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    Green Bay police have apologized to Packers' star running back A.J. Dillon in the aftermath of an unsavory incident in which an officer grabbed him by the collar while he watched Manchester City's game against Bayern Munich in July. Dillon was among the crowd for the star-studded preseason tie at the Packers stadium, and said at the time that he was asked by the organization to keep the crowd entertained during a 30-minute rain delay. The 24-year-old went down into the end zone in preparation for a 'Lambeau Leap' - a move by which he jumps up into the crowd - but a tense moment was caught on camera when a police officer appeared to grab him by the collar. Green Bay police have apologized after an officer grabbed A.J. Dillon by the neck in July Incident occurred at Lambeau Field where Bayern Munich played Man City in a soccer game RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady pranks fans as he pretends... NFL Games of the Week - Week 3: The...
    It has been a rough week for Justin Fields, so much so the Chicago Bears quarterback went out of his way to clarify comments that required no explanation. Fields said after Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field that the loss hurt in the locker room more than it did for Bears fans. “At the end of the day,” he said of fans, “they aren’t putting in any work.” Sure, maybe Fields could have omitted the final part, but no clarification was needed — and any grief he received since should be performance-based, not the result of a perceived slight. This is miles away from when former Bears first-round pick Cade McNown in 2000 suggested disgruntled fans at Soldier Field “save their boos for TV” following a three-interception game. Imagine if that occurred during the age of social media. Fields didn’t commit a turnover in the Week 2 loss to the Packers, but he attempted only 11 passes, threw for just 70 yards and was sacked three times. The Packers did a good job of pinning...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is not a robot, but the Green Bay Packers broke him. The Packers defeated the Bears on Sunday Night Football in what’s become a usual occurrence in one of the best rivalries in all of football. Chicago’s football franchise isn’t what it once was. However, a resurgence could be underway thanks to a young face of the franchise in Fields. For the most part, Fields has always said the right things, dating back to high school, Georgia and then Ohio State. However, after Sunday night’s game, Fields made a misstep, appearing to call out Bears fans. “Yeah. It hurts more in the locker room than the Bears fans. At the end of the day, they aren’t putting in any work. I see the guys in the locker room every day. I see how much work they put in. Coming out of a disappointing loss like this, it hurts,” Fields said. Bears: Justin Fields shows personality, makes subtle changes in routineEarly in the week, Fields backtracked off those comments, and admitted he was “angry” after a...
    The Chicago Bears regrouped Wednesday at Halas Hall from their Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers and began preparing for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Along with quarterback Justin Fields’ comments about jump-starting the offense and a social media controversy, here are four things we learned from Bears coach Matt Eberflus and his players. 1. Lucas Patrick practiced without the cast he wore in the first two games. As he continued his recovery from surgery on his right hand, Patrick — whom the Bears signed in the offseason to be their center — wore a club on his hand in Weeks 1 and 2 that prevented him from snapping. So the Bears started Sam Mustipher at center and put Patrick in a right guard rotation with Teven Jenkins. But Patrick was spotted without the cast during the portion of practice open to the media, and he snapped a couple of times. If Patrick can snap the ball consistently, it raises the question of how the Bears will handle those two positions. Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy...
    A HEAVYWEIGHT battle awaits the NFL this weekend. Two legends of the game, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, will face off as their Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers head to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. 4Tom Brady is 4-1 against Aaron Rodgers 4Tom Brady is chasing his eighth Super Bowl ring 4Aaron Rodgers is aiming for his second Super Bowl ring Brady and Rodgers are bonified greats of their craft. The former is a seven-time Super Bowl winner, five-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time NFL MVP, and three-time First-Team All-Pro. The latter is a one-time Super Bowl winner, one-time Super Bowl MVP, four-time NFL MVP, and four-time First-Team All-Pro. And having both defied father time with Brady in his 23rd season and Rodgers his eighteenth, they'll both be looking for one more moment of glory before they hang up their cleats. Read More on FootballSTUNNED SILENCE 'Is this real?' - Pat McAfee stunned as ex-NFL star included on elite listTUA TIME Tua Tagovailoa joined elite NFL company with his amazing game against Ravens This will be just the...
    Aaron Rodgers not only owns the Chicago Bears, but he is keeping tabs on all the Green Bay Packers’ victories over them, past, present and potentially in the future. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears and everyone knows it. With these NFC North rivals squaring off at Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football in Week 2, everybody outside of Chicagoland knew this game was over before toe even met leather. The two-time reigning NFL MVP vs. a second-year quarterback and a first-time head coach in Green Bay. Give me a break, dude. The Packers won easily 27-10, resulting in another primetime snooze fest. Not only is Rodgers an elite quarterback, he is otherworldly at Packers-Bears win/loss accounting. Aaron Rodgers own the Chicago Bears and is keeping track of all of the winsThis was a great get-right game for the Packers. They looked out of sorts vs. the division rival Minnesota Vikings last week. While losing in Minneapolis to a playoff-caliber Vikings team is not the end of the world, dropping to 0-2 vs. a lowly Bears...
    The slow-motion replay aired again and again on the video board and TVs around Lambeau Field. On fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line with the Chicago Bears trailing the Green Bay Packers by two touchdowns, Bears quarterback Justin Fields caught a shotgun snap and clawed his way toward the goal line. A wall of Packers players stopped his progress, and officials ruled him short. Bears coach Matt Eberflus threw the challenge flag, but after several minutes of looking at the replay, the call stood. The Bears could not make it a one-score game, and they couldn’t recover. The Packers pulled off a 27-10 win, their seventh straight in the rivalry. One play earlier, Fields was ruled to have scrambled for a 6-yard touchdown, but that replay showed his knee was down before he hit the pylon with the football. That set up the fourth-and-1 play, a big moment after a rough start. The Bears’ offensive production dried up in the first half after they scored on their opening drive. But they found momentum in the second half behind running backs David...
    Like so many Chicago Bears coaches before him, Matt Eberflus came to the visitor’s news conference room inside Lambeau Field late Sunday in a dour state. Eberflus had a lopsided loss to digest and a boatload of concerning issues to sort through. His young and hungry team couldn’t survive on intangibles alone in Week 2, struggling to tackle and failing to generate much offensive momentum. On a prime-time stage, the Bears were exposed by the reigning NFC North kings as flawed, error-prone and clearly overmatched. A 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers landed like a cement pillar to the gut. “When this happens and you have adversity, it stings,” Eberflus said. “It hurts. And you have to soak that in.” Like so many Bears quarterbacks before him, Justin Fields fielded questions about the deficiencies of the offense he’s tasked with running. With the Bears netting only 48 passing yards on a perfect fall evening in a game they trailed by double digits for the final 34 minutes, Fields was asked what’s missing. “I’m not sure what’s missing in the...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears ran the ball hard — and ran it effectively — while essentially abandoning the passing game in a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday night at Lambeau Field. 1. I would be surprised if offensive coordinator Luke Getsy doubles down on the call to run Justin Fields from the shotgun formation on fourth-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line. The Bears called quarterback power with right guard Lucas Patrick pulling on the play, and Fields was stopped short of the goalline with 8:07 remaining in the game and the Bears down two touchdowns. It’s a bad call because it didn’t work. And it’s a bad call because the ball was less than two feet from the goalline. Getsy doesn’t speak until Thursday, and we’ll get into that decision by him and what the Packers were expecting on the play in a little bit. On a wild Sunday in the NFL with some roller coaster comebacks, I don’t think the Bears were rallying for victory here even if referee Craig Wrolstad ruled it a...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was firm when asked about the critical fourth-and-1 play in the Green Bay Packers’ 27-10 victory Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Did Fields think he crossed the goal line midway through the fourth quarter? “Yeah,” Fields said. How much would it have changed the game if the officials agreed? “It changes everything,” he said. The Bears were trailing 24-10 with 8 minutes, 13 seconds left when they lined up inside the 1-yard line. Fields took a shotgun snap and surged forward behind a scrum of players that included right guard Lucas Patrick, tight end Cole Kmet and running back David Montgomery. Fields wriggled forward toward the line, but officials ruled he didn’t make it across. Bears coach Matt Eberflus challenged the ruling, and the replay was shown over and over on the video board and TVs in the stadium. Ultimately, the call on the field stood, and the Packers went on to eat up more than five minutes before Mason Crosby’s 28-yard field goal made it a three-score game. Any chance for a Bears rally...
    Like so many Chicago Bears coaches before him, Matt Eberflus came to the visitor’s news conference room inside Lambeau Field late Sunday in a dour state. Eberflus had a lopsided loss to digest and a boatload of concerning issues to sort through. His young and hungry team couldn’t survive on intangibles alone in Week 2, struggling to tackle and failing to generate much offensive momentum. On a prime-time stage, the Bears were exposed by the reigning NFC North kings as flawed, error-prone and clearly overmatched. A 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers landed like a cement pillar to the gut. “When this happens and you have adversity, it stings,” Eberflus said. “It hurts. And you have to soak that in.” Like so many Bears quarterbacks before him, Justin Fields fielded questions about the deficiencies of the offense he’s tasked with running. With the Bears netting only 48 passing yards on a perfect fall evening in a game they trailed by double digits for the final 34 minutes, Fields was asked what’s missing. “I’m not sure what’s missing in the...
    The Green Bay Packers created quite a stir on social media with fans pointing out one of their touchdown celebrations appeared to be a reference to Aaron Rodgers' public admission to using ayahuasca. The team's star quarterback made waves across the world earlier in the summer when he credited his back-to-back MVP awards to the effects of the Amazonian psychedelic drug, which he first used on a trip to Peru in 2020. Earlier this month he admitted to dabbling in ayahuasca again this year and after finding Allen Lazard in their Week 2 game with the Chicago Bears, the Packers endzone celebration seemed to show players miming an ayahuasca ritual. Lazard took the football and pretended to pour something from it and hand it to his teammates with those stars then collapsing to the ground. One social media user wrote: 'Pretty sure this was an Ayahuasca celebration,' while another added: 'Packers do an Aaron Rodgers-inspired ayahuasca ceremony TD celebration.' Green Bay Packers' endzone celebration appeared to show players miming an ayahuasca ritual Allen Lazard took football and pretended to pour something from...
    The Chicago Bears are facing the usual challenge at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers, who have won six straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings. Here’s what you need to know about the Week 2 game. Halftime: Rodgers leads Packers back from early deficit Aaron Rodgers threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Jones rushed for 54 yards and a score and also had a touchdown catch to push the Green Bay Packers to a 24-7 halftime lead against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Quarterback Justin Fields led a touchdown drive on the Bears’ first series, but the offense went three-and-out on their next three drives. Fields completed 5 of 6 passes for 45 yards in the half. Rodgers threw his 450th career touchdown pass in the second quarter on a short pass to Jones, who turned it into an 8-yard touchdown to put the Packers up 17-7. The Bears had the Packers pushed back to second-and-28 at the 42-yard line after a holding penalty and Trevis Gipson’s second sack. But...
    Chicago Bears defensive end Robert Quinn stated the team’s mentality for their “Sunday Night Football” meeting with the Green Bay Packers in five words: “Last week is last week.” The Packers may have made costly mistakes in their 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. But the Bears are preparing for the usual challenge at Lambeau Field against their NFC North rivals, who have won six straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings. “I’m sure they’ve got a little chip on their shoulder coming off a loss,” Quinn said. “We’re not really concerned about them. We’re concerned about ourselves and what we have to do to win the game. They took a loss, and we won last week. But last week is last week. We’ve just got to prepare for this week and see if we can keep something great going in this locker room.” So much about this game is in Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ element. He had a 113.8 passer rating in eight home starts last year, owns a 109.1 rating in Sunday night games...
    Chicago Bears defensive end Robert Quinn stated the team’s mentality for their “Sunday Night Football” meeting with the Green Bay Packers in five words: “Last week is last week.” The Packers may have made costly mistakes in their 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. But the Bears are preparing for the usual challenge at Lambeau Field against their NFC North rivals, who have won six straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings. “I’m sure they’ve got a little chip on their shoulder coming off a loss,” Quinn said. “We’re not really concerned about them. We’re concerned about ourselves and what we have to do to win the game. They took a loss, and we won last week. But last week is last week. We’ve just got to prepare for this week and see if we can keep something great going in this locker room.” So much about this game is in Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ element. He had a 113.8 passer rating in eight home starts last year, owns a 109.1 rating in Sunday night games...
    Erin Andrews has revealed her taxi driver fell asleep behind the wheel on a Chicago highway and was snoring - all while she was on a Zoom call which included Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Andrews was headed to Green Bay for a sit-down interview with Rodgers and was on a call with the 38-year-old and some of her Fox Sports colleagues when she heard the driver firing out some zeds. Speaking on her podcast 'Calm Down', she explained to co-host Charissa Thompson: 'I had to fly from LA to Chicago and I had a car service to take me to Green Bay.  'The guy picks me up, newer car, power outlets, we're going great. Aaron gets on (the Zoom call)... I’m typing, headphones are working, we’re good. I hear snoring. 'I know it’s not Greg Olsen, Kevin Burkhardt or Aaron Rodgers snoring. It’s my driver who fell asleep at the wheel. On a highway from Chicago. Snoring. Sleeping. And the car is moving, 65 miles an hour. 'I am so thankful I put my phone on mute because we’re on...
    The Eagles Super Bowl odds distanced from the Los Angeles Chargers to the Philadelphia Eagles after LA took a loss to the Chiefs. It’s still super early in the NFL season, but the fun of the early weeks is the craziness that comes along with predictions, takes, and even odds since the expectations and outcomes haven’t quite converged on any sort of a reasonably predictable place yet. With such a big Thursday Night Football game to kick off Week 2 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers, you had to expect that there would be some significant takes and changes to the public opinion discourse coming out of the game, regardless of what way the game outcome landed. One of the changes came to Super Bowl odds, and Philadelphia Eagles fans are going to love the way things moved.Eagles Super Bowl odds take a huge jump after Chargers loss, fans noticeGoing into the game, the Eagles had pretty enticing odds to win the Super Bowl. One fan posted a screenshot on Reddit of the odds from FanDuel, and the...
    After pulling off a wild Week 1 win, the Chicago Bears will try to accomplish something Sunday night they haven’t since 2015 — win at Lambeau Field. The Bears have lost six straight to the Green Bay Packers and 11 of 12 but will try to turn the tide in coach Matt Eberflus’ first taste of the rivalry. As kickoff approaches, here’s our snapshot look at the game. 1. Player in the spotlight Aaron Rodgers Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams has a message for his players this week. “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid of what the media is trying to sell that there’s gloom and doom in Green Bay,” Williams said. “Don’t fall into that trap.” Rodgers is in the spotlight of most every Bears-Packers game given his 23-5 record in the series, but this time it’s because the Packers are coming off a 23-7, season-opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers threw an interception and lost a fumble. With Packers offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins sidelined, the Vikings sacked Rodgers four times. And rookie wide receiver Christian Watson...
    The proposal began gaining traction three days before kickoff. Inside the Green Bay Packers offensive meetings, a think-big pitch was floated. What about starting the 2022 season with a massive home run cut? Hear this out. First play in Minnesota in Week 1. Spread rookie speedster Christian Watson out to the right. Schoolyard go route. It was music to Aaron Rodgers’ ears. The four-time MVP quarterback has been impressed with Watson’s burst and figured it would be cool to give the newcomer from North Dakota State a chance to start his NFL career with some sizzle. “We had talked about it. ‘Do you really want to start off with a bomb shot?’ ” Rodgers said. “I said, ‘Yeah. What the hell? Why not? Ya know? This kid can really fly. Let’s give him a chance.’ ” By now, we all know what happened when that vision was put into action. Early in the first quarter Sunday in Minneapolis, Watson lined up outside the numbers against eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson and dazed him for a split-second with a nasty...
    Well, well, well. Look at what we have here. The Chicago Bears are tied for the NFC North lead with the Minnesota Vikings at 1-0 while the reigning division champion Green Bay Packers and four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers are looking up from their 0-1 hole. Suddenly, a prime-time Week 2 matchup between the Bears and Packers has an added level of intrigue. In the lead-up to Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field, here are a handful of eye-catching facts and figures. 23-7 The score of the Packers’ Week 1 road loss to the Vikings, a game in which their offense committed two turnovers, allowed four sacks, went 3-for-9 on third down and scored only once on three trips to the red zone. It was a choppy effort that left coach Matt LaFleur feeling like his team looked unprepared. 38-3 The score of the Packers’ season-opening loss to the New Orleans Saints last season in a game moved to a neutral site in Jacksonville, Fla., after Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans. Rodgers and the Packers rebounded the next week, however, with a...
    Aaron Rodgers’ gave a blunt answer when answering a question about wide receiver Amari Rodgers’ role in the offense. This past Sunday, the Green Bay Packers lost 23-7 to the Minnesota Vikings, due in part to the offense being unable to get anything going. Specifically, the receiving game, where they were single-handedly out-gained as a unit by Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson. In the game, one receiver who did not log a single snap on offense was Amari Rodgers, the team’s 2021 third-round pick out of Clemson. When asked by Kyle Malzahn of WFRV Local 5 about the wide receiver’s fit in the offense, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he’s “returning for us now.” You can listen to Rodgers’ comments in The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman’s tweet below: Here’s the video of his response from https://t.co/jY7zCj3xgq (question from @KyleMalzhan) if you want to see exactly how he answered: https://t.co/xLB6DLTjY9 pic.twitter.com/ARWrzjiAe9 — Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 14, 2022 Aaron Rodgers on Amari Rodgers: ‘He’s returning for us now’ Well, there you have it. As mentioned earlier, Rodgers did not log a...
    An old NFL adage is it’s not who you play but when you play them. That could apply to the Chicago Bears’ Week 2 matchup Sunday night at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. The Bears appear to be catching their rivals at the right time — if there is such a thing in a series that has been lopsided for the better part of three decades during the Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers eras in Green Bay. It would be overstating it to say the Packers are reeling after an opening 23-7 road loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but it’s probably fair to call them a little stunned. Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t see it this way. The Packers opened as nine-point favorites and the line has moved to 10, evidence the wagering public isn’t putting a lot of stock in the Bears’ splash-filled 19-10 upset of the San Francisco 49ers to begin the Matt Eberflus era. That’s fine with the Bears, who have maintained they’re more focused on improving than concerning themselves with outside narratives. They’re also not...
    Aaron Rodgers has never been one to accept accountability for failure, and it continued to manifest itself in his latest radio appearance.  Honestly speaking, is Aaron Rodgers ever going to accept accountability, or do we live in a world where he can do no wrong? In his latest appearance on the Pat McAfee show, Rodgers talked about the loss to Minnesota in Week 1 and made comments that come across as throwing everyone except himself under the bus. "Drops are gonna happen.. its the mental mistakes that were gonna have to clean up" [email protected]#PMSLive #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/4ef8r398t2 — Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 13, 2022 Okay, drops happen. Sure, it’s the first game of the season. But what about Rodgers’ play? He didn’t exactly drop jaws, so to speak. Rodgers completed 22/34 for 195 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception. It’s also important to note that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson nearly had as many receiving yards as Rodgers’ passing yards, 184 to 195. How can he explain that without critiquing himself?Aaron Rodgers will never accept accountability for his poor...
    Justin Jefferson started his third season with the Minnesota Vikings by smashing the rival Green Bay Packers for 184 receiving yards and two touchdowns, giving new coach Kevin O’Connell a 23-7 victory in his first game on Sunday. After accumulating the most receiving yards (3,016) in a player’s first two years in the NFL, Jefferson set an Vikings record with 158 yards in the first half against a stacked Packers defense. Kirk Cousins completed 23 of 32 passes for 277 yards without a turnover, targeting Jefferson on more than a third of his throws and keeping the Packers on their heels for most of the afternoon. Aaron Rodgers’ first game without Davante Adams was a struggle, and the three-time defending NFC North champion Packers fell flat in their opener for the second straight season. Last year, they deftly rebounded from a 38-3 defeat by the New Orleans Saints, but a repeat will require some new wide receivers to quickly emerge in rhythm with Rodgers. The Packers will need a healthy offensive line for once, too, after they played most of the second...
