Shields, Rollins, Montgomery out; Packers-Panthers inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 8, 2015 – 10:29 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers:

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7 QB Brett Hundley
24 CB Quinten Rollins
37 CB Sam Shields
55 LB Andy Mulumba
65 G Lane Taylor
86 TE Kennard Backman
88 WR Ty Montgomery

Starting lineup changes: #23 Damarious Randall will start in place of #37 Sam Shields at cornerback

Carolina Panthers
29 S Dean Marlowe
32 RB Brandon Wegher
34 RB Cameron Artis-Payne
68 G Andrew Norwell
80 TE Scott Simonson
81 WR Kevin Norwood
92 DT Dwan Edwards

Starting lineup changes: #66 Amini Silatolu will start in place of #68 Andrew Norwell at right guard


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Packers-Panthers press box notes

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

PACKERS STAY ON THE ROAD TO PLAY THE PANTHERS
– 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.

 

AGAINST THE NFC
– 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).

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
– 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.

 

OFFENSE
– 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.

 

DEFENSE
– 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.

 

NOTABLE CONNECTIONS
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.

 

WEARING THE STRIPES
– 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

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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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WR Jarrett Boykin signs with Panthers

Posted by Duke Bobber on March 27, 2015 – 1:06 pm

Jarrett BoykinThe Carolina Panthers officially announced the signing of former Packers WR Jarrett Boykin on Friday.

A free agent signing by the Packers in 2012 out of Virginia Tech, Boykin was a restricted free agent. Boykin appeared in 39 regular season games for the Packers from 2012-14, with 57 receptions for 731 yards and 3 TDs.

For the Packers’ updated roster, click here.


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Rodgers posts sixth consecutive zero-interception game; Packers-Panthers notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 19, 2014 – 6:20 pm

PACKERS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT WITH 38-17 VICTORY OVER CAROLINA
The Packers improved to 5-2 on the season with their fourth consecutive victory, a 38-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay has now won 10 straight games in the month of October, the longest current winning streak by any NFL team in a calendar month.

With today’s victory, the Packers have now posted at least one winning streak of four or more games each of the past six seasons (2009-14), the only NFL team to accomplish that feat over that span.

Green Bay is off to a 3-0 start at home for the second straight season, the first time since 2001-02 that the Packers have done so in back-to-back seasons.

The Packers are off to a 5-2 start for the second straight season and have posted a record of 5-2 or better through the first seven games in three of the past four seasons (7-0 in 2011, 5-2 in 2013).

The Packers will go on the road to take on the New Orleans Saints (2-4) next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It will be Green Bay’s first visit to New Orleans since 2008.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
Today’s paid attendance was 78,106. It was the 304th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

QB Aaron Rodgers posted his sixth consecutive zero-interception game, tying Bart Starr’s franchise record (min. 15 attempts a game) set in 1964.

Rodgers brought his streak of consecutive attempts without an interception to 192, his career high and the second-best mark in franchise annals (Starr, 294, 1964-65).

Rodgers joined Patriots QB Tom Brady (2007) as the only players in NFL history to register four straight three-TD/zero-INT games in a single season.

With 18 TD passes and one INT this season, Rodgers became the first player in league history to throw for 18-plus TDs and one or zero INTs in the first seven games of a season.

Rodgers’ completion percentage of 86.36 (19 of 22) was a career high (min. 20 attempts) and was the third-best single game mark in franchise annals.

Rodgers’ passer rating of 154.5 on Sunday was the second best of his career and ranks third in team history (min. 20 attempts).

Rodgers joined Brady (2007) as the only NFL quarterbacks to register two 150-plus rating games in the first seven contests of a season. Rodgers had a 151.2 rating at Chicago in Week 4.

WR Randall Cobb’s 3-yard TD catch in the second quarter gave him eight TD grabs this season, the most by a Packer through seven games since Billy Howton had nine in 1956.

Cobb has caught at least one TD pass in six of seven contests this season and has 10 TD grabs over his last eight regularseason games.

WR Jordy Nelson caught a TD pass for the fourth consecutive game, a career high, when he hauled in a 59-yarder from Rodgers in the first quarter. It is the longest streak by a Packer since Cobb’s four-gamer in 2012.

With four receptions on Sunday, Nelson now has 349 for his career as he moved past Max McGee (345) for No. 9 in franchise history.

CB Casey Hayward recorded an interception for the second straight game, the second time in his career he has done so (three straight, Weeks 5-7, 2012).

LB Sam Barrington and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix started their first career NFL games on Sunday.

P Tim Masthay posted a season-high gross average of 55.2 yards on five punts.


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

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 19, 2014 – 5:01 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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Tramon Williams active; Packers-Panthers inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 19, 2014 – 10:30 am

141019-williams-300The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field.

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16 QB Scott Tolzien
37 CB Sam Shields
39 CB Demetri Goodson
54 LB Carl Bradford
72 C Garth Gerhart
83 WR Jeff Janis
95 DE Datone Jones

Starting lineup changes: #31 Davon House will start at cornerback for #37 Sam Shields; #93 DT Josh Boyd will start at left defensive end for #95 Datone Jones

Carolina Panthers
14 QB Joe Webb
24 CB Josh Norman
25 CB Bene Benwikere
34 RB DeAngelo Williams
43 RB Fozzy Whittaker
66 G Amini Silatolu
93 LB Chase Blackburn

Starting lineup changes: #75 Fernando Velasco will start at left guard for #66 Amini Silatolu; #28 Jonathan Stewart will start at running back for #34 DeAngelo Williams; #56 A.J. Klein will start at linebacker for #93 Chase Blackburn; #23 Melvin White will start at cornerback for #24 Josh Norman


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Panthers: Quarless, Hawk and Hyde

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 19, 2014 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be TE Andrew Quarless (offense), LB A.J. Hawk (defense) and DB Micah Hyde (special teams).


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