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    Getty David Bakhtiari #69 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on August 19, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers have gotten nothing but bad injury news for weeks, a trend that may have finally begun to turn Saturday. All Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari is expected to suit up for the first time this season on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will be just the second time the offensive lineman has played in a regular season game since tearing his ACL in December of 2020, an injury that ultimately required multiple surgeries to address. Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday broke the news that Bakhtiari’s would give it a go in Tampa Bay. Packers' OT David Bakhtiari, listed as questionable for Sunday due to his lingering knee issues, is expected to make his 2022 regular-season debut vs. the Buccaneers, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2022 “Packers’ OT David Bakhtiari, listed as questionable...
    Getty The Green Bay Packers will be without one of their top weapons for a few weeks. The Green Bay Packers have spent the first couple weeks of the season trying to get their passing game going. Unfortunately, head coach Matt LaFleur will have to get creative with one of the team’s top targets expected to miss significant time. One day before their big game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Packers announced a handful of roster moves. The team signed running back Patrick Taylor onto the 53-man roster and elevated Juwann Winfree up from the practice squad. However, the biggest piece of news was the status of Sammy Watkins. The veteran wide receiver had been ruled out for Week 3 the day before, but the team announced that Watkins would be placed on injured reserve. #Packers sign RB Patrick Taylor from the practice squad to the active roster, elevate WR Juwann Winfree for gameday & place WR Sammy Watkins on injured reserve. Roster moves ???? https://t.co/1pqBhObvdG — Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 24, 2022 That means...
    The Green Bay Packers had to place veteran wide receiver Sammy Watkins on injured reserve Saturday. Two young players could really benefit from that. Watkins is out at least four weeks, as per NFL rules. With that, Green Bay will need some young players to step up in his absence. The Clemson product had been sharing the load with Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard as the only veterans on the Packers receiving corps. Aaron Rodgers is short his favorite weapon in Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason amid tough contract talks. With that, Green Bay opted to select two wide receivers in the NFL Draft in Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Watson is questionable this week, but he and Doubs must take a step forward if Green Bay hopes to win the NFC North this season. There’s no better time than the present.With Sammy Watkins out, Packers rookies must step upDoubs balled out in training camp, and even received some praise from Rodgers. Per head coach Matt LaFleur, Doubs is “probably going to have...
    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...
    Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers are facing adversity. The team who handles theirs better on Sunday will win a critical game. A critical, non-divisional game in Week 3? Insanity. Until it’s not. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers, they have such an occasion on Sunday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium. Both are Super Bowl hopefuls. Both are expected to win their divisions and therefore both are in the mix for a top seed in the NFC. In each of the past two seasons, the Packers have won that race. They’ve done little with the advantage, however, last year being beaten by the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional round. The year prior, it was Tom Brady and the Bucs who stormed into Lambeau Field and cut down Aaron Rodgers, one game short of the Super Bowl. Still, who doesn’t want home-field advantage? For the Packers and Buccaneers, they are chief threats to each other in this regard. The winner on Sunday will own a key tiebreaker. If Green Bay loses, it must outplay...
    Getty Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could be getting a new slot receiver. The Green Bay Packers have been hammered by the national media for their lack of weapons for years, even when Davante Adams was with the team. However, the Packers could finally silence some of those critics by adding yet another young and talented wide receiver. Josh Edwards with CBS Sports released his most recent 2023 NFL Mock draft on Thursday, September 22. The mock featured the Atlanta Falcons taking Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud with the first overall pick, while reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young went second to the Seattle Seahawks. Edwards didn’t have the Packers taking a player until the 28th overall pick, but the choice would end a 20-year streak of the team not taking a wide receiver, with Green Bay taking Maryland wideout Rakim Jarrett. “Maryland has not played any Power 5 competition for fans to become familiar with Jarrett’s game,” Edwards said. “He has the upside to be an early-round selection. Green Bay has historically bypassed the idea of...
    Getty Sammy Watkins #11 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers continue searching for answers in the passing game — answers that just got harder to find as two of their top receivers are now question marks due to injury. Both Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson appeared on Green Bay’s latest injury report with hamstring issues. Both were limited participants in practice on Wednesday, per the Packers’ official website. They were joined on that list by wideouts Allen Lazard (ankle) and Randall Cobb (illness), as well as tight end Marcedes Lewis (groin). To say the team was short-handed in the passing game before half of its pass catchers sustained injuries was probably an understatement. The lackluster offensive performances across Green Bay’s first two games and the questions of availability surrounding several meaningful players argues for the Packers acting sooner than later to add help for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While many in...
    Getty John Leglue #79, Cody Conway #64, and Jon Runyan #76 of the Green Bay Packers walk across the field during Green Bay Packers Training Camp at Ray Nitschke Field on August 19, 2020 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. The NFL can be a mysterious and scandalous place that fosters unlikely stories and even less likely outcomes, but a conspiracy theory currently swirling around the father of a Green Bay Packers‘ lineman ranks among the all-timers. The fantastic tale began last Sunday, September 18, during a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady had grown frustrated with his offense’s inability to move the ball against a division rival that has been Tampa Bay’s greatest foe during his tenure there, at least in the regular season. Brady began an adamant display of displeasure following a broken play in the second half, to which Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore took immediate exception. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans witnessed the altercation from the sidelines, prompting him to storm back onto the field and strike Lattimore with...
    Green Bay Packers fan favorite Kurt Benkert inks deal with conference rival San Francisco 49ers practice squad.  While Kurt Benkert is nowhere near the superstar Aaron Rodgers is for the Green Bay Packers, he is a favorite of the Lambeau faithful. Unfortunately, that label might be gone now as Benkert has been signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. San Francisco, the pesky conference rival for the Green and Gold. Benkert, an undrafted free agent in 2018, gained popularity with the Packers through his social media, notably going on famous Youtuber Tom Grossi’s “Packcast” Podcast, talking all things Green and Gold. Those plans might be put on hold now.Kurt Benkert was a Packers fan favorite, but now the rival 49ers have him in towWith Jordan Love entrenched as the backup behind Rodgers, there was not much of a chance for Benkert to make a strong case as the No.2 signal caller, but that didn’t deter him from endearing himself with the Packers fanbase. Not always is the best player on a team a fan favorite. Sometimes, it’s the unknowns...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 18, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers must improve the passing game if they hope for a return to Super Bowl glory this season. The question is whether the necessary help will come from outside the organization or blossom from components already within? Conventional logic dictates that Green Bay will be forced to look for an addition to the wide receiver room if they hope to make significant strides in 2022. The capabilities of veteran players like Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb have long been established. And while room exists for rookies Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs to make meaningful mid-season improvements, it strains credulity to suggest that either can become the top-end target quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been missing since the franchise dealt Davante Adams to the desert over the offseason. However, an NFC personnel executive to Heavy NFL insider Matt Lombardo that the Packers’ front office...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers talks with Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter in the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 18, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers‘ officially released one of the organization’s young possession wide receivers on Monday. The Packers cut wideout Osirus Mitchell from the injured reserve (IR) list on September 19, per the NFL’s transaction wire. He didn’t leave empty handed, however, as Green Bay granted Mitchell the parting gift of an injury settlement. The receiver’s stint with the Packers didn’t last long. Mitchell signed on with Green Bay in late July, joining the practice squad of an organization with several question marks at the position after dealing Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders prior to the 2022 NFL Draft. The former collegiate standout at Mississippi State University spent time with the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL, where he amassed 331 yards and three touchdowns on 47 receptions. Mitchell was...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields took a swipe at his own team's fanbase after suffering a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, insisting that players are more affected by a game's outcome than supporters.  The 23-year-old was initially asked the following question: 'Does losing to this team, does it sting more because of this rivalry, and how much Bears fans want to win this game?'  'I mean it hurts more in the locker room than for Bears fans, at the end of the day, they're not putting in any work. I see the guys in the locker room everyday and how much they put in so...,' Fields replied in a postgame press conference.  Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields insisted players care more about a game's outcome than fans “It hurts more in the locker room than for Bears fans… They aren’t putting in any work.”Bears fans may not like this one from Justin Fields…. pic.twitter.com/TTnjDNSuZ3— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 19, 2022 A Bears fan who goes by the name MikeyBets shared a snippet from Fields'...
