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Green Bay Packers
CHICAGO – It's almost a cliche in football, how important third down plays are to keep drives going and maintain control of the ball and the game. But the reason it's a cliche is that it's true, and the Green Bay Packers proved it Sunday, as three touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers to James Jones gave them a 21-13 victory over the Chicago Bears to clinch the NFC North division title. "Third down is the money down," said Rodgers, who, after a sluggish start, completed six consecutive third down passes for 120 yards and a touchdown and, for good measure, completed 2-of-2 fourth down passes for 20 yards and two first downs. The Packers had netted minus-6 yards on their first five third down plays, which included just one completion (for a loss) and a sack. But from early in the second quarter, they never failed to convert a third down on which Rodgers threw the ball. He finished with 23 completions in 36 attempts for 291 yards. Of course, it wasn't ...
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Finals have brought on a crazy week so please excuse the briefness of this article.
The Green Bay Packers will look to wrap up the division title against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Here are some key notes and match ups to watch for.
The Packers must get the same running success they had last week against the Lions. The Bears defense is one of the best in the league so that...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Less than eight minutes away from clinching the NFC North, the Packers, with a comfortable 21-10 lead over the Chicago Bears, decided to try a trick play. However, it backfired terribly, almost got the Bears back in the game and had quarterback Aaron Rodgers wondering why it was even attempted.
"I wasn't thrilled with the call, to be honest with you,"...
Hot News for QB Aaron Rodgers
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who threw three touchdowns Sunday against the Bears, also tweaked an ankle in the game.Fantasy Spin:Rodgers has already stated that he's fine and he'll be ready to go in Week 16 against Tennessee. He's an elite QB and as long as he's in the Packers' lineup, he has to be in yours.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw 3 touchdown passes, all to receiver James Jones in their NFC North clinching win against the Chicago Bears 21-13.
Rodgers went 23/36 for 291 YDS on the day.
The win makes it six straight over the rival Bears, who fall to 8-6. With the latest loss, Chicago is in grave danger of the missing the playoffs. Optimism for the Bears, who started...
When Aaron Rodgers was drafted in 2005, it was 23 spots behind the No. 1 pick, Alex Smith, who was picked by Rodgers’ hometown 49ers.
Instead of getting a chance to start and being recognized for his ability, Rodgers took the clipboard behind Brett Favre, while Smith was given the run of the San Francisco offense in his first season.
Within a few years, though, the storylines changed...
After watching the San Francisco 49ers win their biggest game of the season on the road against the New England Patriots Sunday night, Jim Harbuagh probably feels a little better about his decision to go with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith. Kaepernick threw some perfect deep balls and helped hold off New England’s improbable comeback, proving the Niners are a legitimate Super...
Tight end Jermichael Finley is likely playing in his fifth and final season as a member of the Green Bay Packers as the club reportedly has decided to get rid of him in the off-season.
According to Bob McGinn's Report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel the Packers are willing to release Finley, who signed a $14 million deal last February, if the team is unable to find a trade...
CHICAGO The past two months haven't been spectacular for Green Bay, but after a 2-3 start to the regular season, the 10-4 Packers are now the NFC North champions following their road win Sunday afternoon over the Bears.
"I'm thrilled to win a division championship," coach Mike McCarthy said. "We know we're now in the tournament, the playoffs, and now...
Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to James Jones and the Green Bay Packers clinched another NFC North title with a 21-13 win over the slumping Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Sunday afternoon. The Packers continued their mastery over their long-time division rivals, winning for the sixth consecutive game and improving to 10-4 on the season. Meanwhile, the Bears free [...]
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been known for his "predator" muscle-flexing sack celebration for years, but apparently he spent his down time rehabbing an injured hamstring coming up with something new and, well, seemingly better suited for Chippendales than Soldier Field.
After taking down Chicago's Jay Cutler on Sunday for his first sack since returning from...