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RB DuJuan Harris heading to Vikings

Posted by Duke Bobber on March 19, 2015 – 4:46 pm

DuJuan HarrisThe Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of former Packers RB DuJuan Harris on Thursday.

Originally signed to Green Bay’s practice squad in 2012, Harris appeared in 19 regular season games for the Packers from 2012-14, rushing for 221 yards and 2 TDs. Harris spent the 2013 season on injured reserve after injuring his knee in a preseason game vs. Seattle on Aug. 23.

For the Packers’ updated roster, click here.

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News now! Packers win, can move into first place

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 23, 2014 – 3:00 pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy celebrates a TDMINNEAPOLIS — A time-consuming, fourth-quarter touchdown drive clinched a 24-21 victory for the Packers over the Vikings on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Eddie Lacy scored on a 10-yard shovel pass, running through the middle of the Vikings defense to cap an 11-play, 87-yard drive that took 6:18 off the clock.

The Vikings cut the Packers’ lead to three points with a 79-yard touchdown drive former Packers star Greg Jennings capped with a 5-yard touchdown catch with 3:23 to play in the game. Former Packers draft choice Charles Johnson then caught a two-point conversion pass to move the Vikings within a field goal of overtime.

Lacy killed what was the left of the clock with a display of power running.

The win, combined with a Lions loss, would move the 8-3 Packers into sole possession of first place in the NFC North.



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News now! Packers take 17-13 lead into the fourth quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 23, 2014 – 2:15 pm

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater sacked by Packers DT Mike Daniels

MINNEAPOLIS — The Packers and Vikings traded field goals in the fourth quarter and the Packers took a 17-13 lead into the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium.

Mason Crosby booted a 48-yarder with 2:49 to play, after the Vikings had kicked a 51-yard field goal with 6:42 to play in the quarter.

The Packers offense appeared to have a promising drive going early in the quarter, but it was spoiled by penalties, one of which erased a long run with a screen pass by Eddie Lacy.



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News now! Interception helps Packers take 14-10 halftime lead

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 23, 2014 – 1:26 pm

Packers QB Aaron RodgersMINNEAPOLIS — An interception of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater by Packers CB Micah Hyde helped set the Packers up for their second touchdown as they took a 14-10 lead into halftime on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Vikings tied the score at 7 with a 14-play, 74-yard TD drive that included two fourth-down conversions.

On the first, Minnesota faced fourth-and-5 from the Green Bay 39 — after the Packers declined a penalty that would have made it third-and-15 — and S Morgan Burnett’s interception was wiped out by a defensive holding penalty on Hyde, giving the Vikings a first down.

On the ensuing series, the Vikings faced fourth down again, this time needing just 1 yard from the Green Bay 25. RB Jerick McKinnon converted with a 3-yard run, and Bridgewater hit former Packers WR Charles Johnson for a 22-yard TD on the next play, tying the game with 11:06 left in the half.

The Packers responded with two quick first downs to get the ball near midfield, but the drive stalled and Green Bay had to punt again.

The defense got the ball back almost immediately, though, as Hyde leaped to intercept Bridgewater’s deep pass intended for WR Greg Jennings, another former Packer.

The offense took over on its own 47 and wasted no time. A 16-yard run by RB Eddie Lacy was shortened to 6 yards on a downfield holding penalty on WR Jordy Nelson, but QB Aaron Rodgers then hit WR Randall Cobb for 12 yards and TE Andrew Quarless for 34 yards down to the 1. Rodgers then ran a play-action roll to his right and threw the ball all the way back across the field to his left, to a wide open TE Richard Rodgers, standing alone in the corner of the end zone. The Packers led 14-7 with 5:23 left in the half.

The Vikings came back with a drive of their own, as Bridgewater converted a third-and-6 with an 11-yard pass to TE Kyle Rudolph and followed it up with a 10-yard slant to WR Cordarrelle Patterson and an 8-yard checkdown to McKinnon. That put the Vikings on the Green Bay 26-yard line at the two-minute warning.

A facemask penalty on Vikings LT Matt Kalil pushed Minnesota back, but a 19-yard completion to Johnson got them back into field goal range at the 21. A high pass on third down for Johnson was nearly intercepted by CB Tramon Williams, and the Vikings settled for a 39-yard FG by Blair Walsh to make it 14-10 with 16 seconds left in the half.


