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5 things to watch in the Packers' preseason game versus the Eagles

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Exhibition games (or "meaningless games," in Aaron Rodgers' words) can't go much worse for the Green Bay Packers than their last one did. Jordy Nelson suffered a season-ending knee injury, and just about every phase of the game became sloppy after that. With two down and two to go, here are five things to watch in the Packers' upcoming preseason game against the Eagles Saturday night at Lambeau Field.


Three South Side high schools call rebuilt South Stadium home

Published Aug. 26, 2015

As the Bradley Tech Trojans and the South Division Cardinals lined up along the sidelines for the first game of the season Thursday evening, the atmosphere felt more like a contest that could air on ESPN than a high school football matchup. As Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, it was the first football game ever played in the newly reconstructed South Stadium at 971 Windlake Ave.


6 Packers who need to step up in Jordy Nelson's absence

Published Aug. 25, 2015

There's no way of denying the impact Nelson's absence could have on Green Bay's upcoming season. Yet, the Packers have created such a believable "next man up" philosophy at various stages throughout Ted Thompson's tenure that maybe it won't be too debilitating. Here are the players that will have to step up to keep the team's Super Bowl hopes alive.


Mourning Jordy Nelson (through Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers' Dubsmashes)

Published Aug. 25, 2015

Yes, the Packers will probably be just fine without Jordy Nelson, who's done for the year with a significant right knee injury. But sometimes, you just need to grieve ... with a collection of Dubsmashes from Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers from before the injury that eerily fit this time of great sadness.


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' preseason loss at Steelers

Published Aug. 24, 2015

There was so much promise and positivity after the Packers won their exhibition opener against the New England Patriots. There were no significant injuries in that game, and the team looked sharp in just about every aspect. That was not the case Sunday for Green Bay. A lot went wrong, including something that could seriously derail the team's entire season.


5 things to watch for in the Packers preseason game against the Steelers

Published Aug. 21, 2015

It will be a rare preseason Sunday noon kickoff for the Green Bay Packers this weekend in Pittsburgh. More important than the start time for Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy, however, is another chance to evaluate their 2015 roster and prepare for a regular season that's only a few weeks away. Here are five things to watch in this weekend's Packers-Steelers game.


Packers 2015 roster projection: First edition

Published Aug. 19, 2015

A lot could change over the course of the next three preseason games. Some players will step up and make it very difficult for the Green Bay Packers to cut them. Others will struggle and find themselves hopeful of just making the practice squad. But as it stands currently, with one exhibition game behind them, here's our first edition of what the Packers' 53-man roster could look like this season.


Bubble watch: Who's likely in and out on the Packers' roster

Published Aug. 17, 2015

Nearly every player had a chance to show what they can do during last week's preseason opener in New England. Which five bubble players are trending upwards after the Pack's preseason debut, and which five should be concerned that their bubble is bursting?


5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' preseason win over the Patriots

Published Aug. 14, 2015

When wins and losses really don't matter, it's important to recognize what those three hours of preseason football accomplished. For the Green Bay Packers, a team currently set as favorites to win Super Bowl 50, there were plenty of meaningful moments in their exhibition victory over New England. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the Packers' 22-11 win Thursday night.


5 things to watch in Packers preseason opener vs. Patriots

Published Aug. 13, 2015

Seven months after the Green Bay Packers were a few mistake-filled minutes away from reaching Super Bowl 49, they're back in (preseason) action. And it's against the team that ended up claiming the Lombardi Trophy, the New England Patriots. Here are five things to watch for in Thursday's game.


Wolf's Packers resume is more than worthy of the Hall of Fame

Published Aug. 7, 2015

Ron Wolf has his gold jacket. Placed over his arms by his son Eliot in Canton, Ohio, at Thursday night's Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner, the former Green Bay Packers general manager is among extremely elite company. Do Packers fans even want to think about what the franchise might look like today if not for Wolf being hired in 1991?


Expectations run high as Packers enter training camp

Published July 29, 2015

Every NFL team enters training camp with varying levels of goals and expectations. For the Green Bay Packers, the pressure couldn't be any higher. As the Packers go through the next five weeks of practices and exhibition games, the focus will be on shaping a team that's still alive on Feb. 7, 2016.


The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part two

Published July 20, 2015

As NFL training camp approaches, we've been counting down the most important players for the Green Bay Packers this season. Today, we conclude the list of defensive players who will play critical roles for Green Bay.


Favre's reunion with Packers proves time can heal any wound

Published July 17, 2015

The public backlash at the time was swift and severe. It was nearly seven years ago when the Green Bay Packers did what was once unthinkable by trading their legendary quarterback, Brett Favre. No party involved or even tangentially related initially came out looking good, either. But if there was ever a sports story that proves time heals all wounds, this is it.