8:59 PM EDT, Wed September 23, 2020
Brew Crew Ball 2 hours ago
Game Thread #55: Milwaukee Brewers (27-27) @ Cincinnati Reds (28-28)

Game Thread #55: Milwaukee Brewers (27-27) @ Cincinnati Reds (28-28)

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Houser (1-5, 5.33 ERA) vs. Bauer (4-4, 1.80 ERA) Lineups: Tonight's #Brewers lineup for the finale in Cincinnati. : 5:40 p.m. CT : @FSWisconsin : @620wtmj #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/XrDG1zz6eo— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 23, 2020 Patiently waiting for 6:40. Reds lineup presented by @PNCBank pic.twitter.com/LPOUkDjFHy— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 23, 2020
Acme Packing Company 3 hours ago
Kenny Clark and Davante Adams both miss practice ahead of Week 3 date with Saints

Kenny Clark and Davante Adams both miss practice ahead of Week 3 date with Saints

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC Two of the Packers’ biggest names weren’t on the practice field today. Defensive lineman Kenny Clark and wide receiver Davante Adams were held out of practice today as both recover from injuries sustained in the first two weeks of the 2020 season. Clark seems to be on track to miss his second consecutive game after leaving the Packers’ Week 1 game with a groin injury. Adams, meanwhile, has gotten good reports from both his head coach and his quarterback. Matt LaFleur described Adams’ absence from the...
Acme Packing Company 5 hours ago
Wednesday Walkthroughs: Who is the most improved Packers player in 2020?

Wednesday Walkthroughs: Who is the most improved Packers player in 2020?

Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC APC writers share their picks for the most improved Packers player so far this season. For years, the Green Bay Packers banked hard on player growth as a team-improvement strategy. Unfortunately, the “develop” part of “draft and develop” is often much easier said than done. But this year, the Packers are benefitting from a few big jumps from players they’ve had in the pipeline for quite some time. Here are our picks for the most improved members of their developmental prospects. Shawn Wagner: Robert...
Reviewing the Brew 5 hours ago

Brewers: Why Hasn’t Luis Urias Been In the Starting Lineup Lately?

Brewers infielder Luis Urias was one of the team’s better hitters earlier this season. The same has not been true as of late. One of the more surprising moves that the Brewers made last offseason was the trade that sent Trent Grisham and Zach Davies and a player to be named later to the Padres […] Brewers: Why Hasn’t Luis Urias Been In the Starting Lineup Lately? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lombardi Ave 6 hours ago

Packers: Davante Adams not practicing not necessarily a bad sign

Packers WR Davante Adams won’t practice on Wednesday, but it’s not necessarily a bad sign for Week 3. Davante Adams exited the Green Bay Packers‘ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday with a hamstring injury and wouldn’t return. Unsurprisingly, head coach Matt LaFleur said that Adams will likely be held out of practice today. […] Packers: Davante Adams not practicing not necessarily a bad sign - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - Green Bay Packers News and Fan Community
Lombardi Ave 7 hours ago

Packers run defense needs to improve vs. Saints in Week 3

The Packers’ run defense needs to improve in Week 3. The Green Bay Packers have put in back-to-back strong performances on offense in the opening two weeks, leading them to big victories against the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. Up next is the Packers’ toughest test to date, a road game against the New Orleans […] Packers run defense needs to improve vs. Saints in Week 3 - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - Green Bay Packers News and Fan Community
Acme Packing Company 7 hours ago
Running on Empty: Matt LaFleur’s ‘illusion of complexity’ on full display with empty sets

Running on Empty: Matt LaFleur’s ‘illusion of complexity’ on full display with empty sets

The Packers offense can line up in any formation with any personnel grouping, making them nearly impossible to cover. | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Packers threw a wrinkle at Matt Patricia’s heavy man coverage defense by going empty, even with big personnel, and forcing every Lion to cover in space. Green Bay had Detroit grasping at a lot of air. Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers’ run game starred on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, hanging a preposterous 259 yards as a team on Sunday, but that’s nothing new. Green Bay...
Acme Packing Company 7 hours ago
Reporting as Eligible - Are the Packers great, or are the early games Lion?

Reporting as Eligible - Are the Packers great, or are the early games Lion?

