Morning Buzz: Packers-Giants on center stage
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. It’s been a while since we had a game day to talk about, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready for your day.
First up, Eric Goska notes that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on the verge of setting a prestigious record.
In 2012, Rodgers became the fastest quarterback to a 100 touchdown-interception differential in league history. He hit that milestone on his 2,283rd pass attempt, well ahead of Brady (3,374), who had held that record.
On Sunday night, Rodgers will look to bump up against 200. Any combination in which he throws at least two more touchdown passes than interceptions will do.
In the Giants he may have found a willing accomplice. New York is the only team not to have intercepted a pass this season.
What is touchdown-interception differential you ask? Give Goska’s whole column a read. It’s well worth your time.
Bob McGinn looks at the NFC East and the recent lack of true contenders coming out of a once-dominant division.
Speaking of the NFC East, and the New York Giants in particular, do not miss Ryan Wood’s detailed account of how the Giants rolled into Lambeau Field during the 2011 playoffs and upset a Packers team that seemed destined for greatness.
In case you missed it, former Packers fullback John Kuhn still roots for the Packers.
NBC put together a dramatic preview video for Sunday night’s game, using the lyrics from the old Packers fight song, Go You Packers, Go!
Ever wondered what it’s like to work in the Packers Pro Shop during a game? Here’s a peek at the experience.
Jason Wilde has an illuminating read about Randall Cobb over at ESPN:
The Giants broadcast team previews Sunday night’s game.
The Associated Press says Jordy Nelson is rounding into shape.
Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, wore some Packers gear at a fundraiser Saturday:
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora reports that Giants coaches want to get Odell Beckham Jr. involved early on in Sunday night’s game. Expect to see him targeted early and often by Eli Manning.
The New York media is ready for Beckham to have a big game.
Finally, our predictions for the game are right here: