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    Packers can tie for division lead with victory

    How badly do the Packers need a victory tonight against the Vikings, with the kickoff scheduled for less than three hours away at Lambeau Field?

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thursday practice quickie

    The Packers went without pads for Thursday morning's practice in chilly 46 degree temps.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Matthews looking like he'll play Sunday

    All signs are pointing to Clay Matthews playing this week against the Minnesota Vikings.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Driver returns

    Receiver Donald Driver (quadriceps) took his first practice reps of the week today during the jog-through portion of practice, a sign that he will indeed play Sunday against Minnesota.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Countdown to Packers-Vikings kickoff

    It's now less than 36 hours until kickoff for the Packers-Vikings showdown, and there's no shortage of preview material at PackersNews.com leading up to the big game:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers don't activate Harris, Bigby off PUP

    The Green Bay Packers did not activate any of their players off the physically unable to perform list today, according to an NFL source.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Smith "excited" to come back to Packers, agent says

    Anthony Smith was surprised that the Packers cut him after training camp last year, but nevertheless he's excited about finally getting a chance to play in Green Bay, according to his agent.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Capers: Packers must stop more than Favre

    Brett Favre’s numbers were staggering last year in the Minnesota Vikings’ season sweep over the Packers.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Favre: This will be his last game at Lambeau ... unless

    We’ll have the full transcript from Brett Favre’s 19-minute conference call with reporters at Lambeau Field, but here are some of the highlights:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Matthews shows progress, takes part in jog-through

    Outside linebacker Clay Matthews took part in some jog-through portions of practice today in a sign that he might have a chance of returning from his hamstring injury this week.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy welcomes Harris, Bigby back to practice

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Al Harris and Atari Bigby, coming off the physically unable to perform list, practiced today and their playing status would be considered on a day by day basis. McCarthy declined to give any indication whether they could play on Sunday against the Vikings.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    3rd-quarter summary: Dolphins 13, Packers 10

    The Dolphins took the second-half kickoff and marched 59 yards for a 41-yard field goal to take the lead. The next time they got the ball they marched to the Packers' 27 where they faced fourth and 1 and went for it. Ronnie Brown was stopped short, although the Dolphins challenged a questionable spot. The ruling stood and the Packers grabbed the ball and some momentum.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Game roundup: Dolphins 23, Packers 20, OT

    Miami place-kicker Dan Carpenter drilled a 44-yard field goal with 9:01 remaining in overtime to lift the Dolphins to a 23-20 win over the Packers.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Referee Hochuli defends controversial penalty call

    A controversial fourth-quarter penalty, in which the Packers were flagged for an illegal formation on a Dolphins punt, kept a Miami drive alive. Instead of the Packers taking over with 7:10 remaining and the score tied at 13-13, the Dolphins were awarded a first down because Robert Francois was ruled to be lined up within a yard of the center, which is illegal.

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    Packers to put Finley on injured reserve

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at his press conference today the team will place tight end Jermichael Finley on season-ending injured reserve.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Barnett talks life left-handed

    Packers linebacker Nick Barnett wore a bulky contraption on his right wrist in the locker room Thursday after having four pins and a screw placed in the joint during season-ending surgery. He was placed on injured reserve last week.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Prediction panel gives Packers edge over Dolphins

    Despite a rash of injuries that has sidelined seven starters, three out of four members of the Press-Gazette prediction panel say the Packers will defeat the Miami Dolphins in a noon game today at Lambeau Field.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Sunday roundup: Packers can overcome injury onslaught

    It's been well documented the Packers have suffered more than their fair share of injuries this season, with the number of starters missing for today's noon  game against Miami at Lambeau Field numbering seven. In

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Clay Matthews inactive for Dolphins game

    As expected, linebacker Clay Matthews was placed on the inactive list for the Packers' game against Miami today with Brady Poppinga slated to start in his place at left outside linebacker.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    First-quarter summary: Packers 10, Dolphins 7

    In the span of two plays, the complexion of this game took a significant turn. The Dolphins had a first down at the Packers' 21 with 1:22 remaining when Chad Henne was picked off by Tramon Williams on a pass intended for Brandon Marshall. On the very next play, Aaron Rodgers hit Greg Jennings on an 86-yard touchdown strike. Just like that, the Packers went from potentially being down by anywhere from 10-3 to 14-3, to all of a sudden grabbing a 10-7 lead.

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    2nd-quarter summary: Packers 10, Dolphins 10

    The only scoring in the quarter came on Dan Carpenter's 53-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining. Carpenter had hit a 43-yarder on the previous play, but a holding penalty forced him to do it again from 10 yards further back.

