defense with his dazzling combination of poise and precision. The last thing Rodgers needed Sunday night at Reliant Stadium was assistance. For some curious reason, during the most critical drive of the contest, the Texans felt compelled to render aid. And given the...
After Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt sacked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Sunday night's NFL game at Reliant Stadium, Watt ridiculed Rodgers' trademark championship belt celebration move by throwing away the belt, then giving a military salute.
It looks like Watt won't be asked to be part of any State Farm "discount double check...
The Green Bay Packers proved there that they are just fine this weekend as Aaron Rodgers finds himself a rock star for the first time this season. This week someone of the expected name found themselves in the very select honorable role of being an NFL rock star and there were one or two players that had us caught by surprise.
Aaron Rodgers – 24/37 338 yards 6 TD’S – 17...
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers finally put it all together.
The reigning MVP set a career high and tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes and the Packers played their best game of their so far inconsistent season, beating previously unbeaten Houston 42-24 on Sunday night.
Jordy Nelson caught three touchdown passes and James Jones had two, including a beautiful...