Alex Green’s zero snaps during Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings weren’t a fluke.
- Dec. 31, 2012
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Alex Green’s zero snaps during Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings weren’t a fluke.
The initial diagnosis of Jerel Worthy’s injured left knee doesn’t appear promising.
Randall Cobb was close, but not close enough for the Green Bay Packers to warrant pushing their dynamic wide receiver back a moment too soon during Sunday’s 37-34 loss to Minnesota.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after Sunday's 37-34 loss to Minnesota. Here's the transcript from that interview:
Vikings 37, Packers 34
Vikings 27, Packers 24
Vikings 20, Packers 10
Vikings 10, Packers 0
The Green Bay Packers will be without wide receiver/returner Randall Cobb (ankle/knee) during today’s regular-season finale with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings run coach Leslie Frazier’s version of the Tampa-2 scheme and rank No. 11 in points allowed, No. 16 in yards allowed, No. 13 in rushing yards allowed and No. 6 in average yards allowed per carry.
A week from the start of the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers won’t roll on the dice on Randall Cobb.
Adrian Peterson (1,898 yards rushing) needs 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s NFL single-season record of 2,105 yards set in 1984, and needs 102 yards rushing to become only the seventh player in NFL history to hit the 2,000-yard mark.
From the start of the season, Joe Whitt was transparent about what his philosophy was going to be for handling the team’s cornerback contingent.
When the Vikings lost to the Packers on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field, they didn’t have cornerback Chris Cook.
The Green Bay Packers’ regular-season finale against Minnesota today doesn’t come with the same amount of anxiety as 2010, but it’s not last year’s Week 17 exhibition, either.
The NFL might not see it, but Jeff Saturday sure does.
A year ago the Packers defense was surrendering gobs of yardage and big plays. Part of the problem stemmed from blown assignments.
The Packers’ defensive players from top to bottom this season has expressed nothing but admiration and respect for Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson.
Mike McCarthy is going to take the weekend to let Randall Cobb’s ankle sort itself out.
Jeff Saturday was out with his kids on Wednesday without a clue of what was to come when the NFL announced this year’s Pro Bowl rosters.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday after his team’s final practice before Sunday’s game against Minnesota. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Randall Cobb was back at practice on Friday, participating in limited fashion throughout various drills during the portion open to media.
When Mike Neal started hearing his name being lumped in with some of the Green Bay Packers’ more recent busts last offseason, the 6-foot-3, 294-pound defensive lineman did his best to not let it bother him.
Here are the Packers' and Vikings' official injury reports today:
Count B.J. Raji among those who thinks the NFL would be better served having NFL scouts choose the Pro Bowl teams instead of the combined vote of fans, players and coaches.
Here are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's short press conference after practice today:
Kicker Mason Crosby (illness) was back at practice and only three players didn't participate today, including receiver Randall Cobb (ankle, knee).
Clay Matthews is the first player in Packers history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first four years, and Aaron Rodgers will start at quarterback for the second straight year.
Here's today's full injury report for both teams:
Aaron Rodgers will be the starting quarterback for the NFC in the Pro Bowl and is one of three Packers players to make the team.
Packers defensive back Charles Woodson still thinks he will be able to play when the playoffs begin. If he does, he won’t have any more regular-season games to break himself back in.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Wednesday evening. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
For only the second time since Week 4, it looks like the Packers will have both Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings available.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson needs to 208 yards rushing on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers to break the NFL’s single-season rushing record (2,105 by Eric Dickerson in 1984), and the Vikings need a win to get into the playoffs — which would force a rematch with the Packers in a wild-card game.
With one week remaining in the regular season, there's still much to be determined in the NFC playoff picture.
Packers coach MIke McCarthy said in no uncertain terms on Monday that he has no regrets about playing receiver Randall Cobb on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner, even though Cobb hurt his ankle Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
The Green Bay Packers don’t care about playoff scenarios.
Mike McCarthy was as surprised as anyone Alex Green wasn’t able to make it back for Sunday’s game against Tennessee.
Mike McCarthy openly admits it wasn’t an easy move to make, but one that needed to be made with two games left in the regular season.
Assuming his ankle injury isn’t serious, Randall Cobb will remain the Green Bay Packers' primary kickoff and punt returner for the remainder of the season.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday morning following his team’s 55-7 win over Tennessee on Sunday. Here are some highlights from the news conference:
This was utter domination on the part of the Green Bay Packers.
The NFL has announced the Green Bay Packers’ regular-season finale with the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday has been moved to 3:25 p.m. CT on FOX as a part of the league’s flexible scheduling.
