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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With one month until the playoffs begin, the Packers showed Sunday that they still have a lot of work to do to become serious Super Bowl threats. But this was certainly an improvement over how they played a week ago, so coach Mike McCarthy's team is starting to make a few of the necessary adjustments.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 23-14 win over the Vikings:
Passing Offense: B
It wasn't an MVP-type birthday performance by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but it was enough to lead his team to victory. Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 286 yards with one touchdown and one interception, for a passer rating of 98.0. The efficiency was there (77 completion rate) for Rodgers, but the trips into the endzone were not.
Green Bay's opening drive gave Rodgers his only touchdown pass, a terrific 32-yard grab by wide receiver James Jones that came on a free play due to an offside penalty. The remaining 56 minutes of the game were serviceable for Rodge...
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A report from ESPNMilwaukee.com surfaced late Tuesday night that Green Bay Packers RB James Startks could be placed on the season ending injured reserve list. Starks reportedly suffered a knee injury in the team’s win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Although the injury is not being reported as an ACL, Starks could be placed on the injured reserve list in order to clear a...
Donald Driver, the leading receiver in franchise history, last missed games because of injury in 2003 and 2010.
With a depleted backfield, the Green Bay Packers have brought back a player from their past, adding veteran free agent RB Ryan Grant. The Packers have lost RB Cedric Benson for the season and could lose RB James Starks for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The loss of Starks leaves the Packers with little depth on the roster with Alex Green likely to shoulder the majority...
While the Green Bay Packers are expecting to have wide
receiver Greg Jennings and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett active today when
they take on the Minnesota Vikings, they may not have wide receiver Donald
Jennings is set to return from an abdominal injury that has
kept him out for much of the season. The wide receiver was a full participant
at practice all week and...
GREEN BAY, Wis. A day after the Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field, defensive coordinator Dom Capers, special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum and offensive coordinator Tom Clements addressed several topics from the 23-14 win.
Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:
DOM CAPERS, defensive coordinator
1. How good was Morgan Burnett...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the Minnesota Vikings (6-5) to make the playoffs this season, they'll need to win at least one of their two upcoming games with the division-rival Packers (7-4). The first of those two NFC North showdowns is Sunday at Lambeau Field, with both teams' regular-season schedules concluding four weeks later in Minnesota.
"I want to go ahead and control...
The Minnesota Vikings' playoff chances are slipping away with each missed opportunity, such as Sunday's 24-13 loss at the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay and the Chicago Bears (8-4) are tied atop of the NFC North, with the Packers owning a tiebreaker advantage against Chicago. Minnesota (6-6) is a game out of the playoffs after the Seattle Seahawks (7-5) beat the Bears Sunday...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers got plenty of help. Adrian Peterson got none at all. The Green Bay Packers won a key NFC showdown against the division rival Minnesota Vikings 23-14 on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers (8-4) stayed comfortably in the playoff chase while the Vikings (6-6) are in deep trouble after losing for the fourth time in five games. Rodgers completed...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers got plenty of help. Adrian Peterson got none at all. The Green Bay Packers won a key NFC showdown against division rival Minnesota 23-14 on Sunday at Lambeau Field. With a win by the Packers (8-4) and a loss by Chicago (8-4), the Packers are tied for first place in the NFC North. The Vikings (6-6), meanwhile, are in deep trouble after losing for...