Green Bay Packers
This Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (1-1) will travel to take on the Detroit Lions (1-1) at Ford Field. The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT, with television coverage on FOX. The Packers are coming off of a 31-24 comeback win against the New York Jets, while the Lions coming off of a 24-7 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Here are five keys for the Packers to defeat the Lions in this week three divisional showdown.
1. Slowdown Megatron
There’s no use in trying to stop Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. “Megatron.” The man is 6-foot-5, and can catch any ball close to him. In the only game Johnson played the Packers last year, Johnson had six catches for 101 yards and one touchdown. In his two games this year, Johnson had 164 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants, but was held to only 83 yards and no touchdowns last week against the Carolina Panthers. I know that Sam Shields definitely does not have the size advantage on Johnson, but if he can a little physical with th
It’s stuff like this that makes you wonder about the Cheeseheads even more. The first mockup version, as seen in the horrifying picture above, was just the start … now the Green Bay fans are really selling cheese bras.
In an effort to hold up the flabby chest area of Wisconsin farm girls, these moldy cheese bras are designed to fit any wildebeests brave enough to wear it. Made of a cheap foam guaranteed to soak up all your boob sweat, these foam bras are the next big thing in Green Bay.
You can purchase your very own cheese bra for a cool $32.99, according to Amazon there’s only 19 left in stock.
They also have cheese earrings, a cheese top hat and a fuggin’ cheese bow tie.
These damn Packer fans are getting out of control.
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During the offseason, the Green Bay Packers made it a big priority to sign wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension. Considering that Nelson has been one Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets since he came into the league in 2008, it was wise of the Packers management to give Nelson a four-year extension worth $39 million. With Nelson signed for the future, the focus now shifts to his mate at wide out Randall Cobb.
In the age of wide receiver hold outs, Cobb has been adamant that he doesn’t feel he has yet to earn that big payday. While Cobb says he doesn’t deserve it, the numbers say the exact opposite. In 38 career games, Cobb has caught 147 passes for 1,859 yards and 16 touchdowns. Cobb has also shown some explosiveness in the return game. In the 2011 opening game against the New Orleans Saints, Cobb returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. Along with the lone kickoff return touchdown, Cobb also has returned two punts for touchdowns.
His versatility is what makes him such a w
Aaron Rodgers has simply been a one-man wrecking crew for the Green Bay Packers this year. He has 535 passing yards on 48 completions with four touchdowns, one interception and two fumbles with a 97.4 quarterback rating.
He hasn’t had much help, being sacked three times in two games against Seattle and the New York Jets. He’s been constantly pressured, and almost won the game against New York by himself, when they erased a 21-3 deficit to win 31-24.
Now, it’s time for the Packers defense to take the pressure off of him. Defense wins championships, and to get by NFC powerhouses like the Seahawks, 49ers and Saints, they need to field a quality defense. They’ll face a real tough test this Sunday.
Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson taking in practice together pic.twitter.com/c0D5zVtoeL
— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) July 29, 2014
The Detroit Lions will host their NFC North rivals, and Matt Stafford had completed 49 passes for 594 yards with three touchdowns and an interception so far, giving them the fourth-ranke
Five Reasons Why the Packers will win
1. Jordy Nelson will go off again. Nelson will play even faster in the dome in Detroit and he should be able to continue his hot start against a young Detroit secondary. Second-year cornerback Darius Slay will likely get the tough task against Nelson. Ther Lions gave up five pass plays of 20 yards or more in last weeks loss to the Panthers, big plays like that are what Nelson and company thrive on. Nelson scored the game winner for the Packers last week on an 80 yard touchdown and leads the league with 292 yards receiving after two weeks.
2. Aaron Rodgers will pick up where he left off last week. Speaking of that 80 yard touchdown, Rodgers will surely make some more big plays on Sunday. He put up 346 yards against a very good Jets defense last week and has had a history of success against the Lions.Rodgers is 9-1 as the starter against the Lions, the only loss in an injury shortened start in 2010. He has a 100-plus passer rating in eight of those games. In those ten games
Sometimes in sports, one week between games can make all the difference. The players are rested, more focused, and in some cases, play a team that isn’t as skilled. That was the case with the Green Bay Packers. In Week 1, they played the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and got outplayed in almost every way possible. In Week 2, they were matched up against the New York Jets, and after a half of worrying football, they came alive in the second half. There was a definite good, bad, and ugly part of the Green Bay team between these two different games.
Ugly: In the game against the Seahawks, it seemed like the Pack got outcoached in every aspect. From the story of Rodgers not throwing a pass towards Richard Sherman, to Percy Harvin shredding the defense on every play. In addition to Harvin running all over the Packers defense, Marshawn Lynch had his way, rushing for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. The crowd noise was a factor, and it looked like Green Bay’s defense just was not ready for the
Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
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After two games there has been a lot of talk and a lot of questions about the play of Green Bay’s big free-agent acquisition Julius Peppers. Through two games, the ultra-talented Peppers has just eight tackles and no sacks and at times has looked a little bit lost. That is because the Packers have tried to play him at outside linebacker, when it’s clear he needs to stick to what he does best; playing defensive end and rushing the quarterback.