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Let’s all calm down; it’s only halftime

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 23, 2014 – 1:21 pm

Ask Vic Halftime

Reiss from Virginia Beach, VA

Vic, the first quarter was a game of field position that we ended up winning by scoring with a minute-and-a-half to go. Did you enjoy it?

I liked it. With each exchange of possession, the Packers gained ground until they were in position to attack. I don’t think that kind of football is the Packers’ identity, but sometimes you have to do what the circumstances force you to do. The defense is playing well.

Benjamin from Madison, WI

Vic, how much of the stadium is in green and gold?

Close to 50 percent.

Joey from Swansea, IL

Will Bridgewater get at least 130 passing yards today?

He started slowly; he was wild high and long. He’s starting to warm up.

Kelly from Walford, IA

Why punt the ball on fourth down with one yard to go? Why not just run the ball?

Why not just run the ball on third down?

Rolf from Copenhagen, Denmark

How much do you think the chip-on-the-shoulder contributes to a player’s development and demeanor? I think it’s more of a story for the media and the fans about a guy beating the people who didn’t believe in him.

How many guys with a chip on their shoulder got cut? It’s only a story when a guy makes it.

Rick from Appleton, WI

Vic, close game.

This one has a little bit of an AFC North street fight feel to it. Remember, Mike Zimmer is an AFC North guy.

James from Wausau, WI

My gut hasn’t stopped churning, yet. This should be a close game, like most figured.

Like most figured? Most were looking forward to the Patriots game.

Mike from San Antonio, TX

All right, who chortled?

I didn’t. I was most reserved and respectful.

Rob from Amston, CT

Vic, what is the story behind the Jaguars helmets? Were you still there when they went that way? Can you explain their thinking?

I was gone by then. I would’ve never allowed that to happen.

Don from Troy, MI

Why do all you talking heads tell us there’s no way the Packers lose vs. the crummy Vikings, when you know very well all NFL teams have the best players in the world? You’re so gullible.

Don’t blame this talking head. I was warning everybody all week. Let’s all calm down. This one has a long way to go.

Rob from Amston, CT

Vic, how hard is it to win games like this against the Vikes when it’s late in the season and they are out of the playoff picture and are thus willing to take more risks, such as going for it repeatedly on fourth down?

Blame it on being out of playoff contention?

Mike from Charlotte, NC

Tough game today. You were right about them Vikes. I could see it as I looked at them through the week. Are a lot Packers fans blasting your inbox because it isn’t 28-0?

The sea is angry, my friend.

Paul from Denver, CO

I remember last year a coach changed his mind and took a penalty once we were going to go for it on fourth down. Could Mike have changed his mind once the Vikings tried to go for it on the fourth-and-5?

I think it was the Cincinnati game. There was a time out at the time, I believe. Let’s revisit this question tomorrow when I’m back at the office and can open my rulebook.

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

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 23, 2014 – 12:38 pm

Packers RB Eddie LacyMINNEAPOLIS — The Packers held a 7-0 lead over the Vikings, following one quarter of play at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday.

With 4:44 to play in the quarter, the Packers took possession at their 46-yard line following a Vikings punt. On third-and-10, Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb over the middle for 29 yards to the Vikings 25. It was the first time in the game either team had crossed midfield.

A pass to tight end Andrew Quarless gained 16 to the 7. On first-and-goal, Rodgers threw for Jordy Nelson and the Vikings were flagged for pass interference, moving the ball to the 1. Eddie Lacy plunged for the touchdown on the next play, and the Packers led, 7-0, with 1:34 to play in the quarter.

The Vikings won the coin toss and elected to defer their choice.



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LB Nick Perry out Sunday; Packers-Vikings inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 23, 2014 – 10:30 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium:

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers
16 QB Scott Tolzien
24 CB Jarrett Bush
53 LB Nick Perry
54 LB Carl Bradford
72 C Garth Gerhart
83 WR Jeff Janis
86 TE Brandon Bostick

Minnesota Vikings
44 RB Matt Asiata
48 FB Zach Line
56 LB Mike Mauti
58 LB Brandon Watts
66 G David Yankey
72 G Austin Wentworth
73 DT Sharrif Floyd

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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Vikings: Sitton, Guion and B. Jones

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 23, 2014 – 8:00 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be G Josh Sitton (offense), DT Letroy Guion (defense) and LB Brad Jones (special teams).

