Found September 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- From a historical perspective, Sunday's Week 1 loss to San Francisco is a bad omen for the Green Bay Packers. Since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978, 379 of the 490 Kickoff Weekend losers failed to make the playoffs, a rate of 77.3 percent. For Green Bay, it's even more skewed. Of the 16 Packers teams to lose their opening game, only two rebounded to make the playoffs, a rate of just 12.5 percent. The only other time in Mike McCarthy's tenure that they lost in Week 1 was his first season, a 26-0 thumping at home against Chicago to kick off 2006. That team started 4-8. The Packers have started 0-2 five times under the current playoff format -- since 1990 -- and none of those teams made the postseason. On the other hand, there's this 10-year history for the Packers to consider as they make the short turnaround to a Thursday night showdown at home against Chicago: The Giants were clobbered at Washington 28-14 to start last season. New Y...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

When he needs a laugh, Aaron Rodgers relies on the smugness of Alex Trebek

By all indications, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appears to be an affable fellow with a pretty good sense of humor. In fact, I imagine much like Mitt Romey, Rodgers lives for laughter, but that’s another story altogether. During his Tuesday appearance with Jason Wilde on ESPN Radio Milwaukee, Rodgers discussed a multitude of topics, including Green [...]

Driver plays only three snaps in Packers' loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. Donald Driver stood on the sideline with his helmet on throughout the Packers' Week 1 loss, just waiting to get called onto the field. But as Green Bay's offense went through its first nine drives against the San Francisco 49ers, Driver could only watch and wait. Driver, the Packers' all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, finally got in on...

Vernon Davis Rejected By Goalpost (Video)

Vernon Davis’ third quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers was nice, but it was overruled by his dunk attempt of the goalpost?Davis did bring some laughter to a Green Bay crowd that didn’t get much of it today, as its teams lost 30-22 to San Francisco.Good job, good effort, Vernon.[Video via Cosby Sweaters]

Jennings doubtful vs. Bears with groin injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The outlook isn't good for Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings to be ready to play Thursday night. Jennings was officially listed as doubtful for the game against the Chicago Bears. The two-time Pro Bowl selection suffered a groin injury on the final drive of Green Bay's Week 1 loss to the 49ers on Sunday. He has been unable to participate in either practice...

Greg Jennings Doubtful For Thursday

Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings (groin) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:There's a slim chance that Jennings plays due to the short week. Give all your Packers' receivers an upgrade if Jennings is out.

Benson faces Bears, Packers need better run game

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer The Green Bay Packers hoped Cedric Benson quickly would add a new dimension to the offense, helping to revive a running game that often has seemed like an afterthought under Mike McCarthy. In Week 1, Aaron Rodgers was the Packers' leading rusher in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Benson had nine carries...

Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush: 49ers “really didn’t beat us”

Monday morning mistakenness continues around the NFL. First, Brandon Weeden tried to convince us that he wasn’t overwhelmed in his first start against the Eagles. And now, Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush is trying to convince us that the San Francisco 49ers didn’t flat out beat the Packers. But before we get to Bush’s mistakenness, let’s state the facts. The 49ers...

Aaron Rodgers is welching on Alex Smith jersey bet

TMZ is reporting that Aaron Rodgers is welching on his bet he made with Boyz II Men. Here is what TMZ reported. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem to understand the way bets work — because even though he LOST a wager to Boyz II Men … he’s now trying to weasel his way out of paying up … by throwing TMZ under the bus. We broke the story … the Green Bay Packers star agreed to a...

Bishop: Rapid Recovery to Play This Season 'Risky'

Hot News for LB Desmond Bishop

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network- Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

The NFL Network begins its expanded 13-game schedule of game telecasts tomorrow night with the Chicago Bears at the Green Bay Packers. Coverage begins at 6:00p.m. ET with Thursday Night Kick-off hosted by Rich Eisen on-site in Green Bay.  He’ll be joined by Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin,  Steve Mariucci and reporter Stacey Dales. From NFL Network P.R.,

No rally for Rodgers, Packers fall to 49ers 30-22

A revamped defense didn't look revamped. A revived running game didn't look revived. And not even Aaron Rodgers could bail out the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers' attempt at a fourth-quarter rally fell short and the Packers were handed a harsh reality check Sunday, opening the season with a 30-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It was an unsettling start for a team that...

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Brutally Honest Preview

If the 185th installment of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears works out like it usually does, it should be a great game for NFL Network to kick off their 2012 Thursday Night Football extravaganza. The Bears (1-0) own the all-time edge by six games in the NFL’s oldest and most historic rivalry, but it’s the Packers (0-1) who have won six of the last seven. Chicago Bears...

Weaknesses Exposed In Loss To Niners

Starting nickel safety M.D. Jennings struggled in the opener against the 49ers Anyone surprised that the Packers couldn’t stop quarterback Alex Smith and the 49ers’ offense either doesn’t read this blog or didn’t pay enough attention during the month of August. No team has more holes in its nickel and dime packages than Green Bay, and every one of them was exposed on Sunday...

49′ers Vernon Davis attempts to dunk a football after touchdown

The first Sunday of the NFL season is in the books. The 49′ers came out with ambitions of a title in their eyes as they faced off against the Green Bay Packers. First touchdown of the game belonged to Randy Moss, making it clear that he still has “IT.” But the hilarity moment of the [...]
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.