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The Packers won’t know anything more about Aaron Rodgers’ availability until Wednesday, so coach Mike McCarthy has started the week by planning for Matt Flynn to start Sunday’s game at the Dallas Cowboys. McCarthy said Rodgers will go through a workout on Tuesday and then have his broken collarbone examined by team physician Dr. Pat […]
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media today that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be evaluated on Tuesday since he hasn’t been cleared to play yet.
MM: Plan for Rodgers is to work out Tuesday and be evaluated Wed. morning. Still not medically cleared.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 9, 2013
Sunday’s win was huge for the Packers. If they can get Rodgers back this week against the Cowboys they might have a chance to sneak into the playoffs.
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Clay Matthews is never going to be able to afford that vacation home, or jet ski, Bengal Tiger, or whatever lavish gift he is so desperately wanting because after this morning his bank account has $15,750 less than he did last night.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweeted:
Some fine news… #Packers LB Clay Matthews was fined $15,750 for unnecessarily striking a defenseless player with his helmet.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2013
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This is the third such fine for Matthews who was dinged for a hit against the Eagle Nick Foles in Week 10 and 49ers Colin Kaepernick in Week 1.
His fine for hitting Kaepernick was eventually cut in half to a mere $7500.
Clay’s tally on the year is now $39,000 for …
Yesterday’s win over the Falcons has only complicated matters further for the Packers in a season that was nearly lost.
Unless you have crawled into a hole somewhere, you are painfully aware that Aaron Rodgers has been out with a fractured collarbone for the past 5 weeks.
While the pain has subsided, the fracture is not 100% healed. This means any significant blow to his to the injured area will most likely result in further damage which would then spill over into next season, and in reality, the rest of Rodgers career.
So, what’s the point of putting him back on the field?
With three games to go, the Packers definitely need help from their foes in the form of loses. Green Bay does not truly control it’s own destiny. Three straight wins will have them settled at 9-6-1.
The Lions will likely finish 9-7. If that is case, the Pack win the NFC North assuming, of course, that the Packers beat the potentially 7-8 Bears team in THE LAS…
CB Jarrett Bush helps defense come up big to stay in playoff contention: ‘When ‘JB’ first got out there Gonzalez was saying, ‘Chill out, young buck’
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez will one day in the Hall of Fame, but on Sunday Green Bay Packers CB Jarrett Bush didn’t care where he was heading as long it wasn’t the end zone. Bush went toe to toe against Tony Gonzalez, the greatest tight end in pro football history, and with the game on the line, he delivered.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Handing out grades following the GreenBay Packers’ 22-21 home win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14:Passing Offense: BMatt Flynn was far from perfect, but he did enough thingswell that the Packers were able to score 22 points and get the win. Also, noone would ever confuse Flynn with Aaron Rodgers, but for a quarterback who’sbeen released twice this season and is technically Green Bay’s fourth-stringer,expectations should be adjusted accordingly.On the positive side for Flynn, he completed 75 percent ofhis passes (24 for 32), threw a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarterand finished with a passer rating of 95.6. He only threw one pass beyond 20yards, but that one was a 46-yard completion to Jordy Nelson. With the lack ofdeep balls and his pass to Nelson being a bit underthrown, Flynn’s arm strengthwill continue to be questioned, but some of his quick out routes were thrownwith plenty of zip on them. Coach Mike McCarthy properly adjusted the offenseto allow Flynn to
GREEN BAY, Wis. — In the six games since Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, the Green Bay Packers needed their defense to win them a game. In Sunday’s 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, that finally happened.
Atlanta scored one of its touchdowns off of an unlikely interception play, so the Packers’ defense actually only allowed 14 points. And, in the second half, when Green Bay was desperate to keep the Falcons from adding to their point total, the Packers pitched a shutout.
“We knew as a defense if we didn’t get some stops, we weren’t going to win that game,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said.
The third quarter began with Green Bay’s defense forcing back-to-back three-and-out drives. In that time, the Packers added two field goals to get within five points of Atlanta’s lead.
