Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
The biggest news overnight was undoubtedly the update on Jordy Nelson:
Bob McGinn has his weekly tape review up for the Packers big wild-card win over the New York Giants.
Given his remarkable play for weeks, it was almost surreal to see him struggle. Just like that, his performance shifted from the ridiculous to the sublime. The 31-yard sideline strike followed by the 5-yard TD dart, both to Adams, changed everything. It didn’t matter that Nelson was gone. Having seen what Spagnuolo was up to (21.3 percent blitz rate, usually with defensive backs), he started scanning the field better and putting the ball on receivers.
Tom Silverstein writes on the familiar feeling this playoff path has for the Packers.
The deadline for activating defensive lineman Mike Pennel was Monday, but the Packers had other plans.
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live at the most popular spot in Lambeau these days:
Ryan Wood writes on the failed fourth-down play against the Giants and how Mike McCarthy had another play call he wishes he’d used.
Former Packers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis announced that he is joining the Detroit Lions, but not before he let the Packers and their fans know how much they meant to him:
Elsewhere, you really haven’t experienced Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary against the Giants...until you’ve heard it announced in German.
Everyone on the Internet was having fun with the hole in the wall Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly made after the Giants fell to the Packers.
Rob Demovsky collected a series of suggestions from Packers fans on what the team should do with The Hole:
Good Morning Football reviewed the Packers' wild-card win:
Who knew Newt Gingrich was a Packers fan?
The Packers were shredded by the Cowboys' running game last game. Fixing that is the key to an upset, according to Rick Gosselin: