Posted December 01, 2012 on
The Packers continue to try to find ways to protect Aaron Rodgers, with mixed results. Enter Jared Allen and the Vikings.
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For a guy who does his best work in the air, Aaron Rodgers is spending way too much time on the ground.
The reigning NFL MVP has been sacked 37 times, more than any other quarterback in the league. He's taken more hits in the first 11 games than he did all of last season (36 sacks), and is on pace to topple the career-high 50 sacks he took in 2009.
And the Green Bay Packers...
Aaron Rodgers was aided by a good running game while the Vikings had nothing but Adrian Peterson. With the Packers pitching a second-half shutout, they beat the Vikings 23-14 and stayed right in the heart of the playoff race.
Not only was rookie free agent Don Barclay not a liability when he replaced T.J. Lang at right tackle, his rock-solid performance helped get Green Bay’s running game jump-started and kept quarterback Aaron Rodgers mostly upright.
The Green Bay Packers are back atop the NFC North, and they have a very unlikely source to thank.
Minutes after the Packers wrapped up their 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, Seattle beat Chicago in overtime to drop the Bears back into a tie with Green Bay for the division lead.
Yes, that would be the same Seattle team that stole a win from the Packers...
From April 1 to Nov. 27, 2012 -- RGIII has the top selling NFL jersey
1. Robert Griffin III -- Redskins
2. Peyton Manning -- Broncos
3. Aaron Rodgers -- Packers
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Jared Allen remains apologetic for a hit that ended Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis's season last weekend, though he insists the play that drew a $21,000 fine was not dirty.
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end says he is still considering his options on appealing the fine. He was punished on Wednesday for leaving his feet to block Louis during an interception by Antoine Winfield...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers got plenty of help. Adrian Peterson got none at all. The Green Bay Packers won a key NFC showdown against division rival Minnesota 23-14 on Sunday at Lambeau Field. With a win by the Packers (8-4) and a loss by Chicago (8-4), the Packers are tied for first place in the NFC North. The Vikings (6-6), meanwhile, are in deep trouble after losing for...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Facing a humbled team with a wounded offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings have seen this script before.
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By Andrew Gruman
GREEN BAY, Wis. Following Minnesota's 24-13 loss to Green Bay on Sunday, defensive end Jared Allen confirmed an earlier report that he has been playing with a partially torn labrum in his shoulder.
First reported by FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer, Allen was told prior to the season that he needed surgery on the shoulder, but it would...
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