Several Acme Packing Company contributors have joined forces for a Packers-focused podcast: Reporting As Eligible. If you’ve ever wondered what Paul Noonan, Rcon14, or Matub sound like in real life, tune in as they join JR Radcliffe of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for discussion and banter about the Packers and whatever else is going on out there. This week, JR, Matt, and Paul cover everything that went right for the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions, from surprisingly good performances from Rick Wagner and Rashan Gary, to Allen Lazard’s greatness (by DVOA), to Aaron Jones...
Acme Packing Company 8 hours ago
Za’Darius Smith on playing rover: ‘I have all the freedom in the world’

Za’Darius Smith on playing rover: ‘I have all the freedom in the world’

The Packers’ top veteran pass-rusher discusses one of his significant alignments and breaks down film to illustrate his approach. With Kenny Clark out for the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine used a heavy dose of a playcall known as “Z Green Bay.” As the first letter suggests, this is an alignment that features Za’Darius Smith, the team’s biggest free agent acquisition in the 2019 offseason, in the middle of the defense. This call signifies Smith being able to rush the passer from a “rover” position, roaming around the interior of the line of...
Brew Crew Ball 8 hours ago
NL Playoff Race Watch: Brewers move into 8th seed

NL Playoff Race Watch: Brewers move into 8th seed

Photo by Michael Hickey/ The NL East is having a tough start to the week, leading to 4 NL Central teams currently holding playoff spots The Philadelphia Phillies are in the middle of a massive season-ending slide, and that’s helping the Brewers. The Brewers’ win over the Reds on Tuesday night combined with the Phillies losing both ends of a double header to the last-place Nationals has the Brewers sitting in a playoff spot ahead of today’s series finale in Cincinnati. Standings There are now 4 NL Central teams currently holding playoff positions with about a half-week to go,...
Brew Hoop 9 hours ago
Giannis Named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Giannis Named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via The steady drumbeat of recognition continues on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s fame has grown consistently since his days as a Twitter smoothie superstar, and TIME Magazine bestowed yet another honor that will bring his name to another audience: Congratulations to @Giannis_An34 on being named to the @TIME 100 Most Influential People list!!#TIME100 | https://t.co/Hilc9X5bXz pic.twitter.com/Uy2rzujK88— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 23, 2020 Giannis stood alongside celebrities, politicians, business and media moguls, as well as other sports stars...
Acme Packing Company 9 hours ago
Advanced Stats 101: EPA and the resurgence of the Packers’ offense

Advanced Stats 101: EPA and the resurgence of the Packers’ offense

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Packers offense has roared back to life in year two under Matt LaFleur. One advanced metric can help explain how. The Green Bay Packers offense has officially roared to life after another impressive showing on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. You’ve likely noticed Pro Football Focus has Aaron Rodgers as their top graded player in the league and everyone is abuzz about Aaron Jones’ incredible performance on the ground and in the passing game. It’s a great time to be a Packers fan even this early in the season and we’re going to do something a little...
Acme Packing Company 10 hours ago
APC Podcast, 9/23: Can the Packers offense keep up their hot start?

APC Podcast, 9/23: Can the Packers offense keep up their hot start?

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Is two straight weeks of over 40 points a flash in the pan, or a harbinger of a runaway division title? If the Green Bay Packers’ week-one performance on offense left us with raised eyebrows, our faces may soon be permanently locked in an expression of stunned delight. Week two saw another point explosion, as the Packers walloped the Detroit Lions 42-21. As we touched on frequently in the lead-up to the season, the first four games seem particularly murky this year in terms of definitive takeaways. But we can’t help but ride the wave of optimism and...
Acme Packing Company 11 hours ago
Wednesday Cheese Curds: Packers’ defense is getting in on the scoring

Wednesday Cheese Curds: Packers’ defense is getting in on the scoring

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Green Bay’s offense has turned heads early, but the defense isn’t letting that group have all the fun in terms of putting points on the board. The Green Bay Packers’ offense has been the main story for the team over the first two weeks of the season, and with good reason. It is on a historic pace through two games, getting off to a strong start the likes of which have rarely been seen in the NFL. But while the defense has lagged the offense behind in its performance overall, there have been some encouraging moments. The defense has scored nine points this year...
Giannis Antetokounmpo lands on the Time 100 list of most influential people of 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo lands on the Time 100 list of most influential people of 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo now has two MVPs to his name and earned a spot on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people in 2020.        

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    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Giannis Antetokounmpo lands on the Time 100 list of most influential people of 2020

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    Kenny Clark and Davante Adams both miss practice ahead of Week 3 date with Saints

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    Aaron Rodgers

    Advanced Stats 101: EPA and the resurgence of the Packers’ offense

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    Reporting as Eligible - Are the Packers great, or are the early games Lion?

  • 2 Kenny Clark

    Kenny Clark

    Kenny Clark and Davante Adams both miss practice ahead of Week 3 date with Saints