Morning Buzz: Packers look to make statement

Aaron Nagler
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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

We’ll start with Bob McGinn’s excellent column on Mike McCarthy and how the venerable Packers coach is in need of a signature win:

Writes McGinn:

When McCarthy and Carroll met for the first time on the field, the controversial finish of the Seahawks’ 14-12 victory masked their suddenly dominating defense and the remarkable poise of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.

Now they will meet again, Sunday at Lambeau Field, and in some ways the roles are reversed. Carroll’s team owns the second-best record in the NFC whereas McCarthy desperately needs a signature victory to turn around a disappointing season and make an eighth straight playoff berth realistic.

Carroll, who won his Super Bowl three years ago, was 3-0 against McCarthy, all games played in Seattle, before the Packers dealt the Seahawks a 27-17 defeat in Week 2 a year ago in Green Bay.

It’s moments like this that sustain and/or cement legacies.

After giving it a go with a club on his hand against the Texans, Nick Perry has been ruled out for Sunday’s game.

I spoke with Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to get the lowdown on the Seahawks.

Opposite Sideline: Seattle Seahawks

Ty Montgomery’s mother had a few choice words for a Bears fan on Monday’s Clubhouse Live show:

Montgomery's mother has a message for our Bears fan

Ryan Wood looks at Christine Michael’s preparations to face his former team.

Michael Cohen illuminates the challenge that Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham presents for the Packers’ defense.

Good Morning Football on NFL Network previewed Sunday’s game:

Jared Abbrederis had a workout with the Patriots.

Here’s the NFL Network preview of the Seahawks game:

Michael Bennett owes Rob Demovsky a bottle of wine:

Maybe, just maybe, the NFL is loosening up a bit.

In Detroit, they’re debating who to root for:

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