While the Packers will be without their biggest defensive playmaker in Clay Matthews Sunday, but Minnesota wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin, is doubtful to play.
- Nov. 30, 2012
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While the Packers will be without their biggest defensive playmaker in Clay Matthews Sunday, but Minnesota wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin, is doubtful to play.
Jerron McMillian had a feeling he might get fined after his unnecessary roughness hit on New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett last Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers are going to have to wait at least another week to get outside linebacker Clay Matthews back on the field.
They’re two of the most dynamic players in the NFL, but there’s a chance only one of them might be on the field when the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings meet on Sunday.
Following is today's official injury report for the Packers and Minnesota Vikings:
Offensive line coach James Campen said he doesn’t want his players dwelling on their performance last week against the New York Giants but also said they can’t just write it off as bad game, either.
The Packers will be finishing their season with James Starks and Alex Green as their primary running backs after all.
Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett was back on the practice field today after sitting out Wednesday because of a quadriceps injury.
The Packers close their season with four games against NFC North Division rivals in their last five games, starting Sunday at home against Minnesota.
Here's today's full injury report:
When Giants guard Chris Snee rolled on his knee and then others piled on at the end of the first play from scrimmage on Sunday, Packers defensive end C.J. Wilson thought his season was over.
Greg Jennings has been around long enough to know how the Packers operate when it comes to integrating injured players back into things.
Although Ryan Pickett didn't practice Wednesday because of a quad injury, Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't that concerned about Pickett's playing status for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Adrian Peterson is the NFL's leading rusher with 1,236 yards. Big surprise, right?
With the NFL's leading rusher, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, coming to town on Sunday, this probably isn't the week for the Packers to be thin on the defensive line.
The Packers are planning for the return of receiver Greg Jennings this week and outside linebacker Clay Matthews, if not this week then at some point soon.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today at his press conference that Cedric Benson will not practice this week and there will be an update Wednesday about the running back’s status.
The Packers offense is ranked 18th in total yards and 13th in points. On defense, the Packers also rank 18th in yards and 14th in points.
The Packers’ lopsided 38-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday sent them plummeting in this week's NFL power rankings.
Profootballfocus.com (http://bit.ly/SaomTr) does a weekly analysis of NFL games, and here are some tidbits from their look at the Packers-Giants game Sunday night:
The Packers offense got dominated by the New York Giants Sunday night, leaving some to wonder how Green Bay can function effectively against Cover 2 defenses.
Mason Crosby has now missed a field goal in each of the last six games in which he’s attempted one, but there’s still reason for optimism in the eyes of his coaches.
This time around, the Green Bay Packers didn't fare quite as well without Clay Matthews.
Two weeks ago against Detroit, the Green Bay Packers’ defense ran nothing but its sub-package formations in a move to neutralize the pass-happy Lions.
The Detroit Lions' dwindling playoff hopes weren't enough to bump their primetime match up against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 9 on "Sunday Night Football."
It was the Cover-2 shell, a stagnant run game and an overpowering New York Giants’ defensive line that made this one possible.
The New York Giants were again too much for the Green Bay Packers during Sunday’s 38-10 blowout at MetLife Stadium.
When the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field next Sunday, it's likely they’ll have wide receiver Greg Jennings back in the fold.
Eli Manning threw for 249 yards with three touchdowns as the New York Giants pummeled the Green Bay Packers 38-10 to snap their five-game winning streak on Sunday night.
Giants 38, Packers 10
The Packers had two turnovers in the first half with the New York Giants scoring touchdowns off both to take a 31-10 lead at halftime.
Giants 17, Packers 7
Packers receiver Greg Jennings was listed on the inactive list for tonight's game against the New York Giants.
Tonight's Packers-Giants game will have ramifications regarding the NFC playoff seedings heading into the final five weeks of the season.
Scotland-born kicker Lawrence Tynes has been a solid, dependable kicker (82.2 field-goal percentage) in his nine NFL seasons, and at age 34 this season is more accurate than ever (90.3 percent, 28-for-31).
Coordinator Perry Fewell calls plays and runs a varied scheme with multiple fronts and coverages that defies a conventional name. The Giants rank No. 12 in points allowed, No. 22 in yards allowed, No. 15 in rushing yards allowed and No. 25 in yards allowed per carry.
A scouting report on the New York Giants based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts.
There was perhaps no better person to discuss both the mental and physical aspects of what a kicker goes through than Tom Feely.
Two months after the non-interception heard around the country, M.D. Jennings finally reeled in his first “official” NFL pick during the Green Bay Packers’ 24-20 win over Detroit last Sunday.
The lifespan of an NFL kicker is often dictated by how he handles adversity.
Among the points that didn’t make the cut for my column about Casey Hayward today is that he appears to be a front-runner for NFL defensive rookie of the year, an award Charles Woodson won with the Oakland Raiders in 1998.
The Packers, who are preparing to play the New York Giants on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, haven’t lost an away game against the Giants in 20 years.
Rookie defensive back Casey Hayward has played so well in place of the injured Charles Woodson at the slot cornerback position that the Packers should consider putting Woodson at safety when he comes back next month.
Derek Sherrod doesn’t know what the upcoming week holds for him as the deadline nears for when the Green Bay Packers need to either activate the second-year tackle off physically unable to perform or place him on injured reserve.
Mired in easily the worst slump of his six-year stint as the Green Bay Packers' kicker, Mason Crosby spent this week searching for answers both on the field and in the film room.
The Green Bay Packers will still be without Clay Matthews this Sunday against the New York Giants as the outside linebacker continues to work his way back from his most recent hamstring flare-up.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday's final practice prior to Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Packers were still without outside linebacker Clay Matthews during the portion of practice open to the media on Friday.
Make no mistake, the New York Giants' defensive line remains one of the most talented units in the NFL with enough depth to give any opposing offense fits.
Following is today's official injury report for the Packers and New York Giants:
The low point of Marshall Newhouse’s first season as the Packers’ starting left tackle came last season against the New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul.
Greg Jennings took part in some team drills today though coach Mike McCarthy hinted that the starting receiver might not quite be ready to play Sunday against the New York Giants.
Receiver Greg Jennings took part in today's padded practice, which is a sign he's progressing quickly in his recovery from abdominal surgery and at least leaves open the possibility he could play this week against the New York Giants.
In their rematch of their NFL division-round playoff loss last season, the Packers this week are facing a New York Giants team with probably the NFL's best defensive line.
On Friday, Packers running back Cedric Benson expressed optimism he would be able to play on Dec. 9 against the Lions — the first game after he’s eligible to come off the temporary injured reserve list.
Here's the full injury report:
Chances are, Greg Jennings won’t play Sunday when the Packers meet the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Halfway through the opening period of practice today, Greg Jennings donned a uniform and a helmet and jumped into the jog-through period.
CB Sam Shields (ankle) already has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the injury is "a little more serious injury than we anticipated."
With the Packers preparing to face the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, it's only natural to revisit the stunning playoff upset the Giants pulled off at Lambeau Field last January.
At 7-3, the Packers are tied for the fifth-best record in the NFL. When it comes to points, the Packers are also a top-10 team on offense and defense.
Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee is preparing to face an angry Packers team when the two teams meet on Sunday at MetLife Field, according to the New York Daily News: http://tinyurl.com/bjq8ypj
How good are the Packers? There seems to be a difference of opinion by the national media pundits that produce weekly NFL power rankings.
With the Chicago Bears’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, the Packers and Bears are tied atop the division with 7-3 records, but the Packers currently hold the tiebreaker edge based on their win against Chicago in Week 2.
The young Packers defensive backs are growing up so fast and playing so well that Cliff Christl and Eric Baranczyk were prompted to wonder in their weekly post-game analysis whether the Packers even miss the injured Charles Woodson.
With Sam Shields (ankle) nearing a return and Charles Woodson (collarbone) also on his way back, the Packers could be regaining their depth in the secondary sooner than later.
James Starks isn’t running away with the Green Bay Packers’ starting running back job quite yet.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy reaffirmed his commitment to struggling kicker Mason Crosby during his Monday news conference with the media. Here are some highlights, along with McCarthy's thoughts on Crosby:
The Green Bay Packers aren't backing down from their commitment to Mason Crosby.
The Green Bay Packers faced no small challenge Sunday against a Detroit Lions team with nothing to lose.
The Green Bay Packers are sticking with Mason Crosby.
Aaron Rodgers completed 19-of-27 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while Randall Cobb had nine catches for 74 yards and a critical 22-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Lions 17, Packers 14
Packers kicker Mason Crosby had a chance to tie the game before the half, but missed twice from 50 yards - first wide right, then wide left after Detroit called a timeout before first attempt.
The Packers have released their list of inactive players for today's game against the Lions:
DETROIT — The Packers liked Don Barclay and Greg Van Roten from the start, but their preference all along was to let them use their rookie season to develop. If they played at all, it would be only special teams.
Kicker Jason Hanson is a nothing short of a marvel. At 42, he's made 82.2 percent of his field goal attempts in his 21-year NFL career and still has a strong leg. This year he's 18-for-20 (90 percent), including 1-for-1 from 50 yards or more.
Here is a scouting report on the Detroit Lions defense based on interviews with scouts and coaches.
Here is a scouting report on the Lions'offense based on conversations with scouts and coaches. The Lions' offense is coordinated by former St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan and rank No. 2 in the NFL in yards but only No. 13 in points, and No. 24 in rushing yards per game.
In a perfect world, the Green Bay Packers’ defensive line has its formula.
The 2011 season was exhausting both mentally and physically for Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.
B.J. Coleman will get far more attention from and work with the Packers’ coaching staff in the offseason when he goes through coach Mike McCarthy’s quarterbacks school for the first time.
The Packers are down to seven healthy offensive linemen on their roster. When asked if he would consider bringing in a veteran to shore up that position, Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said:
It's never too early to begin assessing the Packers' draft needs for 2013. Pete Dougherty looks up and down the Packers' roster and comes up with a position by position view of where their greatest needs are. (http://tinyurl.com/cjtpe64)
The clock is ticking for Packers tackle Derek Sherrod and it doesn’t look promising.
Historically speaking, the Green Bay Packers haven’t exactly thrived without Clay Matthews setting the defensive pass rush.
Cedric Benson might not be quite ready to return to the field when he becomes eligible to practice next week, but the Green Bay Packers running back believes he’ll be ready for the team’s Week 14 game against Detroit.
The Green Bay Packers had 16 players on their injury report for Sunday's game against Detroit, but most of those fell under probable to play against the Lions, including wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday's practice prior to this Sunday's game against Detroit.
Packers running back Alex Green and tight end Andrew Quarless did not participate during the portion of Friday's practice available to the media prior to Sunday's game against Detroit.
Evan Dietrich-Smith is used to the audition process.
The Aaron Rodgers’ ”60 Minutes” saga continues to take on a life of its own.
Here's the full injury report today for the Packers and Lions:
Based on how Derek Sherrod looks in individual and small-group drills this week, the second-year tackle appears likely headed for injury reserve after his window for practicing closes after next week.
James Starks probably has surpassed Alex Green as the Packers’ primary running back, at least until Cedric Benson is back from a sprained foot. The earliest Benson could play is Dec. 9 against Detroit at Lambeau Field.
Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy’s short press conference after practice Thursday:
Defensive lineman Mike Neal returned to practice today after missing Wednesday because of an ankle injury.
Coach Mike McCarthy ruled out Clay Matthews for the Packers' game Sunday against Detroit, which is only their second game against an NFC North Division rival this season.