    The Green Bay Packers passing offense struggled in Wek 1, and Davante Adams showed just what they were missing in the Las Vegas Raiders-Los Angeles Chargers game. One of the many big trades that happened this offseason involved wide receiver Davante Adams. After spending the entirety of his career with the Green Bay Packers, Adams was dealt to the Las Vegas Raiders and received a five-year, $140 million contract extension. Even though the contract negotiations did not go well, the Packers losing Adams was always going to be huge. In Week 1, Adams played his first official game with the Raiders, as they took on the Los Angeles Chargers. Just take a look at the route run by Adams, and how many yards he picked up after the reception. someone better arrest davante adams for this route jesus christ pic.twitter.com/P1NEvUkLlu — Austin Gayle (@austingayle_) September 11, 2022 Davante Adams shows Packers what they’re missing Let’s take a look at how the Packers were doing against the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a relatively new wide receivers corps....
    Getty Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander called back to his safety on Kirk Cousins in 2020 ahead of the team's season opener on September 11, 2022. Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl corner Jaire Alexander wants to be wherever that ball is in Sunday’s season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. “You’ve said before you always want to be on the guy that’s getting the ball the most is that your attitude then for this week,” a Packers reporter asked in a September 9 interview, referring to the possibility Alexander shadows Justin Jefferson in Week 1. Alexander replied jokingly, pivoting his sight onto Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. “Oh yeah, most definitely. They’ll put me on Kirk Cousins for all that matter,” Alexander quipped. However, Alexander’s next answer harkened back to a play he made on Cousins that in the 2020 season opener that kickstarted Alexander’s 2020 Pro Bowl season and was a harbinger of a poor run of games by the Vikings quarterback.Packers Corner Jaire Alexander Says He’s Putting Vikings QB Kirk Cousins Into the Ground Play Jaire Alexander on covering...
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dominated the NFC North, but hasn’t beaten Kirk Cousins of late. Rodgers made a bold statement about the rest of the division this week, and while it ruffled some feathers, it’s not necessarily wrong. “All the other teams in the NFC North, it seems like every single year, I think their fanbase and their teams feel like, ‘This is our year to win the North,'” Rodgers said. “Hasn’t really been the case during my time, for the most part.” In fact, the stats largely back Rodgers up, especially in recent years. Per Statmuse, in his last two seasons against NFC North opponents, Rodgers has thrown 38 touchdowns and no interceptions. That…does not seem human. The only NFC North player who has the gall to defeat Aaron RodgersRodgers hasn’t beaten the Kirk Cousins-led Vikings since 2020 — that’s 727 days and running. This Sunday, he’ll have a chance to break that streak. Yes, the Packers defeated the Vikings last season, but Cousins was in health and safety protocol. The last two times Rodgers and Cousins...
    What are oddsmakers saying about the 2022 Chicago Bears? Who are the Super Bowl favorites? What were the changes in the broadcast booths? Here’s a primer for the 2022 NFL season. Opening weekend The 272-game regular-season schedule begins Thursday when the defending champion Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (7:20 p.m., NBC-5). The Bears open Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field (noon, Fox-32). In the NFC North, the Detroit Lions host the Philadelphia Eagles, and the defending division champion Green Bay Packers face the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. Teams will play a 17-game schedule for the second straight year. NFC teams will host nine games this season after playing nine road games in 2021. Oddsmakers say … The Bears finished 6-11 last season, leading to the firings of general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy. Enter Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus. Vegas isn’t sold on the new regime. At Bovada, the Bears are 15-1 to win the NFC North — the worst odds in the division. The Packers are...
    Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander had to do pushups for Matt Schneidman of The Athletic after the Syracuse Orange crushed his Louisville Cardinals in Saturday’s Week 1 game. Even though the Green Bay Packers are expected to win most of their games this season, star cornerback Jaire Alexander still had to do 20 pushups after losing a college football bet to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. While many NFL fans know that Alexander used to star at Louisville, Schneidman’s alma mater is that of Syracuse University, a division rival of the Cardinals in the ACC Atlantic. After Louisville got “dog walked” by Syracuse to the tune of 31-7, Alexander was a man of his word. He dropped and gave Schneidman 20 immediately after Packers picture day. It wasn’t in the Cards for his school… While Alexander’s form is tremendous, his beloved Cardinals find themselves at a very rough 0-1. Jaire Alexander bet me 20 push-ups on Syracuse-Louisville last week. Syracuse dog walked them 31-7 on Saturday. Saw me on his way back in from Packers picture day and immediately dropped down. Man...
    May 31, 2022; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers player Caleb Jones (72) works with Yosh Nijman (73) during organized team activities (OTA) Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers brought down their rosters to 53 players. Cutting these three players could come back to haunt the team. All 32 NFL teams have cut down their rosters to 53 players by the Aug. 30 deadline. That means they all had to make some difficult decisions, such as waiving players who have performed exceptionally well during the preseason in hopes of getting them on the practice squad. The Green Bay Packers have officially submitted their roster for the 2022 season, which can change in the coming days. However, when looking at the cuts they made, these three stand out as ones that can come back to haunt them.Green Bay Packers: 3 cuts that could come back to haunt Matt LaFleur3. Caleb Jones, OTOffensive tackle depth is pivotal for the Packers entering the upcoming season. That is because starting tackles...
    Ayahuasca not only helped Aaron Rodgers win back-to-back NFL MVP awards, but the powerful Amazonia psychedelic has the power to cure the world's problems, too, or so says the Green Bay Packers quarterback. '[There was] me and me after ayahuasca,' Rodgers told his friend and health guru, podcaster Joe Rogan, during Saturday's episode. The 38-year-old Rodgers revealed earlier this month that he drank the hallucinogenic brew during a trip to Peru in 2020, emerging with 'a deep and meaningful appreciation for life,' as well as a closer connection with teammates that's helped him capture consecutive MVP honors. The psychedelic trip did not violate NFL rules on prohibited substances, but it did give him new perspective on himself and his connection to 'all sentient beings and all plants and fungi.' Speaking with Rogan, a longtime comedian whose advice he sought while battling COVID-19 last November, Rodgers suggested that a lot of the world's problems could be fixed if more people took psychedelic mushrooms. Rogan was in immediate agreement. 'Isn't it funny that that sounds like a crazy thing to say, but...
    Aug 19, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Dexter Williams (34) rushes with the football during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Here are three veterans who could miss out on making the Green Bay Packers’ Week 1 roster. The Green Bay Packers preseason games are out of the way, as they took on the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Now, they have a head start to bring down their roster to 53 players. They have until Tuesday, Aug. 30 to submit their final rosters ahead of Week 1. As is the case every year, there are not only going to be some surprise cuts that cause fans’ jaws to drop, but also some veterans who are released. When it comes to veterans, it’s usually players who are three years into the NFL. When it comes to the Packers, these three players may not make it onto the Week 1 roster.Green Bay Packers: 3 veterans who won’t make the Week 1 roster3. Dexter Williams, RBThe...
    Courtesy of Vikings Vikings cornerback Chandon Sullivan fired back at a reporter who questioned his ability. A quiet addition to the Minnesota Vikings defense is former Green Bay Packers slot cornerback Chandon Sullivan. Last season, Sullivan ranked as a top-10 slot corner, posting the fourth-lowest snaps per reception allowed, third-lowest snaps per target and 10-lowest in yards per snap to go along with three interceptions. However, The Athletic’s Arif Hasan hasn’t felt encouraged by Sullivan’s preseason performance so far, leading to a tweet that caught Sullivan’s attention. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘What Camp You Been Watching’On August 21, Hasan tweeted that Sullivan “might be the biggest issue for the defense this year.” Sullivan shared Hasan’s tweet, replying “What Camp You Been Watching Arif?!? I got Time Today .” Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content from Skol Nation! What Camp You Been Watching Arif?!? ????????????‍♂️ I Got Time Today . https://t.co/fSFZ8bMChJ...
    Getty Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches and evaluates alongside defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo during the final preseason outing. The Kansas City Chiefs were victorious over the Green Bay Packers in their final preseason outing of the summer, 17-10. Of course, the end result was less important than the individual performances of bubble candidates. The roster cutdown is nearing its completion and Thursday night’s game acted as one last audition for those still vying for a spot. At linebacker, that included two veterans that appear to be in a head-to-head battle for the fifth and final job. ALL the latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Chiefs newsletter here! Join Heavy on Chiefs! Carter’s Roster Slide ContinuesWith undrafted rookies Jack Cochrane and Mike Rose profiling as practice squad candidates and Elijah Lee swiping away the third starting role in training camp, that left Jermaine Carter Jr. and Darius Harris to duke it out for the remaining depth opportunity. After his signing this spring, many pegged Carter as a player that could...
    Matt LaFleur can praise Jordan Love all he wants, but Green Bay Packers fans are not stupid. Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur keeps praising backup quarterback Jordan Love, even though these kind gestures are fooling no one. This is Love’s third NFL season out of Utah State. Not only did the Packers use a precious first-round pick on a project quarterback, they traded up to get him when they still had Aaron Rodgers at the peak of his powers. Two league MVPs later for Rodgers and Love remains an infatuation for LaFleur, as well as a complete enigma for football fans everywhere. Something’s gotta give, right? Here is what LaFleur had to say about Love’s final preseason game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.“I thought there was a lot of good things out there,” said LaFleur on Love’s final preseason performance vs. Kansas City on Thursday. “I always look at the numbers at the end of it and go, ‘That doesn’t make sense.’ I thought he did a lot of good things. We’ll take a look at the tape....
    Green Bay Packers tight end Tyler Davis (84) is tackles by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Ugo Amadi (28) after a short reception during the first quarter of their game Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-0.Packers15 24 The Green Bay Packers will have some tough decisions to make heading into the 53-player roster cut deadline on Aug. 30. Here are three players they could shockingly cut. The Green Bay Packers filed to make it to the Super Bowl last year, despite how dominant they were in the regular season. This offseason, the team lost a huge name in wide receiver Davante Adams, and watched as linebacker Za’Darius Smith sign with the rival Minnesota Vikings. Even so, the team is still expected to contend in the NFC, as they seriously bolstered up their defense where it could make up for their lack of star power in the receiving game. This week, the Packers play their final game of the preseason against the Kansas City Chiefs. From there, head coach...
    Getty The Packers are using a robot quarterback to simulate Kirk Cousins throws in practice ahead of their Week 1 season opener. The Minnesota Vikings are less than a month away from their season opener against their NFC North rival Green Bay Packers — a highly anticipated matchup between the top two teams in the division. And it appears the Packers are pulling out all the stops to gain an edge on their competition, including Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Packers Are the 1st Team to Use Futuristic Throwing MachineOn August 15, ESPN’s NFL Nation Packers beat reporter Rob Demovsky tweeted a video of a Green Bay staff member showing how the Packers have been using a state-of-the-art pitching machine this offseason. The “Seeker,” which manufacturer Monarc Sports calls “the world’s first robot quarterback, is a JUGS machine that is programmable, allowing it to perform like a robot quarterback, punter or kicker. The Packers staff member explained in an...
    Losing Davante Adams may have made Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers a better teammate as he approaches the 2022 season with a more open persona. Aaron Rodgers wants to win another Super Bowl with the Packers but he’s going to have to do it without one of the best receivers in the game. Strangely enough, losing Davante Adams to the Raiders in free agency may have actually forced the quarterback to be a better teammate. He knows he can’t rely on Adams anymore. Instead, he’ll have to make due with a receiving corps made up of Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb and a bunch of rookies, like breakout camp star Romeo Dobbs. That means he has to do everything he can to lift that unit up. “For someone that’s been around him for a few years now, it’s impressive to me that this guy is still growing and getting better and being more receptive,” Lazard said, via ESPN. The receiver cited Rodgers’ “different demeanor.” How losing Davante Adams has changed Aaron Rodgers for the better“How he’s been carrying himself this...
    SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ season will not be made by their preseason opener win over the Packers — just as their season would not be lost had they lost on Friday night. With 26 players not participating and both coaches trying to show off as little of their playbooks as possible, there is only so much that can be gleaned from a game like Friday’s. Yes, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan might have wanted to hide much of his team and his tactics, but a coach can only do so much. Amid the malaise and perfunctory snaps Friday, an undercurrent of speed broke through. You can’t hide something like that. The Niners’ first two offensive touchdowns came from new 49ers who bring serious wheels to the Bay. Two of the Niners’ three interceptions came from a player whose speed has taken him from an unknown until late in the NFL Draft process to a possible starter for a Super Bowl contender this season. There are a lot of characteristics that a team needs to play good football, but if a...
    SANTA CLARA — The preseason is here, and the regular season cannot come soon enough. The Niners beat the Packers 28-21 in the team’s sorta-kinda season debut. And while a large portion of the team didn’t dress for the game and starting quarterback Trey Lance only played two series, we still learned — or at least noted — a few things in the contest. Here are the big takeaways: Hey, Trey Lance can slide! Obviously, the 49ers are not allowed to hit their quarterbacks in practices. That would be a terrible policy. So while we have been able to see first-year starter Lance run a bit in training camp, we had not seen him slide to end a rush. And that’s a rather important thing to do as a starting quarterback these days, as Lance learned last season when he sprained his knee in his first ever NFL start because he went full crash-test dummy against the Cardinals in Week 5. So there was a bit of a shock in the press box when Lance scrambled on his second play...
    Aaron Rodgers has said that he has owned the Chicago Bears, but this year, he has a chance to put a stamp of approval on that statement. The Chicago Bears currently have the most wins of any NFL franchise, but Aaron Rodgers, the self-proclaimed owner, may have something to say about that. Since 1920, the Bears sit at 783 victories as a franchise, the most in NFL history. Green Bay sits at 781. This means that if the Packers win two more games than the Bears this season, the Green and Gold will have the distinction of being the most winning franchise in NFL History. Ever since the NFLs first year in 1920, the Bears have always led all franchises in most career wins. They currently stand at 783. If the Packers win 2 more games than the Bears this season, the Packers will become the winningest NFL franchise ever. Cool graphic here ⬇️ https://t.co/mmK4kPUoVy — Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 12, 2022 That would not only be devastating to Bears fans, but for Aaron Rodgers and...
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't face discipline from the NFL over his revelation that he used ayahuasca. Rodgers recently said on the 'The Aubrey Marcus Podcast' that he drank the hallucinogenic beverage during a 2020 trip to Peru, and he emerged with 'a deep and meaningful appreciation for life.' However, because ayahuasca isn't on the list of banned substances per the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players' union, Rodgers couldn't get into trouble for using it, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Aaron Rodgers, 38, revealed on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast that his past use of psychedelic drugs improved his mental health, and ultimately led him to the 'best season' of his NFL career The Green Bay Packers quarterback and two-time reigning MVP he admitted to consuming ayahuasca on a trip to South America prior to winning the MVP award in 2020 and 2021 What is Ayahuasca?Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic drink that is illegal in the UK and US but widely used by tribal societies in the Amazon basin....
    In an interview with NFL Network’s Albert Breer, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers implied that his career might end sooner than he thought.  After boasting back-to-back MVPs, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enters the 2022 NFL season with uncertainty regarding his future. NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported Monday that when he spoke with Rodgers, the Packers franchise quarterback hinted at the possibility of his career coming to a close sooner than many thought. Aaron Rodgers tells @AlbertBreer the "end is near" for his football career https://t.co/eIZYcjGrXV pic.twitter.com/hU1VQjrmvd — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 8, 2022 Given how the Packers’ offseason has gone thus far, it would not be as surprising to see Rodgers walk away. The lack of offseason activity coupled with the loss of Davante Adams via trade to the Las Vegas Raiders has left a gaping hole in the wide receivers’ core. In April, Green Bay’s two first-round picks were spent on defense in the form of Devonte Wyatt and Quay Walker. Green Bay selected Christian Watson in the second round out of North Dakota State,...
    Getty Images Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns. Members of the Dawg Pound have been anxious for the Cleveland Browns to solidify their defensive front. On Friday, the team took a big step in that direction. Cleveland signed former NFL edge rusher Chris Odom to a deal on August 5. The defensive end shared the news via his Instagram page. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Odom (@chrisodom93) “903 days since I was back in the league,” Odom wrote. “Thank you @theusfl @usflgamblers for the opportunity to continue to live my dream. Next chapter. Let’s get it @clevelandbrowns #dawgseason #dawgpound.” Odom had stints with the Green Bay Packers in 2017 and the Washington Commanders in 2019. He appeared in 11 regular season games combined, amassing 16 tackles, including two tackles for loss, two sacks, two quarterback hits and a forced fumble, per Pro Football Reference. Odom was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons organization on two occasions, but never elevated above the preseason roster and/or practice squad. The Houston Gamblers of the...
    NFL star Aaron Rodgers has revealed that his past use of a South American psychedelic drug from the Amazon helped him have the 'best season' of his NFL career and also let him 'unconditionally love myself.' As the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 38, is set to enter the 2022 season as the two-time reigning NFL MVP, he admitted this week to consuming the drug on a trip to South America prior to winning the MVP award in 2020 and 2021. Rodgers appeared on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast on Wednesday where he talked about ayahuasca — a psychoactive tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT — that he says helped improve his mental health.  'To me, one of the core tenets of your mental health is that self-love,' Rodgers told host Aubrey Marcus. 'That's what ayahuasca did for me, was help me see how to unconditionally love myself.' 'It's only in that unconditional self-love, that then I'm able to truly be able to unconditionally love others. And what better way to work on my mental health than to have an experience like that?'...
    Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt (57) tackles Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) in the first quarter during an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati Bengals At Tennessee Titans Divisional Playoff 29 The Green Bay Packers traded away one of the league’s best wide receivers in Davante Adams but failed to replace him in free agency. The Green Bay Packers have a no-doubt Hall of Famer at quarterback with Aaron Rodgers, but his weapons aren’t as solid. After they traded Devante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, they really weren’t able to lock down a legitimate number one wide receiver to replace him. There were several options out there in free agency but none that the Packers were able to bring to Green Bay, let’s look at 3 options they missed out on. Wide receiver the Green Bay Packers missed out on – Julio JonesJulio Jones isn’t the player he was a few years ago, when he was one of the league’s best but he still has some left in...
    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) The Green Bay Packers are still on the prowl for another WR to bolster Aaron Rodgers’ receiving corps but Julio Jones is no longer an option. Who is? Replacing Davante Adams remains one of the bigger questions for the Packers this season. Sammy Watkins, Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb as first-line options won’t exactly strike fear into the hearts of opposing defenses. Julio Jones looked like an intriguing option for Green Bay to pursue. The news that he signed with the Buccaneers means the Packers will have to look elsewhere to reinforce the receiver room.3 wide receivers the Packers can add with Julio Jones unavailableOdell Beckham Jr.Odell Beckham is arguably as close to replacing Adams on pure talent as any other receiver in the free agent market. The 29-year-old is just a couple of years removed from a 1,000-yard season with the Browns in 2019 with injuries and other team drama limiting his more recent production. Still, he was a key piece in the Rams’ Super Bowl...
    Green Bay police say their internal affairs department is conducting a review after a video on social media showed an officer grabbing Packers running back A.J. Dillon during a Saturday night soccer match at Lambeau Field. Video posted on social media showed Dillon in the end zone greeting fans in the stands during the exhibition match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City.  Dillon appeared to be on the verge of doing a Lambeau leap into the crowd when the video showed an officer grabbing him by the back of his collar and giving him a shove. After fans booed and Dillon appeared to offer an explanation, the officer backed off and allowed Dillon to jump into the stands.  When the video started to gain attention on social media, Dillon tweeted out his account of what happened. Green Bay police is conducting a review after a video on social media showed an officer grabbing Packers running back A.J. Dillon The incident occurred at Lambeau Field where Bayern Munich played Manchester City in a soccer friendly on Saturday night Two security told me...
    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 19: Marcedes Lewis #89 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball after the catch against Broderick Washington #96 of the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) The Packers want to construct a roster to win a Super Bowl this year. That’s why these three players should be concerned about their future in Green Bay.  Any team paying Aaron Rodgers over 13% of their total salary cap is clearly engaged in “win now” mode. It’s Super Bowl title or bust for the Green Bay Packers this season. The good news for players on the Packers roster at the moment is that the depth chart is pretty stable. There shouldn’t be a lot of surprise personnel moves between now and the start of the regular season. One position group that still needs a healthy infusion of talent before training camp concludes is wide receiver. Rodgers is an MVP-level quarterback but the departure of Davante Adams leaves a lot of production...