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Packers’ coaches are clearly instructing kick returners on “kickoff out of bounds” rule

There’s only one logical conclusion: Ty Montgomery’s heads-up play on Sunday is the result of an alert coaching staff that prepares its players for situations to take advantage of a weird NFL rule. It seems that everyone is making a huge deal out of Ty Montgomery’s biggest play this week. On Sunday against the Detroit Lions, Montgomery adroitly exploited one of the NFL’s...
Via Acme Packing Co
30 minutes ago

Packers take advantage of ridiculous NFL rule to magically make kickoff go out of bounds

Forget orange -- exploiting ridiculous kickoff rules is the new black.In a season during which teams are taking advantage of the NFL's decision to move touchbacks from the 20-yard-line to the 25 by pooching kicks and forcing returners to handle the ball, the Green Bay Packers used an oldie, but a goodie on Sunday. Here's how it went down in the Packers game against the Detroit Lions...
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Preview: Packers vs. Lions

The way the Packers are playing on offense has left fans with sad eyes, but surprise, surprise, I expect this afternoon to be the start of better days. Call it a leap of faith. The easiest way for the Packers to recapture their glory days on offense is to give the rock more often to human wrecking ball Eddie Lacy, who was born to run. I also have reason to believe that local hero...
Via Packers Notes
1 day ago

Two Packers ruled out, two downgraded to doubtful

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Pass-rushing linebacker Clay Matthews will miss the Green Bay Packers' game on Sunday against Detroit because of ankle and hamstring injuries.The Packers downgraded Matthews' status for the home opener from questionable to out after practice Saturday. Matthews has not practiced all week.Green Bay also will be without Morgan Burnett after the starting safety was...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers LB Clay Matthews ruled out for Lions game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Pass-rushing linebacker Clay Matthews will miss the Green Bay Packers' game on Sunday against Detroit because of ankle and hamstring injuries. The Packers downgraded Matthews' status for the home opener from questionable to out after practice Saturday. Matthews has not practiced all week. Green Bay also will be without Morgan Burnett after the starting safety...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers want to get Eddie Lacy more carries

The Green Bay Packers are focused on feeding Eddie Lacy … on the football field, that is. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said after Week 2 that the team is committed to getting their running backs more carries moving forward. “The analysis of our offense after two games, the running backs have not been given enough opportunities,” McCarthy said, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers calls media ‘predictable’ over questions about struggles

Aaron Rodgers made it clear during his weekly session with reporters Wednesday that he knew what kind of questions were coming. After all, the Green Bay Packers offense was coming off another clunker of a performance, this time in a 17-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. But the way Rodgers sees it, the line of questioning doesn’t necessarily constitute a legitimate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson also has LCL injury in knee

Remember all that talk about Adrian Peterson possibly playing in Week 3 despite tearing his meniscus in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers? Yeah, you can go ahead and shelve that. Reports now say the Minnesota Vikings running back also suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament in his knee, in addition to the meniscus tear. In addition to have torn meniscus, Adrian Peterson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent RB C.J. Spiller visiting Packers

Still in search of answers on offense, the Green Bay Packers are reportedly hosting a once explosive, multi-talented running back on Tuesday. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, free agent running back C.J. Spiller is spending the day visiting the Packers. #Packers are having veteran RB C.J. Spiller in for a visit today, source said. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 20,...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers ‘not going to overreact’ to Packers’ struggles

Aaron Rodgers didn’t quite break out his “relax” speech to the media after the Packers’ loss to the Vikings on Sunday, but his comments did sound familiar. The Green Bay quarterback said his Packers would not “overreact” to a 17-14 loss to Minnesota that saw Rodgers throw for just 213 yards while being sacked five times “We’re not going to overreact,” said Rodgers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Lang: Blocking for Rodgers can be 'a little frustrating'

The Green Bay Packers felt the pressure on Sunday evening, as the Minnesota Vikings defense sacked Aaron Rodgers five times in a 17-14 Packers loss. Green Bay’s offensive line may not have performed up to snuff, and guard T.J. Lang was the first to admit the group needed to do a better job blocking. Lang also described the difficulty of protecting Aaron Rodgers, who’s known...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Numbers behind Aaron Rodgers’ stunning fall from grace

It’s difficult to fully grasp the stunning fall of Aaron Rodgers without comparing the numbers from his prolonged struggles with the height of his statistical powers. Over his last 15 regular season games, including Sunday night’s disaster in Minnesota, Rodgers has completed just 58.1 percent of his passes, with 24 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a passer rating of 84.4....
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned in the Green Bay Packers loss to the Vikings

On Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of division rival Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium. With it being on the second week of the season, there is not much reason for concern for Green Bay Packers’ fans. However, there were a few things I’m sure fans won’t want to see too much of for the rest of the season. The biggest thing...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL admits missing 16 calls in Packers-Jaguars gaffe

The Green Bay Packers scored a big Week 1 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 27-23 fashion, but anyone who watched it could see the officiating crew had some problems during the game. Now the NFL has come out a week later and confessed the damage—a whopping 16 missed calls occurred during the game. ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed the news and looked at one of the most...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL admits to 16 missed calls in Packers-Jaguars game

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost by four points at home in Week 2 to the Green Bay Packers, but things might have been different if a plethora of missed calls had gone the other way. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has acknowledged a shocking number of calls went the wrong way. “Of the 16 calls that the league recognized as going against the Jaguars, a key one was...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 2 Prediction: Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

Eddie Lacy is entering a Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings that has fantasy football owners wondering whether to insert him into their lineups or not. The Green Bay Packers’ starting running back has been extremely inconsistent over the past couple of years and has become a risky play at times. Looking ahead to Week 2 action against the Vikings, what should fantasy owners...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Festivities for Vikings opener include Prince tribute, Skol Chant

Go big or go home. This is apparently the Minnesota Vikings’ motto as they prepare to open up the brand-new U.S. Bank Stadium this upcoming Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. All the festivities are not yet known, but what’s being planned seems to be pretty darn exceptional. In addition to paying tribute to Minnesota native Prince, the entertainment will also include...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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