To their credit, Peppers played more snaps as a 4-3 defensive end than a 3-4 outside linebacker against the Jets last Sunday and even though he didn’t register a sack, Peppers applied pressure on quarterback Geno Smith and finished the game with 3.5 pressures, more than any other Packer. Yet, that doesn’t change the fact that his run defense has been horrible, particularly when he stands up as an outside linebacker.
Yes, he is adjusting to playing on his feet for the first time in his career but unless things change quickly, he should see snaps…
Just as it will every week this season, our touches and targets review takes you beyond the box score and into some of the more important metrics of the week including targets, touches and snap count data to give you a sense of (among other things) who played more, or drew more attention than their peers. With that in mind, we take a look around the league.
We could spend a lot of time talking about how great Jordy Nelson’s day was, but you already know that. He was targeted a league high 16 times in Week 2 and made nine receptions for 209 yards. It was great. Randall Cobb scored twice on six targets. Also good. Beyond that though, the most interesting piece was that as Green Bay trailed in the second half, rookie Davante Adams started seeing some work. He finished the game having played 37 snaps, two more than Jarrett Boykin and saw six targets, making five receptions for an impressive 50 yard day. Boykin went 1/3 with six yards. The incumbent WR3 started in that role and will likely do so in Week 3, but
The Green Bay Packers worked out several veterans yesterday. The team worked out offensive guard James Brown along with defensive tackle Gregory Hickman and defensive back Tay Glover-Wright. James Brown went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was signed by the Chicago Bears after the draft. He played college at Troy. Tay Glover-Wright played college ball at […] The post Packers worked out three veterans yesterday appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sparked a huge discussion about America’s favorite sport with eyebrow-raising comments on the NFL a few months ago. Cuban believes that if the NFL continues to expand and dominate the market, the league may eventually implode. “I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. When pigs get […] The post Did Mark Cuban know something we didn’t about the NFL? appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Prior to Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, the three players the Green Bay Packers selected as captains for the game — Randall Cobb, Morgan Burnett and Mason Crosby — posed for a photograph on the sidelines on a perfectly sunny day for football at Lambeau Field. Before the Pack secured a thrilling 31-24 […] The post Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn continue skullduggery, photobomb team captains (pic) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
Jordy Nelson put the Packers’ receiving corps on his back in Sunday’s 31-24 comeback win over the Jets.
But Green Bay cannot rely on Nelson to come through with 209 receiving yards — good for fourth best in franchise history — every week.
The position that would really open things up for other receivers is tight end. And the entire tight end position received three targets vs. New York with one catch. It wasn’t much better at Seattle where the unit received four targets, good for three catches and 26 yards.
Coming into this season, the tight end position wasn’t looked at as a position of strength. There was no proven playmakers like Jermichael Finley or sure-handed pass-catchers like Bubba Franks and Mark Chmura.
And to make matters worse, Brandon Bostick — who had been mildly impressive in the preseason — injured his fibula in mid August. He still has not returned and the Packers are leaning on rookie Richard Rodgers and limited veteran Andrew Quarless.
The more this unit does to g…
A recent Forbes survey revealed that that Green Bay Packers have the best fans in the NFL. Of course, the ubiquitous and fervent Packers fans already knew that and would be perfectly willing to explain why. But Packers fans generally aren’t used to coming in second, and many are already concerned, because of the team’s stumbling start, that the No. 1 fan designation might be Green Bay’s only title this season. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks 36–16 beat the Packers in Seattle on opening night in Seattle, and it has some green and gold fans in a tizzy. It’s not just that they got beat, but how they were beaten—thoroughly outplayed on both sides of the ball with former MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers looking frazzled and frustrated. Some folks have chastised general manager Ted Thompson for not fixing the defense. Others have said that Rodgers hasn’t looked the same since coming back last season from his broken collarbone. And then a website commenter known as “The Money Mike” said th…
In Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks, rookie Davante Adams was nowhere to be found. But that was true about the majority of the Green Bay Packers’ offense. Yet in Week 2 against the New York Jets, Adams made his presence felt and is now poised to overtake Jarrett Boykin as the third receiver on the Packers depth chart.
Adams, a second-round pick in last year’s draft, only had five receptions for 50 yards against the Jets, so it wasn’t as if his numbers were eye-popping. But his size, speed and athleticism were certainly on display and he had the look of a playmaker, while Boykin looked just pedestrian in three passes thrown his way, two of which were incompletions.
Boykin, who put up very good numbers last season, appears to have taken a step back in his third season with the Packers after signing with the team as a rookie free agent from Virginia Tech two years ago. Speed has never been his forte. He relies on good route running, timing and good hands to make plays but for some r…