Packers Morning Buzz: Yards after the catch crucial to offense
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers face a crucial NFC North test when they host the Minnesota Vikings at noon Sunday.
We'll start with Tom Silverstein's column on how yards after the catch from Packers receivers played a vital role in the comeback victory over the Bears.
With the ball at his own 25 with 11 minutes, 52 seconds to go, Rodgers allowed his teammates to go to work. Of the 80 passing yards that were to come, 54 were after the catch, including 42 on two plays that may foreshadow what kind of season Adams is going to have.
On a 51-yard completion, Adams produced 33 yards after the catch. It would not have been possible if Williams hadn’t stoned blitzing linebacker Danny Trevathan with a courageous launch into his chest right in front of Rodgers. On the 12-yard touchdown that completed the drive, Adams made one of his patented shake-and-bake moves after a 3-yard catch and ran past cornerback Prince Amukamara on his way to the end zone.
“You can’t put everything on the quarterback, who is pretty good,” Adams said. “But if he throws me a hitch or whatever it is, I have to make sure I make the first guy miss and I get upfield.”
You can read Tom's whole piece here:
Tom and Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy Butler examine the Packers' comeback win over the Bears in their "5 Questions" segment:
The Packers made some roster moves that included putting kick returner Trevor Davis on injured reserve:
Jim Owczarski takes an early look at what should concern the Packers about the Vikings:
Jim and Ryan Wood discuss how the Packers' defense will be tested by Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins:
Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, who broke Aaron Rodgers' collarbone on a tackle last season, says Sunday will be just another game regardless of whether Rodgers plays:
Rich Ryman has the story on Packers players and the team donating money to five worthy causes:
Rich writes that Gold Package ticket holders are happy with getting the Vikings game:
Rich also has been doing a series of stories on what fans can do during the weekend of Packers games:
Packers running back Ty Montgomery joined safety Josh Jones on "Clubhouse Live":
The Packers moved up in the Power Rankings Poll by The MMQB:
Green Bay remained atop Pete Prisco's rankings at CBSSports.com:
Former Packers executive Andrew Brandt has a compelling piece for The MMQB looking back at how the Sept. 11 tragedy unfolded for those connected to the NFL: