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Where to watch Sunday’s Packers-Vikings game

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 30, 2012 – 12:00 pm

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– FOX Sports, now in its 19th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
– Play-by-play man Joe Buck and color analyst Troy Aikman will have the call from the broadcast booth with Pam Oliver reporting from the sidelines.
– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 53-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo enters its 14th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 44 markets in six states.
– Sports USA radio will air the game across the country. Adam Amin (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst) will call the action.
– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 91) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
– DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game in HD on Channel 705.
– The image below shows an unofficial map (courtesy of the506.com) of which regions will receive the game on FOX:

TV map for the Week 13 game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings

- Listen to live radio broadcasts online in premium sound quality with NFL Audio Pass.
– For international fans: Watch NFL games, including the playoffs and Super Bowl, live or on-demand online in HD with NFL Game Pass.

The information above is contained within this week’s Dope Sheet. For even more information on Sunday’s game, check out the Dope Sheet.


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Benson officially out for season

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 29, 2012 – 3:52 pm

Mike McCarthy announced on Thursday that RB Cedric Benson had surgery on his injured foot Wednesday and would remain on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

When Benson initially injured the foot in Week 5 in Indianapolis, he was placed on IR with the designation to return. But that return now won’t happen. Benson said as recently as two weeks ago that he was going to be able to avoid surgery, but in the end, it was necessary.

That leaves the Packers with three healthy running backs in James Starks, Alex Green and John Kuhn.

“I feel we have a good rotation,” McCarthy said. “It’s really just finding the things they all do well, and playing to that and having them in sync with the run-blocking unit. I thought the way we started last game, and Arizona was a good game. If we can find that rhythm, it will definitely benefit us.”

Last week against the Giants, the aforementioned trio plus Randall Cobb combined for 40 rushing yards on 10 carries in the first half, a solid 4.0 average. But trailing 31-10 at halftime, the Packers were forced to get away from the run. Against Arizona before the bye, Starks and Green combined for 114 yards on 28 carries (4.1 avg.).

“We just need to pick up our end now,” Kuhn said. “I don’t think there’s just one in particular key. I think everybody just needs to detail their job – the line, the running backs, the wide receivers. The running game isn’t just the running back position. Every position falls into it.”


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Pickett returns to practice Thursday

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 29, 2012 – 12:32 pm

As Mike McCarthy suspected, DL Ryan Pickett was back on the practice field on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a quad injury. Both McCarthy and Pickett expressed confidence that Pickett would play on Sunday, and he appears on track to doing so.

Still no LB Clay Matthews, however, whose hamstring injury is going to be re-evaluated on Friday. No C.J. Wilson (knee) on the defensive line, either.

Also, WR Donald Driver (thumb) and TE Andrew Quarless (knee) did not practice on Thursday for a workout that did not include pads. The Packers have been practicing in pads most Thursdays this season, but the new CBA rules allow for only 14 padded practices during the regular season, so a couple of weeks here and there have to be without pads entirely. This would be one of those weeks.


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Clay Matthews will be re-evaluated Friday, plus other injury updates

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2012 – 4:14 pm

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay MatthewsPackers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) sat out practice once again on Wednesday, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he watched Matthews go through his rehab workout and the medical staff is planning to re-evaluate the star pass rusher on Friday.

Matthews has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury sustained against Arizona on Nov. 4.

“He wants the opportunity to talk again on Friday,” McCarthy said. “He’s getting close. I think it’ll be a stretch for him to play in the game, but we’ll have him evaluated again on Friday and see how the week of rehab goes.”

In other injury news, DE C.J. Wilson (knee) has all but been ruled out by McCarthy for this week, a tough blow for the run defense with Vikings RB Adrian Peterson coming to town. Fellow DE Ryan Pickett (quad) also missed practice, but McCarthy said Pickett should be back at practice either Thursday or Friday and the coach isn’t concerned about his availability for the game.

“We’re going to miss C.J. He’s a real good run player,” said Pickett, who characterized his own injury as a bruise and reiterated McCarthy’s confidence that he would play on Sunday. “I think he gets overlooked. A lot of times he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He can play the run real good.”

LT Marshall Newhouse was added to the injury report with a wrist injury, and he was limited in practice, but as with Pickett, McCarthy didn’t express a high level of concern for Newhouse’s availability for the game.

McCarthy also said that T Derek Sherrod was “not close enough” to being ready to play for the Packers to move him from the physically unable to perform list to the 53-man roster this week, so Sherrod will miss the entire season.

As for RB Cedric Benson, he was going through an evaluation on his injured foot during McCarthy’s press conference and the results were not yet known. Benson has been on injured reserve/designated for return since hurting his foot in Week 5. He was eligible to return to practice last week but has not yet done so.


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Driver, Pickett, Wilson not practicing Wednesday

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2012 – 12:25 pm

Depending on the post-practice update from Mike McCarthy, the Packers could be a little thin on the defensive line for Sunday’s showdown against the Vikings and RB Adrian Peterson.

DL Ryan Pickett and C.J. Wilson were both sitting out practice on Wednesday during the portion of the workout open to reporters. Pickett will be new to the injury list when it is released after practice. Wilson left Sunday night’s game against the Giants with a knee injury.

Also, WR Donald Driver was not practicing. Driver has been on the injury report with a thumb injury, but he hasn’t missed any games. Backup RB Johnny White, who left Sunday’s game with a concussion, also did not practice.

Continuing to sit out on defense were DB Charles Woodson, CB Sam Shields and LB Clay Matthews.


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Listen to the Minnesota Vikings’ conference calls

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 28, 2012 – 12:12 pm

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and RB Adrian Peterson spoke with Wisconsin media on Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and RB Adrian Peterson were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. To listen to Frazier and Peterson talk about Sunday’s game in Green Bay, click on the links below.

- Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson


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Aaron Rodgers ranks fourth overall in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2012 – 10:51 am

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ranks fourth in the Pro Bowl voting amongst all NFL players, according to the league.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning has the most votes, with 586,523, followed by Patriots QB Tom Brady (534,020), Texans RB Arian Foster (519,261), Rodgers (485,196) and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (484,227).

In addition to Rodgers, four other Packers lead the NFC voting at their respective positions. They are FB John Kuhn, C Jeff Saturday, OLB Clay Matthews and S Charles Woodson.

Pro Bowl voting continues through Monday, Dec. 17, and counts one-third in the selection process for the annual all-star game. Fans can vote by clicking here.

The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 26, on NFL Network’s “Total Access”.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 6 p.m. CT from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 


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Mike’s mid-week chat transcript

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 27, 2012 – 12:41 pm

To read the transcript of Mike Spofford’s mid-week chat, click here.


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Week 14 – Packers vs. Lions remains at night; Week 15 – Packers vs. Bears stays at noon

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 26, 2012 – 5:23 pm

The NFL has announced that there are no flex scheduling changes to the Sunday prime-time games for Weeks 14 and 15, meaning the Packers-Lions game at Lambeau Field on Dec. 9 will remain at 7:20 p.m. CT kickoff.

That also means the Packers-Bears game at Soldier Field on Dec. 16 will remain at noon CT. The 49ers-Patriots game remains the prime-time matchup in Week 15.

 

 


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Jim Temp, former Packers player and executive committee member, dies at 79

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 26, 2012 – 5:13 pm

James A. Temp, a former Green Bay Packers football player and member of the organization’s board of directors and executive committee, died on Sunday at the age of 79.

A native of La Crosse, Wis., Temp played college football at the University of Wisconsin and was drafted in the second round by the Packers in 1955. A defensive end, Temp played in 43 games for the Packers over four seasons (1957-60).

He was elected to the Packers’ board of directors in 1987 and then to the executive committee in 1993 before reaching emeritus status in 2004. Former Packers President/CEO Bob Harlan told packers.com that Temp replaced Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo on the executive committee.

“I always tried to keep somebody on the executive committee who could give us some football input in the decisions we were trying to make,” Harlan said. “I thought Jim would be a great guy to replace Tony, and he was that.”

Temp’s time on the executive committee spanned some major developments in Packers history. The team left Milwaukee and moved all its home games to Green Bay in 1994 and got a referendum passed to renovate Lambeau Field at the turn of the century.

“He was a valuable guy who helped us through a lot of major decisions,” Harlan said. “He was with us through some very important times.”

A baseball and football player before his professional days, Temp was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. In 1993, he was named the Milwaukee Journal’s first-team defensive end on its all-time all-state high school football team, spanning 100 years of prep football in Wisconsin.

Among many charitable endeavors, Temp served as the UW-Green Bay Founders Association president in the early 1980s, heading a key philanthropic arm of the university.

“I admired him as a friend, and he was a great community leader, a very charitable person,” Harlan said. “He always wanted to contribute and give back to the community. I admired him as a man as much as I admired him for his help on the executive committee. He was that kind of person.”

 


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