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Week 1 Takeaways: Green Bay Packers 31, Bears 23

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A 31-23 win at Soldier Field didn’t feel like much of a victory for the Packers, despite three touchdown passes by Aaron Rodgers and a game-changing interception by Clay Matthews. Green Bay was outplayed by the Bears during many stretches of the game, continuing the trend of slow starts in September under Mike McCarthy. (more…)

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Breaking Down Week 1 vs. the Bears

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The NFC title game loss must still be fresh in Mike McCarthy’s mind: the head coach kicked off Week 1 with some uncharacteristic aggression toward the division-rival Bears. While some of this confidence may be warranted, a number of factors should keep the game tight into the second half. The injury bug bit Green Bay early this season as Jordy Nelson was lost for the year with a torn ACL and the better half of the O-line was sidelined throughout August. One could argue that the Packers come into Week 1 a touch unprepared, with Aaron Rodgers not having played…

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Continuity along O-Line a Vital Component of Offensive Success in 2015

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As is often the case during training camp, skill position phenoms have garnered the media’s attention – this August’s headlines centering around the promise of Stanford star Ty Montgomery. Now, with the Packers losing Jordy Nelson to a torn ACL, one can expect the conversation on Montgomery to grow even louder. But what should also be top-of-mind for Packer Nation is the recent injury to starting left tackle David Bakhtiari. A fourth-round draft pick in 2013, Bakhtiari has been the unexpected anchor to Aaron Rodgers and the offense during his two years in Green Bay. Preparing for the worst, Bakhtiari’s…

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What We Learned in the NFC Championship Game

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Postseason heartbreak has become a familiar sentiment for Packers fans of late. Sunday’s defensive meltdown in the game’s final minutes was the Packers’ fourth overtime defeat under Mike McCarthy – the second in an NFC championship game. Despite owning a 16-point lead mid-way into the third quarter – and a 12-point lead with less than four minutes to play – the defense crumbled and gave way to the improbable. (more…)

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Breaking Down Divisional Round Playoffs vs. the Cowboys

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In the wildcard round of the playoffs, Tony Romo and Cowboys were able to squeak by Detroit at home, stamping their ticket to Green Bay next Sunday. Meanwhile, the Panthers secured a victory over Arizona and travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. With the three-seed Cowboys coming to town, the Packers get the toughest test of the four playoff teams with first-round byes. Even with temperatures in the teens, the Dallas offense will still present one of the greatest challenges that Dom Capers’ defense has faced this season. While the Packer defense has prevailed against pass-first offenses like…

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