Several starters out for Packers; Packers-Lions inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 25, 2016 – 10:31 am

160920-inactives-950The following players will not play in Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions:

Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
6 QB Joe Callahan
37 CB Sam Shields
42 S Morgan Burnett
52 LB Clay Matthews
68 T Kyle Murphy
95 DE Datone Jones
98 DT Letroy Guion

Starting lineup changes: #24 Quinten Rollins will start at cornerback for Shields. #33 Micah Hyde will start at safety for Burnett. #56 Julius Peppers will start at linebacker for Matthews. #97 Kenny Clark will start at nose tackle for Guion.

Detroit Lions
38 CB Adairius Barnes
52 LB Antwione Williams
54 LB DeAndre Levy
66 OL Joe Dahl
77 T Cornelius Lucas
84 TE Orson Charles
94 DE Ezekiel Ansah

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Captains picked for Week 3’s match-up with Lions

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 25, 2016 – 8:00 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be G T.J. Lang (offense), LB Nick Perry (defense) and LB Joe Thomas (special teams).

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Where to watch Sunday’s Packers-Lions game

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 22, 2016 – 9:53 am


– If you’re looking for a Packers bar airing the game, try the search feature on Packers Everywhere.
– FOX Sports, now in its 23rd season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
– Play-by-play man Thom Brennaman joins analyst Charles Davis and sideline reporter Peter Schrager.
– 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 (analyst) call the action.
– Westwood One Sports will air the game on radio across the country. Sam Rosen (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst) will call the action, with Scott Graham hosting 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 711.
NFL Game Pass gives fans access to full replays of every NFL game on demand, in high definition.

– Domingo  14:00 (ESPN)

– Domingo 12:00p (Televisa)

– Sonntag 18:30 (ProSieben MAXX)

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Packers-Lions postgame notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 15, 2015 – 6:11 pm


– The Packers lost to the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, a defeat that snapped Green Bay’s six-game winning streak in NFC North games and 12-game regular-season winning streak at Lambeau Field. The Packers are now 6-3 on the season.

– Green Bay posted its sixth zero-turnover game of the season. That is tied for No. 3 in franchise history (since 1933), matching the mark posted in 2004 and trailing only the totals in 2009 (eight) and 2014 (seven).

– The Packers will travel to Minnesota next Sunday to take on the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium at 3:25 p.m. CST, the second in a stretch of four consecutive NFC North games for Green Bay.


– Today’s paid attendance was 78,526, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,434 vs. San Diego, Oct. 18, 2015). It was the 314th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers tied a single-game franchise record with 61 passing attempts on Sunday afternoon, matching the mark set by Brett Favre vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1996.

– Rodgers’ 35 completions were a single-game career high, topping his previous best of 34 (at Chicago in 2010, vs. Washington in 2013). It is tied for the second most in a game in team annals behind only Favre’s 36 completions at Chicago on Dec. 5, 1993.

– Rodgers threw for 333 yards, giving him back-to-back 300-yard games for the first time since Weeks 13-14 last season.

– Rodgers did not throw an interception on Sunday, giving him 20 zero-INT games in his last 25 regular-season contests.

– WR Davante Adams caught a career-high 10 passes for 79 yards, eclipsing his previous best of seven receptions (at New Orleans in 2014, at Carolina in 2015).

– WR Jared Abbrederis caught a 15-yard pass from Rodgers in the second quarter, the first reception of his NFL career.  Abbrederis finished with four receptions for 57 yards (14.3 avg.).

– TE Justin Perillo registered a career-high five catches for a career-best 58 yards (11.6 avg.), including the first TD grab of his career, an 11-yard catch with 32 seconds remaining in the game.

– TE Richard Rodgers caught a 4-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, giving him a TD grab in back-to-back games for the second time in his career (Weeks 12-13 last season). He has three TD catches in the last two games.

– Rodgers now has seven TD catches in his career, the second most by a Green Bay TE in his first two seasons since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind only Bubba Franks (10, 2000-01).

– RB James Starks matched his career high with six receptions for 54 yards (9.0 avg.), tying his total vs. Tampa Bay in 2011 and at Carolina this season in Week 9,

– S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix posted his second INT of the season when he picked off Lions QB Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter.

– CB Damarious Randall became the first Packer to recover a Green Bay onside kick attempt since LB Jamari Lattimore did so vs. Chicago on Nov. 4, 2013.

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Eddie Lacy out with injury; Packers-Lions inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 15, 2015 – 10:29 am

151115-lacy-950The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions:

Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
27 RB Eddie Lacy
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
55 LB Andy Mulumba
65 G Lane Taylor
86 TE Kennard Backman
88 WR Ty Montgomery

Detroit Lions
13 WR TJ Jones
50 LB Travis Lewis
67 DT Khyri Thornton
70 T Corey Robinson
77 T Cornelius Lucas
83 TE Tim Wright
99 DT Jermelle Cudjo

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Packers facing four division games in 19 days

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 15, 2015 – 9:00 am

– The Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions in their first home game in almost a month.

– The Packers have won 24 straight games against Detroit in Wisconsin, including a ’94 playoff game. The streak spans nine Lions head coaches: Wayne Fontes (1992-96), Bobby Ross (1997-99), Gary Moeller (2000), Marty Mornhinweg (2001-02), Steve Mariucci (2003-04), Dick Jauron (2005), Rod Marinelli (2006-08), Jim Schwartz (2009-13) and Jim Caldwell (2014-present).

– The 23 straight regular-season wins in Wisconsin ranks No. 1 among NFL streaks at one team’s home.

– The rivalry actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Two seasons later, the teams began a yearly series. Today marks meeting No. 172 in the all-time series (including playoffs).

– The Packers lead the regular-season series 95-67-7 (.586) and have won both postseason contests the two have played. Green Bay’s 95 wins over the Lions are the most the Packers have against any team.

– Green Bay has a 15-3 mark (.833) against the Lions under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, which is tied with Pittsburgh (15-3 vs. Cleveland) for the second-best winning percentage by a team vs. a divisional foe since 2006 (New England, 17-2 vs. Buffalo).

– Of the 15 wins over Detroit, nine have been decided by 10 points or more, including four by more than 20 points.

– The Packers have won 16 of the last 19 against Detroit and 24 of the last 29 in the series.

– QB Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers to 10 wins in 12 games against the Lions, completing 229 of 336 passes for 2,947 yards, 22 touchdowns and five interceptions with passer rating of 111.0.

– Rodgers has recorded a 100-plus passer rating nine times against Detroit, including a rating of 139.6 in the Week 17 win over the Lions last season at Lambeau Field.


– Today will be the first of four consecutive games against divison opponents, including two against the Lions. All four games will take place in the span of 19 days.

– It is the first time Green Bay has played four straight games against division opponents in a single season since 2000 (Weeks 14-17).

– The Packers have a 41-13-1 (.755) overall regular-season record against NFC North opponents under McCarthy, a divisional mark that ranks No. 2 in the NFL since 2006.

– Green Bay has won 22 of 27 NFC North games with one tie at home under McCarthy, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL since 2006.

– Today will be the fourth time the Packers have played at noon CST this season and it is the second-to-last time they are scheduled to play at noon CST (Week 17 vs. Minnesota).

– Green Bay has won 13 of its last 16 games in the regular season, including eight of the last 10.

– Rodgers leads the NFL in passer rating (138.0) and passing touchdowns (21) against division opponents since the start of the  2014 season (min. 100 pass att.).


– The Packers have won six consecutive games against division opponents. If Green Bay wins this week, it will be the second-longest winning streak against NFC North teams under McCarthy (12 regular-season games, 2011-12).

– Green Bay is looking to improve to 5-1 against NFC teams this season.

– The Packers are 13-4 against NFC teams since the start of last season. Green Bay’s .765 winning percentage is No. 1 among NFC teams over that span, and the 13 regular-season wins are second only to the Seattle Seahawks (14-5).

– Under McCarthy, the Packers are 77-35-1 against NFC opponents during the regular season. Green Bay’s 77 wins are seven more than any other team over that span (New Orleans, 70-45).

– Since 2006, the Packers are 44-11-1 versus NFC teams at Lambeau Field during the regular season, including wins in each of the last nine games.

– Green Bay has won three of four home games this season by 10 or more points (10 vs. Seattle and Kansas City / 14 vs. St. Louis).

– The Packers are the only team in the NFL to be undefeated at home (13-0) since the start of the 2014 regular season (including playoffs).

– The Packers defense has 15 sacks and six interceptions in four home games this season. Green Bay’s 15 sacks at home are tied for No. 3 in the NFL this season.

– Green Bay has forced one or more turnovers in every game this season. If they force one today, it would be the sixth time in the last nine seasons that the Packers forced at least one turnover in each of the first nine games of the season.


