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The best place to start today is with Eric Baranczyk's and Pete Dougherty’s film study from the Texans game. Several great observations all around, but especially their focus on how Dom Capers has been using Morgan Burnett.
In recent weeks, Capers has been using Burnett as an inside linebacker in what might be called a small-nickel defense. You also could call him a dime cornerback if you’d like — when he’s in this role, he’s one of six defensive backs on the field, which is the strict definition of the dime, and the front four is often the rushers Capers uses in his dime.
But while playing that role Sunday, Burnett almost always lined up in the middle of the field as a second inside linebacker, instead of in the slot as a true dime cornerback. On a couple of plays the TV video even showed quarterback Brock Osweiler pointing him out as the Mike linebacker.
Be sure to read the entire thing. Lots of great nuggets.
Bob McGinn's scouting report on the Seahawks is up.
I wrote up three storylines to watch for leading up to the showdown with the Seahawks.
Mike Pennel will miss the final four games of the season due to another suspension.
Ty Montgomery learned pretty quickly that cowboy boots are for ice fishing.
The Packers made some big jumps in NFL Power Rankings around the web:
Pretty forward-thinking move from the Packers to join the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
A note of caution when it comes to the Seahawks' offense:
That said, the Seahawks will need to lean on their offense more than ever:
The Packers worked out several players Tuesday, including one of their own former draft picks:
A great look back at how Reggie White signing in Green Bay changed everything for the Packers:
Meanwhile, things are really coming off the rails in Chicago: