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    Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery

    Monday, November 30, 2015  6:00pm – 7:00 pm  
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    Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde

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Packers-Panthers press box notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 8, 2015 – 9:00 am

– The Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers will square off in a battle of the teams with the two best records in the NFC.

–   The Packers will be the fourth team in NFL history to play teams 6-0 or better in consecutive games (1934 Detroit, 2004 Pittsburgh and 2015 Indianapolis), and the first to play both games on the road.

–   According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this will be the sixth time Green Bay will play an undefeated team with at least seven wins (Nov. 2, 2008, at TEN, 7-0 / Nov. 4, 1990, vs. SF, 7-0 / Nov. 3, 1985, vs. CHI, 8-0 / Nov. 15, 1942, at CHI, 7-0 / Nov. 25, 1934, at DET, 10-0).

– The Packers and Panthers are facing each other in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2007-08.

– Green Bay is 8-4 against the Panthers during the regular season, including 5-2 at Carolina.

– The Packers have scored 30-plus points in all four games against the Panthers under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

–   Green Bay has won 13 of its last 15 games in the regular season, including eight of the last nine.

– Dating back to Week 4 of 2014, the Packers are 6-3 on the road during the regular season, including 2-1 in 2015. Green Bay’s .667 road winning percentage since Week 4 last season ranks No. 5 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have won six or more of their first seven games for the 14th time since 1940 and for the third time in the McCarthy era (7-0 in 2011 and 6-1 in 2007).

–   The Packers are one of five NFL teams with one or fewer losses this season.


– Today starts a stretch that sees Green Bay playing NFC opponents in eight of the final nine games, including the next six contests.

– The Packers and Panthers are the only two teams in the NFL with 4-0 records against the NFC this season.

– Green Bay is 13-3 during the regular season against NFC teams since the start of last season. The Packers’ .813 winning percentage is No. 1 among NFC teams over that span.

– During the McCarthy era (2006-present), Green Bay is 77-34-1 against NFC opponents during the regular season. The Packers’ 77 wins are seven more than any other team over that span.

– QB Aaron Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 109.2 against NFC opponents during the regular season in his career, which is No. 1 among active quarterbacks (min. 100 pass attempts).

– In four games against NFC teams this season, Rodgers has completed 84 of 118 passes for 903 yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions and a 108.8 passer rating.

– In Week 10, the Packers will return to Lambeau Field to take on the Detroit Lions. It will be the first of four consecutive games against divison opponents, including two against the Lions (Week 13).


– The Packers have won six of the last eight games against Carolina, including three of the last four.

– Green Bay’s last trip to Carolina came in 2011 in Week 2, a 30-23 victory over the Panthers.

– The Packers look to win the next game after a loss for the seventh consecutive time during the regular season.

– Green Bay last lost consecutive games during the 2013 regular season (Games 9-10).

– The Packers have not lost back-to-back games during the same regular season with Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback since 2010 (Games 5-6).

– Green Bay looks to rush for 120-plus yards for the sixth time this season. The Packers are tied for No. 1 in the NFL this season with five games with 120-plus rushing yards (Atlanta, Carolina and Pittsburgh).

– Green Bay’s four games with three-plus sacks this season are tied for No. 5 in the NFL.

– The Packers will face Carolina QB Cam Newton for the third time. In the previous two matchups, Green Bay has forced a total of four interceptions and a combined passer rating of 72.3.


– If Rodgers throws for 300-plus yards, it will be the 42nd 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season.

– Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 19 of the last 23 regular-season games, including eight of the last nine. The Packers are 17-2 in those games.

– Since the start of the 2014 season, Rodgers has thrown 53 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

– In the previous three games against Carolina, Rodgers has completed 67 of 97 passes for 861 yards, eight touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 119.8.

– In the win over Carolina last season, Rodgers recorded a passer rating of 154.5 and completed 86.4 percent of his passes (19 of 22) for 255 yards and three touchdowns. It was the highest completion percentage of his career (min. 20 att.) and the second-highest passer rating of his career behind the 155.4 rating at Cleveland in 2009.

– WR Randall Cobb needs one catch to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 48. Cobb is currently tied with Ahman Green (2000-03) for the ninth-longest streak in franchise history and trails Max McGee (49, 1959-1963) for eighth place.

– Last season, Cobb recorded 121 yards and one touchdown on six receptions (20.2 avg.) against the Panthers.

– Dating back to last season (with Oakland in 2014), WR James Jones has registered a touchdown reception in seven of the last 10 games. He has totaled eight touchdown receptions over that span.

– Jones is tied for No. 4 in the NFL with seven receptions of 25-plus yards this season. His career high for 25-yard receptions in a season is eight in 2013. Jones has also recorded seven in 2010, 2011 and 2012.


– LB Clay Matthews has 13 career games 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).

