The injury-riddled Packers beat the Cardinals for their fourth straight win

Injuries are as common to football as cheese is to Wisconsin, but the plague that has hit Green Bay is way beyond what any normal team goes through.

After beating the Arizona Cardinals by the score of 31-17, the Packers (6-3) are legitimately without 11 starting players. New injuries to WR Jordy Nelson, OL Bryan Bulaga and LB/DE Clay Matthews only adds salt to an open wound as the team enters their bye week. [Read more…]

Green Bay Packers running game in shambles in 24-15 win over Jaguars

Despite giving the Jacksonville Jaguars multiple opportunities to compete, the Green Bay Packers held on for a 24-15 win in a game where it could be argued the Jaguars looked like the better team.

Blaine Gabbert outplayed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ (5-3) run-game was non-existent against a Jaguars (1-6) team who’s one of the league’s worst at defending the run.

A win is a win, but it leaves you wondering if the Jaguars’ moral victory is slightly better than the Packers’ real victory.

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Green Bay Packers Alex Green has a shot to jump-start his career

In the NFL, one man’s injury creates a meaningful opportunity for another.

As is for most teams in the league, this was the case for the Green Bay Packers with running back Cedric Benson being placed on IR (designation to return) and the promotion of second-year back Alex Green to the starting job.

Green was far from overly-impressive in his first game as a starter (22 carries for 65 yards), but it provided the framework for what could be a promising career for the 24-year-old kid.

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Desperate Green Bay Packers need some help in Houston: Brutally Honest Preview

Two teams that many had as Super Bowl picks coming out of the preseason have drifted in completely different directions to start the year.

The Houston Texans are one of the league’s two undefeated teams at 5-0 while the Green Bay Packers have stumbled to a 2-3 record.

A week six match-up between these two pits a Packers team desperate to keep pace in a competitive NFC North while the Texans attempt to further establish their selves as the best team in the league.

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2012 Fantasy Football Preview: RB

As the NFL season gets closer every day, so does your fantasy draft. The Sports Bank fantasy football previews continue we take a look at a running back position that has as many question marks as answers.

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Packers Off-Season Must; Find Answer at Running Back

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With an offense led by Aaron Rodgers and a seemingly endless amount of weapons on the perimeter, a running game has not been integral for the Green Bay Packers the past couple of years.  However, with Ryan Grant hitting the free agent market this off-season, general manager Ted Thompson will have to make a decision about which direction to go with the position.

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Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

The fantasy football season is on the final stretch and every move takes on do-or-die importance. If you need a win now, start the higher rated player in my rankings and bring home that championship.

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Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

One week of the fantasy playoffs is in the books, and as expected, there were some big days across the board. The good news is there are just as many points out there for fantasy owners in week 15. Follow my rankings and I’ll see you in the next round.

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

The fantasy football playoffs are here and every move becomes more important. Not to worry, there are plenty of good options both on the waiver wire and possibly your bench. Follow my rankings and advance to the next round.

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

It’s what you’ve worked for all season, but chances are your team enters the fantasy football playoffs looking a lot different than the one you started with. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, even at this point in the season. There are still some players out on the waiver wire that can help your team take the jump from playoffs to championship.

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

Many fantasy leagues are just a week away from the start of the playoffs and the pressure is starting to build. Injuries to guys like Fred Jackson and Adrian Peterson have owners making last ditch trade attempts or scowering the waiver wire for a decent replacement. Because of Thanksgiving, this edition of my rankings will be simply that: the rankings. Pick the higher rated player and I will see you in the playoffs.

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Who is the Best Running Back in the NFC North?

Jay Cutler was taking care of business for the Chicago Bears. He will be sidelined during the upcoming week with his broken thumb. His entire season is actually in question due to the “ailment.”

He has had tremendous help offensively in the backfield thus far from Matt Forte and Marion Barber. Forte, the Tulane product, is in his fourth season and already has accumulated over four thousand yards on the ground. Half of the schedule is still obviously in play to increase those numbers dramatically.

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