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5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' 24-10 win over the Rams

Published Oct. 12, 2015

In back-to-back games, it's been the Green Bay Packers' defense that has looked good and the offense that has struggled. Still, 5-0 is an undefeated record no matter how it happens, and that's where head coach Mike McCarthy and his team find themselves after a victory over the St. Louis Rams. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the Packers' 24-10 win.


5 things to watch for as the Packers rumble with the Rams

Published Oct. 9, 2015

The first of Mike McCarthy's goals has been completed by getting the Green Bay Packers to a 4-0 record. But in a league that's all about "what have you done for me lately," the Packers know they can't relax now - especially not with St. Louis stepping confidently into Lambeau Field after the Rams gave the Arizona Cardinals their first loss last weekend.


Packers still trying to find "Jordy package" without Nelson

Published Oct. 8, 2015

Long passing plays from Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson were a common occurrence in recent years. Nelson's absence hasn't stopped Rodgers from having a great season, but it has meant less downfield success for the Green Bay Packers. And while the 4-0 record is ultimately what's important for Rodgers, there are still adjustments that need to be made as Green Bay learns how to thrive offensively without Nelson.


NFL power rankings: Week 5

Published Oct. 7, 2015

Where do the once undefeated Arizona Cardinals rank after last Sunday's loss to the Rams? For that matter, where do the wildly inconsistent Rams place? And what about the rest of the current unbeaten, like the Patriots, Packers, Bengals, Broncos, Falcons and Panthers? Here are the power rankings going into Week 5 of the season.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Week 4 win over the 49ers

Published Oct. 5, 2015

The Packers' fast start - at least in the way Mike McCarthy defines the term - is complete. Through the first quarter of the season, Green Bay is one of six undefeated teams in the NFL and already has a firm grasp on the NFC North. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 17-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.


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.


Brewers name David Stearns as new general manager

Published Sept. 21, 2015

This afternoon, Brewers chairman and owner Mark Attanasio named David Stearns as the team's new general manager, taking over for Doug Melvin, who announced last month that he would be stepping down from the position.


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.