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News now! Packers stacking success and gaining confidence

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 5, 2015 – 6:26 pm

151005-nn1GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy made it official.

“It’s a fast start,” the Packers head coach said of the team’s 4-0 record, the team’s goal heading into the season.

“I feel very good about what we’ve accomplished but our focus is on the St. Louis Rams,” he added.

If the Packers and their fans might take a moment to savor the first four games of the season, what is most worth celebrating is the play of the defense.

“We believe in stacking success and from that success comes confidence. It was clearly our best defensive performance of the year,” McCarthy said of Sunday’s 17-3 win over the 49ers. “Four wins and getting better each and every week on defense.”

How have they done it?

“It’s a down and distance football game. The ability to stop the run sets up things. Stopping the run and being able to run the football is our A No. 1 priority,” McCarthy said.

One of Sunday’s stars is linebacker Nick Perry, whose two sacks has him off to the best start of his career.

“Nick is playing really good football and I like the rotation we have going with our front group,” McCarthy said.

“This is a NFC game. We just need to grow from the first quarter. There’s a ton on the film to learn from,” McCarthy said in launching his team into the second quarter of its schedule, which includes a potential feature attraction game in Denver.



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News now! Packers contain Kaepernick in 17-3 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 4, 2015 – 6:15 pm

151004-q4-in-game-updates-650SANTA CLARA — The Packers scored a measure of revenge against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, defeating both on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, 17-3. The victory caused Packers linebacker Clay Matthews to kiss his right bicep in mock celebration following a sack of Kaepernick, who came into the game 3-0 and with two playoff wins against the Packers.

Kaepernick was sacked six times, intercepted once and held to 160 yards passing. He was also ineffective with his feet, rushing for 57 yards.

Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers started fast and then slowly built the Packers’ lead. Rodgers completed 22 of 32 passes for 224 yards and one touchdown.

Eddie Lacy pounded out 90 yards rushing and helped kill the final four minutes of the game clock.

The Packers are 4-0 and return home for games against visiting St. Louis and San Diego prior to the Packers’ bye week.

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News now! Packers lead, 17-3, with one quarter to play

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 4, 2015 – 5:34 pm

151004-q3-in-game-updates-650SANTA CLARA — The Packers took control of the game in the third quarter and led the 49ers, 17-3, with one quarter to play at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.

The defense forced a punt on the 49ers’ first possession of the second half, and the Packers had the ball at their 39-yard line. On third-and-9, Aaron Rodgers threw to old reliable, James Jones, for 11 yards.

On third-and-7, Rodgers to Jones converted again, this one for 38 yards to the 49ers 8. On the next play, Josh Sitton was flagged for holding and the Packers moved back 10 yards. On second down, Rodgers scrambled to the 1-yard line. John Kuhn scored on the next play; the Packers led, 14-3, with 7:10 to play in the third quarter.

The Packers defense forced a three-and-out, causing Clay Matthews to kiss his right bicep in a mock gesture of Colin Kaepernick. A short punt left the Packers with the ball at the 49ers 48, and in firm control of the game.

Eddie Lacy ran for 12 yards to the 16 and the Packers were on the verge of taking a commanding lead. The 49ers defense stiffened, however, and Mason Crosby came on to boot a 31-yard field goal, 17-3, with :45 to play in the third quarter.

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Game seemed to change on that sideline tackle

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 4, 2015 – 4:47 pm

150813-ask-vic-halfVincent from Seattle, WA

Vic, it’s been four years now playing the NFC West with the zone read; you call it the read option. Why can’t Capers coach the correct way to stop it? The Packers defense bites on the hand-off to the RB every time. This is why Colin Kaepernick and Wilson rack up huge rushing yards against us.


Brandon from Houston, TX

I’m seeing a lot of two-high safety being played. I guess the 49ers have picked their poison.

They appear to be giving the run; I see nickel and a lot of six in the box. OK, run it.

Seth from Kenosha, WI

Any explanation on the false start by Kaepernick?

He bobbed his head.

Brett from Green Bay, WI

Vic, what do you think of Levi’s Stadium?

It’s as beautiful; the location is not. I really like this place, but it’s in a not-so-great industrial area.

Josh from Eau Claire, WI

Vic, I thought I heard the “Go Pack Go” chant during the first extra-point attempt. Can you affirm that or was I just dreaming?

There are a lot of Packers fans here, and they appear to be concentrated in the end zone to my right.

Chris from Voorhout, The Netherlands

For those unable to get to a TV, how composed was that opening drive?

It was so precision-like you’d think the Packers had practiced it all week.

Chris from Bellingham, WA

Vic, I know there’s no cheering in the press box, but when you see Aaron operate like he did on that first scoring pass, do you just smile and shake your head?

No, I drop my head and type.

Vincent from Seattle, WA

Does the NFL now stand for National Flag League?

The illegal contact penalty was ridiculous. Somebody in the league needs to understand the major point of emphasis on illegal contact and pass interference is causing defenses to back off and give the underneath passes, which is taking the long pass out of the game. I hate this dink-and-dunk stuff. It’s turning a lot of subpar passers into stat kings. I’ll say this for Kaepernick: He looks to make big plays; he’s exciting.

Matt from Tallahassee, FL

Is Kaepernick covered in grease?

No, muscles. I should work out more.

Justin from Athens, GA

When is it acceptable to want a change at the head coaching position?

If you’re a Packers fan, it’s when you’ve so completely lost your mind nobody listens to you.

Raymond from Orlando, FL

Vic, while I was raised in Wisconsin, I had the good fortune of living in Pittsburgh at one point. This week’s game features two coaches from Pittsburgh, Mike McCarthy and Jim Tomsula. I have always been impressed by the long list of NFL coaches that have come from Western Pa. During my time there, I found the Pittsburgh locals to be sincere, honest and hard-working. I think that’s the reason for the long list of yinzers to coach in the NFL. As someone from Pittsburgh, what are your thoughts?

I honestly and sincerely hated the sintering plant; the work was too hard.

Josh from Baltimore, MD

Terrible flooding going on back home in SC, Vic. I hope your house made it with no damage.

I keep calling people to take a look and tell me if my house is still there, but they all left.

Andrew from Washington, DC

As a whole, the defense to this point has played relatively well. They look, however, completely unprepared for the read option. How is that possible when you know you’re going to face Kaepernick? I understand he’s a great athlete, but he’s not beating us with athleticism. There is simply no one there to defend it.


Hunter from Richmond, VA

Not the first half that we’re used to seeing so far this season. I like a close game.

Aaron Rodgers had words with Glenn Dorsey after Rodgers was tackled near the sideline. The game seemed to change following that play.

Danny from Oakley, CA

Does Rodgers have a 49ers complex because they didn’t draft him?

He’s back home. Home always means more to us.

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News now! Late FG miss prevents Packers from extending lead

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 4, 2015 – 4:45 pm

151004-q2-in-game-updates-650SANTA CLARA — A missed field goal by Green Bay on the final play of the first half kept the Packers’ lead over the 49ers just a scant 7-3 on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.

The quarter began with QB Aaron Rodgers overthrowing a wide open TE Richard Rodgers on third and short from midfield, forcing the Packers to punt.

After the teams exchanged three-and-outs, the 49ers got on the board with a 12-play, 57-yard drive for a field goal.

A quick shovel pass to WR Quinton Patton gained 40 yards up the far sideline, and passes of 13 yards to TE Garrett Celek and 8 yards to WR Anquan Boldin picked up two first downs to make it first and goal. The Packers defense stiffened, though, as LBs Nick Perry and Jayrone Elliott sacked QB Colin Kaepernick on back-to-back plays, leading to a 33-yard FG by K Phil Dawson to make it 7-3 with 4:25 left in the half.