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Injury update: CB Davon House listed as probable

Posted by Tyler Gajewski on November 22, 2014 – 12:17 pm

Packers CB Davon House (illness) has been added to the injury report and is PROBABLE for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

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Aaron Rodgers hits 200 career TD passes; Packers-Vikings postgame notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 3, 2014 – 2:34 am


– The Packers improved 3-2 on the season and 2-1 in NFC North contests with a 42-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

– Green Bay has now won four straight Thursday night games at Lambeau Field, with the other victories coming in 2006 (Minnesota), 2011 (New Orleans) and 2012 (Chicago).

– With the win, the Packers improved to 5-0-1 against the Vikings at Lambeau Field since 2010 (including playoffs).

– By scoring the first 42 points on Thursday night and the final 24 points this past Sunday at Chicago, the Packers’ 66 unanswered points were their most since posting 69 unanswered over a two-game stretch in 2005 (last 52 vs. New Orleans on Oct. 9 and first 17 at Minnesota on Oct. 23).

– Green Bay is off to a 2-0 start at home for the fourth time in the past five seasons (2010-11, 2013-14).

– The Packers will go on the road to take on the Miami Dolphins a week from Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Sun Life Stadium. It will be Green Bay’s first visit to Miami since 2006 (Week 7).



– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,054. It was the 303rd consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– With the win, Head Coach Mike McCarthy improved to 12-4-1 (.735) against Minnesota in the regular season.

– QB Aaron Rodgers’ 11-yard TD pass to WR Davante Adams (the first of Adams’ career) was Rodgers’ 200th career TD pass. He reached that mark in his 99th career game, the second fastest in NFL history behind only Dolphins QB Dan Marino (89 games).

– Rodgers’ 66-yard TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in the first quarter was Rodgers’ 21st of 60-plus yards since 2008, the most in the NFL over that span.

– With his 138.7 passer rating tonight, Rodgers has posted a 100-plus passer rating in nine of 12 regular-season starts against Minnesota. He has posted a 130-plus rating in six of his last seven games against the Vikings.

– Rodgers posted his fourth straight zero-interception game, his longest streak since a four-gamer in 2012 (Weeks 14-17).

– LB Julius Peppers’ 49-yard INT return for a TD in the second quarter was his 10th career interception. He became the first player in NFL history (since 1982) to register 100 career sacks (119.5) and 10 career interceptions.

– It was Peppers’ first score since a 13-yard INT return for a TD at Arizona on Nov. 1, 2009, when he was with the Carolina Panthers, and Green Bay’s first INT return for a TD since S M.D. Jennings (72 yards) at Detroit on Nov. 18, 2012.

– LB Jamari Lattimore’s second-quarter interception was the first of his career and CB Casey Hayward’s fumble recovery in the second quarter was the first of his career.

– LB Nick Perry matched his career high with two sacks (vs. Detroit, Oct. 6, 2013).

– RB Eddie Lacy posted his second career game with two rushing TDs (vs. Pittsburgh, Week 16 in 2013) and registered his fifth career 100-yard rushing game with 105 yards on 13 carries (8.1 avg.). It is Lacy’s lowest attempt total in a 100-yard rushing game and his best yards-per-carry average in a game (min. 10 attempts).

– With five punts inside the 20 tonight, P Tim Masthay brought his career total to 108 punts inside the 20. That sets a franchise record (since 1976), topping Craig Hentrich’s mark of 104.

– Masthay tied a single-game franchise record (since 1976) with the five punts inside the 20, matching his own mark set at the N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31, 2010) and David Beverly’s set vs. Chicago (Oct. 28, 1978).

– WR Randall Cobb’s 8-yard TD catch in the first quarter was his sixth TD grab of the season and his eighth in his last six regular-season games. His receiving-TD total is the best by a Packer through five games since Billy Howton posted seven TD grabs in 1956.

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