– LB Julius Peppers leads the team with 5.5 sacks this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), Peppers has 10 sacks in the last 11 games.

– Peppers has totaled three sacks in his last two games against Carolina.

– Peppers has recorded a sack in five games this season, which is tied for No. 2 in the NFL (DEN DeMarcus Ware, HOU J.J. Watt, CIN Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap) behind six by DET Ezekiel Ansah.


Peppers was born in Wilson, N.C., went to Nash High School in Bailey, N.C., attended the University of North Carolina and was selected by the Panthers in the first round (second overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, who he played for from 2002-09…Packers DC Dom Capers served as the first HC in Carolina franchise history from 1995-98, guiding the Panthers to the NFC Championship Game in just his second season…Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac coached on Carolina’s staff for seven seasons (2002-08), the final six as DC…Packers TE Richard Rodgers’ father, Richard Rodgers Sr., is the Panthers asst. DBs coach…Packers RBs coach Sam Gash was born in Hendersonville, N.C., and ran for 4,739 yards and 72 TDs at Hendersonville High…Packers LB Joe Thomas played at South Carolina State and is from Blackville, S.C. …Panthers P Brad Nortman played at Central High School in his hometown of Brookfield, Wis., and was teammates with Packers QB Scott Tolzien and WR Jared Abbrederis at the University of Wisconsin…Panthers LB A.J. Klein is from Kimberly, Wis., and attended Kimberly High School…Panthers LS J.J. Jansen entered the NFL with the Packers as an UDFA in 2008 and spent that season on injured reserve with Green Bay…Panthers asst. special teams/nickel backs coach Curtis Fuller played safety for the Packers from 2003-04 and was Green Bay’s special teams asst. in 2009 and coaching administrator in 2010.


– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Gene Steratore (114), umpire Barry Anderson (20), head linesman Ed Walker (123), line judge Dana McKenzie (8), field judge Mike Weatherford (116), side judge Bob Waggoner (25) and back judge Dino Paganelli (105).


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Bulaga, Burnett and Kuhn selected as captains vs. Panthers

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 8, 2015 – 8:00 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be T Bryan Bulaga (offense), S Morgan Burnett (defense) and FB John Kuhn (special teams).

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#PackersBusinessTrip: Behind-the-scenes photos from Charlotte

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 7, 2015 – 3:58 pm


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How to watch Sunday’s Packers-Panthers game

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 6, 2015 – 12:00 pm

151104-panthers-950– Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 8 at 12 p.m. CT

Click here for the Packers-Panthers game center

– Watch a replay of the game on your desktop, connected TV, tablet or smartphones with NFL GamePass. Out-of-market fans can watch the game LIVE with NFL GamePass. Start your free trial today.

– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game, try www.packerseverywhere.comPackers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun.

– FOX Sports, now in its 22nd season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.

– Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins color commentator Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 17th season of broadcasts together.

– Westwood One Sports will air the game across the country. John Sadak (play-by-play) and Mark Malone (analyst) will call the action and Scott Graham hosts the pregame and halftime shows.

– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.

– DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on channel 709.

– FOX TV map, courtesy of 506sports.com:


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News now! Sam Shields has a chance to play Sunday

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 6, 2015 – 9:50 am

151106-nn1GREEN BAY — Packers CB Sam Shields hasn’t practiced yet this week due to a shoulder injury, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy is still holding out hope Shields might return to practice on Saturday. Even if he doesn’t, McCarthy said there’s still a chance Shields could play on Sunday in Carolina.

“Sam’s getting better. This will be a big day for him,” McCarthy said on Friday. “It’s how he comes out of here today, and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.”

Often McCarthy is reluctant to let a player play in a game if he misses the entire week of practice, but Shields is one of the veteran exceptions to that. Shields left last Sunday’s game in Denver in the first quarter and did not return.

“I would say I would not need him to participate tomorrow because we have history together,” McCarthy said. “But there’s hoops you have to jump through, and he has not done that yet. It’s clearly in the hands of the medical team right now.”

Elsewhere on the injury front, McCarthy said he didn’t believe the neck injury to rookie CB Quinten Rollins is serious. Also, everything seems fine with LB Clay Matthews and his bum ankle, while rookie WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) has a chance to come back this week as well.

“I was optimistic yesterday,” McCarthy said of Montgomery. “I watched him return kickoffs. He’s getting better.”

(Update: The official injury report was released on Friday afternoon, and Shields, Rollins and Montgomery are all listed as questionable. Matthews is probable.)

The Packers (6-1) and Panthers (7-0) are playing for the top spot in the NFC at the season’s midway point, but McCarthy has not addressed the potential playoff implications of Sunday’s result with the team. That’s never been part of his preparation for any game.

“Your players hear those things. I would definitely say they’re aware of it, but it doesn’t help us win Sunday,” McCarthy said. “There’s nothing that comes out of looking eight weeks down the road that’s going to help us win this game.”

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News now! Mike McCarthy talks about run, scheme

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 5, 2015 – 10:46 am

150930-nn1-650GREEN BAY — The run is at root of the Packers’ focus this week.

“Everything starts with the run. You have to stop the run on defense. You have to run the ball on offense. If you don’t run the ball, your plays are down,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday, referring in the latter to how the running game impacts the play-action passing game.

In a week dominated by discussion of scheme, McCarthy added: “Any time you let the other side of the ball dictate to you, your plan isn’t sound.”

Play count, which has sagged in recent weeks, to a low of 46 in the loss to the Broncos?

“You have a number of things you’d like to run. Any time you’re low on total plays you don’t get to a lot of things you’d like to get to,” McCarthy said. “Every offense has an approach, an identity, and it’s just getting back to it. This is the game of football. This is how it goes in 16 games.”

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

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Packers-Panthers to be broadcast on over-the-air TV in UK

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 4, 2015 – 5:11 pm

JtYOfre5RBd8q6UOcQpdZdaXdF1WRcK7g_WOPTnoc1kGREEN BAY — Sunday’s Packers-Panthers game from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte will be the first NFL game ever to be broadcast in the United Kingdom on a free, over-the-air station.

Pick TV will broadcast the game, which begins at 6 p.m. London time. In the past, NFL games have only been viewable in the UK on Sky Sports, a paid premium channel.

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News now! McCarthy won’t reassume play-calling duties

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 4, 2015 – 1:00 pm

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy will not reassume play-calling duties to help spark the Packers’ ailing offense.

“I don’t think that’s a good structure. When things don’t go well, I don’t think you abandon the process. I didn’t have our team ready to play. I’ll take responsibility for that,” the Packers head coach said on Wednesday. “The reality is when your team doesn’t start the way it’s supposed to start, I look at that as my responsibility. We didn’t come out and play with the same energy we have in the past.”

McCarthy was referring to his team’s 29-10 loss in Denver on Sunday. The Packers gained just 140 yards and Aaron Rodgers threw for only 77 yards. The team’s wide receivers have been criticized for not getting open against the Broncos’ No. 1-rated pass defense.

“This is not a one-position issue. Our total plays are way down. This is not just about receivers getting open,” McCarthy said.

The Packers will face the 7-0 Carolina Panthers in Charlotte this Sunday. The Packers defeated the Panthers, 38-17, at Lambeau Field last season. What’s different about the Panthers?

“The biggest thing is they’re healthy. They’re playing good football. The way they’re running the ball and the combination of run and pass (Cam Newton). This is a big challenge for our offense. This is a very balanced, well-rounded football team,” McCarthy said.

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

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Bart Starr honored by Wisconsin State Assembly

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on November 3, 2015 – 4:47 pm

starr-blogMADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a resolution on Tuesday honoring former Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr for his contributions over the years.

The resolution begins:

1Relating to: contributions of Bart Starr.
2Whereas, Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr became a legend within the state of
3Wisconsin, not only through his unprecedented skills and accomplishments on the
4football field, but through his extraordinary charitable contributions and his
5remarkable role in multiple organizations throughout Wisconsin;

Read the full resolution here.

The 81-year-old Hall of Famer was not present for the honor, but Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) wore a No. 15 Packers jersey as he read a letter from Bart’s wife, Cherry, thanking the state for the honor and saying his heart still lives in Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker also issued a proclamation on Tuesday declaring Nov. 1-7 “Bart Starr Week.”

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News now! Focus is on execution, not schemes

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 2, 2015 – 6:28 pm

151102-nn1GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy said execution, not schemes, will fix what’s wrong.

“When you’re at 50 plays two (games) in a row, I’m not complaining about the scheme. There’s a lot more to be concerned about. You convert third down. Our explosive plays need to improve. Those are the things we’ll focus on,” the Packers head coach said on Monday evening. fewer than 24 hours after the Packers suffered a 29-10 loss in Denver.

The Packers ran 46 plays, a game after running just 49 plays against San Diego. Offense, long the Packers’ calling card, is the team’s current weakness.

“We have very good players. We have good schemes. The thing that bothered me … I thought they played faster than we did. As a coach, you have to take responsibility for that,” McCarthy said. “This stretch (of schedule) is a very difficult stretch. This is what you need as a football team. We had plenty of adversity in Denver. We’ll be a better football team because of it.”

Denver remained undefeated, 7-0. The Carolina Panthers, the Packers’ next opponent, can go to 7-0 with a win over Indianapolis on Monday night.

“We have another big challenge. We’re focused on getting back to doing the things we do well, which we haven’t done the last two (games),” McCarthy said.

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