On their next drive, the Packers were backed up by a holding penalty until QB Aaron Rodgers found WR James Jones, who spun away from two defenders and took off for a 36-yard gain out to midfield. Moments later, a third-and-1 run by RB Eddie Lacy was stuffed, but Lacy converted on fourth down with a 10-yard run.

Three plays later, a leaping catch by WR Randall Cobb on third-and-7 was right near the first-down marker, but just short, bringing up fourth down with 40 seconds left. Lacy converted on fourth down again with a 6-yard run, but on the ensuing third down, Rodgers was sacked by LB Ahmad Brooks, bringing on K Mason Crosby with 2 seconds left.

Crosby missed wide left from 44 yards out and the halftime score remained 7-3.

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News now! Packers lead, 7-0, after one quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 4, 2015 – 4:01 pm

151004-q1-in-game-updates-650SANTA CLARA — The Packers held a 7-0 lead after one quarter of play at Levi’s Stadium, the result of a 12-play, 80-yard drive on the opening possession of the game.

San Francisco won the toss and elected to defer their choice. The Packers’ first play of the game was a bomb for James Jones. The ball glanced off his hands. A third-down sack was nullified by illegal contact, and the Packers had a first down at their 24-yard line.

A third-and-2 conversion followed when Aaron Rodgers found Randall Cobb at the Packers 42. Out of the no-huddle, James Starks rushed for a first down at the 49ers 47.

Rodgers passed to Richard Rodgers at the 49ers 35, and the Packers were in scoring territory. Rodgers followed with a 19-yard pass to Cobb at the 11. Two plays later, Rodgers threw to Richard Rodgers for a touchdown with 9:02 to play in the first quarter, 7-0.

The 49ers opened with a Colin Kaepernick scramble for 12 yards, but the drive quickly stalled, the 49ers punted and the Packers took possession at their 15.

Ty Montgomery lined up as a running back and rushed for 9 yards. Rodgers then scrambled for 12 to the Packers 36, but the drive stalled.

The quarter ended with the Packers in possession of the football at midfield.

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Pregame warmup: WR Jared Abbrederis set to make NFL debut for Packers

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 4, 2015 – 2:05 pm


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Packers WR Jared Abbrederis wasn’t just signed to the active roster on Saturday, he’s active for today’s game at Levi’s Stadium against San Francisco.

Abbrederis, a native of Wautoma, Wis., and a former Wisconsin Badger, will make his NFL debut today against the 49ers. It’s been a long time coming for Abbrederis, who missed all of his rookie season last year with a torn ACL after he was drafted in the fifth round.

His bad luck continued this summer, when he suffered a concussion on the first day of training camp and was out all the way until the final week. He got in a couple of practices and then finally played in a preseason game, his first in-game action in two years.

Now he could take an NFL field today for the first time in the regular season. His role remains to be seen. He could play on special teams, or he could get snaps as the No. 4 receiver on offense. With Davante Adams out, the Packers have Randall Cobb, James Jones and Ty Mongtomery as their first three, with Abbrederis and Jeff Janis also available. Janis got some snaps on offense last week, but he could share the No. 4 job with Abbrederis today.

In the NFC North: While the Packers have a chance to start 4-0 for the first time since 2011, their closest pursuer in the NFC North will be playing at the same time, as the Vikings (2-1) are in Denver for a late-afternoon contest.

Elsewhere in the division, the Bears and Lions are both searching for their first victories of the season. At the time of this posting, the Bears were losing to the Raiders in Chicago in a close game. Detroit plays on Monday night in Seattle.

At the end of the day, the best-case scenario for the Packers — a Green Bay win and Minnesota loss — would give the Packers a two-game lead in the division race. The worst-case scenario — a Green Bay loss and Minnesota win — would put the border rivals tied for the division lead.

Tough streak: The Packers haven’t beaten the 49ers since playing them at Lambeau Field in 2010. Since then, San Francisco has won four straight — the season openers and playoff games in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

No other team in the NFL has a current winning streak as long as four games against the Packers, as the 49ers do. Two other teams — Cincinnati and the N.Y. Giants — have current three-game winning streaks against the Packers. Seattle also had a three-game winning streak against Green Bay until the Packers beat the Seahawks two weeks ago.

