Packers Morning Buzz: Taking stock of an ugly win
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s postgame column looking at the Packers' playoff hopes after an ugly performance against the Buccaneers.
The Green Bay Packers aren’t yet well. But they are very much alive.
Their find-a-way overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, while hardly a work of art, keeps them in the thick of the playoff race with Aaron Rodgers’ return from a broken collarbone possibly only one more game away.
Think about that. Just a couple weeks ago, the Packers left you wondering whether they’d even finish .500 after Baltimore had shut out coach Mike McCarthy and backup quarterback Brett Hundley at Lambeau Field.
But now, if Hundley can find a way to beat winless Cleveland next week and Rodgers is cleared for action the week after — and both are, at minimum, realistic possibilities — the Packers will have a puncher’s chance of playing into January.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein break down the game on the latest Packers Podcast:
Tom writes on the play of the secondary against the Bucs:
Tom also wrote on the final drive in overtime:
Aaron Jones was told to be ready. He was.
Ryan Wood gives five quick takeaways from the game:
Stu Courtney has Thumbs Up and Down for the latest Insider:
I chatted with readers after the game via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, The MMQB looks at the fight for the playoffs in the NFC:
Rob Demovsky writes that it shouldn’t have been as hard as it was:
Mike Daniels celebrated an ugly victory:
Cheesehead TV has game balls and lame calls:
The good, the bad and the ugly from the game:
Jason Wilde writes on a workhorse effort from Jamaal Williams:
The NFL highlights his day against the Bucs:
Tom Oates writes on the Packers winning without even decent quarterback play:
The winning touchdown gets the Titanic music treatment:
David Bakhtiari had fun with a special guest after the game:
If Aaron Rodgers comes back, the Packers can be scary:
Miami has the turnover chain, the Packers have the Rehab Chain:
Lombardi Ave. asks what we learned from yesterday’s game:
The NFL has highlights from the game on their YouTube channel: