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  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Packers at Detroit Lions Packers at Detroit Lions
  • Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Monday, September 22, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT Humana playground build (morning session)

    Scheduled to appear: Andrew Quarless and Casey Hayward

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Humana playground build (afternoon session) Scheduled to appear: Datone Jones and Micah Hyde
  • Sat., Sep. 27, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Packers Everywhere pep rally (Chicago)

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to Chicago a day early with a free Packers Everywhere Pep Rally. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will take part in the pre-gameday excitement by greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers. Packers alumni Mark Chmura and Don Beebe will also be at the rally to socialize with fans, sign autographs and discuss their thoughts on the next day’s game against the Bears. A round-table discussion with Packers.com writers Vic Ketchman, Mike Spofford and the audience will conclude the event.

  • Sun., Sep. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Packers at Chicago Bears Packers at Chicago Bears

News now! Bryan Bulaga, Casey Hayward both questionable

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 19, 2014 – 11:49 am

140919-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The Packers are listing both RT Bryan Bulaga and CB Casey Hayward as questionable for Sunday’s game in Detroit. Bulaga has a knee injury and Hayward has a glute injury. Both have been limited in practice all week.

On Friday, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said both players would have to get through all of Saturday’s practice, which will be inside the Don Hutson Center on the same field-turf surface as Detroit’s Ford Field, as their final “hurdle” to get clearance to play.

If Bulaga is forced to miss his second straight game, Derek Sherrod would start in his place once again. McCarthy said he saw a lot of improvement in Sherrod from the Seattle game to last week’s start against the Jets.

“Going into the game (off the bench) in Seattle is a bigger challenge than preparing the whole week and playing,” McCarthy said. “I thought he took a huge step from Week 1 to Week 2. I feel good about Derek and the direction he’s going.”

Elsewhere on the injury report, LB Brad Jones (quad) will miss his second straight game and Jamari Lattimore will start in his place again. LB Andy Mulumba (knee) is out and McCarthy said earlier this week he’s been lost for the season, which would signal a pending move to injured reserve at some point.

DB Micah Hyde (knee) is probable after returning to full participation in practice on Thursday. Hyde took a shot to the kneecap while returning a punt last Sunday but has recovered quickly, to no one’s surprise.

“Just knowing Micah’s personality, he’s the type you’re going to have to cut his arm off to keep him off the field,” McCarthy said. “I had confidence he’d be ready.”

Click here for a full report following locker room interviews.


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News now! Lions opponent No. 1 in heavyweight NFC North

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 18, 2014 – 2:09 pm

140918-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–It’s NFC North time for the Packers.

“The way they’re coached and the players they have, it’s obvious they’re a talented team. I just think they’re an excellent team,” Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said of the Detroit Lions. “Our division is a heavyweight division. We approach Chicago and Minnesota the same way. This is a heckuva team we’re playing in their home.”

It’s the opening game of the division season, and the winner will take the early lead start toward the division crown.

“You’re always aware of where he is,” McCarthy said of Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson. “It’s important for our guys, particularly our corners, to play their technique. You can’t let players like Calvin take you out of your technique.”

Tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) and cornerback Casey Hayward (glute) were limited in practice on Thursday. Safety Micah Hyde (knee) was a full participant and linebacker Brad Jones (quad) did not participate and is likely to miss his second consecutive game.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.


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News now! Chance for Packers to erase memory of previous game

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 17, 2014 – 1:53 pm

140917-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Mike McCarthy’s memory of his team’s previous trip to Detroit was fresh.

“It was a bad day. We lost the game. Bad day,” McCarthy said on Wednesday of his team’s 40-10 loss on Thanksgiving Day last year.

Aaron Rodgers didn’t play in that game. It’s expected he’ll be under center this Sunday when the Packers and Lions meet at Ford Field in an early-season NFC North showdown.

“I think they’re all important. This is a division game, so it’s of high importance. These games are never easy. We know it’s a tough place to play in, the way that stadium is constructed. It’s a big challenge,” McCarthy said.

Tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) and safety Micah Hyde (knee) were limited participants in Wednesday’s practice.

“He looked good,” McCarthy said of Bulaga.

Linebacker Brad Jones (quad) and cornerback Casey Hayward (glute) did not participate.

“They’re still big-play potential and their productivity is very unique,” McCarthy said of the Lions’ offense. “We improved from Week 1 to Week 2 on defense. We’re looking to improve this week.”

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.


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Wisconsin Tourism: Favorite Fall Foods

Posted by Paige Curtis on September 16, 2014 – 8:57 pm

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Caramel apples, kringle, or apple cider donuts…what are your favorite fall foods?

140909-week-2-300-2Brett Goode #61 – Caramel Apples

Davon House #31 – Caramel Apples

Micah Hyde #33 – Apple Cider

Eddie Lacy #27 – Caramel Apples

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 – Caramel Apples

The crisp air and changing leaves of Wisconsin’s fall are best experienced with our most savory, sweet, and satisfying seasonal foods. Chocolate-covered cranberries are the perfect pick-me-up for your early morning trip to work, as well as a heart healthy energy boost for your weekend hike. Surprise your friends with pumpkin caramel kringle or add a twist to your tailgate party by bringing apple bratwurst or an Oktoberfest sausage sampler. You’re sure to enjoy this Wisconsin fall if you have one of these delicious seasonal snacks in your pocket.

 

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What are the keys to beating the Lions? Read Mike’s chat transcript

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 16, 2014 – 12:35 pm

Packers.com’s Mike Spofford chatted live with readers on Tuesday. He looked back at the victory over the Jets and ahead to Sunday’s matchup with the Lions.

If the embedded transcript doesn’t display above, click here.

 


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News now! Rookie WR Davante Adams makes a splash

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 15, 2014 – 4:25 pm

140915-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — The Packers may have found another offensive weapon on Sunday, as rookie receiver Davante Adams recorded five catches for 50 yards in his first extensive NFL action.

“I thought Davante really stepped up,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday in his day-after press conference. “You talk about a young man taking advantage of his opportunities — he made clutch catches, was strong after the catch. I thought he had a good day.”

Adams moved into the No. 3 receiver spot against the Jets after Jarrett Boykin dropped a pass over the middle in the red zone. Adams was a second-round draft pick out of Fresno State, and McCarthy said it didn’t take long to realize he has a potentially bright NFL future.

“I think he showed right away in training camp that he belongs, and that’s something you always look for,” McCarthy said. “Aaron Rodgers has a phrase, … there’s a ‘moment’ every player goes through when you know you belong here, and I think he had that early. It’s the normal progression of a young guy to get in tune with the quarterbacks … I thought he got better from Week 1 to Week 2.”

On the injury front, CB Micah Hyde’s knee injury does not appear to be serious. McCarthy said he expects Hyde to be fine. LB Andy Mulumba’s knee injury is “significant,” however.

Click here for more on Packers.com from McCarthy’s press conference.


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Four Packers awarded game balls vs. Jets

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 15, 2014 – 3:00 pm

Game balls went to WR Jordy Nelson on offense, DT Mike Daniels on defense and K Mason Crosby and LB Andy Mulumba on special teams.

The Packers coaching staff has awarded game balls to four players for their performances in the 31-24 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Game balls went to WR Jordy Nelson on offense, DT Mike Daniels on defense and K Mason Crosby and LB Andy Mulumba on special teams.

Nelson set a career high with 209 receiving yards, including an 80-yard TD that broke a 24-all tie. He became the first Packers player with a 200-yard receiving game since 2004, and his 209 yards tied him for the fourth-highest single-game total in franchise history. Nelson’s 80-yard TD also tied him with Greg Jennings for the most TD receptions of 80-plus yards in a Packers career (four).

Daniels was a disruptive force all game, being credited (press box statistics) with five solo tackles, including two for loss, and a sack. His hit on Jets QB Geno Smith in the second quarter produced a fluttering pass that was picked off by CB Tramon Williams.

Crosby made all three of his FG attempts, including a 55-yarder that was the longest by a Packers kicker ever at Lambeau Field. He has now made 18 straight FGs, dating back to last season. Crosby also kicked four of seven kickoffs for touchbacks.

Mulumba was credited with one special teams tackle but later left the game with a knee injury.


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Rodgers moves past Starr for most career passing yards

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 14, 2014 – 9:21 pm

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- The Packers improved 1-1 on the season with a 31-24 victory over the N.Y. Jets on Sunday afternoon. Green Bay has now won six of its last seven games against AFC foes at Lambeau Field.

