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Green Bay Packers
I’m not going to detail the “innacurate reception” as I’m sure that’s been done to death and frankly I’m tired of seeing it, so I’m going to be analyzing another play that popped out to me. Overall, there’s nothing special going on on either side of the ball, the Seahawks are playing a vanilla formation and the Packers counter with a vanilla formation. No crazy pre-snap motions, no crazy hand-offs or reverses, no psycho package or amoeba defenses or exotic blitz packages. So what’s so surprising? AJ Hawk makes the play.
The situation: It’s still the 1st quarter with the score still tied at 0 a piece. The Seattle Seahawks have been playing a very conservative game plan by establishing a solid running game with running back Marshawn Lynch and trying to keep quarterback in 3rd and short passing situations. Unfortunately, the Packers defense is also well aware of the Seahawks game plan and has done a remarkably good job holding Lynch in place. This play occurs on 2nd and 8, afte
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Roger Goodell issued the following statement to NFL fans today regarding the NFL. Is this enough for Packers fans?
To NFL Fans:
The National Football League is at its best when the focus is on the players and the action on the field, not on labor negotiations.
All of us who love the sport appreciate the skills and dedication of the players and coaches. That is why...
After an agonizing three weeks that seemed like an NFL eternity, the league and they're locked out officials have reached an agreement.
And they'll be back just in time for Thursday Night Football.
It took some bad calls, some really really bad calls for the parties involved to get up off they're collective asses and make this happen.
Imagine going through the...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer For all the Green Bay Packers' complaints about a mistake by replacement officials that cost them a game Monday night, they probably wouldn't have been in position to lose on a last-second play if their offensive line had done a better job protecting Aaron Rodgers in the first half.
Going into Sunday's...
The struggling New Orleans Saints make the harrowing trip up to Lambeau field to square off against the Packers this Sunday, but they shouldn’t go in expecting sympathy.
According to Packers Pro-Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews “They have no sympathy for us and we don’t for them,”
That’s a great approach to what’s a must-win game for both teams, as the Packers come...
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Clay Matthews says the Saints are like a "wounded dog" coming into Green Bay and that he doesn't feel sorry for them.
It has been just over a year since former Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins suffered a frightening season-ending neck injury. It might be the last time we see Collins on an NFL field.
Collins' agent, Alan Herman, told CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora his client likely will be forced to retire.
The specialist who performed Collins' neck surgery advised the ex-Packer...
Defense isn’t sexy like offense. Those hard-hitting tackles may feed a masochistic urge for some, but for the most part, it’s not as fun to watch as a spectacular wide receiver catch. Some defensive players get the ink, but invariably the media attention goes to the offense. Any NFL coach knows, however, when it comes to the fourth quarter, you don’t want those last minutes...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nearly four weeks into the regular season, the Packers have surprisingly become a relatively healthy group. Entering their game Sunday at home against the New Orleans Saints, coach Mike McCarthy had to list only one player as out (rookie safety Sean Richardson) and one player as questionable (cornerback Davon House).
Aside from those two, the other six players on...
Pro Football Weekly hears the prospect of a long-term future in Green Bay for talented but tempestuous TE Jermichael Finley is not looking good at all unless he very soon starts reaching the heights of top-tier NFL tight ends such as Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski. As it stands, while Finley still has his top-tier moments, he continues to fall far short of the Packers expectations...
Despite a report from CBSSports.com saying his career is likely over, former Packers safety Nick Collins has no plans of retiring at this time.
Collins agent, Alan Herman, reportedly told the websites Jason La Canfora the herniated disk the three-time Pro Bowler suffered last season would likely lead him to retire. The 29-year-old Collins suffered the injury in a Week 2 game...
The Green Bay Packers keep getting healthier.
With the exception of undrafted safety Sean Richardson, the Packers had the other 52 players on their roster available during Fridays final practice with both wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) probable for Sundays game against New Orleans.
Third-year running back James Starks (toe) is also probable...
Will Aaron Rodgers finally get it going against the Saints?
As tough as it is, we need to move on and get back to legitimate football.
After the Green Bay Packers “loss” to fall to 1-2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, the Packers somehow must regroup and play the New Orleans Saints Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Saints enter the game a somewhat surprising 0-3 on...
New Orleans Saints (0-3) at Green Bay Packers (1-2)
The Saints and Packers are a combined 1-5 three weeks in the season. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. I strangely see no hands. This is a huge, must win game for both teams, and given that we should expect huge performances from both quarterbacks. You know it’s really not sitting well with both of these quarterbacks that...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There is no team in the NFL happier than the Packers that the regular referees are back on the field.With an agreement reached between the NFL and the Referees Association just 48 hours after the officiating debacle that directly affected the outcome of Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game, there were conflicted emotions inside the Lambeau Field locker room...
Last week: 24 (+7)
Bogus win aside, do you really trust anyone on this offense aside from Marshawn Lynch? Their offense was stagnant all night on it took some blown calls to even get them into double digits. Russell Wilson was 9 of 20 for 106 yards and a touchdown before that late touchception. That’s not all him, his receiving corps and offensive line aren’t very...