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5 things to watch in the Packers' fight against the 49ers

Published Oct. 2, 2015

Mike McCarthy wouldn't let himself qualify the Packers' early-season success as a "fast start" until getting to 4-0. With a win Sunday at San Francisco, McCarthy would be able to feel good about the way his team got through the first quarter of the season. Here are five things to watch in Sunday's Packers-49ers game.


NFL power rankings: Week 4

Published Sept. 30, 2015

Was the Packers' strong victory over the Kansas City Chiefs enough to get them into the number one spot? Or are the Patriots - and their 51-point romping of the Jacksonville Jaguars this past weekend - still the team to beat? And are the winless Bears in the NFL cellar? Check out the NFL power rankings going into Week 4 and find out.


5 ways to make Green Bay and the Packers as sexy as the rest of the NFL

Published Sept. 30, 2015

Wisconsin has always taken pride in the fact that the Green Bay Packers are the little team that could, nestled in a tiny town smaller than the suburbs of most NFL teams. Tradition may be the most important product of this city. We love the present but we revere our past. All of that is well and good, but it is probably time the Packers take some steps to move into the 21st century.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Week 3 win over the Chiefs

Published Sept. 29, 2015

The game really wasn't as close as the final score indicated. The Packers had a 31-7 lead late in the third quarter, and while Kansas City attempted to comeback, they were never really in a position to win. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 38-28 victory over Chiefs.


5 things to watch in the Packers' Monday night rumble with the Chiefs

Published Sept. 28, 2015

The Packers have been riding high the first two weeks of the season, beating their most hated rivals and their most worthy fellow NFC woe. Will tonight's tussle with the unassuming Chiefs be a letdown? Or will it be another notch in the win column? Here are five things to watch for in Monday night's Packers-Chiefs game.


B.J. Raji's strong start "speaks volumes to what he is capable of" for Packers

Published Sept. 25, 2015

B.J. Raji didn't want to get too excited about it. Still, the praise sent his way from head coach Mike McCarthy meant a lot to Raji. McCarthy described Raji's performance Week 2 against Seattle as "his best game as a Packer." There's been 87 games in Raji's career, and McCarthy has been there for all of them.


NFL power rankings: Week 3

Published Sept. 24, 2015

The Indianapolis Colts are ... bad? The New York Jets are ... good? The Cowboys are 2-0, but also down their two best players. It's been a crazy two weeks of football, and here's your weekly NFL power rankings to try to make sense of it all.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Sunday night win over Seattle

Published Sept. 21, 2015

The Packers downplayed the emotion and importance of their "rematch" with the Seahawks all week leading into the game. There were on-field situations that happened Sunday, however, that suggested there was only partial truth to those notions. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 27-17 win over Seattle.


5 things to watch in the Packers' big game against the Seahawks

Published Sept. 19, 2015

Don't call it a rematch. Don't call it a rivalry. And if you do, don't tell Mike McCarthy or the majority of players in the Packers locker room. It's been downplayed all week as nothing more than the average Week 2 game in a long NFL season, but it's a game that will play a significant factor in which team is viewed as the one to beat in the NFC. Here are five things to watch in Sunday night's Packers-Seahawks game.


Packers strip emotion out of upcoming rematch with Seahawks

Published Sept. 18, 2015

Eight months after the NFC Championship Game and five months since McCarthy's point-blank talk with his team, the Packers get another shot at Seattle. And after losing three times at CenturyLink Field over the past three seasons, Green Bay finally gets to test the Seahawks at Lambeau Field. But as much as fans might view this game as an opportunity for the Packers to make a statement, the players are trying to avoid that line of thinking.


NFL power rankings: Week 2

Published Sept. 16, 2015

The Seahawks were upset by the Rams. The Bills surprisingly stomped the Colts. Those were just a few of the results from a hectic first week of football this past weekend. With one game for each team in the books, here is where all 32 teams rank.


5 things to watch in the Packers' regular season debut against the Bears

Published Sept. 11, 2015

Thousands of players have come and gone throughout the 94-year history of the Packers-Bears rivalry. But there's been quite a drastic roster overhaul in Chicago recently, adding dozens of new faces into the mix and removing just as many. With Game No. 191 all-time coming up Sunday at noon between the Packers and Bears, here are five things to watch.


10 reasons to be ecstatic about the start of the NFL season

Published Sept. 8, 2015

The National Football League begins its 95th season this week, not a moment too late for those of us who gave up on baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers months ago. Certainly we are looking forward to the next season for the hope-filled Milwaukee Bucks, but it is football that we all love. The game is the overwhelming favorite sport in the country.


Why Deadspin thinks you and the Packers suck

Published Sept. 4, 2015

It is the most profane of preseason traditions: Deadspin's annual NFL Why Your Team Sucks series. Every year, columnist Drew Magary goes through every team in the league, mercilessly burns them to the ground and salts the ground they once proudly stood upon. And now he's finally made it to the Green Bay Packers. It's not pretty.


Packers 2015 roster projection: Final edition

Published Sept. 4, 2015

It's the toughest part of every year for general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy. Taking a roster that was 90 players and having to tell 37 of them that they won't be a member of the Green Bay Packers' active roster. With the Packers' preseason schedule concluded and final cutdowns looming Saturday afternoon, here is my final 53-man roster projection for Green Bay's 2015 season.