The national game on Fox Sports this weekend is the Green Bay Packers versus the Dallas Cowboys. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ status for Sunday still undecided, the Green Bay Packers march into Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys who could further strengthen their position in the NFC playoff race with a win Sunday. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call the game this Sunday (3:25 PM CST) on FOX from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
The Green Bay Packers have not been even a shell of what they once were since QB Aaron Rodgers injured his collarbone. Ever since the Chicago Bears defense knocked Aaron Rodgers out in the Bears Monday Night win at Green Bay, things have been disastrous for the Green & Gold. The Packers are now on their fourth quarterback, and all of the non Aaron Rodgers variety of QBs have not been good.
And if the losing continues, Aaron Rodgers could be shut down for the season.
It feels like it’s been an eternity since the Green Bay Packers’ 22-9 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 5.
Interestingly enough, the Lions were without superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson back then and now the Packers are without their superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers in part two of the series.
Will the Packers look as lost as the Lions did without Calvin or will they finally rise to the challenge? Does anyone want to win the NFC North?
These are the questions that fans want answered on Thanksgiving 2013.
When the Detroit Lions are your bellwether, your division is another NFC Least. The NFC was considered one of the strongest divisions in the NFL just a month ago. But since then, the Green Bay Packers lost Aaron Rodgers, degrading into a shell of themselves in the process. The Minnesota Vikings continued to stay in the dregs with the Jacksonvilles and Tampa Bays of the world. The Chicago Bears defense went on permanent bye week and the Detroit Lions just continue to act like the Detroit Lions.
They’re like the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA; very talented, but playing dumb. Very dumb. Every games.
The Green Bay Packers haven’t hit the panic button yet, but it could happen soon if they fall to the division-rival Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.
Starting this Sunday, Green Bay will embark on a stretch of two games against NFC North opponents in the span of five days.
Only a single game back of the Detroit Lions (who plays Green Bay on Thanksgiving) and Chicago Bears, the Packers are very much still in the hunt for another division title.
Quarterback Scott Tolzien will make his first career start for the Green Bay Packers and linebacker Clay Matthews is set to lose the club on his right hand.
The Packers will need all the help they can get to avoid coming out flat when they travel to MetLife Stadium to play the New York Giants.
If Green Bay can’t limit the damage with Aaron Rodgers out, this will be the team’s only trip to MetLife this season (the site of this year’s Super Bowl).
Former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre is as big a personality as the NFL has ever seen. Favre has accomplished so much, on and off the field. Sure, his career with the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets was a footnote, but he still became the man-crush of John Madden and the end of Jenn Sterger ‘s career. (With help from Deadspin). Then there’s all the NFL passing records he broke.
Brett Favre still impacted the game after former Northwestern and current Chicago Bears DE Corey Wootton ended his career.
The time has come for everyone to see how good the Green Bay Packers really are when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles without their superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers broke his collarbone in a loss to the Chicago Bears while the Eagles are fresh off a performance where their quarterback, Nick Foles, threw seven touchdowns in just three quarters of play.
Both the Packers and Eagles are in the thick of very competitive divisional races, so there’s no reason to think this game doesn’t matter for either side. [Read more...]
Two days after landing the hit heard round the NFL, Shea McClellin was rewarded for his career day against the Green Bay Packers. The NFL awarded McClellin with the NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his five tackle, three sack performance Monday night. His trio of sacks doubled his career total. [Read more...]
Marc Trestman has molded young and matured quarterbacks into relevant, winning signal callers. Monday night’s win over the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers added another chapter to his story. With starting quarterback Jay Cutler shelved with a groin injury, back-up Bears QB Josh McCown made his first start of 2013. Marc Trestman showed that with McCown under center, the Chicago Bears are still relevant offensively and in the NFC North. [Read more...]
Is this the end for the 2013 season?
A lot of Green Bay Packers fans are pondering this very question with the news that their MVP-quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a slight fracture in his collarbone and could miss at least three weeks.
The Packers’ front office has to have similar concerns in a very competitive NFC North division where each win and loss makes a difference.
Here’s how it breaks down for the Green Bay Packers without Aaron Rodgers in the coming weeks. [Read more...]
A single game stands between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers for the top of the NFC North Mountain.
The surging Packers have won four straight and the Bears will try to weather the storm without quarterback Jay Cutler when these two teams meet on Monday Night Football for a week 9 divisional battle.
Chicago holds a 92-88-6 edge in the NFL’s oldest rivalry, but it’s the Packers who are closing fast with six straight victories in the series. [Read more...]