Morning Buzz: Wrapping up Packers' victory

Aaron Nagler
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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and their victory Sunday night over the New York Giants from around the web and here at Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) in the third quarter during the  Green Bay Packers 23-16 win over the  New York Giants NFL football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI, Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Bob McGinn’s game review focuses on Eli Manning, who has become a bit of a Packers killer over the years, and how he struggled against a much better defense than he’s used to facing in Green Bay.

Pete Dougherty makes the case for Eddie Lacy having an even bigger role in the offense.

Writes Pete:

So it must come down to pass protection, and Lacy presumably hasn’t been good enough in that area to win the third-down job. But McCarthy might need to revisit that, because the Packers’ playmaking has been pedestrian enough as it is. No need to make it worse by taking his bulldozing halfback off the field on such important times — that is, third downs and the two-minute drill.

While the offense continues to try and find its way, Tom Silverstein writes that the defense has become the foundation of this Green Bay Packers team.

Michael Cohen illuminates the fantastic play of the offensive line against the Giants.

Randall Cobb had his first 100-yard performance in a long time.

Ryan Wood takes a look at Cobb’s big night, including the scary hit the wide receiver took on his last reception.

From Wood:

Teammates were concerned. The Packers’ medical staff wasn’t far behind.

“I laid there for a second,” Cobb said. “Then I turned over and, like, I had 15 faces in front of me. So I thought I had died or something. They kind of scared me more than anything. Yeah, I took a shot, and it hurt, but whenever I saw everybody standing around me, I thought I had died. And then I felt, I saw I could move my fingers and my feet. So I knew it was all right.”

Something still seems off with Aaron Rodgers, as Journal Sentinel columnist Gary D'Amato explains.

Janoris Jenkins had a night.

The Packers' punting situation has not improved.

Jordy Nelson had several drops, which didn’t sit well with the veteran.

Mike McCarthy talked to the team website about some of the changes the team tried on offense.

At times, especially on offense, the game was hard to watch last night.

Things got ugly in the visitors' locker room after the game.

The Vikings are now the lone undefeated team in the NFL.

Don’t expect to see Jay Cutler back under center in Chicago any time soon.

The Packers will face a hot, young quarterback and the league’s best running game next Sunday when they face off against the Dallas Cowboys.

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