Lambeau Field win streak at 12

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 11, 2015 – 5:39 pm

151011-packers-rams-950PACKERS TOP RAMS, 24-10, TO IMPROVE TO 5-0
– The Packers beat the St. Louis Rams, 24-10, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field to improve to 5-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s second 5-0 start (also 2011) in the last 50 seasons (1966-2015).

– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 12 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, which is the second-longest home winning streak under McCarthy (13 from 2010-11).

– The Packers have won seven straight games in the regular season and 12 of their last 13.

– Green Bay is off to a 3-0 start at Lambeau Field for the third consecutive season.

– The Packers led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter today. Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has outscored its opponents,  134-24, in the first quarter at Lambeau Field, and has held double-digit leads in eight of 11 games. The Packers have held their opponents scoreless in eight of 11 contests.

– Green Bay has scored in the first quarter in 21 straight regular-season games, the longest current streak in the NFL.

– The Packers intercepted QB Nick Foles four times on the afternoon, their first four-INT game since Sept, 13, 2012, vs. Chicago. Entering today, Foles had never thrown more than two INTs in a game.

– The Packers will stay home in Week 6 to take on the Chargers next Sunday, San Diego’s first visit to Lambeau Field since 2007 and only its fifth game all-time at the stadium. Green Bay will have its bye in Week 7.


– Today’s paid attendance was 78,432, the 312th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers threw an interception in the first quarter, stopping his streak of passes without an INT in the regular season at 197 (fourth longest in team history). It also halted ended his INT-free streak at Lambeau Field at 492 attempts and 44 TD passes, both NFL records (including playoffs, 586 attempts and 49 TD passes). His last INT at home came vs. Minnesota on Dec. 2, 2012.

– WR James Jones’ 65-yard TD catch in the third quarter was Green Bay’s longest offensive play of the season and Jones’ longest TD reception since an 83-yarder vs. Detroit on Oct. 6, 2013. It was his seventh career TD catch of 65-plus yards.

– Jones has registered a TD catch in all three games at Lambeau Field this season.

– WR Ty Montgomery posted his second TD catch in the last three games, a 31-yard TD grab on Green Bay’s opening drive that was the longest reception of his career.

– CB Quinten Rollins registered a 45-yard INT return for a TD in the first quarter, the first Green Bay rookie to score on an interception since S Marques Anderson in 2002 (vs. Detroit, Nov. 10).

– Rollins posted two INTs, becoming the first Green Bay rookie to register two INTs in a game since Casey Hayward (at Houston, Oct. 14, 2012).

– The November 2002 game against Detroit was also the last time the Packers had an offensive player (RB Najeh Davenport) score a TD and a defensive player (Anderson) score a TD in the same game like they did on Sunday,

– DB Micah Hyde also posted an INT in the first quarter, giving Green Bay two first-quarter INTs for the first time since Dec. 23, 2012, vs. Tennessee.

– LB Clay Matthews recorded a team-high 1.5 sacks on Sunday. Dating back to Week 8 of last season, he has registered at least one sack in 10 of the last 14 games.

– CB Damarious Randall opened the game at LCB, the first start of his NFL career.

– K Mason Crosby attempted one field goal (good from 35 yards), bringing his career total for FG attempts to 277. That ties Ryan Longwell (1997-2005) for the most in franchise history.

– The Packers posted three sacks on the afternoon to bring their season total to 20, the most by the team through five games since Green Bay recorded 21 in 2001.

– Green Bay registered a sack in its 40th regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.

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Bryan Bulaga will start at right tackle; Packers-Rams inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 11, 2015 – 10:29 am


The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field:

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
17 WR Davante Adams
28 S Sean Richardson
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
42 S Morgan Burnett
47 LB Jake Ryan
65 G Lane Taylor

Starting lineup changes: #89 James Jones will start at wide receiver in place of #17 Davante Adams. #33 Micah Hyde will start at safety in place of #42 Morgan Burnett.

