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Week 12 Takeaways

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The Packers’ chances in NFC North race may have been more impacted by what happened away from Lambeau Field on Sunday as the Bears and Lions both dropped very winnable games. Though their playoff hopes remain very much intact, the Packers will need to repair fundamental flaws on defense that could still plague the team as a whole even with Aaron Rodgers back. Positives Eddie Lacy An in-game swap of quarterbacks put pressure on the running game – and Eddie Lacy in particular – to power the offense against a tough Minnesota front seven. The rookie did just that, amassing…

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Week 11 Takeaways

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Three interceptions by Scott Tolzien and more poor play out of the defense generated a third straight loss and further dimmed the Packers’ playoff hopes ahead of Aaron Rodgers’ return. Green Bay now sits a full game back of both the Lions and Bears in the NFC North, making next week’s meeting with the Vikings a must-win to keep pace in the division. The outcome will be largely dependent on the defense’s ability to return to form against the run and establish some sort of pass rush. Positives Tramon Williams The highly-criticized cornerback made a big pitch to remain a…

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Week 10 Takeaways

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It’s easy to make excuses for the November turmoil that could keep the Packers from the playoffs this season. Having lost Aaron Rodgers last week and a number of other key contributors throughout the fall, the Packers are now on a two-game losing streak with few promising signs for the weeks ahead. To make matters worse, second string quarterback Seneca Wallace was injured in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, leaving Green Bay to put their faith in former Wisconsin Badger Scott Tolzien. (more…)

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Week 9 Takeaways

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If someone had said that the Packers would commit zero penalties and only one turnover in Monday night’s game against the Jay Cutler-less Bears, I would have predicted a blowout. Instead, an injury to Aaron Rodgers on the opening drive helped the Bears get their first win at Lambeau Field since 2007. The Packers fell at home for the first time since last season’s opener against San Francisco and now sit in a three-way tie with the Bears and Lions in the NFC North. (more…)

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Week 8 Takeaways

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                It is almost mind-boggling what the Packers have been able to do in the absence of some of their most important contributors. Despite missing Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Brad Jones and Nick Perry (oh, Bryan Bulaga and Jermichael Finley too), the visiting Packers handled Minnesota on prime time in all three facets of the game. Remind you of a certain squad that thrived on adversity just a few years back? (more…)

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