NFC North Marathon begins with the Detroit Lions for the Green Bay Packers

Five of the Green Bay Packers’ seven remaining games will come against NFC North opponents. That should make for a very interesting division battle as Green Bay (6-3) sits just one game back of the Chicago Bears (7-2).

The marathon begins with the Detroit Lions who are coming off a tough 34-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and will need every game they can get in order to make the playoffs. [Read more…]

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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Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Brutally Honest Preview

For the 20th straight season, the Green Bay Packers will make an appearance on Monday Night Football, making the trip to CenturyLink Field to face off with the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle is a city currently crazed by rookie sensation Russell Wilson, a guy Packers nation should know very well from his time with the state’s second most important football team, the Wisconsin Badgers.

This game won’t be about quarterbacks though, it’s about a couple of defenses coming off top notch performances in week two wins.

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Packers Defense is the Surprise in a 45-7 Win Over the Vikings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone knew Aaron Rodgers and the offense would have a big game, but it was the Green Bay Packers’ defense and special teams who stole the show this Monday Night.

Coming into the game, the undefeated Packers (9-0) were allowing 22.4 points per game, but Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (2-7) came nowhere close to that in a 45-7 loss at Lambeau Field.

Rookie wideout Randall Cobb jump-started the Packers big win with a 80 yard punt return for a touchdown on Green Bay’s first possession. With the score, Cobb became the only rookie in Packers history to return a kick-off and punt for a touchdown in the same season.
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Packers Defense is Terrible, But Aaron Rodgers is Not

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s no secret, the Green Bay Packers defense gives up a lot of points. Their horrendous play was on full display this Sunday, but it didn’t matter because their QB Aaron Rodgers is almost too good to be true.

Rodgers threw for another four touchdowns (24 on the season) to will the Packers to a 45-38 win over the San Diego Chargers. Green Bay remains as the NFL’s lone undefeated team at 8-0 and have scored over 24 points in every single game this season.
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Previewing Packers/Bears NFC Championship (Green and Yellow Music Video)


Believe it or not; the NFL’s oldest rivalry has seen the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears make the playoffs in the same year only four times.

In those four years, the Packers and Bears have met in the playoffs two times. The last meeting coming in 1941, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Bears won 33-14 behind offensive stars George McAfee, Norm Standlee and Hugh Gallarneau.

This time around, it’s Jay Cutler vs. Aaron Rodgers and a battle between two of the best defenses in all of the league. The NFC Championship also serves as a rare rubber match because the two teams split their two games in the regular season.

In addition to a preview, it’s only appropriate I include the music video for the Packers 2011 Playoff Anthem, “Green and Yellow.” To avoid any musical bias, make sure to check out the 2011 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle Remix.

By: Nick Grays

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Aaron Rodgers Almost Perfect in a Rout of the Falcons


Can you say NFC Championship? That’s where the Green Bay Packers are heading after embarrassing the  #1-seeded Atlanta Falcons by the score of 48-21.

QB Aaron Rodgers took his play to an elite status when he completed 31 of his 36 passes for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rodgers ten touchdowns through his first three playoff games are an NFL record.

A fellow Pro Bowl snub in Tramon Williams also had a career game with two interceptions and a touchdown.

By: Nick Grays

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Packers Upset Eagles With a Stark Surprise


There’s only one thing that can make Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense even more dangerous than they already are and that’s a formidable running game.

On Sunday, rookie running back James Starks gave the team just that when he ran 23 times for a rookie-record 123 yards to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-16 upset of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Who needs home-field advantage as the Packers victory capped off a crazy wild-card weekend in the NFL which saw three road teams win. The only home team to move on were the surprising Seattle Seahawks.

The NFC divisional match-ups are set as the Green Bay Packers travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks take it to the road in Chicago for a battle with the Bears.

By: Nick Grays
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Analysis of the Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl Selections


For the first time since 2007, the Packers have five Pro-Bowlers. Taking the trip to Hawaii in late January are S Nick Collins, LB Clay Matthews, CB Charles Woodson, WR Greg Jennings and LT Chad Clifton.

In addition to the five spots on the starting roster, QB Aaron Rodgers and CB Tramon Williams are first alternates. I’m not really sure what the voters were thinking because Rodgers and Williams should have been sure selections along with Matthews and Jennings.

Not that many people really care about the Pro Bowl, but here is my reaction to each Packers player selected or not selected.

By: Nick Grays

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Green Bay Packers Face NFL’s Hottest Team in New England


A questionable Aaron Rodgers and a 7-3 upset by the Detroit Lions has the Green Bay Packers limping into one of the biggest games of the season. At a full game back of the NFC-North leading Chicago Bears, the Packers will desperately look for a win on Sunday night in Foxborough against the NFL’s hottest team.

While the New England Patriots (11-2) will be more than just another bump in the road, the Packers (8-5) need to find a way to overcome this offensive funk they have found their selves in. Particularly on third down where the Packers went 2-for-12 in the loss to the Lions. If they cannot do this, they may be a ten-win team looking from the outside when it comes time for the playoffs.

By: Nick Grays

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Green Bay Packers’ Defense A Pleasant Surprise in New York


The Green Bay Packers defied all odds on Sunday by coming out victorious in a hard-fought battle at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby booted three field goals en route to a 9-0 victory. The New York Jets’ defense was good, but not as good as their counterparts in the Packers’ defense.

The shut-out marked the first time the Packers have held an opponent scoreless on the road since 1991. Tramon Williams, Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews all came up big when it counted. Could the recent surge of the defensive unit save the Packers’ season from the injury bug?

By: Nick Grays

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Packers Accept Unfamiliar Role in Week 8


Unless you’re one of those ballers who bet stacks of money on NFL games every week, the spread appears to have no real significant meaning. In the case of the week eight battle between the Green Bay Packers (4-3) and New York Jets (5-1), the spread does have meaning, particularly in regards to the status of the Packers.

At +6.5, week eight marks the first week the Packers are officially considered the underdog in terms of the spread. The fact that the Packers played seven straight games from the favored side just goes to show you the high expectations placed on a team picked by many to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

By: Nick Grays

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