New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers: franchise twins

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In 1997, the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots came together for a Super Bowl in New Orleans. In 2007, the Pack finished a couple plays short of joining the NE Pats in the NFL title game once again. This season, a Packers-Patriots finale could very well happen; and it’s becoming a trendy pick to actually forecast this scenario.

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Jets are Geno Smith’s team; for better or worse

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The New York Jets lackluster play is more frustrating than normal because this team has shown that they have talent. Behind all of the penalties, turnovers, and play calls that will make your head spin is a team that has managed to keep every game close. This is a team that was actually beating up on the Green Bay Packers 21-3 at one point.

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Olivia Munn doesn’t play defense for Green Bay’s opponent each week

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Ever since Aaron Rodgers took over for Brett Favre as the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008, Green Bay has been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL—if not the most successful. With six straight playoff appearances and counting, the Packers are tied with the New England Patriots for longest active streak of making the postseason.

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NY Jets should effectively rush Aaron Rodgers

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This NY Jets defense contains arguably Rex Ryan’s best pass rush since he came to New York in 2009.

Through the years, he’s been able to call defensive gems against the likes of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. He did so against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers back in 2010, but the offense faltered and the Jets were shutout 9-0. Rodgers went just 15 of 34 for 74 yards and 0 touchdowns in that one.

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Packers TE Jermichael Finley: what does the future hold?

Jermichael Finley is an enigma. When he is playing, there aren’t many tight ends with his skill set. He’s 6’5?”, 247 with great speed, hands, and the athleticism to make acrobatic catches. It’s almost unfair because he’s far too quick for linebackers and far too powerful for defensive backs.

Yet, he has been plagued with injuries throughout his career. You would think that with just 82 catches for 1051 yards and seven touchdowns entering this season that his time would come. Of course, fate was not kind to him in 2013.

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2013 NFL Season Predictions: Super Bowl Champion Bengals!

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Making predictions for the Super Bowl on February 2nd today on August 27th. Yes, you got to love it. That’s why I’m all about the Cincinnati Bengals as your Super Bowl champion. When you make NFL divisional and Wild Card picks before even the 4th preseason game…well that’s bold.

Look for these to be about as accurate as my NFL mock draft. So don’t take this with a grain of salt. How about a whole truckload of salt. Well, time is a wasting so let’s jump right to the predictions.

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Green Bay Packers: Ranking Bryan Bulaga’s replacements

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Well, so much for the retooled Green Bay Packers offensive line.

With one twist of a knee, a massive monkey wrench was thrown into Mike McCarthy’s master plan to protect franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Barring the acquisition of a street free agent – none of which inspire much confidence anyway – let’s look at the Packers’ best options currently on the roster: [Read more…]

A Green Bay Packers farewell to the Chicago Bears’ Brian Urlacher

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On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Bears’ eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Brian Urlacher, decided to call it quits and retire forever a member of the Green Bay Packers most historic rival.

Packers fans should and will celebrate the retirement of a future hall-of-famer and one of the best linebackers to play in the NFL over the past twenty years.

Here’s a look back at his career, specifically against the Packers: [Read more…]

Green Bay Packers 2013 Draft Rewind

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Let’s give Ted Thompson and his crew another pat on the back as the Green Bay Packers fan-dangled a highly regarded draft class once again.

The Packers traded for more picks, took advantage of sliding prospects and took the necessary chances on unknown players.

Here’s what I thought of each and every one of Green Bay’s eleven picks in the 2013 NFL Draft:

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What will the Green Bay Packers do in the 2013 NFL Draft?

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Free agency came and went without much activity for the Green Bay Packers.

This shouldn’t come as much a surprise to die-hard cheese heads because General Manager Ted Thompson and the Packers have always banked their future on the NFL Draft and the ensuing development of young talent.

Green Bay snatched up it’s best two players in QB Aaron Rodgers (’05 draft) and LB Clay Matthews (’09) via the annual selection of college players and they haven’t turned back since while finding countless value-picks in the Thompson era.

After a quiet off-season, what players will be on the radar of one of the NFL’s premier teams in 2013? [Read more…]

Chicago Bears Hindsight Draft

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Imagine, if you will, Troy Polamalu returning a fumble he forced himself for a touchdown; Aaron Rodgers lofting up 50-yard bombs with pinpoint accuracy; and Maurice Jones-Drew dissecting a defense with his explosive speed.

Now, imagine all of those things happening… with those players wearing Bears jerseys. Call it crazy if you’d like, but the draft records show that former GM Jerry Angelo had the power to make all of this possible. In hindsight. [Read more…]

Green Bay Packer players really resemble their wives (video)

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Here’s a St. Valentine’s day story for you. According to a new online dating service and NBC 26 Green Bay, many Green Bay Packer players show a very strong resemblance to their spouses. FindYourFacemate.com is a new service that uses facial recognition technology to match couples based on how similar the facial layout. And the Packer players fit the bill.

Sounds nuts, but watch the NBC 26 segment after the jump, and see for yourself. Maybe this is why they’ve won a Super Bowl and earned a #1 seed in the past three years

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