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Packers’ Best Plays of 2017, #6: Rodgers finds Allison in OT to set up game-winner

Packers’ Best Plays of 2017, #6: Rodgers finds Allison in OT to set up game-winner

The free-play master struck again in a thrilling Week 3 win over the Bengals. Our APC panel voted on the best plays of the 2017 season and today we look at No. 6 on the list. Aaron Rodgers finds Geronimo Allison on a free play for 72 yards to set up the game-winner in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Situation With 7:30 left in overtime, on a day when the Packers defense struggled to contain Andy Dalton and the Bengals (yikes, I know), Green Bay desperately needed to convert a third-and-10 from their own 21 to avoid giving the ball back to Cincy. As the clock ran down,...
Jun 19, 2018
Mike McCarthy’s committee backfield plan is the right move for Packers’ running game

Mike McCarthy’s committee backfield plan is the right move for Packers’ running game

It may be hell for fantasy football players, but McCarthy’s acceptance of a committee approach should be good for the offense. Fantasy football players curse the “running back by committee” approach, but it’s often the best thing for the team, which makes Mike McCarthy’s acceptance of this premise critical for the Green Bay Packers in 2018. In an interview with ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, McCarthy stated outright that the Packers would drive the offense down interstate RBBC. “But if one of them would emerge as that full-time guy then you have to have that ability to ... adjust to...
Jun 13, 2018
Josh Jackson & Jaire Alexander are impressing Packers coaches in minicamp

Josh Jackson & Jaire Alexander are impressing Packers coaches in minicamp

Joe Whitt Jr. offered major compliments for the Packers first two picks from the 2018 draft. Before the pads come on, the only thing coaches can judge in minicamp exists between the ears. Are these players picking up the scheme? Are they learning? And are they playing with confidence? Packers coaches (and fans) should apparently breathe easy given where these rookie cornerbacks are in June. That can all change once training camp rolls around, but for now, new passing game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. likes what he’s seen from Josh Jackson and Jaire Alexander. “He’s constantly in that...
Jun 11, 2018
Are the 2018 Vikings the strongest NFC North rival in the Packers’ Rodgers era?

Are the 2018 Vikings the strongest NFC North rival in the Packers’ Rodgers era?

The Packers have dominated the division for years, but the Vikings have re-asserted themselves of late. Is this Green Bay’s biggest test yet? The same year Aaron Rodgers made his first trip to the postseason, Brett Favre took his team to the NFC Championship game. Watching perhaps the most important player in Green Bay Packers history take a hated rival to the cusp of the Super Bowl was a pain only salved by the Vikings’ ultimate implosion and failure. It’s a wonder Minneapolis hasn’t outlawed cereal at this point given their history with bowls. But after Rodgers slayed the purple...
Jun 8, 2018
In a loaded NFC, can the Packers simply rely on Aaron Rodgers to compete for a title?

In a loaded NFC, can the Packers simply rely on Aaron Rodgers to compete for a title?

Aaron Rodgers has carried sub-par teams to the playoffs, but he’s going to need his defense to pick up more of the slack in 2018. Aaron Rodgers must be watching LeBron James in these NBA Finals like the Spiderman pointing meme. For years, Rodgers has had to carry a deeply flawed Packers team to the postseason, and every season he proved he was capable of it. When Green Bay actually has good defenses, the Packers go to NFC Championship Games and Super Bowls. When they don’t, it’s Wild Card losses and Divisional Round heartbreak. It’s true that we already knew the Rodgers as...
Jun 5, 2018
Packers players embrace defensive attitude adjustment under Mike Pettine

Packers players embrace defensive attitude adjustment under Mike Pettine

It’s only the first week of June, but the Packers’ new defensive coordinator is already making friends. Mike Pettine can’t stop saying the right things. He’s the new mayor of the Green Bay Packers’ defense after an arduous slog through the tenure of his predecessor. Dom Capers’ approval rating in Wisconsin would make even Congress blush. Whether it was emphasizing pass defense and flexibility in his introductory press conference, or insisting the Packers mindset was more important than the defensive scheme, Pettine won over his players before the pads even went on. “I love...
May 30, 2018
Davante Adams has a chance to prove he belongs among league’s elite receivers

Davante Adams has a chance to prove he belongs among league’s elite receivers

With Jordy Nelson gone and Adams proving his mettle last season, 2018 could be the year the former Fresno standout becomes a superstar. The tiers of NFL superstardom are rarely formed by meritocracy; it’s not enough to simply be great. Davante Adams learned that after his breakout 2016 when he posted a 12-touchdown season and a career-high 997 yards, tantalizingly close to the 1,000-yard benchmark. After an inconsistent rookie campaign and a disappointing, injury-riddled 2015 season, Adams’ enormous 2016 must have been the result of Jordy Nelson’s return and Aaron Rodgers getting...
May 25, 2018
2018 Packers 90-man roster ranking, #5-1: Green Bay’s stars among most underrated in NFL

2018 Packers 90-man roster ranking, #5-1: Green Bay’s stars among most underrated in NFL

The top players on the Packers roster may be unheralded, but they’re some of the best players in the NFL at their positions. In light of the NFL announcing its Top 100 Players of 2018 and with the Green Bay Packers finalizing their spring roster, Acme Packing Company is back this week to break down the team’s 90-man roster, player-by-player. Once again, here is our 90-Man Roster Ranking, this time for 2018. These rankings represent a composite of the individual selections from several APC contributors. We finish the list with the most obvious names, along with one ascending defender...

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