Morning Buzz: Packers stir Super Bowl déjà vu
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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s column on the feeling of déjà vu he’s getting watching Aaron Rodgers and the offense.
I have to admit to a feeling of déjà vu while watching Aaron Rodgers shred the Minnesota Vikings last week.
It conjured up memories of another late-season Saturday game, the divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 15, 2011. On that night in the Georgia Dome, Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers annihilated the Atlanta Falcons, 48-21.
In both games, Rodgers seemed to move the ball up and down the field at will. He made plays with his arm, his feet and both. The Packers, fast ascending late in the year, seemed unstoppable.
Of course, after that game in Atlanta the Packers went on to win the Super Bowl. But it was in the Georgia Dome that they signaled just how good they were at the right time.
So, does Saturday against Minnesota suggest the same? Are the Packers on another Super Bowl track?
Well, deja vu or not, they’ll have to prove that on the field. A loss at Detroit on Sunday, and the Packers very well might not even make the playoffs.
LaDarius Gunter has gone from the fourth cornerback entering Week 1 to the Packers’ No. 1 corner. Tom Silverstein writes on what that means for Green Bay.
I spoke with Packers guard T.J. Lang on this week’s podcast:
Tom has all the latest from Wednesday’s practice, including Randall Cobb being held out.
Tom and Ryan Wood have the latest from Lambeau, including a look at the struggling secondaries for both the Lions and Packers:
It sounds like Rodgers is feeling a lot better:
Elsewhere, Aaron Rodgers spoke with SiriusXM NFL radio about his “run the table” comments:
Jordy Nelson’s Pro Bowl snub makes less and less sense:
This is an incredible story of a Packers fan living in the Bronx:
Want to make your head spin? Take a look at these playoff scenarios:
Matthew Stafford has stopped taking care of the football:
ESPN's Rob Demovsky writes on Mike McCarthy and the Packers' season “just getting started”
Zach over at Cheesehead TV takes a look at Jordy Nelson’s play: