Month: November 2021

Thursday Thoughts: Mason’s Misses

The Packers have played on Thanksgiving nine times since I began following them in 1978, but only one stands out. In 1986, wide receiver Walter Stanley’s 83-yard punt return touchdown led Green Bay – 2-10 at the time – to…

10 Quick Things: GB vs. MIN

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Yosh Nijman began training camp simply battling for a spot on the roster; four months later, he could be starting at left tackle…

Preview: Packers vs. Vikings

With a commanding 3.5 game lead over the Vikings going into Sunday’s meeting in Minnesota, the Packers can all but clinch the NFC North with a win. Under coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay is 2-0 at U.S. Bank Stadium. To…

Thursday Thoughts: Joe Barry

Including last Sunday, the Packers now have seven shutouts since 2000. That means keeping another team from scoring has happened only once in every 47 games this century. To commemorate the rare occurrence, today’s entire post is dedicated to Joe…

10 Quick Things: GB vs. SEA

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) Aaron Rodgers played like a quarterback coming off a bout with COVID who didn’t practice for a couple of weeks. He was unusually…

Preview: Packers vs. Seahawks

The Packers (7-2) will meet the Seahawks (3-5) for the eighth time in the past eight seasons. It’s almost beginning to feel as if Seattle is an honorary member of the NFC North. If Green Bay is going to get…

Midseason Rookie Report Card

After a rookie class that barely contributed in 2020, the Packers needed more from the nine players who were drafted in April. They’ve got just that, and it’s a big reason why a team battered by injuries has still been…

Thursday Thoughts: O-Line Shuffle

It’s been quite a week for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Who would’ve thought the man who so capably hosted Jeopardy would be ridiculed by everyone from NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to shock jock Howard Stern just seven months later?…

10 Quick Things: GB vs. KC

After rewatching Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, here are 10 things worth knowing:   OFFENSE 1) While Jordan Love did nothing in his first start to make the Packers feel confident in his ability to succeed Aaron Rodgers…

Preview: Packers vs. Chiefs

The Packers (7-1) battle the Chiefs (4-4) in a Week 9 game that many thought, and some still think, could be a preview of the Super Bowl. For the second time in three years, the much-anticipated meeting of Aaron Rodgers…