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Articles tagged with 'packers'

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2014 picks: Jim Owczarski

Published Dec. 17, 2014

Wow. Another year is coming to a close, and 2014 was a fun one. Sports editor Jim Owczarski takes you through his favorites from the past year, including Andre 3000 making Brewers reliever Will Smith very uncomfortable, Jabari Parker's whirlwind first day in Milwaukee and the author's top stories of the year.

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Packers' psyche took a rest against the Bills

Published Dec. 16, 2014

How do you explain why a hot, successful team like the Green Bay Packers lose to the Buffalo Bills when there is so much at stake? It's a complicated answer, but it isn't just statistics or even motivation that seem to be the problem. A loss like that may not even be avoidable at some point.

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Packers' success doesn't travel

Published Dec. 15, 2014

While it's true that Aaron Rodgers turned in one of the worst performances of his career in a 21-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills in New York on Sunday afternoon, finishing with two interceptions and a 34.3 rating, the defense played well and the running game averaged 6.3 yards per carry. So, why did the Packers come home with a loss?

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Thunderstruck: Rodgers doesn't throw picks. So what?

Published Dec. 9, 2014

In our stats-driven society, we all know Aaron Rodgers is 68-32 in his first 100 starts, which is the same record Brett Favre had. And we know Rodgers has thrown about 4,000 fewer interceptions in his career than Favre did to this point. Which leads me to this question: "So what?"

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Lacy runs roughshod as Packers clip Falcons

Published Dec. 9, 2014

The Green Bay Packers continued their dominance at Lambeau Field in a high-scoring victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. While Aaron Rodgers added to his MVP candidacy, running back Eddie Lacy set the tone with a powerful performance.

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Lambeau: a field of dreams for 2014 Packers

Published Dec. 8, 2014

The Green Bay Packers enter tonight's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a perfect 6-0 mark at home, and they have already scored the fourth most amount of points at Lambeau Field in history. And they have two games left. So what is it about playing at home in 2014 that makes it special?

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Believe it: The Packers are best in the NFC

Published Dec. 4, 2014

Technically, the Arizona Cardinals are the top seed in the NFC. But they are no longer the best team. That group is in Green Bay. And it's not just because of a four game winning streak, or impressive home victories. No, it's because of what's happening inside that locker room. These guys have bought in, and are all in together.

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Defense now has its signature victory

Published Dec. 3, 2014

Celebrations last a day in the National Football League, and it's on to the next opponent. The Atlanta Falcons were mentioned several times in the immediate aftermath of the Green Bay Packers' 26-21 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon. What will be remembered is how a maligned Packers defense held firm, and the team can build off that.

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Packers' best was better than Patriots'

Published Nov. 30, 2014

The Green Bay Packers edged the New England Patriots, 26-21, Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field in what many called a Super Bowl preview. If that was the case, then the Packers' best beat the best the Pats had to offer, especially their top cover corners.

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5 things to watch for as Packers face Patriots

Published Nov. 28, 2014

Sunday afternoon's game between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots was being touted as a "Super Bowl" preview as soon as last Sunday night, just hours after both teams won their respective games. It may well be that, or not - depending on how these five topics are covered by the green and gold.

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Kickoff adjustments may serve Packers well

Published Nov. 27, 2014

The weather has turned, and winter is upon us. And, the Green Bay Packers are also about to the play four of their remaining five games outdoors in that weather. That may change how the team approaches kicking off, which may lead to more opportunities for big plays with a cold, bounding, live ball.

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Packers gut out tough road win over Vikings

Published Nov. 24, 2014

Coming off back-to-back blowouts, the Green Bay Packers received a challenge from the last place Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon in Minnesota, and the green and gold muscled up on both sides of the ball for a 24-21 victory.

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Simply, the Packers go as Rodgers goes

Published Nov. 21, 2014

Football, it can be argued, is the ultimate team game. An individual can't succeed without the the help of 10 others. But in the case of the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers, is it as simple as saying as he goes, so goes the team? The numbers seem to bear that out.