– QB Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes for the 16th time during the regular season in his career last week at Carolina. If he records four again this week, it would be just the second time he has thrown four or more touchdowns in back-to-back games (Games 8-9 in 2011).

– With Rodgers as the starting quarterback, Green Bay is 34-6 against NFC teams at home during the regular season.

– For his career, Rodgers has thrown 87 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and has a passer rating of 114.0 against NFC North teams during the regular season.

– Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 19 of the last 24 regular-season games, including eight of the last 10. The Packers are 17-2 in those games.

– Since the start of the 2014 season, Rodgers has thrown 57 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

– WR Randall Cobb needs one catch to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 49, which would tie Max McGee (49, 1959-1963) for eighth place in franchise history.

– Dating back to last season (with Oakland in 2014), WR James Jones has registered a touchdown reception in seven of the last 11 games. He has totaled eight touchdown receptions over that span.

– Jones has tied his career high (2013) with eight receptions of 25-plus yards this season.

– Dating back to 1978, TE Richard Rodgers’ four touchdown receptions this season are tied for the fifth most among Packers tight ends in the first eight games of a season (according to STATS LLC).

– Midway through his second season, Rodgers has six career receiving touchdowns. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is tied (Jermichael Finley, 2008-09 / Rich McGeorge, 1970-71) for the second most by a Packers tight end in the first two seasons of his career, dating back to 1970 (Bubba Franks, 10, 2000-01).


– 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 12 games.

– Peppers has recorded a sack in five games this season, which is tied for No. 5 in the NFL (HOU J.J. Watt and NE Chandler Jones) behind DET Ezekiel Ansah, DEN DeMarcus Ware, CIN Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap (six each).


Packers LB Nick Perry is a Detroit native and prepped at both Mackenzie High School and Martin Luther King High School…Packers G T.J. Lang attended Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, Mich., and played at Eastern Michigan…Packers WR Jeff Janis is from Tawas City, Mich., and is the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns at Saginaw Valley State…Packers RBs coach Sam Gash was on the Lions’ coaching staff from 2007-12…Lions DT C.J. Wilson was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft and went on play for Green Bay from 2010-13…Lions DT Khyri Thornton spent one season with Green Bay after being selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft…Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac was a three-year starter (1978-80) at middle guard on the defensive line for the University of Michigan, where he played in three Rose Bowls…Trgovac also began his coaching career at Michigan as a graduate assistant from 1984-85…Packers LB Andy Mulumba played at Eastern Michigan…Packers LB Jake Ryan played at Michigan…Packers def. front asst. Jerry Montgomery coached the DL at Michigan from 2011-12.


Today’s officiating crew includes referee John Hussey (35), umpire Tony Michalek (115), head linesman Wayne Mackie (106), line judge Ron Marinucci (107), field judge Jimmy Buchanan (86), side judge Allen Baynes (56) and back judge Keith Ferguson (61).

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Lang, Hyde and Janis selected as captains vs. Lions

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 15, 2015 – 8:00 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be G T.J. Lang (offense), DB Micah Hyde (defense) and WR Jeff Janis (special teams).

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How to watch Sunday’s Packers-Lions game

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 13, 2015 – 3:00 pm

151111-matthews-950– Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. CT

Click here for the Packers-Lions 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.

– ESPN Radio will air the game across the country. Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and Mark Dominik (analyst) will call the action and Ian Fitzsimmons will report from the sidelines.

– 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.

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McCarthy registers 100th career win, Packers clinch fourth straight NFC North title

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 28, 2014 – 10:27 pm

141228-matthews-win-300– The Packers finished with a 12-4 record and clinched their fourth straight NFC North title with a 30-20 win vs. Detroit on Sunday at Lambeau Field. It marks the first time in franchise history that Green Bay has won four straight division crowns.

– Green Bay clinched a first-round bye and the No. 2 seed in the NFC in the postseason, the third time the Packers have been the No. 2 seed since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990.

– Green Bay finished 8-0 at home for just the second time in the last 12 seasons (also 2011). It marks only the Packers’ fifth 8-0 mark at home since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978 (1996-97, 2002, 2011).

– Since the NFL went to a 17-week schedule in 1990, the Packers have not lost a Week 17 home game (now 12-0).

– The Packers have won 23 straight regular-season games against the Lions in the state of Wisconsin, extending the longest regular-season home winning streak against one opponent in NFL history. Including a playoff victory in 1994, Green Bay has won 24 straight in Wisconsin against Detroit.