St. Louis Rams
14 QB Sean Mannion
31 S Maurice Alexander
52 LB Alec Ogletree
58 LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar
63 T Darrell Williams
69 G Cody Wichmann
93 DL Ethan Westbrooks

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Packers carry 11-game home win streak into Sunday’s game vs. Rams

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 11, 2015 – 9:15 am

– The Green Bay Packers take on the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field today. It is the first noon kickoff for Green Bay since Week 1 and one of only three scheduled at home this season.

– The Packers are 4-0 for the first time since 2011 (13-0) and for just the fourth time in the last 49 years.

– It is the third 4-0 start under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (4-0, 2007). The Packers are one of three NFC teams (Atlanta, Carolina) still undefeated this season and one of six in the NFL (Cincinnati, Denver, New England).

– Green Bay has won each of the last four regular-season games against the Rams, outscoring St. Louis, 123-54, combined in those contests.

– Dating back to 1970, today will be the 32nd meeting (including playoffs) between the Packers and Rams, the most among teams Green Bay has not been in a division with.

– The series against the Rams started in 1937 and is the eighth oldest for the Packers (Arizona, 1921 / Chicago, 1921 / Detroit, 1930 / New York Giants, 1928 / Washington, 1932 / Philadelphia, 1933 / Pittsburgh, 1933).

– Today’s game will be a matchup of two teams that get after the quarterback. Entering Week 5, Green Bay (12.98%) ranked No. 1 in the NFL this season in sacks/pass attempt and St. Louis (11.81%) ranked No. 4.

– Green Bay has won 11 straight home games (including playoffs), the longest active home winning streak in the NFL. It is tied for the second-longest home winning streak of the McCarthy era. (13, 2010-11 / 11, 2012-13).

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

– Entering Week 5, Green Bay is one of 11 teams with a point differential of 10 or more at home this season. Green Bay ranks No. 5 in the NFL in points per game at home this season (32.5).

– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Green Bay has scored 383 points over its last 10 regular-season home games, the highest total in team history over a span of 10 home games. Only the Rams in 1999 and 2000 (403) and the Denver Broncos spanning 2012 and 2013 (399) won 10 consecutive home games while scoring as many points as the Packers.

– The Packers have rushed for 120-plus yards in each game this season, their first time doing so in each of the first four contests since 1971.

– This week was the first time since the end of the 2010 season (Week 17) that the Packers are ranked in the top 10 in both offense (10th) and defense (eighth).

– Green Bay has scored in the first quarter in 20 straight regular-season games, the longest current streak in the league.


– Green Bay is looking to start 5-0 for the first time since 2011 (13-0) and for the second time under McCarthy. The Packers have started 5-0 three times since 1945 (10-0 in 1962 and 6-0 in 1965).

– If the Packers win, it will be the third consecutive season they have won their first three home games.

– Green Bay is looking for its fifth consecutive win against St. Louis.

– The Packers have scored 30-plus points in eight of the last 10 regular-season home games, dating back to 2014.

– The Packers’ 17 sacks this season are the most through four games since 20 in 2001. The 17 are also tied for No. 3 since team sacks began to be recorded in 1963 behind only 2001 and 1970 (18).

– In Weeks 3-4, Green Bay posted back-to-back games with six-plus sacks for the first time since 1978.

– Last Sunday was just the 16th time since 1963 that the Packers recorded six or more sacks in a road game.

– Green Bay has registered a sack in 40 consecutive regular-season games, a franchise record and the longest current streak in the league.


– QB Aaron Rodgers has registered a 100-plus quarterback rating and 15-plus attempts in 10 straight regular-season home contests, tying Kurt Warner (1999-2000) for the NFL record.

– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Rodgers (11) joined Peyton Manning (16 in 2013) and Don Meredith (14 in 1966) as the only QBs in NFL history to throw 11-plus touchdown passes and no interceptions in the first four games of the season.

– Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 17 of the last 20 regular-season games, including the last six. The Packers are 16-1 in those games.

– Rodgers has thrown 191 consecutive passes without an interception, the fourth-longest streak in team history (Bart Starr, 294, 1964-65 / Rodgers, 212, 2014 / Rodgers, 202, 2014).

– Dating back to 2012, Rodgers has thrown 486 passes at home in the regular season without an interception and 43 consecutive touchdown passes at home without an interception, both NFL records (including playoffs, 580 attempts and 48 touchdown passes).

– Rodgers’ streak of 43 consecutive touchdown passes at home without an interception is twice as long as any other streak of touchdown passes without an interception in home games in NFL history.

– Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in 14 of the last 20 regular-season games.

– Rodgers is 427 passing yards away from 30,000 for his career.

– WR Randall Cobb needs one reception to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 45.

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

– Jones is tied for No. 1 in the NFL with six receptions of 25-plus yards this season. His career high for 25-yard receptions in a season is eight in 2013. Jones also recorded seven in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

– Jones has recorded a touchdown catch in each of the first two home games this season.

– RB Eddie Lacy has 85-plus scrimmage yards in seven of the past eight home games (including playoffs).


– LB Clay Matthews recorded two sacks in the win over Kansas City in Week 3. It was his 13th career game 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).

– Since Week 8 of last season, Matthews has recorded at least one sack in nine of the last 13 games. His 12.5 sacks are tied (STL Robert Quinn) for No. 3 in the NFL over that span behind only HOU J.J. Watt (19.5) and KC Justin Houston (18).

– LB Julius Peppers leads the Packers with 3.5 sacks this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), he has eight sacks in the last eight games.

– Last Sunday, Peppers passed LB Rickey Jackson for No. 14 in NFL history with 129 sacks.

– Over the last three games, LB Jayrone Elliott has recorded two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception.

– CB Sam Shields recorded an interception in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career (Weeks 3-4).

– LB Nick Perry matched his career high with two sacks against the 49ers. It is his third straight season (2013-15) with a two-sack game. Perry joins Matthews as the only Packers to have a two-sack game in each of the last three seasons.


– K Mason Crosby (276) is two field-goal attempts short of surpassing Ryan Longwell (277) for the most in team history. In Week 2, Crosby (1,070) passed Longwell (1,054) for the franchise career scoring record.


– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Brad Allen (122), umpire Fred Bryan (11), head linesman Jim Mello (48), line judge Tom Symonette (100), field judge Doug Rosenbaum (67), side judge Tom Hill (97) and back judge Shawn Hochuli (83).

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R. Rodgers, Daniels, Masthay selected as captains vs. Rams

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 11, 2015 – 9:00 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be TE Richard Rodgers (offense), DT Mike Daniels (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).

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How to watch Sunday’s Packers-Rams game

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 10, 2015 – 12:00 pm

151007-RAMS-300– Kickoff: Sunday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. CT

Click here for the Packers-Rams 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.

– CBS will broadcast the game to a regional audience with play-by-play man Ian Eagle and analyst Dan Fouts handling the call from the broadcast booth and Evan Washburn reporting from the sidelines.

– 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.

– Sports USA Radio will air the game across the country. Larry Kahn (play-by-play) and John Robinson (analyst) will call the action, with Troy West reporting 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 710.

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News now! No. 1 offense impressive in Packers win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 16, 2014 – 6:05 pm

Packers WR Jeff JanisST. LOUIS–Aaron Rodgers and the No. 1 offense were at peak performance in two possessions that were halted only by a penalty that nullified what would’ve been the Packers’ second touchdown in as many drives. The Packers settled for a 10-0 lead en route to a 21-7 victory over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday afternoon.

Rodgers completed 11 of 13 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown — an apparent touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson was nullified. Randall Cobb caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown, and Eddie Lacy rushed five times for 25 yards. With Rodgers at the helm, the Packers marched 86 and 80 yards, each in 12 plays.

Scott Tolzien replaced Rodgers in the second quarter and completed 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards over the next two quarters. He pitched an apparent touchdown pass to Myles White that would’ve capped an 86-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, but the touchdown was nullified by a hands-to-the-face penalty against rookie lineman Corey Linsley.

Matt Flynn took a step toward securing the backup quarterback job by throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis on the Packers’ final possession of the third quarter.

Mason Crosby added a 49-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

The Packers, 1-1, host the Raiders next Friday in game three of the preseason.


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Tolzien gets long look; Flynn completes TD pass to Janis

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 16, 2014 – 5:18 pm

Packers QB Scott Tolzien

ST. LOUIS–Scott Tolzien got a long look into the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams, but Matt Flynn came off the bench late in the quarter to complete a touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis that left the Packers leading, 18-7, at the end of the quarter.

Tolzien’s first pass of the half went for 18 yards to Kevin Dorsey. Two plays later, DuJuan Harris burst through a hole in the middle of the line, but just as Harris was breaking into the clear he fumbled the ball and the Rams recovered.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix killed the Rams’ next possession with a third-down sack. The Packers took over and on third down Dorsey dropped a perfectly thrown bomb by Tolzien, but a defensive holding penalty gave Tolzien and the offense a first down at the Packers 25.

A Tolzien strike to Davante Adams gained 14 yards to the 40. Tolzien followed that play with a screen pass to Michael Hill that gained 27 yards to the Rams 22. Tolzien then pitched a 9-yard strike to Andrew Quarless, and Hill ran nine yards for a first-and-goal at the Rams 5-yard line.

An apparent touchdown pass from Tolzien to Myles White was nullified by a hands-to-the-face penalty against Corey Linsley. Eventually from the 19, Tolzien found Adams for 14 yards to the 5-yard line. Coach Mike McCarthy, possibly testing Tolzien, nixed a field goal attempt and Quarless was flagged for pass interference on a fourth-down pass.

Flynn replaced Tolzien at quarterback for the Packers’ final possession of the third quarter. The drive began at the Rams 43. On third-and-one, Flynn found Janis over the middle for an easy, 34-yard, catch-and-run touchdown. Flynn threw to rookie Davante Adams for the 2-point conversion.

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Halftime: McCarthy likes production of offensive starters

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 16, 2014 – 4:57 pm

(on the first-team offense’s performance behind starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers) “The offense got off to a great start. I really liked the production that we were able to get done in the first two series.”

(on what he wants to see from the team in the second half) “A lot of one-on-one opportunities. Whether it’s the pass rush, the ball in the air for our defensive secondary, and obviously offensive receiver-wise, we’ve got to get off the bump. So this is just straight-up fundamental football and we need to make more plays.”

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Ask Vic Halftime: Aaron Rodgers, offense superb; be happy

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 16, 2014 – 4:26 pm


Jon from Lynn, MA
This pass protection looks real solid, Vic. I like what I’m seeing. Protect “The Man.”

The Packers’ No. 1 offense gave a clinic on how to play balanced-attack, high-tempo offense. It doesn’t have to be all pass to be fast.

Ryan from Wisconsin Dells, WI
Vic, it seems to me as if the defense is making a lot of open-field tackles and stopping the Rams almost at the first point of contact. Is this something that has been an emphasis during this camp?

Yeah, it probably is, but what I see is young speed. You can’t practice that. The Packers defense has gotten younger and faster. Sam Shields and Micah Hyde make the Packers’ secondary much faster than it was a few years ago.

Howard from Sarasota, FL
It doesn’t get much better than that.

What you saw in the first quarter is what this team can be. Be happy.

Morgan from Fort Collins, CO
Vic, I’m annoyed NFL Network is airing the game through the Rams Broadcasting Network. Are they doing it because it’s preseason and they don’t want to expend more resources?

Yes. This place is three-quarters empty. It’s the preseason. Be happy.