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    Final summary: Packers 28, Vikings 24

    Neither the Packers nor the Vikings scored in the final quarter, although Minnesota made things interesting in the final minute when they drove to the Packers' 15. When Brett Favre hit Percy Harvin for what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown pass, you could hear a pin drop at Lambeau. But a replay over-ruled the initial call and wiped the touchdown off the board.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Neal, Poppinga out for the season

    Rookie defensive end Mike Neal and linebacker Brady Poppinga will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, coach Mike McCarthy announced today at his press conference.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers acquire pair of linebackers

    The Packers made two roster additions today, acquiring linebackers Diryal Briggs off waivers and signing veteran Matt Wilhelm.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Special teams report: Slocum stands by his punter

    Packers punter Tim Masthay ranks 32nd in the NFL in net punting average (33.8) and 21st in gross average (43.2). Those numbers aren’t going to knock anyone’s socks off, but special teams coach Shawn Slocum was pleased with Masthay’s performance against the Vikings on Sunday and continues to stand firmly behind his punter.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers announce inactive list

    Here are the Packers players listed as inactive for tonight's game:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    First-quarter summary: Packers 7, Vikings 7

    Brandon Jackson gave the Packers a 7-0 lead with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 5:07 remaining, culminating a four-play, 76-yard touchdown march.

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    Second-quarter summary: Vikings 17, Packers 14

    Aaron Rodgers hit Andrew Quarless on a 9-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the quarter to give the Packers a 14-7 lead. Quarless' first career TD catch culminated a five-play, 79-yard Packers' scoring drive.

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    Third-quarter summary: Packers 28, Vikings 24

    It took more than 153 minutes covering 10-plus quarters, but the Packers finally intercepted Brett Favre. A.J. Hawk did the honors on a pass intended for Bernard Berrian less than 4 minutes into the second half.

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    Favre speak: The transcript

    Here's the entire transcript from Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's conference call with reporters at Lambeau Field: 

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers photographer Biever will be fondly remembered

    Whenever a historical Green Bay Packers photo was needed in the newspaper business, Vernon Biever was the man to call.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Rodgers returns to practice

    Questions regarding Aaron Rodgers' availability this weekend were somewhat answered Thursday morning as the quarterback took all of the first-team snaps during the the media portion of Packers practice. Although, it is unknown whether he has been cleared for games.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Rodgers: Very optimistic

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday after suffering a concussion in overtime against the Washington Redskins last week. He said he didn't feel normal until Wednesday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Rodgers practices part time, Chillar has setback

    Aaron Rodgers' chances of playing this week appear to be decent with his return to practice Thursday on a limited basis from the concussion he sustaied last week against Washington.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Rodgers works again, Barnett to IR

    For the second straight day, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (concussion) took part in practice after missing Wednesday's workout.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Redskins' Jarmon fined for hit on Rodgers

    So apparently it should have been a penalty.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Rodgers, 5 other starters miss practice

    The Packers have six starters who appear to be in danger of missing Sunday's game against Miami.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Finley to be out longer than expected, maybe for season

    Several media outlets are reporting that Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will be out six to 10 weeks, and perhaps for the season, after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy: Finley could miss remainder of season

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today at his press conference that tight end Jermichael Finley will be out longer than anticipated after undergoing surgery on his injured knee/hamstring/tendon on Tuesday. Finley originally was expected to miss at least three weeks, but McCarthy said it's possible he could be out for the season.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Jennings beyond frustrated with lack of opportunities

    Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings admitted today that he's frustrated that he hasn't had more play-making opportunities through the first five games of the season.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Shields full participant at Wednesday practice

    Rookie cornerback Sam Shields was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice after being inactive the last two games with a calf injury. He first tweaked the muscle during the Monday Night Football game against Chicago, then was forced to leave the first practice afterward.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Finley's tweet means season likely over for the tight end (update 6:54 p.m.)

    It looks like the season is done for Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Barnett, Tauscher news not looking good

    Nick Barnett will find out tomorrow morning whether he needs immediate, season-ending surgery on his wrist, and according to a report on NationalFootballPost.com the Packers are concerned that right tackle Mark Tauscher could be out for an extended time also.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Situation stabilizing

    After a rocky week for the injury-riddled Green Bay Packers, things appear to be stabilizing a bit as the final preparations for Sunday's game at Washington are wrapping up.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Loss of Packers playmakers key to loss

    Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers subscribes to the playmaker theory in the NFL, and I’m a firm believer in that school of thought.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Finley to undergo knee surgery, McCarthy says

    Tight end Jermichael Finley will have arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday morning, coach Mike McCarthy announced at his press conference today.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Finley's injury: Torn meniscus

    The surgery that Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is scheduled to undergo tomorrow will be to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Extra point: Packers won't reveal emergency QB plan

    With Aaron Rodgers coming off a concussion and only one other quarterback – Matt Flynn -- on the Packers’ roster, one obvious question arises: who is the emergency third-string quarterback?