Road slate: At 1-2, the 49ers might be the last sub-.500 team the Packers face on the road in a while. The Packers don’t have another road game until after their Week 17 bye, but the road slate only gets tougher from here on out. For more on that, check out this week’s “One Last Look.”

TV map: Here is today’s TV map for the late-afternoon FOX games:


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Adams, Burnett, Bulaga out; Packers-49ers inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 4, 2015 – 1:54 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium:

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
17 WR Davante Adams
39 CB Demetri Goodson
42 S Morgan Burnett
47 LB Jake Ryan
65 G Lane Taylor
75 T Bryan Bulaga

Starting lineup changes: #89 James Jones will start at wide receiver for #17 Davante Adams. #67 Don Barclay will start at right tackle for #75 Bryan Bulaga. #33 Micah Hyde will start at safety for #42 Morgan Burnett.

San Francisco 49ers
18 WR DeAndrew White
22 RB Mike Davis
24 CB Shareece Wright
60 C Brandon Thomas
62 OL Ian Silberman
64 NT Mike Purcell
85 TE Vernon Davis

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Packers face 49ers for fifth time since 2012

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 4, 2015 – 12:25 pm

– The Green Bay Packers take their second road trip of the season to face the San Francisco 49ers. Including playoffs, this will be the fifth meeting between the teams since 2012.

– The Packers are 3-0 for the first time since 2011, when they started 13-0. It is the third 3-0 start under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (4-0, 2007). The Packers are one of seven NFL teams still undefeated this season.

– For the third time in the last five seasons, Green Bay has scored 95-plus points in its first three games (96 in 2013 and 2015, 99 in 2011). From 1970 to 2010, the Packers only surpassed 95 points in their first three games once (115 in 1996).

– Dating back to 2014, the Packers have won five or their last seven road games during the regular season.

– Green Bay’s 41 road wins during the regular season under McCarthy are the second most in the NFC (Philadelphia-42) and the fifth most in the league since 2006 (New England-51 / Dallas-43 / Indianapolis-43).

– Dating back to 1970, the Packers have played the 49ers (30) the second most (St. Louis, 31) among teams it has not been in a division with (including playoffs).

– Four of the last six contests between Green Bay and San Francisco have been decided by eight points or less (including playoffs).

– Since 1990, the Packers are 9-2 during the regular season in California (49ers / Raiders / Chargers / Rams), including 2-1 under McCarthy.

– Under McCarthy, the Packers are 7-5 in games played the week after appearing on Monday Night Football, including wins in five of the last seven.

– This will be just the fifth time Green Bay has played a road game the week following a game on MNF since 2006. The Packers are 3-1 in the previous contests.

– QB Aaron Rodgers has started against San Francisco six times (including playoffs), completing 147 of 221 passes for 1,712 yards, 13 touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 103.7. Rodgers’ six starts against San Francisco are tied for the most he has made against a non-division team (Seattle).

– The 49ers have won each of the last four matchups (including playoffs), but the Packers had won the previous eight against San Francisco.

– The series against San Francisco started in 1950 and is the ninth oldest for Green Bay (Arizona, 1921 / Chicago, 1921 / Detroit, 1930 / New York Giants, 1928 / Philadelphia, 1933 / Pittsburgh, 1933 / St. Louis, 1937 / Washington, 1932).


– Green Bay is looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2011 (13-0) and for the third time under McCarthy (2007, 4-0).

– Dating back to 2008, the Packers are 21-6 in the month of October, including a 10-4 mark on the road. Green Bay’s 21 wins and .778 winning percentage both rank No. 2 in the NFL over that span. The Packers have won 16 of their last 18 games played in October.

– The Packers’ offensive line has only given up three sacks in the first three games of the season (tied for sixth fewest in the NFL). It is the fewest a Green Bay offensive line has allowed in the first three games since 2010 (three).

