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Week 17 Takeaways

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Since Mike McCarthy took over as head coach in Green Bay, the games between the Packers and Bears have exhibited an element of weirdness; Sunday’s win-and-in game at Soldier Field was no different. Aaron Rodgers was less-than-spectacular in his first game back since early November but a late touchdown throw to Randall Cobb sealed the deal for Green Bay and stamped their ticket to the playoffs. The Packers have looked far from a playoff team of late but could ride momentum into their playoff game versus the Forty-Niners, who have beaten Green Bay in their last three meetings. Positives Jordy…

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Week 16 Takeaways

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One must credit the Matt Flynn-led Packers for the fight they put forth in snowy conditions against a desperate Steelers team in Week 16. Mike McCarthy’s play calling and game plan in general set the team up for victory; but an injury to Clay Matthews and miscue-turned-pick-six left the Packers with a seventh loss on the season. Nonetheless, Green Bay will travel to Chicago next week with a shot at the NFC North title and home playoff game. Positives Micah Hyde Just as fans had begun to write off Hyde as a kick returner, the rookie defensive back turned his…

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Week 15 Takeaways

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The Packers team that trailed the Cowboys by three scores at halftime in Week 15 were not the slightest bit resembling of the 2010 Super Bowl squad that last took the field at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. However, Mike McCarthy’s Packers exhibited the same ‘can-do’ mentally in the second half of the game, leading to a one-point win over Dallas and keeping playoff hopes alive. Next week’s meeting with the Steelers suddenly becomes relevant and could be an early Christmas present to Packers fans if Aaron Rodgers is able to start. Positives Wide Receivers The receivers did just about all…

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Week 14 Takeaways

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It wasn’t pretty but the Packers’ season remains intact for at least one more week. With a win over Atlanta, Detroit’s loss to Philadelphia and a pending return by Aaron Rodgers, there is reason for fans to at least be hopeful. Having Rodgers healthy in next week’s meeting with Dallas seems to be Green Bay’s only shot at victory. Of course, the Packers have a number of loose ends to address if they are to even compete with Rodgers under center.   Positives Andrew Quarless Quarless turned in a career day versus the Falcons, catching six balls for 66 yards…

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Week 13 Takeaways

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In prior seasons, Mike McCarthy didn’t want to discuss the playoffs until the team notched its tenth win of the season. With ten wins now unattainable the conversation has been more about what fundamental changes will take place in the offseason. It seems to be a virtual certainty amongst fans that Dom Capers will be out of a job come January and that personnel holes on defense will be addressed in next April’s draft. A Thanksgiving Day beat-down in Detroit has casted doubt that the Packers would be able to compete at a high level even with Aaron Rodgers under…

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