Morning Buzz: How close are the Packers?
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.
We’ll start with Lindsay Jones’ write up from Minneapolis with a recap of the Philadelphia Eagles win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots 41-33 Sunday night at U.S. Bank Stadium. Here’s how it happened:
Key drive: After the Patriots took their first lead of the game, at 33-32 with 9:22 remaining, the Eagles could have wilted. But quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles on a 14-play, 75 yard touchdown drive to retake the lead with 2:21 remaining on an 11-yard pass from Foles to tight end Zach Ertz. The drive included a fourth-down conversion near midfield, also on a pass from Foles to Ertz.
Key play: The Eagles defense, who struggled to pressure on Tom Brady throughout the game, finally got to Brady as the Patriots’ quarterback was trying to lead yet another game-winning drive. But defensive end Brandon Graham pushed his way into the pocket and knocked the ball from Brady’s hand, and teammate Derek Barnett recovered the fumble with 2:16 remaining. It was the first turnover of the game for the Patriots. The Eagles again held firm against Brady and the Patriots on the final drive.
The big news in Green Bay over the weekend, of course, was Jerry Kramer finally getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Plenty of folks reacted to the news:
I spoke with our Pete Dougherty, who is a Hall of Fame voter, about what the debate was like when Kramer’s candidacy came up in the selection meeting:
Michael Cohen spoke with Sam Shields about attempting a comeback
Packer Plus looked at the Top 5 plays of the 2017 season:
Aaron Rodgers sat down with USA Today prior to the Super Bowl:
Elsewhere, the Packers have started contract negotiations with Rodgers:
Jerry Kramer sent a thank you to all his supporters:
Rodgers did acknowledge he may one day have to leave Green Bay:
Packers fans seem to be taking the Super Bowl in stride:
How close are the Packers to being back in the big game? Cheesehead TV takes a look:
Rodgers plans to come back playing at an MVP level:
Pretty great old school photo here:
The Giants may not have played in last night’s game, but they had the best commercial: