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Sep 17, 2018
MNF Game Thread: Bears host Seahawks to close out week 2

MNF Game Thread: Bears host Seahawks to close out week 2

Will Seattle have enough players to field a full roster on Monday night? If you’re not ready to be done with week two football just yet, fear not as Monday Night Football is almost upon us to wrap up the week. Tonight we have an NFC battle between teams that both lost close games in week one. The Chicago Bears are at home, hosting the battered Seattle Seahawks and looking to bounce back from giving up a 20-point lead to the Green Bay Packers a week ago. The Seahawks would normally have posed a great challenge in recent years, but departures across the defense and a glut of injuries must...
Sep 17, 2018
Week 12’s Packers-Vikings game could decide who gets a first-round bye

Week 12’s Packers-Vikings game could decide who gets a first-round bye

Based on early results around the NFC, there are plenty of reasons to think the North champs should have the 2 seed at worst. A look around the NFC after two weeks of the 2018 NFL season (Monday Night Football notwithstanding) bears out what most analysts and fans thought to be true: that the NFC North is one of the tougher divisions in football, and that the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are the class of said division. Furthermore, what we’ve seen so far indicates that those two teams look like two of the three best teams in the conference. Our Peter Bukowski broke this down...
Sep 17, 2018
NFL says Clay Matthews’ hit was perfect example of roughing the passer

NFL says Clay Matthews’ hit was perfect example of roughing the passer

Believe it or not, the league is even including video of the hit in a training video to illustrate what is a penalty. First it was Tony Corrente throwing the flag on Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews for roughing the passer. Then Corrente doubled down in a conference call with media after the game, saying he applied the rulebook correctly. Now, the NFL as a whole is tripling down on Corrente’s call on Matthews. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the league is actually going to include a clip of Matthews’ hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in a training...
Sep 17, 2018
Snap Counts: Davon House fails to impress in relief of injured Kevin King

Snap Counts: Davon House fails to impress in relief of injured Kevin King

The Packers had to dig into their secondary depth a bit on Sunday, and it burned them late in the game. The Green Bay Packers tied the Minnesota Vikings 29-29 on Sunday, a result that will set up a crucial week 12 game between the two teams at U.S. Bank Stadium. However, the Packers had plenty of chances to win the game, failing to do so thanks in part to officiating mistakes and in part due to mistakes in pass coverage by a few key players. The two biggest offenders were Davon House and Kentrell Brice, whose combined efforts allowed a 75-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs that pulled the...
Sep 17, 2018
Monday Curds: Packers won’t feel good about Sunday’s tie after controlling the game

Monday Curds: Packers won’t feel good about Sunday’s tie after controlling the game

While the officiating was awful, the Packers also failed to take advantage of chances to put the game away. The Green Bay Packers had a victory snatched from their grasp on Sunday, instead tying the Minnesota Vikings 29-29 after a series of unfortunate events. Those circumstances were a combination of situations of their own making — thanks to some atrocious play in the secondary by veteran players and poor execution in the red zone — and the help of some atrocious officiating. We’ll touch on both of those topics in today’s cheese curds, as we gnash our teeth about how a 1-0-1...
Sep 16, 2018
Packers Game Balls: Jimmy Graham arrives, JK Scott bombs away against Vikings

Packers Game Balls: Jimmy Graham arrives, JK Scott bombs away against Vikings

Who played well on Sunday? There were actually a number of solid games put up by Green Bay players. The Green Bay Packers may have tied the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Lambeau Field, but they should have won the contest, clearly playing well enough to do so against a team that made it to the NFC Championship a year ago. The Packers took a double-digit lead into the fourth quarter despite a quarterback who was operating on one healthy leg and although some questionable officiating helped to cost them a win, there are plenty of individual players who deserve praise for their efforts on...
Sep 16, 2018
Recap: Special teams mistakes define 29-29 tie in Packers-Vikings

Recap: Special teams mistakes define 29-29 tie in Packers-Vikings

The Packers and Vikings tied after a game that saw four missed field goals and a blocked punt touchdown. On Sunday, Aaron Rodgers fought through a difficult left knee injury to give the Green Bay Packers a chance to win a crucial week two matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. In a tough game against the reigning division champs, the Packers got contributions from all portions of the team, including a huge touchdown from its special teams early, some solid defense through the middle of the contest, and a big interception late in the game from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to help extend their...
Sep 16, 2018
Packers vs. Vikings, Week 2: Second half game thread

Packers vs. Vikings, Week 2: Second half game thread

Green Bay leads by ten points at the half as Aaron Rodgers is getting some help from his line and special teams today. Injured knee or no, Aaron Rodgers is helping lead the Green Bay Packers well in the first half of their game against the Minnesota Vikings today. Rodgers has 80 passing yards and a touchdown, going 12-of-17 in the first half and adding seven rushing yards as the Packers holed a 17-7 lead at the half. The Packers got the scoring started with a special teams touchdown, as Geronimo Allison blocked Matt Wise’s punt and Josh Jackson caught the de facto jump ball in the end...
Sep 16, 2018
VIDEO: Packers take early lead on Vikings with blocked punt touchdown

VIDEO: Packers take early lead on Vikings with blocked punt touchdown

Geronimo Allison and Josh Jackson combined for the first big special teams play of the year. The Green Bay Packers could not score on offense on their first drive of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, but the special teams was undeterred on the Vikings’ first punt of the game. Following a three-and-out forced by the Packers’ defense — which featured a pair of big plays from rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander — the Vikings were forced to punt the ball from deep in their own territory. Geronimo Allison was not letting that punt get off cleanly, however. Allison broke...
Sep 16, 2018
Packers vs. Vikings, Week 2: First half game thread

Packers vs. Vikings, Week 2: First half game thread

Hold your breath - Aaron Rodgers and his injured ankle are taking the field against a great defense today. Are you ready for week two? Aaron Rodgers’ knee is ready. Rodgers will be active for today’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings despite a knee injury that kept him out of practice most of this week. After suffering a left knee sprain in the second quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, Rodgers returned after halftime and threw three fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Packers rallied for a 24-23 victory. Today, he will be out on the field with...
Sep 16, 2018
Packers-Vikings Inactives: Aaron Rodgers & Davante Adams will play in week 2

Packers-Vikings Inactives: Aaron Rodgers & Davante Adams will play in week 2

The Packers’ QB is ready to go for Sunday’s key divisional matchup. It’s all systems go for Aaron Rodgers today. The Green Bay Packers announced their inactives list for today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, and Aaron Rodgers is not among the seven players on the list. Indeed, Rodgers will be in uniform and in the starting lineup for the game today, something that was almost unfathomable when he left last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears on a cart. The two-time MVP missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, leading to his questionable designation on Friday’s injury...
Sep 16, 2018
Week 2 2018 NFL Sunday Schedule: Pats-Jags hold rematch of AFC Championship

Week 2 2018 NFL Sunday Schedule: Pats-Jags hold rematch of AFC Championship

Besides Packers-Vikings, there’s a solid schedule of games around the NFL in week two. Football fans across the upper Midwest will be tuned in to a big NFC North battle today, as the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings square off in an early divisional game to see who can take an early lead. However, there’s a lot more to the schedule on this NFL Sunday than just this pair of 1-0 teams. Leading the way in week two is a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Pats won that game 24-20, coming back from deficits of...
Sep 15, 2018
Aaron Rodgers practices on Saturday to prep for Vikings, but remains questionable

Aaron Rodgers practices on Saturday to prep for Vikings, but remains questionable

It will still be a game-time decision on Sunday for the Packers’ quarterback. On Saturday, the Green Bay Packers got some good news in their final practice before they take the field Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who sprained his left knee last Sunday against the Chicago Bears, was able to participate in practice on Saturday, according to multiple media reports. This is a good sign for his availability on Sunday, but it by no means makes it a certainty. In fact, Rodgers remains questionable on the Packers’ injury report. Often, the Packers will update...
Sep 15, 2018
College Football Schedule, Week 2: Ohio State-TCU, LSU-Auburn, & much more

College Football Schedule, Week 2: Ohio State-TCU, LSU-Auburn, & much more

A divisional matchup and a pseudo-neutral site game are the top draws on this week three Saturday. Week two of the college football season was mostly devoid of stellar matchups, but as we arrive in week three, that’s all changing. Today we have a pair of games pitting two teams in the top 15 against one another — one comes in a conference opener for two teams with same mascot while the other is technically a neutral-site game but is played in the backyard of the lower-ranked school. The first matchup is in the SEC West, where LSU and Auburn each look to claim a quality victory in the...
Sep 14, 2018
Friday Injury Report: Rodgers & Adams listed as questionable vs. Vikings

Friday Injury Report: Rodgers & Adams listed as questionable vs. Vikings

As expected, we won’t know for sure about Aaron Rodgers’ status for Sunday until game time. It looks to be another 36-plus hours before we learn whether Aaron Rodgers will take the field for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Indeed, it will likely come down to 90 minutes before game time, when the inactive players are announced, to know for sure if the quarterback will start against the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers listed Rodgers as questionable on this week’s injury report, which comes as no surprise to those following the saga of his injury this week. Rodgers, who suffered a...

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