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Breaking Down Week 12 vs. the Bears

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Last Sunday’s win over the Vikings means little if the Packers fail to take care of business on Thanksgiving night versus the 4-6 – yet still very competitive – Chicago Bears. Still not completely out of the playoff mix, one can be sure that John Fox and the Bears will come to Lambeau with victory in mind. As they discovered during Week 1, the Packers must find ways to win outside of capitalizing on the turnovers of Jay Cutler, who has flourished (by his own standards) under offensive coordinator Adam Gase. In particular, the Packers run defense will need another…

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Week 11 Takeaways

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  Even if Sunday’s 30-13 road win over the Vikings wasn’t a full remedy for all of the issues experienced since the bye week, fans must be happy with the rebound victory that boosted the Packers’ confidence and vaulted them back into first place. With divisional games scheduled for each of the next two Thursdays, the alleged course correction has come in timely fashion. Operating on the road and in cold temperatures, the Packers played disciplined football against Minnesota, committing only four penalties against the Vikings’ eight. For the first time since the bye week, the offense featured the right type…

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Breaking Down Week 11 vs. the Vikings

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As the Packers sat a perfect 6-0 in late October, not many expected the NFC North favorites to be fighting for a share of the division lead just one month later in their Week 11 meeting with the Vikings. If the Packers lacked a sense of urgency to correct the many flaws on both sides of the ball, now appears to be the time for that sense to kick in. Sharp against both the run and pass on defense, Minnesota is the last team that a struggling Packers offense is interested in facing on the road. Ranked eighth against the…

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Week 10 Takeaways

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Prior to the Packers’ bye week in late October, it would have been difficult to envision any outcome other than a win if armed with the knowledge that Green Bay’s defense would allow only 18 points across four quarters. Much to the dismay of Packer Nation, this outcome was realized on Sunday as the Packers suffered an 18-16 loss to the 1-7 Lions – their first at home since 1991. The search for answers now begins at 1265 Lombardi, with Green Bay having temporarily surrendered first place in the NFC North to the Vikings, who they will face next. Playing…

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Breaking Down Week 10 vs. the Lions

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  After concluding a highly-disappointing road trip, the Packers return home to host the Lions, who currently sport a league-worst 1-7 record. The Week 10 meeting with Detroit presents Green Bay with a much-needed opportunity for rebound after ceding sole possession of first place in the NFC North during Week 9. As 11.5-point favorites and winners of the last 24 home games versus the Lions, it’s difficult to envision any outcome other than a lopsided victory by Green Bay. And while the matchup seems favorable toward the Packers in just about every regard, one must keep in mind both the circumstances…

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