Packers 55, Titans 7
Packers 34, Titans 0
Packers 20, Titans 0
Packers 14, Titans 0
Jerry Gray is in his second season as defensive coordinator and held the same job with Buffalo from 2001 to 2005. His defense ranks No. 23 in yards allowed, No. 30 in points allowed, No. 25 in rushing yards allowed and No. 15 in yards allowed per carry.
The Titans are a mess offensively. Coach Mike Munchak fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer three weeks ago and promoted quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, who is 32 and has been a Titans assistant since 2006. The Titans rank No. 23 in total yards and scoring, and are No. 19 in rushing yards and No. 6 in average yards per carry. In the last four games, they’ve averaged only 16.5 points. The source of many of their problems is their offensive line, where they’ve been wiped out by injuries.
Packers running back Alex Green was not cleared from his concussion and has been ruled out for today's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Playing center is different than any other position on the offensive line.
The Green Bay Packers’ defense wasn’t in the market to repeat the 2011 season.
Nearly 15 years ago, Charles Woodson won the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year honors behind a five-interception inaugural campaign.
The Packers this morning added starting right tackle Don Barclay to their injury report as "questionable" because of an illness.
Standing on the doorstep of Green Bay Packers' franchise history, Randall Cobb has no intentions slowing down despite an increased workload this season.
When NFL teams make late-season runs, they often get help from a player who for whatever reason wasn’t playing a lot or playing as well early in the season as late.
It took until the 15th game of the season, but Evan Dietrich-Smith has finally overtaken veteran Jeff Saturday for the Packers' starting center job: http://pck.rs/VbFMBI
The Packers won't be getting wide receiver Jordy Nelson back this week.
The Green Bay Packers will be without Charles Woodson for the eighth consecutive game this Sunday when they host the Tennessee Titans.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The touchdowns have grabbed the attention this season, but the difference in James Jones’ game could be illustrated in one simple interaction following Sunday’s 21-13 win over Chicago.
Here's today's Packers-Titans official injury report:
Shawn Slocum, the Packers’ special-teams coach, said the team is not bringing in a sports psychologist or kicking specialist to work with struggling Mason Crosby.
The Packers might have to play Sunday against Tennessee with two players signed in season as their only halfbacks.
When the knee first swelled up, James Starks feared this might finally being the tipping point.
Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's post-practice press conference today:
As the Packers hit the home stretch of the 2012 season, receiver Greg Jennings could be playing his final games with the team.
Running back Alex Green and guard T.J. Lang missed Packers practice because of concussions for the second straight day, which suggests their chances of playing this week are slim.
Every year when the Green Bay area gets its first round of snowfall, there are a new batch of rookies and first-year Packers who get their first taste of winter in Wisconsin.
The Green Bay Packers have again referred back to their training camp rolodex to fill an opening on the team’s eight-man practice squad.
The wait continues for Charles Woodson.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Packers starting offensive linemen T.J. Lang and Jeff Saturday were both absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice available to the media, along with seven others.
Over the past month, Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause has reiterated time and again that the Green Bay Packers’ need to stand by kicker Mason Crosby.
Packers receiver Greg Jennings reiterated today on NFL Network what he told the Press-Gazette last Friday about the prospects of returning to the Packers next season.
The Packers defense moved up to No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed, giving up an average of 20.9 per game.
The Packers have clinched the NFC North title and a home playoff game. Now all that needs to be determined is when they play their first post-season game and against which team.
Packers place-kicker Mason Crosby is mired in a slump that has seen him miss 12 field goals this season and at least one in each of the last nine games he has attempted one.
In his first game in a month, Clay Matthews was awarded one of the Packers’ game balls after tallying six tackles (four for a loss) and two sacks despite playing only 47 defensive snaps.
The Packers have thrown caution to the wind at times this season when it comes to special-teams trickeration, but Randall Cobb's backwards pass to Jeremy Ross off a punt took things to a new level on Sunday.
A year ago, with his team’s playoff destiny secure, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy chose to rest his core starters during its regular-season finale against Detroit.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following his team’s 21-13 win over Chicago. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Green Bay Packers’ satisfaction was thick in the visitors’ locker room at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon.
Packers 21, Bears 13
Packers 21, Bears 10
Packers 14, Bears 7
The Packers were able to run the ball effectively in the first quarter with Alex Green gaining 23 yards on four carries, but Aaron Rodgers completed only 2-of-6 passes for 5 yards in the scoreless first quarter.
Packers right guard Josh Sitton is active and will start in today's game against Chicago after a hip injury kept him out of practice on Friday.