Early in the fourth quarter, with the Falcons still without a first down in the second half, Mike Neal rushed off the edge to sack Matt Ryan and force a fumble that was recovered by Johnny Jolly.
The Green Bay Packers have been counted down and out. They have been bruised and broken. Their defense has suffered injuries. Their offense has been without their franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers. They have been playing rotating quarterbacks. They even called back much traveled Matt Flynn back to the fold. Don’t you worry Packer fans. Here are five reasons the Packers will make the playoffs:5. Green Bay Packers 22 Atlanta Falcons 21With a slim victory over the Falcons the Packers are mathematically alive for playoff contention. 4. Detroit Lions 20 Philadelphia Eagles 34The Packers can count on the Lions to fizzle now that the pressure in on. As the Lions descend down the playoff ladder, the Packers will nimbly climb over their limp bodies towards the bright lights of the playoffs. 3. Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Chicago BearsThese are the three teams the Packers will meet in the next three weeks. The Cowboys are bad during the month of December. The Steel…
The Green Bay Packers finally found a way to win without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Matt Flynn threw for 258 yards and the Packers’ defense forced a key turnover in a 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday to snap a five-game winless slide. The Packers are hoping Aaron Rodgers will return next week. […]
Green Bay QB Matt Flynn threw for 258 yards and the Packers’ defense forced a fourth-quarter turnover in a 22-21 win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons.
ATLANTA FALCONS at GREEN BAY PACKERS: Sunday 1:00 PM on FOX, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
FALCONS:QUESTIONABLE: TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), S Zeke Motta (hand).PROBABLE: C Peter Konz (ankle), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee).
PACKERS:OUT: QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), DE C.J. Wilson (ankle).QUESTIONABLE: C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee, ankle).PROBABLE: T David Bakhtiari (illness), TE Brandon Bostick (concussion), LB Jamari Lattimore (quadriceps), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (foot), DT Ryan Pickett (knee).
The Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) have fallen almost completely out of the playoff picture since star quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a cracked left collarbone in the first quarter of Week 9′s loss to the Chicago Bears. The team hasn’t won since Week 8 on Oct. 27. And as their playoff hopes continue to diminish, so do their ticket prices. Photo Credit: Packers.com In fact, those who already have tickets to Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field against the Atlanta Falcons (3-9) are finding it difficult trying to get rid of them. FOX 11 in Wisconsin came in contact with a fan that’s trying to sell his ticket on Row 14 in Section 123 that has a face value of $97 for the heavily discounted price of $30—and he still hasn’t been able to sell it. “This is very rare. Only pre-season you see them go this low. But I think it’s going to be kind of the norm with the 7,500 extra seats up there,” John Schmidt of Schmitty’s Tickets told FOX 11. Both teams came into the 2013 season with high expectations a
Before the Patriots used the 232nd pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Julian Edelman thought for sure he would end up on the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. In a visit with The MMQB’s Peter King on his podcast, Edelman dissected some of the build-up to the draft and also how close […]
What if this crazy idea was potentially beneficial to the future of the franchise? It is common logic to think if you have a player of the magnitude and with the skill set of Aaron Rodgers, you would play him in every game you could, right? News broke out of Packers camp today that Aaron is still healing from his injury that he sustained over a month ago and he will not play in the game against the Falcons… Read more
Much to his dismay, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wont’s see the field against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
Rodgers, who is missing his fifth consecutive start with a fractured collarbone, repeatedly has said he wants to play, but the Packers consider until doctors medically clear him.
“Aaron’s frustrated,” McCarthy said. “We’re in meetings all day together. He’s like every other player fighting to get on the field.”
The Packers hopes for the postseason are down to a must-win game against the struggling Falcons, with Matt Flynn will once again get the start.
Per Patra: ‘ Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the team might consider shelving the quarterback for the rest of 2013 if Green Bay is out of the playoff hunt, not wanting to risk its star signal-caller in semi-meaningless games. With a win, the Packers still would have a chance to make the playoffs. Lose and their cheese is all but grated….