5:22 PM EST, Sun November 18, 2018
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Packers DT Mike Daniels expected to miss multiple weeks, per report

Packers DT Mike Daniels expected to miss multiple weeks, per report

A foot injury looks likely to keep Mike Daniels off the field for at least the next few weeks. In addition to suffering a crippling NFC loss this past Thursday, the Green Bay Packers also saw defensive tackle Mike Daniels limp off with a foot injury. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, that injury could sideline the veteran defensive lineman for multiple weeks. Daniels suffered his injury during the second half of Thursday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, spending the rest of the game on the sidelines while the Packers defense proved unable to make a stop before time expired. The...
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NFL Week 11 Sunday Schedule: Vikings & Bears battle for NFC North lead in prime time

NFL Week 11 Sunday Schedule: Vikings & Bears battle for NFC North lead in prime time

Tune in tonight for a big NFC North battle that could very well shape the chase for the division title. The Green Bay Packers are now 4-5-1 after losing in Seattle on Thursday night, and they face an uphill climb to reach the top of the NFC North. The good news for the Packers is that tonight, at least one of the two teams above them in the division standings will lose barring a tie game. That’s because the 6-3 Chicago Bears host the 5-3-1 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. On paper, the Bears look like the better team; believe it or not, they are actually in the top five in the...
Nov 17, 2018
College Football Week 12 Schedule: Will upsets arrive on penultimate Saturday?

College Football Week 12 Schedule: Will upsets arrive on penultimate Saturday?

With most teams facing rivals next week, today could feature a handful of trap games for those in the top 25. The second-to-last Saturday of college football’s regular season is often a dud. With some of the country’s biggest rivalries taking place next Saturday, the week before has ended up with quite the yawn-inspiring slate of games this year. The SEC often gives top teams the second-to-last weekend off from conference play, and this year is no exception. The conference’s three top-ten teams — Alabama, LSU, and Georgia — all have off from conference play and are suiting up...
Nov 16, 2018
What ‘numbers’ were Mike McCarthy playing when he punted on fourth down?

What ‘numbers’ were Mike McCarthy playing when he punted on fourth down?

The Packers head coach used a statistical defense of his decision not to go for it on fourth-and-2, but the math doesn’t add up. By punting on fourth-and-2 with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter and his team trailing by three, Mike McCarthy played not to lose. He would say after the game the team was “playing the numbers” but that simply doesn’t track. Not only is the math in Green Bay’s favor in that situation, simple game theory suggests the move was to go for it. Whatever “numbers” McCarthy went with, they would likely have been better used to play the lottery....
Nov 16, 2018
Aaron Jones’ ‘pitch count’ continues to stunt the Packers’ 2018 season

Aaron Jones’ ‘pitch count’ continues to stunt the Packers’ 2018 season

The well-documented mismanagement of one of the Packers’ biggest offensive weapons has prevented the unit from sustained drives and was on display once again in Seattle. Like many other Green Bay Packers’ fans, I casually scrolled through Twitter looking for some sort of comfort in the moments directly following another 27-24 pull-your-hair-out loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. In the middle of tweets criticizing Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers for obvious reasons, there was another tweet that stood out. Still not understanding why Aaron Jones is played like he’s on a...
Nov 16, 2018
Packers Week 11 Snap Counts: Green Bay runs season-low 49 offensive plays in Seattle

Packers Week 11 Snap Counts: Green Bay runs season-low 49 offensive plays in Seattle

A game full of missed opportunities kept the Packers’ offense off the field. We’ve seen bad offensive performances from the Green Bay Packers before. We’ve seen plenty of them this season. But perhaps no quarter of football was as brutal for the Packers offense as the third quarter of Thursday night’s 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. In that period, the Packers received the opening kickoff. They somehow possessed the football for 7:55 in that quarter, but picked up just two first downs, going one-for-four on third down opportunities, and got Aaron Rodgers sacked three times. That...
Nov 16, 2018
Friday Cheese Curds: The Bell Tolls for Mike McCarthy

Friday Cheese Curds: The Bell Tolls for Mike McCarthy

The end of the McCarthy era is looking more certain than ever after another confounding be loss That sound you may have heard at the conclusion of the Green Bay Packers’ loss last night? It was the sound of a book closing. The book on the Mike McCarthy era in Green Bay is finished and is ready to be put on the shelf. At 4-5-1, the Packers are going to need a miracle to make the playoffs given their performance. Even then, it might not be enough to save McCarthy’s job. An era is coming to an end and while Packers fans may be relieved to see it end, it’s still sad that it has come to...
Nov 16, 2018
Packers think Jimmy Graham’s thumb injury may be serious, per report

Packers think Jimmy Graham’s thumb injury may be serious, per report

To make matters worse, the injury appears to be the result of a bad play away from the football. Lost in the Green Bay Packers’ latest collapse was an injury to tight end Jimmy Graham, the team’s biggest free agent signing of 2018. The Packers have gone through quite the revolving door of tight ends in recent years, with from Jared Cook to Martellus Bennett to Graham; all of the previous signings gave Packers fans some measure of disappointment, and the hope was that Graham would be the one who would pan out. Instead, ten games into a three-year, $30 million contract, Graham has...
Nov 16, 2018
The Takeaway, Packers vs. Seahawks: Third-down play-calling dooms Green Bay

The Takeaway, Packers vs. Seahawks: Third-down play-calling dooms Green Bay

The Packers had to overcome numerous hurdles during Thursday’s game in Seattle, none bigger or more longstanding than their head coach’s situational play-calling. Mike McCarthy’s play-calling had come under fire long before the Green Bay Packers’ 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. However, McCarthy’s insistence on pressing for big plays on third downs put his team into a hole from which it could not climb out. Many elements of the Packers offense worked well on Thursday. Running back Aaron Jones enjoyed a masterful first half, scoring two of his team’s three...
Nov 15, 2018
Seahawks 27, Packers 24: Green Bay blows lead in another embarrassing loss

Seahawks 27, Packers 24: Green Bay blows lead in another embarrassing loss

Green Bay should have won Thursday night, but the coach and quarterback didn’t do what was necessary to win. Just walking into CenturyLink Field makes Mike Daniels mad. Most of the 2018 Packers roster wasn’t around for the Fail Mary or the 2014 NFC Championship Game, but Cheesehead Nation doesn’t need a reminder about what a disaster it’s been when Green Bay travels to the Pacific Northwest. The horror show played an encore performance Thursday night, with the Packers blowing multiple leads, including a 14-3 lead in the first half and a 21-17 lead through three quarters to fall...
Nov 15, 2018
Packers DT Mike Daniels injures foot, questionable to return vs. Seahawks

Packers DT Mike Daniels injures foot, questionable to return vs. Seahawks

The Packers’ veteran lineman is banged up and might not return tonight. One of the biggest parts of the Green Bay Packers’ defense — both literally and figuratively — has left the playing field. Defensive tackle Mike Daniels injured his foot in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks and is officially questionable to return. Daniels was spotted on camera walking gingerly off the field. The Packers’ top three-technique tackle has not missed a game this season, but he did miss some time in the preseason with a quad injury. So far this season,...
Nov 15, 2018
Packers TE Robert Tonyan’s first career catch goes for a 54-yard touchdown

Packers TE Robert Tonyan’s first career catch goes for a 54-yard touchdown

The first-year tight end hauled in his first career pass to extend the Packers’ lead in Seattle. Robert Tonyan, aka “Big Bob,” has been languishing on special teams for the Green Bay Packers all season. The team’s fourth-string tight end has seen only a handful of snaps on offense in 2018, his first season on the active roster, but had not caught a regular-season pass yet in those nine plays. That all changed on Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks, when Aaron Rodgers heaved a deep ball to Tonyan. Running a wheel route up the left sideline, Tonyan got open immediately and...
Nov 15, 2018
Packers jump out to early 7-0 lead on Seahawks after Matthews’ forced fumble

Packers jump out to early 7-0 lead on Seahawks after Matthews’ forced fumble

It took just over a minute for the Packers to find the end zone despite not receiving the opening kickoff. Clay Matthews has had a quiet season for the Green Bay Packers, but he made arguably the biggest play of his season on the first play from scrimmage in Thursday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews’ forced turnover led directly to a Packers touchdown, giving them a 7-0 lead just 1:14 into the game. On first-and-ten following Mason Crosby’s opening kickoff, Russell Wilson handed off to Chris Carson, who ran over the right side of the Seahawks’ offensive line. Clay...
Nov 15, 2018
Packers-Seahawks: First half game thread

Packers-Seahawks: First half game thread

It’s finally time to get some small amount of revenge in Seattle for the 2014 NFC Championship. The Green Bay Packers have defeated the Seattle Seahawks each of the last three times the two teams have played. Leading into tonight’s game between the two teams, that would seem to be an encouraging sign for the Green and Gold. But each of those three games have come at Lambeau Field. Not since the 2014 NFC Championship Game have the two franchises met at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. That game and that venue, of course, were the setting for the Packers’ most painful overtime playoff loss...
Nov 15, 2018
Packers-Seahawks Inactives: No surprises as Martinez & Breeland will play on TNF

Packers-Seahawks Inactives: No surprises as Martinez & Breeland will play on TNF

The Packers got good news on their two questionable players, while the Seahawks will miss an important starter tonight. Two key starters for the Green Bay Packers were listed on the team’s final week 11 injury report as questionable, but the team will thankfully have the services of both critical players in tonight’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Blake Martinez and Bashaud Breeland were both still technically game-time decisions after receiving that status this week. However, the two will both play and start for the Packers tonight. Breeland suffered a groin injury against the...