Found November 17, 2013 on Packer Fans United:
Well, this is certainly a fine mess. The Green Bay Packers are sitting at 5-4, looking up at the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in the NFC North, and with a two-game losing streak at work. Yowza. Today, the Pack travels east to meet the New York Giants, who are on a three-game winning streak after starting the season 0-6.The Packers' skid is certainly due to the plethora of injuries finally catching up with them, particularly the injury two weeks ago to QB Aaron Rodgers. The Pack started a total of three different quarterbacks over the past 20 years; now, in the last three games, they have had to start three different quarterbacks. Today, it's former University of Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien. Tolzien acquitted himself quite well in last week's loss to the Eagles, completing 24 passes in 39 attempts for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Especially considering he'd only been promoted from the practice squad earlier that week and was forced to come int...

World's Best Preview: Bielema on Tolzien

Nobody knows more about new Packers starting quarterback Scott Tolzien than his former coach, Bret Bielema. Plus, injuries ruin production at critical position, the ugly tackling numbers and much more in a 3,600-word, 20-point preview that's overflowing with information you won't find anywhere else.

Mike McCarthy Names Scott Tolzien Starter

Mike McCarthy wasted no time on Monday to demonstrate his faith in Scott Tolzien. After a loss to the New York Giants in which Scott Tolzien threw three picks, Mike McCarthy quickly put to rest any notion of there being a quarterback controversy in Green Bay. Per Acme Packing Company: Mike McCarthy took the podium to discuss the team's loss to the New York Giants...

Scott Tolzien Will Start Week 12

Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien has already been announced as the team's starter for Week 12.Fantasy Spin:Rodgers was given a 4-6 week timetable and Week 12 would be the third game he's missed. He'll shoot for Thanksgiving Day versus Detroit. Tolzien has thrown for 619 yards over two games, but also been intercepted five times.

Packers report card: No run game, or run defense, in third straight loss

Handing out grades following the Green Bay Packers 27-13road loss to the New York Giants in Week 11:Passing Offense: CScott Tolzien made the type of mistakes that young,inexperienced quarterbacks often do. A week ago, it was Tolziens interceptionin the end zone that cost him and took away from his otherwise effectiveperformance. Against the Giants, it was three interceptions that...

Packers Sticking With Scott Tolzien For Week 12

Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Scott Tolzien will remain their starting quarterback for Week 12′s game against the Vikings. McCarthy mentioned that he hasn’t met with the medical staff regarding Aaron Rodgers‘ progress from a fractured collarbone. “We all know he wants to play, wants to play as soon as he can,” said McCarthy, per Jason Wilde. ...

Coordinators: Aaron Rodgers not affecting defense, helping Scott Tolzien

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After the Green Bay Packers thirdconsecutive loss, the teams three coordinators discussed the latest setbackagainst the New York Giants.Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS1. Has the defense been feeling more pressure to perform ata high level since Aaron Rodgers injury?CAPERS: Not really. My careers...

Packers Leave New York Feeling Blue

  Making his first-ever start in New York, quarterback Scott Tolzien played about as well as anyone could have expected. Unfortunately for the Packers, it wasn’t enough to cover up the team’s glaring shortcomings. The Packers, trying to snap their two-game losing streak, came out of the gates rather quietly. With his third starting quarterback of the season, Mike McCarthy predictably...

Tuesday Recap: Season on the Brink

The Green Bay Packers season is currently hanging in the balance and their MVP has been ruled out.  The Packers defense played OK, but fill in QB Scott Tolzien turned the ball over too many times and  bogged down in the red zone.  The Packers rush offense made it clear that they aren’t quite to the level of being able to run the ball with success against a loaded box.  That’s...

Behind Enemy Lines with Ed Valentine of Big Blue View

Amanda and Chris try to figure out what exactly happened against the Eagles, debate whether or not the Packers will be ok with Scott Tolzien under center. They then welcome in Ed Valentine from Big Blue View to chat about what has happened to Hakeem Nicks, how important Jason Pierre Paul is to the Giants’ defense, and try to determine what will be the most important facet of Sunday’s...

5 things: Packers' woes continue with loss to Giants

Five things we learned from the Green Bay Packers' 27-13 road loss to the New York Giants in Week 11 of the 2013 regular season: 1. Packers couldn't do enough to stop a below-average Giants offense It wasn't all bad for Green Bay's defense. Tramon Williams played one of his best games in years with a red-zone interception and multiple one-on-one open-field tackles... Game Predictions: Packers at Giants

Cory Jennerjohn (@coryjennerjohn) Amazingly, the Giants started 0-6 and are still vying for the NFC East crown. Eli Manning is a good quarterback but with no running game, he has been exposed with many poor decisions. The Giants win this game on the strength of its defensive line. Getting pressure to disrupt Scott Tolzien, who is making his first career start, early will pay dividends...

Packers drop third game in a row, lose to Giants 27-13

Things are not well in the kingdom, Packer fans. Since starting QB Aaron Rodgers was injured, the Pack has dropped three games in a row with the most recent being yesterday's uninspired performance against the New York Giants.With backup QB Scott Tolzien at the helm, the Packers were within striking distance at just under 11 minutes remaining in the game, with the Giants ahead...

Giants defeat Packers 27-13 to win fourth straight

Can anyone stop the Giants improbable run?(Photo courtesy of the Miami Herald) After starting a season 0-6, how many people truly thought we’d be going into the last quarter of the season wondering whether or not the Giants could compete in the NFC East? After their fourth straight win yesterday, a 27-13 domination of the Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers, the Giants look like they...

QB, offensive line question marks for Packers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TODD McMAHON Associated Press For the first time since the strike-interrupted season in 1987, the Green Bay Packers are getting ready to work on their third starting quarterback in three straight games. The Packers also might have a reshuffled offensive line protecting first-time NFL starter Scott Tolzien against the New York Giants on Sunday. Injuries...

Dreaming of Streaming: Week 12

We should head into every week holding two diametrically opposed ideas firmly in our minds: Trust the numbers, and know that they lie. That duo of indisputable truth was on full display in Week 11, as many streamers put their full faith in the Giants’ defense, while others rolled with the Bills. Examining season-long numbers made the former, playing Big Blue against the Packers...
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