Jake from Franklin, WI
Really nothing to say besides that was a perfect start. I’m fine with resting the ones right now.

It’s time to see what the kids can do. The second half won’t be nearly as cleanly played as the first half was, but that’s the way it is in the preseason. Be happy.

Courtney from Butte, MT
Green Bay’s initial drive against a vaunted DL was phenomenal. Can’t stop the run, can’t stop the pass, can’t stop anything. I agree this team is better than any others in recent years. Let’s see the Green Bay defense do the same.

Be happy.

T.J. from Poplar, WI
So were all these Aaron Rodgers “pitches” fastballs? Good location?

He would’ve made Greg Maddux envious. Be happy.

Reiss from Virginia Beach, VA
Vic, you were right about our offense. Besides the penalty, they were close to unstoppable. What did you see from your view in the press box?

I saw the Colts of their Peyton Manning glory years.

Mark from La Crosse, WI
I know you want us to relax and enjoy the journey. Fine. I did. Last year was superb. But doing that is not mutually exclusive of constructive criticism. Today we started on the 14- and 7-yard lines. St. Louis started on its 30-yard line. Do the Packers understand field position is an important element of the game?

Yes, they do. They will continue to work to improve their field position and satisfy your need for perfection. What did Lombardi say? Be happy.

Dylan from Wilke Barre, PA
Vic, what positional group impressed you most?

Aside from the Aaron Rodgers group, I thought the secondary and linebackers were outstanding in coverage. Be happy.

C.J. from Edinboro, PA
If anybody is still worrying about the offense, they should be banned.

I agree.

Scott from Memphis, TN
Calm me down, Vic. I’m seeing the same loose pass coverage as last year. We’re losing the one-on-ones.

I disagree. Be happy.

Randy from Lakewood Ranch, FL
In case this is for “Ask Vic Halftime,” this Packers pass defense continues to suck. This is unbelievable. Please tell me you think it will improve by the time the season starts.

You have a significant football-anxiety problem. I will provide counseling in weekday “Ask Vic,” if you’d like. Be happy, please.

Paulina from Milwaukee, WI
Our offense looks scary. Our defense still seems to be struggling against the long passes. Am I overreacting?

Yes, you are, and I’m banning you until Monday. I’ve banned fans younger than you. I didn’t want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.


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News now! No. 2 offense stalls, but Packers lead 10-7 at halftime

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 16, 2014 – 4:26 pm


ST. LOUIS — The Packers’ No. 2 offense failed to produce any points in the second quarter, but the work of the first unit gave the Packers a 10-7 halftime lead at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday.

The Packers’ No. 1 offense nearly made it two TDs in two drives, but Aaron Rodgers’ 10-yard TD pass to Jordy Nelson on the third snap of the second quarter was called back by an illegal hands to the face penalty on LT David Bakhtiari.

The Packers then settled for a 31-yard FG by K Mason Crosby for a 10-0 lead with 12:41 left in the half. Rodgers ended his night 11-of-13 for 128 yards and one TD.

The Rams responded with a 76-yard TD drive of their own, begun by a 41-yard completion from QB Sam Bradford to WR Kenny Britt. The Rams were also helped by a pass interference penalty on CB Sam Shields on third down that put the ball in the red zone.

Bradford finished the drive with an 11-yard TD pass to TE Lance Kendricks, who made the grab in the end zone while being blanketed by S Micah Hyde. That pulled St. Louis within 10-7 with 8:02 left in the half.

Scott Tolzien came in as the second QB for the Packers but didn’t have much success moving the ball. In three drives, the No. 2 offense produced just two first downs, one of them via penalty. Tolzien was under heavy pressure off the edges on several snaps, taking one sack on third-and-short in the 2-minute drill.

One Rams drive was thwarted by a sack by undrafted rookie DL Mike Pennel, who was in position to clean up after LB Mike Neal got to Rams QB Shaun Hill first. Another drive stalled when CB Casey Hayward successfully defended a deep throw on third down.

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