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers promote Francois, place Martin on IR

    Derrick Martin's season is over. Robert Francois' is just getting started.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Seahawks, not Packers, trade for Marshawn Lynch

    The Seattle Seahawks pulled the trigger and traded for Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch, something Packers GM Ted Thompson apparently was unwilling to do.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Extra point: Ted Thompson on the hot seat

    It is safe to say Packers General Manager Ted Thompson is on the hot seat, not with his job on the line, but in the court of public opinion.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Tauscher, Clifton miss practice

    Mark Tauscher was among the eight players who didn't attend Packers practice Wednesday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy press conference update

    In non-injury news from Mike McCarthy’s press conference today:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Collins not optimistic about knee

    Packers safety Nick Collins missed Wednesday's practice with a knee strain and said he's not optimistic about his prospects of playing against the Redskins on Sunday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thursday practice notes

    Safety Nick Collins, CB Sam Shields, FB Quinn Johnson, LB Brandon Chillar, LB Nick Barnett, T Mark Tauscher and obviously S Morgan Burnett were all sidelined during the media portion of Thursday's practice.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: No Chillar, Shields

    Linebacker Brandon Chillar (shoulder) and cornerbck Sam Shields (calf) both sat out of practice today and are in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Lions.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Burnett out for the year with ACL injury

    Rookie safety Morgan Burnett has been lost for the season after suffering an ACL injury in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, coach Mike McCarthy reported at his press conference this morning.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Chillar's injury could be serious

    On the same day the Green Bay Packers lost safety Morgan Burnett for the season to a knee injury, there's growing concern about linebacker Brandon Chillar's shoulder injury.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Rodgers introduced as Packers new player rep

    Aaron Rodgers was introduced today as the new players' union representative for the Packers. Rodgers replaces Mark Tauscher, whose two-year term expired.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers make no roster moves

    The Packers made no roster moves today, meaning safety Atari Bigby won’t be activated for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. The team needed to make a move by 3 p.m. today in order to activate Bigby, who has been on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list since the start of training camp with a surgically repaired ankle.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers put LB Jones on IR, claim NT Green

    The Packers lost another starter for the season among their front seven, outside linebacker Brad Jones.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thursday's practice update

    Based on observations during the portion of practice open to the media today:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Jenkins, Pickett look iffy for Sunday

    Though coach Mike McCarthy kept open the possibility that defensive ends Ryan Pickett (ankle) and Cullen Jenkins (calf) will play this week, the chances don't look good for either.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Jenkins returns?

    While the rest of the Packers practiced outside, defensive ends Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Ryan Pickett (ankle) began this morning's practice working out inside the Don Hutson Center. But toward the end of portion open to the media, Jenkins came out and joined in the full-squad workout.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Aaron Rodgers post-game interview transcript

    (How big?) "It's a big win for us, a real big win. One of the biggest I've been a part of in my time here to

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Jets' Ryan doesn't regret Revis, Woodson comments

    Last year, Rex Ryan made no bones about the fact that he thought Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis deserved the NFL's defensive player of the year, an award given to Packers cornerback Charles Woodson.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers add another linebacker

    That third linebacker signing we were told yesterday was imminent is Erik Walden, who was officially added to the Packers roster this morning.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Defensive line short-handed in practice

    Cullen Jenkins and Ryan Pickett didn't practice Wednesday, leaving open the possibility the Packers' defensive line will be short-handed again this week.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Brad Jones to have surgery on shoulder

    Mike McCarthy announced at his Wednesday post-practice press conference that outside  linebacker Brad Jones suffered a "significant" shoulder injury against the Vikings Sunday and will eventually have to undergo surgery.  He was unclear exactly when the surgery would take place, or if Jones could play any more this season.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    First-quarter summary: Packers 3, Jets 0

    The Jets gambled on fourth and 18 from their own 20 on a fake punt. Initially it appeared Steve Weatherford got the first down, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy challenged the spot of the ball. Upon further review, the spot was moved back 2 yards, meaning the Jets didn't pick up the first down, meaning the Packers took over at the Jets' 36.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Halftime summary: Packers 3, Jets 0

    Neither team managed to score in the second quarter. The Packers came closest but Mason Crosby missed a 45-yard field goal wide left.

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    Third-quarter summary: Packers 3, Jets 0

    The Jets missed a golden scoring opportunity when Nick Folk missed a 37-yard field goal with 3:44 left in the third quarter.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Final score: Packers 9, Jets 0

    It was the first Packers' shutout on the road since 1991. Their 9-0 victory over the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium was a defensive masterpiece by the Packers, who forced three turnovers and pretty much shut down the Jets' power running game.

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    Packers 9, Jets 0: Scoring summary

    FIRST QUARTER

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    Mike McCarthy post-game press conference transcript

    I’ll start with the injuries. Patrick Lee had an ankle, did not return. X-rays were negative. Donald Driver quad, he dropped out in second quarter. Aaron Rodgers had an ankle sprain and did return.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Keys to Packers-Jets game

    Three keys to today's Packers-Jets game:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers DE Cullen Jenkins will play against Jets

    Defensive end Cullen Jenkins will be active for today's game against the Jets. That is good news for the Packers, who need all the help they can get for their injury-depleted defensive line against the Jets' vaunted rushing attack.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers have only 3 running backs active

    With Quinn Johnson and Dimitri Nance inactive, the Packers will have only three running backs activated: Brandon Jackson, John Kuhn and Korey Hall. That could be an indication the Packers, out of necessity, plan to pass a lot today.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Not everyone thinks Packers will lose to Jets

    None of the so-called experts are picking the Packers to beat the New York Jets on Sunday, with kickoff at New Meadowlands Stadium set for noon CST.

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