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(Eds: Updates with details, quotes. Stands for story listed on some digests as BC-FBN--Packers-Protecting Rodgers. With AP Photos.) By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer The Green Bay Packers might have the worst timing in the NFL.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings roll into town Sunday, and the Packers expect they'll be without defensive end C.J. Wilson, a cornerstone of their run defense. That's on top of the absences of Charles Woodson and, most likely, Clay Matthews.
''I feel better from Sunday ... but it's a longshot,'' Wilson, who injured his knee in last weekend's blowout loss to the New York Giants, said Wednesday. ''It's a horrible feeling knowing I won't be able to play Sunday and help the team with my defense, to stop this beast.''
Few teams have been hit harder by injuries this year than the Packers (7-4), who have lost more than a dozen starters or projected starters for at least one game, and their timing ...
BEST OF MAXIM
GREEN BAY, Wis. Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve for the rest of this season after undergoing surgery Wednesday.
Benson initially was placed on Green Bay's injured reserve Oct. 10 after a Lisfranc foot injury, but the team designated him for return under the NFL's new rule. Under this rule, Benson had to sit out six weeks of practice...
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...
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media today that running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve this season after undergoing surgery on his foot.
McCarthy: Benson had surgery yesterday. He will not be back with us this season.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 29, 2012
Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve the rest of the season. #packers...
In a surprise move of the 2012 NFL season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has finally come to terms with his own body and made a sports-media shattering announcement. He has finally come out of the blanket and revealed himself to be a 5 year old boy, which actually explains a whole lot.
"I just felt it was time," he said while eating a Pop Tart at a recent...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Don't expect to see Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers still sporting a thick moustache Sunday, on his 29th birthday, when he takes the field to face the Minnesota Vikings.
Rodgers, who has been growing a moustache all month to help raise awareness of prostate cancer as part of Movember, plans to shave it as soon as the calendar turns to December.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews is unlikely to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings due to a hamstring injury that is still bothering him.
"I think it would be a stretch for (Matthews) to play in the game," coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "I had a chance to watch Clay go through rehab today. Talking with him, he wants the opportunity...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers coach Mike McCarthy is hoping that Sunday's 38-10 loss to the New York Giants was just one bad game, because he has no plans to do anything differently in preparation this week.
"We're not going to change the way we go about our business," McCarthy said in his Tuesday press conference. "Urgency, awareness is obviously heightened...
The Packers have built a sterling record since the start of 2011, but in their losses can be found the key to beating them. See how the Packers’ five losses all have something in common when Aaron Rodgers starts feeling pressure.
Despite amassing just 12 catches for 78 yards and one TD on the season, Jennings is expected to return for the week 13 matchup with a struggling Minnesota secondary. He could be eased back into the passing rotation but could make an impact during the fantasy playoff weeks and is a must add if an impatient owner sent him to the waiver wire.
Last week: 13 (+4)
Net points per drive: 0.1 (15th)
DVOA: 23.7% (6th)
Weighted DVOA: 21.6% (6th)
Tier 3: Former Super Bowl champs who could be scary if they get hot
LE BJ Raji: 5 quarterback hurries on 30 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 2 stops
LT Marshall Newhouse: Allowed 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 4 quarterback hurries on 36 pass block snaps...