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The tough ending notwithstanding, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy still has vivid memories of the emergence of Jermichael Finley in the 51-45 overtime loss at Arizona in an NFC playoff game during the 2009 season.
''That was clearly one of the most dominant performances I've ever been a part of, of a tight end in a game,'' McCarthy said Friday.
In just his second year as a pro and playing in the postseason for the first time, Finley had six catches for 159 yards in what remains the NFL's highest-scoring playoff game. The breakout performance resulted in stardom for the Packers' young tight end.
Those big games that were predicted to be the norm for the talented and seemingly unstoppable Finley have been a rare occurrence the last three years.
A knee injury kept him from contributing to the run to the Super Bowl title in 2010. Dropped passes hampered him last year, and the first half of this season has been filled with more drops and another injury.
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Green Bay receiver Randall Cobb suffered a head injury returning a punt in the second quarter of Sunday's game versus the Cardinals. He's been taken to the sidelines for concussion tests.Fantasy Spin:Cobb already has two touchdown grabs and 23 receiving yards for the Packers as they lead Arizona 14-7. Cobb didn't look too shaken up after the play so Green Bay probably...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is active and will start today against the Arizona Cardinals.Nelson's hamstring injury kept him out of practice all week, but coach Mike McCarthy had reserved optimism that Green Bay's leading receiver would be able to play.McCarthy had Nelson's status as questionable, with a series of medical tests being performed...
Will Carroll of SI.com reports that sources have informed that Packers WR Jordy Nelson has a “99% to play Sunday, but he’s not 100%.”
Nelson has been bothered with a hamstring injury that he suffered two weeks ago, and it seemed as though he might sit out Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, considering that Green Bay will be on bye next week.
There’s no question that the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was less than a month ago that the Packers were 2-3 and preparing to fly into Houston to face an undefeated Texans team. It was a grim situation for a team that wasn't far removed from winning 19 consecutive games over a span of nearly an entire calendar year.But with victories over the Texans, Rams and Jaguars, Green Bay had quickly turned its season around...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's not the first time this season the Packers have been short-handed along their defensive line, but that doesn't make the challenge any easier to overcome.Heading into Sunday's home game against the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay will have only three healthy players up front. Rookie Jerel Worthy is out with a concussion, plus Mike Neal and B.J. Raji...
According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers RB James Starks is expected to get “his share of touches” against the Cardinals this weekend.
Alex Green‘s dismal performance against the Jaguars was enough for head coach Mike McCarthy to express his concern publicly. On the season, Green is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, so it makes sense that...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Tom Crabtree had a 72-yard touchdown that was Green Bay's longest of the season, Randall Cobb added two scoring catches and the Green Bay Packers got a 31-17 victory Sunday that handed the Arizona Cardinals their fifth straight loss.
The Packers (6-3) finished with a season-high 176 yards rushing on 39 carries, the first time in a month they've cracked...
Green Bay, which lost Bryan Bulaga, Clay Matthews and Jordy Nelson again, beat the Cardinals for their fourth consecutive win. The big play was Aaron Rodgers' touchdown pass to Tom Crabtree on the final play of the third quarter.
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has shown a dedication to the running game this season, much to the delight of the team's offensive linemen. But not every player agrees with that approach.
With Green Bay passing the ball on 60.3 percent of plays, tight end Jermichael Finley thinks that number should be higher.
"If the running game isn't going, why not...
This Sunday the Green Bay Packers will take on the Arizona Cardinals in a game that features two teams heading in very different directions.
The Green Bay Packers have won three in a row and have looked good pretty good doing it. Meanwhile the Cardinals have lost four games in a row, basically killing off any of those feel good vibes the team got with their 4-0 start.