– Dating back to 1982, the Packers have allowed four or fewer sacks through the team’s first four games twice (three in 2004 / one in 2003).

– Since Week 10 last season, Green Bay has allowed just 12 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL over that span (Baltimore, eight).

– Green Bay’s defense has registered a sack in 39 consecutive regular-season games, a franchise record and the longest current streak in the league.

– In the last two weeks, the Packers defense has held running backs Marshawn Lynch (41 yards on 15 carries) and Jamaal Charles (49 yards on 11 carries) to less than 50 yards rushing each.

– If the Packers score 25 or more points, it will be just the second time (dating back to 1921) that Green Bay has recorded 25-plus points in each of its first four games of the season (2011).


– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Rodgers (10) joined Peyton Manning (12 in 2013) as the only QBs in NFL history to throw 10-plus touchdown passes and no interceptions in the first three games of the season.

– In 12 of his last 16 starts in October, Rodgers has registered a passer rating of at least 100. He has posted seven 130-plus rating games over that span, including twice last season: a 138.7 rating in a 42-10 win vs. Minnesota in Week 5 and a 154.5 rating in a victory vs. Carolina in Week 7.

– Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in each of the first four games of the season once in his career (2011, first 12 games).

– Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 16 of the last 19 regular-season games, including the last five. The Packers are 15-1 in those games.

– Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in 14 of the last 19 regular-season games.

– WR Randall Cobb has registered 100-plus receiving yards or a touchdown in seven consecutive games.

– Cobb needs one reception to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 44.

– After recording a career-best three touchdown receptions against Kansas City, Cobb looks to register multiple TD receptions in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

– Cobb and WR James Jones have each registered four touchdown receptions so far this season. Dating back to 1960, they joined Carroll Dale (1968), Keith Jackson (1996), James Lofton (1983) and Ed West (1989) as the only Packers to record four receiving touchdowns in the team’s first three games of a season.

– Dating back to last season (with Oakland in 2014), Jones has registered a touchdown reception in five of the last six games. He has totaled six touchdown receptions over that span.

– If Jones records a receiving touchdown, it will be the first time in his career he has registered one or more touchdown receptions in four consecutive games. He has recorded a touchdown reception in three consecutive games four times in his career (2011, twice in 2012, 2015).

– Cobb and Jones are the first duo in team history to both have four TD catches in the first three games of the season.


– LB Clay Matthews recorded two sacks in the win over Kansas City. It was his 13th career game with two or more sacks. He is one shy of tying Tim Harris (14, 1986-90) for No. 3 in team history (Reggie White, 16; Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 15).

– Matthews aims to register multiple sacks in back-to-back games for the fourth time in his career (2010, 2012, 2014).

– Including playoffs, Matthews has 4.5 sacks in the last three games against the 49ers.

– LB Julius Peppers is tied with DT Mike Daniels for the team lead with 2.5 sacks this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), Peppers has seven sacks in the last seven games.

– Over the last two games, LB Jayrone Elliott has recorded a sack, a forced fumble and an interception.

– CB Sam Shields looks to record an interception in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career.


– K Mason Crosby (274) is four field-goal attempts short of surpassing Ryan Longwell (277) for the most in team history. In Week 2, Crosby (1,065) passed Longwell (1,054) for the franchise career scoring record.

– WR Ty Montgomery is tied for No. 3 in the NFL in kickoff return average this season (31.5). In Week 1, he recorded a kick return of 46 yards, the longest kick return by a Packer since a 70-yarder by S Micah Hyde vs. Pittsburgh on 12/22/13.


– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Terry McAulay (77), umpire Bryan Neale (92), head linesman Derick Bowers (74), line judge Tom Stephan (68), field judge Michael Banks (72), side judge Jonah Monroe (120) and back judge Greg Steed (12).


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Bakhtiari, Matthews and Hyde selected as captains vs. 49ers

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 4, 2015 – 11:25 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be T David Bakhtiari (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and DB Micah Hyde (special teams).

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