Here's today's full injury report:
Packers LB Clay Matthews will not play Sunday against Detroit, coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. Charles Woodson, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, looks to be a lot further along than thought.
Ryan Taylor was just as surprised as anyone to get a letter from the NFL office last week informing him he was fined $21,000 for what the league called an “illegal blindside” block during Randall Cobb’s 28-yard punt return against Arizona on Nov. 4.
Packers cornerback Sam Shields is back, but the question is how back is he?
Pete Dougherty came right out and said it in his weekly analysis: The Detroit Lions are one of the NFL’s great disappointments this season.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said on his radio show today on ESPN Milwaukee (http://tinyurl.com/bo5s6rx) that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers made a move to shore up their injury-riddled offensive line.
The Packers have moved into the top-5 and ahead of the Chicago Bears in some of the NFL power rankings that have been released this week.
Turns out Ryan Taylor's block on Arizona safety Rashad Johnson has cost the Green Bay Packers' second-year tight end some cash.
Desmond Bishop does his best not think about it.
The Packers didn't even lift a finger over the weekend and managed to gain ground on the four teams ahead of them in the NFC playoff chase.
PackersNews.com reported last week that there was a possibility tackle Bryan Bulaga's hip injury could be serious.
When Vic So’oto signed his injury settlement with the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 10, the team told him there’s a chance it could bring him back at some point.
It’s likely going to be a couple more weeks until Greg Jennings is able to return after having surgery two weeks ago for a core muscle injury, but the Green Bay Packers wide receiver is already champing at the bit to return.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after the team's first practice following the bye week on Monday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Here is a run-through of Packers' injuries following their first practice after the bye week:
The hip injury Bryan Bulaga sustained against Arizona two weeks ago is going to cost the Green Bay Packers their starting right tackle for the rest of the season.
Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL in touchdown passes (25) and ranks second in passer rating (107.4) thanks in large part to the fact that he has thrown only five interceptions in nine games.
As the injuries have piled up, the Green Bay Packers’ starting offensive and defensive units have needed to adjust to new personnel.
A little past the halfway point of the 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl odds are a little lower than they were at the end of training camp.
Later today at PackersNews.com you will find a complete list of my first-half Packers awards. In a sneak preview, I will reveal that tight end Tom Crabtree is receiving the Unsung Hero Award.
The Packers face a challenging schedule in the second half of the season.
After the Packers win over Arizona last week, receiver Randall Cobb shared a tidbit about his 13-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the first quarter.
In their next game, the Green Bay Packers will be facing the player who for back-to-back seasons has finished first in a poll of NFL players as the league's dirtiest player.
The Packers lead the NFL in sacks with 28, an average of 3.1 per game. It’s a far cry from last season, when the Packers had 29 sacks for the entire season and only two teams had fewer sacks.
The Packers made it official this afternoon: They have placed outside linebacker Nick Perry on season-ending injured reserve and used his roster spot to activate tight end Andrew Quarless off the physically unable to perform list.
The surgery that Packers linebacker Nick Perry had was to repair a ligament injury in his left wrist, a source said.
With the Packers and Giants both 6-3 and very much in the playoff picture, the NFL decided to leave that game in prime time on Nov. 25.
Three weeks ago today, the Packers put tight end Andrew Quarless on the practice field for the first time after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list.
Earlier today, we reported that Nick Perry's second medical opinion was for his wrist -- not his knee as we first thought.
The Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver Diondre Borel from their practice squad/injured list and designated tackle Derek Sherrod to return to practice off the physically unable to perform list.
During his weekly radio show with ESPN 540 Milwaukee radio, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted he was startled by his nearly 12-minute segment, which aired Sunday on CBS news magazine “60 Minutes.”
The second medical opinion Packers linebacker Nick Perry is getting is for his injured wrist, not his knee, a league source said today.
This scenario isn’t new to T.J. Lang, but it had been awhile.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro Football Weekly midseason all-pro team (http://tinyurl.com/b2lo7ln).
Despite an injured-plagued receiving corps, the Green Bay Packers have no plans to pull Randall Cobb off his returning duties just to save a few snaps.
On the verge of a long stretch of NFC North Division games, the Green Bay Packers likely will be without the services of outside linebacker Clay Mattews and right tackle Bryan Bulaga following their bye week.
Nick Perry has joined Greg Jennings in the growing list of Green Bay Packers’ players seeking a second opinion for their injuries.
Despite Mason Crosby’s recent struggles, the Green Bay Packers are standing by their sixth-year kicker.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy discussed his team's current injury situation entering the bye week during his Monday news conference. Here's a quick rundown of the injuries:
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following his team's 31-17 win over Arizona on Sunday, giving them a 6-3 record entering the bye week. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
It’s amazing what one month can do for a football team.
The Packers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 31-17 on Sunday to enter the bye week with a 6-3 record.
Packers 31, Cardinals 17
Jordy Nelson exited with an ankle injury during the second series, but the Packers ran for 126 yards on 19 carries to take a 21-7 halftime lead over Arizona.
Jordy Nelson is not on the Green Bay Packers' inactive list today, which means he'll be available to play after missing last week's game because of a hamstring injury.
When the Packers drafted Morgan Burnett in the third round of the 2010 draft, he was touted as a ball-hawking safety.
Patrick Peterson is a game breaker as a punt returner. As a rookie last season he returned four for touchdowns, including a 99-yarder, and finished behind only Chicago's Devin Hester in punt-return average (15.9 yards). He hasn't broken out this season and is averaging only 8.1 yards on 30 returns, with a long of only 26 yards.
The Cardinals rank No. 1 in sacks percentage, No. 4 in passing yards allowed and No. 2 in defensive passer rating (72.3).
Arizona is 4-4 and still can be tough to beat because it has a top-10 defense. The Cardinals run the Packers-Steelers 3-4 zone-blitz scheme under coordinator Ray Horton, who was a Steelers assistant from 2004 to 2010. They rank No. 4 in points allowed, No. 6 in yards allowed and No. 21 in rushing yards allowed.
The Cardinals haven't found a quarterback since Kurt Warner retired after leading them to the Super Bowl in the 2008 season. They rank No. 24 in passing yards and No. 31 in average yards per pass, an especially telling stat that reveals a passing game's efficiency and big-play ability.
A scouting report on the Cardinals based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it clear this past week he has no qualms about taking only four defensive linemen into today’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The midseason grades are out for the Green Bay Packers.
Frank Zombo’s long wait is finally over.
Since James Campen became a Packers assistant coach in 2004, the team never has gone the first eight games of a season with the same starting offensive line. Until this year.
Packers place-kicker Mason Crosby ranks last in the NFL in field-goal accuracy. He has made 9 of 13 field goals for a 69% accuracy mark. Crosby has missed as many field goals this year as he did all of last season, when he made 24 of 28 and was 10th in accuracy at 86%.
And you thought Brett Favre and the Packers went through a messy divorce four years ago?
Here's the full injury report for Sunday's game:
A few weeks ago, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley got pulled out of a position meeting and was told to report to coach Mike McCarthy’s office on the third floor of Lambeau Field.
Packers safety Jerron McMillian has a back injury, which was why he didn't participate in practice. He was listed as questionable.
The Packers appear to have another injured defensive player.
One of the unsung heroes on the Packers' defense this season has been outside linebacker Erik Walden.
The Packers’ halfbacks will face as difficult a passing-game assignment this week as they’ll see all season trying to pick up the blitzes by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington.
Here are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy’s short post-practice press conference today:
Greg Jennings on Thursday had surgery to repair a rectus abdominal tear, a procedure that generally requires three to six weeks of recovery time.
Defensive lineman Mike Neal returned to practice today after missing Wednesday because of a sprained ankle.
The Packers started their practice week for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals preparing for a defensive scheme that also is run by their defensive coordinator, Dom Capers.