The Bears rank No. 5 in the NFL in fewest yards allowed, No. 3 in fewest points allowed, No. 12 in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 22 in fewest yards allowed per carry.
Three months after their first matchup, in Week 2, the Green Bay Packers (9-4) play the Chicago Bears (8-5) at Soldier Field today in a game with big playoff ramifications. If the Packers win, they clinch the NFC North Division title. If the Bears win, they stay in the division race. Here’s an updated scouting report on the Bears based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
CHICAGO — Greg Jennings has missed the last two games the Packers have played the Chicago Bears.
Nestled underneath his parents’ home in Upper Marlboro, Md., lies what Jordan Miller affectionately refers to it as his “couch.”
Jerry Fontenot was hesitant at first to uproot his family from his Chicago-based home to the Green Bay when he left to pursue a career in coaching with the Packers in 2006.
It happens every season in the NFL.
The Packers are scoring 24.8 points per game, which ranks them No. 10 in the NFL. Their opponent on Sunday, the Chicago Bears, are giving up just 16.8 points per game, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL.
The Packers will be facing an up-and-down Chicago Bears offense on Sunday.
When the knee injury first occurred, C.J. Wilson feared his season might be over.
Clay Matthews is probable to play for the first time in a month, but you can bet the Green Bay Packers will be mindful of the outside linebacker’s snaps as he returns this Sunday from his hamstring injury.
The Green Bay Packers’ already muffled offensive-line situation became even cloudier on Friday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday’s practice. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Greg Jennings finally feels good. That was evident Thursday, when he spoke unprompted but admiringly about Brandon Marshall’s rant a day earlier.
Following is today's official injury report for the Packers-Bears game Sunday:
Here are the highlights of coach Mike McCarthy's short press conference after practice today:
The NFL in effect said safety Morgan Burnett was wrongly penalized for unnecessary roughness against the Detroit Lions last week.
Vic So’oto is back with the Packers after being on the NFL street for a day.
The signs continue to look promising for guard T.J. Lang to return after missing one game because of a sprained ankle.
Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall added some juice to the Packers-Bears rivalry Wednesday.
After playing 31 snaps in the Green Bay Packers’ 23-14 win over Minnesota two weeks ago, Mike Neal went back to the locker room and couldn’t move his shoulder.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Mike McCarthy's hope came to fruition on Wednesday.
This time, the Green Bay Packers survived without Matthews, winning three of the four games they went without the injured outside linebacker.
The Packers signed practice squad defensive tackle Jordan Miller to the active roster today and cut linebacker Vic So'oto.
Here are some interesting statistics from ProFootballfocus.com on the Packers-Lions game (http://bit.ly/W1GjEJ)
A victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday would give the Packers their second straight NFC North championship.
Back in the day, landing a No. 1 or No. 2 playoff seed and subsequent first-round bye meant an almost guaranteed victory in the divisional round of the NFL’s post-season.
If T.J. Lang is healthy enough to play this week against the Chicago Bears, there's a possibility he will be put back at his familiar position at left guard.
After having only four defensive linemen available for 84 plays on Sunday, Ryan Pickett grinned when asked afterward if he thought either C.J. Wilson or Mike Neal could be back for this Sunday’s game against Chicago.
Dom Capers doesn't like to use the term starter when addressing the components of his defense.
There was nothing new to report, but there was hope in Mike McCarthy’s words Monday as the Green Bay Packers coach outlined the possible return of Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson and T.J. Lang this week .
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following his team's 27-20 win over Detroit. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Green Bay Packers’ dominance over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field continues.
The Green Bay Packers waived defensive lineman Johnny Jones off their injured reserve list this weekend.
Packers 17, Lions 17
ns 14, Packers 10
Matthew Stafford, 4-yard run (Jason Hanson kick), 7:16.
The Lions rank No. 19 in yards allowed, No. 25 in points allowed, No. 19 in rushing yards allowed per game and No. 25 in yards allowed per carry.
Following is an updated scouting report on the Lions based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
The first seven weeks of the season, the Packers were called for 10 holding penalties — a manageable number.
Morgan Burnett was only a freshman at Georgia Tech when the Green Bay Packers reeled off a 42-20 win over Seattle on a snowy evening on Jan. 13, 2008.
The Green Bay Packers never have finished outside the top 10 in offense during Mike McCarthy’s previous six seasons as head coach.
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh will not win any popularity contests outside Detroit.
Aaron Rodgers can become the quickest in Packers history to reach 50 victories while quarterbacking the team.
With James Starks out for at least a few weeks because of a knee injury and Cedric Benson on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Alex Green is the Packers’ best halfback.
Mike Neal’s chances of playing this Sunday against Detroit are doubtful, but it’s a much better prognosis than the one Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was bracing for.
The Green Bay Packers won’t be getting outside linebacker Clay Matthews back for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
After missing the first two days of practice this week with an ankle injury, T.J. Lang returned to Friday and alternated reps with the starting offensive line during the portion of practice available to the media.
Andrew Quarless’ mindset never wavered.
In each of his three seasons as the Green Bay Packers’ punter, Tim Masthay has either tied or broken the franchise record for net punting average.
The idea that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell floated Thursday suggests that one way or another, the kickoff might not be in the NFL much longer.
The biggest concern with newly signed halfback Ryan Grant isn’t conditioning but ball security.
Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson practiced in pads today for the first time since sustaining a broken collarbone in October, but he didn’t do much hitting and appears to be at least a week away from returning.
The Packers had the same list of players not practicing today as Wednesday, and there was no sign right tackle T.J. Lang will be able to return from an ankle injury to start this week.
The Packers turned to a familiar old veteran rather than the unknown potential of a young player to replace injured halfback James Starks.
Ryan Grant wasn't the only player making his return to the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.
One after the other, the injuries have piled up for the Green Bay Packers this season with an injured-reserve list that’s swelled to 10 players and another six being held out of practice.
There still are more questions than answers about the status of Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson, T.J. Lang among others, but the Green Bay Packers appear close to operating at full capacity in their secondary.
A chorus of cheers from teammates welcomed Ryan Grant back to the Green Bay Packers’ facilities on Wednesday morning, only hours after re-signing with his former team.
Newly signed Ryan Grant will play against the Lions on Sunday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday, adding "it's great to have him back. (Grant) walked into the locker room and got a standing ovation" from players.
Ryan Grant practiced for the first time with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday only hours after trying out and re-signing with the team following a season-threatening knee injury to running back James Starks.
Running back Ryan Grant, who turns 30 on Sunday, is coming back to the injury-riddled Packers, an NFL source confirmed to the Press-Gazette.
With four games remaining in the regular season, there's still much to be determined in the NFC playoff picture.
Green Bay Packers running back James Starks injured his knee in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and could be lost for the season, ESPN Milwaukee reported Tuesday night.
The Packers have given up the second-most sacks in the NFL this season, trailing only the Arizona Cardinals.
The first kick banked in off the left upright from only 30 yards away. The second one from 53? Not even close.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers would love to see injured running back Cedric Benson return to the Packers next season.
Adrian Peterson gashed the Packers defense for 210 yards rushing on Sunday, which dropped Green Bay to No. 15 in the NFL in rushing defense and No. 24 in yards per rush.
The Packers rank anywhere from No. 5 to No. 7 in the latest round of NFL power rankings from selected national websites.
The Packers (8-4) have pulled within a half-game of the 49ers (8-3-1) for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, which would guarantee them a first-round playoff bye and divisional round post-season game at Lambeau Field.
The status of T.J. Lang and his injured ankle is uncertain, which means Don Barclay might line up as the Packers' starting right tackle on Sunday against the Lions.
There still is information to be collected, but Jordy Nelson could be in danger of missing another game due to his hamstring.
A Green Bay Packers’ defense that has lost its share of difference-makers to injury this season appears to finally be on the verge of getting one back.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media Monday following his team's 23-14 win over Minnesota. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The difference between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on Sunday could be boiled down to each team's quarterback play.
Jerron McMillian heard the news like most on Saturday afternoon.
The Packers coughed up an 82-yard touchdown run to Adrian Peterson as Minnesota took a 14-10 lead entering halftime.
Packers 10, Vikings 0
Donald Driver hasn't had much of a role this season with the Packers.
Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews won't play again today against Minnesota because of the hamstring injury he sustained on Nov. 4 against Arizona.
Twelve years into his NFL career, Ryan Pickett isn’t satisfied.
When the phone finally stopped ringing, reality began to set in for DuJuan Harris.
The Packers placed tight end Andrew Quarless (knee) and safety Sean Richardson (back) on the season-ending injured reserve list on Saturday, the team announced.
In a sense, the Packers will have receiver Greg Jennings on Sunday for the first time since the opener.
Reaction to my column (http://pck.rs/Ww5r54) earlier this week on Mike McCarthy’s decision to send Mason Crosby out for a 55-yard field goal against the New York Giants last Sunday night was mixed.
In his column this week, Pete Dougherty writes about Ted Thompson's inability to supply the Packers' with a quality halfback during his nearly eight years as Packers general manager. (http://pck.rs/VdrfmV)