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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s latest, which looks at the need for this Packers team to show some pride tonight against the Steelers.
It would be silly to suggest the Packers have a chance to win Sunday in Pittsburgh, where they are 14-point underdogs to the 8-2 Steelers, let alone make the playoffs. But they do have a chance to make their lost season count for something.
If they don’t bring the fight to the Steelers the way the 2010 team did in New England – have everyone playing together and at a different level they haven’t matched since the opener against Seattle -- then they lack the character to win anything even if Rodgers weren’t out with a broken collarbone.
There’s only so much they can do offensively with Brett Hundley, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be competitive. It doesn’t mean they can’t come out with their hair on fire and be the first ones to fire up the furnace.
Tom also has 5 Things To Watch for tonight’s game:
Pete Dougherty’s column asks the TJ Watt question:
Michael Cohen expands on Watt's game:
Jordy Nelson isn’t thinking about his last Pittsburgh trip:
Lance Kendricks was recently in the headlines for the wrong reasons:
Here’s the final injury report for tonight’s game:
Elsewhere, Jason Wilde writes on Mike McCarthy staying on his path:
As always, Cheesehead TV gives us why the Packers will win tonight, and why they might not:
Bob Fitch writes that Brett Hundley needs to trust himself:
Believe it or not, there are still playoff scenarios that involve the Packers:
NBC Sports highlights Davante Adams:
The Steelers website previews tonight’s game:
Really interesting exercise from Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb:
NFL Network previews tonight’s game:
Bill Huber gives you the keys to the game and his prediction:
Here’s a throwback to some Packers-Steelers history: