At GPN, we are always interested in great stories that affect Packernaion. Yesterday, many in Packernation celebrated as Melvin Gordon broke the FBS single game rushing record set by LaDanian Tomlinson in 1999, gaining 408 yards in just three quarters of play.
But what those who didn’t see the game may miss is the fact that this record came after Gordon and the Badgers struggled in the first quarter, Gordon having a couple fumbles and unable to get a push up the middle. The Badgers dug themselves a 3-17 hole and the defense that had been the only bright spot, began to tire. Then the coaching staff made some adjustments, and Melvin Gordon took this team on his back. Continue reading
The Packers (6-3) take on the Eagles (7-2) at Lambeau in the afternoon game at Lambeau Field. This one means a LOT for the seeding of the playoffs for two teams that expect to go. For the Packers, it is a chance, with a Lions possible loss, to come even in the NFC North with the head to head at Lambeau at the end of the season to be (once again) winner take all.
The Eagles come into the game with their second string quarterback Mark Sanchez at the helm after a Nick Foles suffered a collar bone injury to his throwing arm. But to me, the key to this game is not stopping Mark Sanchez… Continue reading
When I think of duty, I think of what we are told to “do”. Some action that society, morality, or some person in a superior position commands us to perform. Today I learned that buzzing in the background of every action that duty requires are all the other things we might want to be doing, places we may wish to be…people we wish to see. For every decision a service member makes to do their duty, there are many other dutiful things that they forsake in service of our country. And some of those things buzzing in the background of a dutiful service member are the people they love, who support them, and carry on without their immediate help, struggle through the difficulties life brings, and hope and pray to see their loved ones home safe and sound. I believe that these family members risk “everything” for their country too because a loved one can truly be “everything” to a young family. And that is what this story is about: Continue reading
It’s safe to say that the 2014 NFC North title is a two-team race. On Sunday night, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers routed their division rivals in prime time, delivering one of the most lopsided defeats in the two teams’ rivalry and effectively shutting the door on Chicago’s playoff hopes.
Completing their most dominant sweep of the Bears under Mike McCarthy was undoubtedly a sweet feeling for the Packers. But the ‘moral victory’ of fundamentally sound football in all facets of the game was what reinforced this team’s status as a contender in the NFC.
I’ve been mulling over the idea of moving Matthews to inside linebacker. I thought it was a smart move against the Bears. It gave the Packers the element of surprise and played a big part in the Pack getting off to a fast start… or, at least, keeping the Bears from getting a fast start of their own. Continue reading
I’m having a blast re-watching that game against the Bears from last night. It’s like watching the longest highlight reel around. Even though there are tons of great plays to watch, one of the things that, once again, is standing out to me is the many ways John Kuhn makes an impact in the game. Continue reading
Tell the truth, How many of you thought this game was going to be a close one?
I, for one, figured the Bears would put up a fight to try and stay in the race for the post season. Before the game started, the Packers sat down Lattimore to activate Brad Jones, I thought “Well, there goes the defense at ILB and Forte is going to have a field day running up the middle.” But low and behold Capers pulled out another mind blowing move by placing Clay Matthews at ILB, It was a look the Bears offense was not prepared for and never did figure out how to attack. While the final score was 55-14, this game was over after Rodgers threw his third TD. He could have sat out the rest of the game and the defense along with special teams would have won with their performance this game!
We want to take a moment as we celebrate this big halftime lead to give a great big thank you from all of Packer Nation to the veterans who have put their lives on the line to allow us to enjoy the freedoms we do.
It doesn’t matter which team you cheer for, if you’re a veteran, we tip our hats to you and give you a great big thank you for all you do.
The biggest rivalry in football is rekindled tonight! Packernation waits with bated breath to see if Aaron Rodgers will be 100% and whether or not he will have the benefit of his starting guards during this game. This game is BIG with a capital BIG!
So many great games in this rivalry. So many great finishes. But which do you think was the best? We’ve put a few favorites here in video…are any of these YOUR favorite? Let us know in the poll at the end of the post. If you have another favorite…feel free to put it in a comment!
Here’s one you might remember…
But this was pretty fun too…
But if you remember the days of the “Majik Man”…oh yeah!
But you can’t have a Packers/Bears highlight poll without Favre to Brooks…99 yard touchdown:
Take the poll to let the world know what your favorite is. Or if you have another play that you think is great, feel free to comment below or post it on Facebook!