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The headline today is that three Packers were named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday evening.
T.J. Lang seemed pretty overwhelmed.
Bob McGinn’s scouting report on the Minnesota Vikings is a great place to start as you get ready for Saturday’s game.
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who missed the first meeting with a knee injury, will resume his rivalry against Jordy Nelson. Cornerback Trae Waynes, the Kenosha product whose interception with 2 minutes left sealed the victory, is iffy with a concussion.
For the second time in three games the Packers probably will play an opponent missing an elite safety. Seattle didn’t have Earl Thomas (leg) and the Vikings probably won’t have free safety Harrison Smith, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.
Tom Silverstein takes a look at the sudden two-headed monster the Packers have at running back.
Now that McCarthy has seen the potential of his newly established duo, his charge is to develop it and make sure he’s a step ahead of some great defensive minds like Zimmer’s. What the Packers did with Montgomery and Michael is on film for all to study and McCarthy has to counter whatever it is Zimmer has planned.
Against the Bears, the Packers saw two different approaches in defending the run game. In the first half, the Bears were worried about Montgomery coming out of the backfield as a receiver and played nickel defense anytime the Packers lined up with two backs in the backfield.
Then, after Montgomery ripped off 123 yards on nine carries, the Bears altered their approach.
Be sure to read the whole thing.
Davante Adams had two brutal drops in Chicago, but Ryan Wood writes that Aaron Rodgers plans on continuing to feed the Packers’ playmaker.
Tom and Ryan chat about Montgomery and Adams in the video below:
Believe it or not, the Packers can clinch a playoff berth this weekend.
The Packers reportedly worked out two punters and two long snappers:
The Packers also worked out a wide receiver they ended up signing to their practice squad:
The Vikings are fully aware they need to be ready for Ty Montgomery:
In addition to his Pro Bowl nod, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix received another honor this week:
Aaron Rodgers cut a pretty large check to the Salvation Army.