November 29, 2015

Packers stunned at home by the Bears (AUDIO)

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Losing to a pair of division rivals is tough enough, but losing twice in the last two weeks at Lambeau Field has  become a problem for the Green Bay Packers.

After closing to within 14-13 on a Mason Crosby 52-yard field goal at the end of the first half, the Packers would fail to score in the second half and lost to the rival Bears 17-13.  The loss came less than two weeks after the Packers fell to the Detroit Lions, seeing Detroit’s 13-game losing streak against the Packers come to an end.  Detroit hadn’t beaten the Packers in Green Bay since 1991 until two weeks ago.

The Packers were coming off a divisional win at Minnesota and were looking to dispatch the Bears, who hadn’t beaten the Packers previously under Jay Cutler in Green Bay.  That streak too, would come  to an [Read more…]

Rodgers recalls Favre the Prankster (AUDIO)

Aaron Rodgers & Brett Favre

Aaron Rodgers & Brett Favre

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking forward to seeing Brett Favre and Bart Starr return to Lambeau Field on Thursday night as Favre’s retired number-four will be unveiled along with his name on the Lambeau Field façade.

Rodgers recalled on Tuesday just how big of a prankster Favre was when the two were together from 2005 through 2007.

Favre placed Rodgers helmet on a table inside the Packers’ locker room with a couple of markers.  Players often place memorabilia they need signed for charity or for their own collections in the middle of the locker room to be signed. [Read more…]

Favre among Hall of Fame semifinalists

Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has been named one of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The three-time MVP retired with 508 touchdown passes, 71,838 passing yards and 186 NFL victories.  Following 16 seasons with the Packers, he finished up with a year in New York (Jets) and two years with the Minnesota Vikings.

Favre was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons before being  traded to the Packers.

Former Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene was a finalist last for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction and is a semifinalist again this year.

Fifteen finalists will be announced in January and the winners will be announced February 6th, the night before the Super bowl.


Packers back in control of NFC North (AUDIO)

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

The Green Bay Packers marched into the Twin Cities and took what was theirs.  They reclaimed control of the NFC North with Sunday’s dominating 30-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium.

When the dust settled on Sunday, the Packers and Vikings both boast records of 7-3, but the Packers now own the head-to-head tiebreaker if the playoffs were to start today.

The Packers saw their three-game losing streak come to an end and the Vikings five-game win streak is also history.

There were several key factors in this game.  On defense, the Packers held Adrian Peterson to 45 rushing yards, holding him well below his average against Green Bay. [Read more…]

Abbrederis is lost for several weeks

Jared Abbrederis

Jared Abbrederis

After catching four passes for 57 yards in last Sunday’s loss to Detroit, it appeared as if wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was finally starting to emerge in the Green Bay Packers offense.

But Abbrederis, whose 32-yard catch down the right sideline helped set up a Green Bay touchdown, left the game with what was described as a rib injury on the play.

According to coach Mike McCarthy at his Wednesday press conference, Abbrederis will miss several weeks.

It is the third significant injury for Abbrederis since he arrived in Green Bay.  His entire rookie season was lost after suffering an A-C-L injury.  Then the former Badger missed most of training camp this year with a concussion.

Abbrederis wasn’t in the Packers locker room to speak with reporters today.  On Monday, he declined to say whether he sustained broken ribs.  Missing several weeks would suggest he has.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy said Abbrederis’ injury is unfortunate :18