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Green Bay Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was a win the Packers (3-3) very much needed, and their 42-24 beatdown of the previously undefeated Houston Texans on the road demonstrated just how good this year's team can be. Green Bay's offense had its best game of the season and the defense shut down the NFL's leading rusher, Arian Foster.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers, special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum and offensive coordinator Tom Clements offered their insights about what went right to help get the Packers back on track.
Three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:
1. What impressed you the most about your defense's performance against the Texans?
CAPERS: The thing I liked about last night is you go into games with certain musts that you feel it's going to take to win the game. Obviously, Houston has been a very efficient offense. They had a very specific style of offense and they were very good at it. Our No. 1 goal is we felt we had to contro...
BEST OF MAXIM
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Alex Green passed his first test as the Packers starting running back in Sundays win over the Houston Texans. With Cedric Benson sidelined by a Lisfranc foot injury until at least Week 14, Green rushed for 65 yards on 22 carries and helped the offense attain the balance it needed.
It was just what coach Mike McCarthy was hoping to get out of Green, the teams third...
Alex Green led the Packers in carries Sunday night against Houston. He finished the game with a season-high 65 yards on 22 carries.Fantasy Spin:It looks like he'll be the team's go-to back until Cedric Benson returns from injury. Green could be worth picking up on waivers if you're looking for a replacement running back or flex player for the bye week.
Packers running back Alex Green was limited in practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Fantasy Spin:Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Tuesday that Green would be able to carry a full load going forward so the injury is likely nothing to be concerned about.
On Monday, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media that Alex green will be the featured running back going forward.“Alex Green will be our lead running back,” McCarthy said, via FOX Sports Wisconsin. “I see the games as we move forward reflecting the game we just played. That will be our approach. We’ll continue to get James ready, and obviously John Kuhn...
The Packers' running back competition has officially been resolved in the eyes of coach Mike McCarthy, according to Fox Sports Wisconsion. "Alex Green will be our lead running back," McCarthy said Monday.Fantasy Spin:Green carried 22 times for 65 yards and had gains of 7, 8, 9 and 10 yards in Sunday's game against the Texans. He's definitely someone to target...
It was going to be a defining moment in the Packers' season regardless of the outcome.
A loss on Sunday night in Houston would have sent Green Bay to 2-4 with another road game looming and the possibility of a season on the brink of disaster. However, the Packers played very well in nearly all areas of the game, beat the previously undefeated Texans, improved to 3-3 and look...
Prior to the start of the 2012 NFL season, both the Green Bay Packers and the Houston Texans were projected to be the likely winners of their respective divisions. At 5-0 coming into tonight's game, the Texans certainly look like they are on their way. The Packers? Not so much right now.Sitting at a mediocre 2-3, and while referees of both replacement and regular stripes have...
Last week the Green Bay pass defense was shredded. This week Green Bay did the shredding. Aaron Rodgers threw for a career high six touchdowns, tying the franchise record, in the 42-17 demolition of previously undefeated Houston Sunday night.The Packers that showed up in Houston Sunday night are the Packers NFL fans expected to see earlier this season. They got a little help from...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It took until Week 6, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finally looked like the NFL's MVP again. Throwing six touchdown passes and no interceptions, Rodgers helped Green Bay beat the previously undefeated Houston Texans. Now with a 3-3 record, the Packers travel to St. Louis for a meeting this Sunday with the 3-3 Rams.In his weekly meeting with the media...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It had been nearly two years since Aaron Rodgers was listed on the Packers' injury report, but on Wednesday, the reigning NFL MVP could only go through a limited workout.Rodgers injured his calf early in the third quarter of Sunday's win against the Houston Texans, but he continued to play. Three days later, Rodgers is still feeling the effects of the injury...
In their most dominating performance on both sides of the ball in a long time, the Green Bay Packers upset the Houston Texans in Houston last night 42-24. It was even better than the score indicated; Houston's final touchdown came courtesy of a late blocked punt recovered in the endzone for a TD.This is the game Packer fans have been waiting for all season long. At 2-3, the Pack...
Vick Ballard, RB, Colts – The rookie saw the bulk of the carries for the Colts, going for 25 yards on 8 carries on Sunday. He didn’t get too many carries because the team fell behind to the Jets, but he should be good for more work at home against the Browns in Week 7. He’s still available in many leagues.
Alex Green, RB, Packers – The second-year back from Hawaii is the...
Welcome to the Week 7 edition of our weekly look at fantasy running back committees. In this space, we'll look at recent performances and attempt to read the backfield tea leaves to help you with lineup decisions. We'll post this article each Tuesday, and offer updates in our fantasy coverage throughout the week, including in the Friday morning edition of the FOX Sports Fantasy...