– The Packers finished the season with 486 total points, the second most in team history behind only the 560 scored in 2011. Green Bay’s 58 TDs on the season are the second most in a season in team annals (70 in 2011).

– The Packers finished with 318 points at home this season, becoming just the fourth team in NFL history to score 300-plus points at home in a season (2011 New Orleans, 329; 2011 Green Bay, 321; 2013 Denver, 316).

– Green Bay set a single-season franchise mark for fewest giveaways with 13, besting the mark of 14 in 2011.

– Green Bay set a single-season franchise record with 356 first downs on the season, surpassing the previous record of 354 first downs in 2004.

– The Packers finished with 6,178 total yards on the season, the fourth most in a season in team history. Four of the six 6,000-yard seasons have come under the direction (2009, 2011, 2013-14) of Head Coach Mike McCarthy.


– Today’s paid attendance was 78,408. It was the 309th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– McCarthy registered his 100th career win (including playoffs), joining Curly Lambeau (212) as the only coaches in team history with 100-plus victories. McCarthy has now coached the Packers to three seasons with 12-plus wins (regular season), the most in team annals.

– QB Aaron Rodgers finished the season with a passer rating of 112.2, his sixth consecutive season with a 100-plus rating (2009-14). No other QB in NFL history has had a streak of 100-rating seasons longer than four. Rodgers’ 112.2 passer rating was the second-best mark in a season in team history, trailing only his own rating of 122.5 in 2011.

– Rodgers extended two NFL records by bringing his streak at home to 418 consecutive passing attempts without an interception and 36 consecutive touchdown passes without an INT.

– Rodgers (240 attempts) joined Patriots QB Tom Brady (241 attempts in 2003) as the only QBs in NFL history to throw 200-plus passes at home in a season with no interceptions.

– Rodgers finished the season with five interceptions, the fewest by a Green Bay quarterback in a season (min. 200 attempts) since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.

– Rodgers posted a 139.6 passer rating on Sunday, his career-high seventh game with a 120-plus rating (six in 2011).

– With 86 receiving yards, WR Jordy Nelson finished the season with 1,519 receiving yards, the most in a season in team history as he surpassed WR Robert Brooks’ mark of 1,497 in 1995.

– Nelson finished the season with 98 receptions, the fourth most in team history.

– Nelson (13 TDs) and WR Randall Cobb (12) became just the fifth wide-receiver duo in NFL history to both catch 12-plus TD passes in the same season.

– Cobb caught four passes to finish with 91 receptions on the season, becoming just the fifth player in team history to reach the 90-catch mark in a season.

– RB Eddie Lacy posted 126 yards from scrimmage on Sunday, extending his single-season franchise record by going over the 100-yard mark from scrimmage for the ninth consecutive game.

– Lacy finished the season with 1,139 yards to become just the fourth player in team history to register back-to-back 1,100-yard rushing seasons (Jim Taylor, 1960-62; Ahman Green, 2000-04; Ryan Grant, 2008-09).

– With a 55-yard return for a TD in the first quarter, DB Micah Hyde tied the franchise career record for the most punt return TDs with three, matching the mark set by WR Desmond Howard and CB Will Blackmon.

– Hyde had two punt returns for TDs this season, becoming just the fifth player in team annals to return two or more punts for TDs in a season.

– The Packers finished with 152 rushing yards on 38 attempts (4.0 avg.), the most posted by a team vs. Detroit this season.

– Green Bay registered a sack in its 36th consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.

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News now! Gutsy Rodgers leads Packers to title win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on December 28, 2014 – 6:41 pm

141228-lions-Q4b-300GREEN BAY–In a courageous performance that instantly becomes part of Packers legend, Aaron Rodgers returned to action in the second half after being carted to the locker room before halftime, and led the Packers to their biggest win of the season. Their 30-20 win over the Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday allowed the Packers to claim their fourth consecutive NFC North title and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Following a Detroit fumble the Packers recovered at the Lions 42-yard line, Rodgers converted a key third-and-4 play with a pass to tight end Richard Rodgers. A quick pass to Jordy Nelson gained to the Lions 10, and the Packers were on the doorstep of a two-touchdown lead. A facemask penalty against the Lions moved the ball to the 4, first down.

Eddie Lacy carried to the 1, and then Rodgers scored on a sneak with 8:45 to play. Lacy rushed for 100 yards.

Rodgers completed 17 of 22 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. The drama he provided will likely go a long way toward giving Rodgers his second league MVP.





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