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Breaking Down Week 6 vs. the Dolphins

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The Packers travel to Miami during Week 6, where they haven’t played since 2006. While Miami is coming off of its bye week, Green Bay also arrives on several extra days of rest, having played its Week 5 game on Thursday night. The Packers’ visit to Miami will serve as a reunion with former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and offensive lineman Daryn Colledge – as well as a chance to redeem themselves of a bad loss at home against the Dolphins in 2010. It’s difficult to know the Dolphins’ true identity just five weeks into the season. Outside of topping…

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What We Learned Against the Vikings

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The Packers picked up where they left off at home with a 42-10 rout of the Vikings, extending CBS’s losing streak on Thursday Night Football. With Minnesota missing starters Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph, just about the only obstacle to the Green Bay’s third win of the season was the sloppy weather conditions. And despite some light rain, Aaron Rodgers and company continued to look like the offense that fans raved about during the preseason. Matched up against a young and athletic Minnesota D-line, the offensive line gave Rodgers all day to find receivers over the middle and…

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Breaking Down Week 5 vs. the Vikings

  3 years ago     169 Views     6 Comments  

Rounding out a difficult three-game sequence against division rivals, the Packers host the new-face Minnesota Vikings, led by former Bengals defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer. With a different head coach, signal caller and offensive backfield, the Vikings bring a vastly different identity to Lambeau Field, where they haven’t won since 2009. A red hot Aaron Rodgers points to an extension of Minnesota’s winning draught in Green Bay, should the Packers’ defense and running game rise to the occasion. Even after Rodgers’s big day in Chicago last Sunday, storylines for this Thursday have revolved around Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who turned…

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What We Learned Against the Bears

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Just when the Packers needed him most, No. 12 came through – in a big way. Supplied with excellent protection for four straight quarters, Aaron Rodgers lit up the Chicago defense, throwing for 302 yards and four touchdowns. While Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb blew up stats lines, Rodgers managed to spread the ball to new faces, including Davante Adams and tight end Richard Rodgers. In contrast to the offense’s big day through the air, Eddie Lacy was indecisive and slow, failing to generate any sort of tempo on the ground for the fourth week in a row. Though the…

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Breaking Down Week 4 vs. the Bears

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Since both losing in the season opener, the Packers and Bears have quickly trended different directions. Green Bay managed to squeak by the Jets at home but then was shut down offensively in Detroit. Meanwhile, the Bears overcame a 17-point deficit on the road to knock off last year’s NFC runner-ups and then pulled out a victory in the Meadowlands on Monday Night Football. Despite the Packers’ struggles through three weeks, fans and the media alike expect Green Bay to show up on Sunday. The Packer D turned in a strong showing last week and faces heightened expectations as Julius Peppers…

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