- Green Bay overcame an 18-point deficit in the win (21-3), which matched the fourth-largest comeback in franchise history.

- The Packers have won seven of their last eight home openers and improved to 7-2 in home openers under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

- The Packers will go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions next Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Ford Field. It will be the earliest visit to Detroit for Green Bay since the Packers played there in Week 2 in 2008.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:

- Today’s paid attendance was 78,041. It was the 302nd consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

- QB Aaron Rodgers posted his 3,000th career passing attempt today (now has 3,030), becoming just the third player in franchise history to register 3,000 career passing attempts (Brett Favre, 8,754; Bart Starr, 3,149).

- At the time of his 3,000th career passing attempt, Rodgers had 53 career interceptions, an NFL record by a quarterback for the fewest INTs at the time of his 3,000th career attempt (Neil O’Donnell, 59 INTs).

- With 346 passing yards, Rodgers moved past Starr for No. 2 on the all-time franchise list. Rodgers now has 24,732 career passing yards.

- Rodgers threw for 300-plus yards in the home opener for the fourth consecutive season. He has posted a 100-plus passer rating in five of seven home openers (109.8 today).

- WR Jordy Nelson caught an 80-yard TD pass in the third quarter, the fourth TD catch of 80-plus yards in his career. That ties the franchise record held by WR Greg Jennings and it also ties him with Jennings for the most 80-yard TD catches by an active NFL player.

- Nelson finished with a career-high 209 yards receiving, which is tied for the fourth most in a game in franchise history. It is the most by a Packer since Don Beebe registered 220 yards receiving vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1996.

- Nelson had nine receptions, his third straight regular-season game with nine-plus catches. He becomes only the second player in team history to accomplish that feat, joining Don Hutson (three straight in 1942).

- K Mason Crosby made all three of his field-goal attempts, bringing his streak of consecutive FGs made in the regular season to 18. That is the second-longest streak in team history behind only his own streak of 23 straight from 2010-11.

- Crosby’s 55-yard field goal in the second quarter is the longest by a Green Bay player at Lambeau Field, surpassing the previous record of 54 yards by Crosby vs. Chicago on Sept. 13, 2012. It was also the 20th field goal of 50-plus yards in Crosby’s career, further extending his franchise record.

- Crosby extended his franchise record by kicking at least one FG in his 17th consecutive game.

- WR Randall Cobb caught two TD passes, the second time in the last three regular-season games that he has posted two TD receptions. He has caught a TD pass in three consecutive games.

- P Tim Masthay posted a 46.5-yard net punting average, his career high in a game with four-plus punts. His previous best was a 46.2-yard net average at Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2011. It is the third-best mark by a Green Bay punter (min. four punts) since 1976.

- T Derek Sherrod started the game at right tackle, his first career NFL start.

- Green Bay’s 97-yard TD drive in the second quarter was its longest touchdown drive since a 99-yard drive at Cleveland in the fourth quarter on Oct. 25, 2009.

- The Packers’ successful two-point conversion in the third quarter (Rodgers-Cobb pass) was their first since Sept. 9, 2012, vs. San Francisco (Rodgers-Nelson pass).


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Vic chats with fans after Packers-Jets: Read the postgame transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 14, 2014 – 8:44 pm

You can read the transcript of the fan chat with Vic here:

If you don’t see the chat transcript above, click here.


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News now! Packers rally, hold on for 31-24 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 14, 2014 – 6:47 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers escaped a 21-3 deficit and a potential game-tying touchdown, to score a 31-24 win over the visiting New York Jets on Sunday.

The Jets led by 18 points early in the second quarter. Aaron Rodgers rallied the Packers to a 7-point lead heading into the final quarter. It was midway through the final quarter that the game turned controversial.

Geno Smith completed an apparent touchdown pass to Jeremy Kerley, but Jets Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called time out just before the ball was snapped, canceling the touchdown pass. The controversy, according to TV, is that by rule only a head coach can call time out.

The Packers stopped the Jets on downs and the Packers took possession at their 28-yard line with 3:31 to play. A Rodgers to Jordy Nelson pass completion sealed the deal.

Rodgers was at his best in rallying the Packers. He completed 25 of 42 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Nelson caught nine passes for 209 yards, including one for 80 yards that was the game winner.

The Packers are 1-1 and will play in Detroit next Sunday.

 

 


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