    AARON RODGERS absolutely loved his team-mates pulling off an 'ayahuasca' celebration. The Green Bay Packers quarterback joined his teammates in the brilliant routine on Sunday night. 2Aaron Rodgers loved his teammates' celebrationCredit: NBC 2The Packers pulled off an 'ayahuasca' celebration after scoring a touchdownCredit: NBC [email protected] finds @AllenLazard!TOUCHDOWN ????#CHIvsGB | #GoPackGo ???? NBC pic.twitter.com/jb4iqXPdbT— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 19, 2022 Rodgers and the Packers were celebrating a touchdown from Allen Lazard in the second quarter of their win over Chicago Bears. The celebration was in reference to Rodgers' admission this summer that he took a drug called ayahuasca a few years ago on a trip to South America. Rodgers just hit Lazard with the touchdown pass on Sunday night and then went to join in the celebrations. Wide receiver Lazard used the football as a prop. READ MORE ON THE NFLTAKE PAT Pat McAfee trolls Rodgers over 'ayahuasca' and AJ Hawk makes awkward Favre jokeSEETHING TOM Brady hurls tablet in anger despite win and fans all think the same thing He seemed to pour something out into the cupped hands of...
    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...
    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 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...
    Aaron Rodgers found Allen Lazard for a touchdown just before halftime and the Packers hilariously shouted out their QB with an ayahuasca celebration. Aaron Rodgers’ exploits have been under the microscope over the past year and a half but one of the wildest revelations from the Green Bay Packers quarterback was that he had been attending ayahuasca retreats. For those unaware, ayahuasca is a psychedelic tea with hallucinogenic properties. The reigning back-to-back NFL MVP opened up about how his experiences with ayahuasca opened him up to self-love and even credited his journey with helping him to take home the league’s highest individual honors and be a better teammate and leader on the Packers. So, of course, the rest of the team had to shout that out in their own way on primetime in their Sunday Night Football matchup against the Chicago Bears.Packers ayahuasca celebration even had Aaron Rodgers laughingRight at the end of the first half, Rodgers found Allen Lazard for a five-yard touchdown that pulled Green Bay ahead, 24-7. Most of the Packers on the field then gathered around...
    Getty Wide receiver Allen Lazard #13 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) After an abysmal opening weekend, the Green Bay Packers‘ passing attack needs all the help it can get. Fortunately for Aaron Rodgers and company, they will get the biggest boost possible based on the current roster construction, as No. 1 wide receiver Allen Lazard is expected to play Sunday, September 18, in the Packers’ home opener against the division rival Chicago Bears. Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news of Lazard’s prospective return on Saturday. Packers’ WR Allen Lazard, listed as questionable for Sunday night due to a sprained ankle, is expected to play vs. the Bears, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2022 “Packers’ WR Allen Lazard, listed as questionable for Sunday night due to a sprained ankle, is expected to play vs. the Bears, per source,” Schefter tweeted.Packers Struggled Mightily Without Lazard in...
    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...
    Getty David Bakhtiari of the Green Bay Packers has yet to play in 2022. The Green Bay Packers extended David Bakhtiari in November of 2020, inking the All-Pro left tackle for four more years at the cost of $92 million, with $65.1 million of that guaranteed. Unfortunately for Bakhtiari and the Packers, just before the final week of the 2020 regular season, the tackle tore his ACL in practice. He missed his entire 2021 campaign rehabbing it, and he has yet to play at all in 2022. The five-time All-Pro has been one of the core members of the team since getting drafted in the fourth-round in 2013, but considering the heft of his contract coupled with questions about the health of his knee, it’s fair to wonder what his future looks like in Green Bay. Ken Ingalls, a salary cap expert who pays exclusive attention to Green Bay’s cap, shared some key information about when the team could possibly make a decision about Bakhtiari’s future.March 17 Is Key Date for BakThe reality of Bakhtiari’s contract situation makes...
    Green Bay Packers safety Jaire Alexander took a hilarious shot at Chicago Bears fans before the latest edition of their rivalry game. Green Bay plays the Bears on Sunday at Lambeau Field, and will attempt to avoid an 0-2 start for the first time in recent history with Aaron Rodgers behind center. The Packers are favored by nearly 10 points per most sports books, though Chicago’s already pulled off one upset this season. Why not another? As for Alexander, he had some fun at the expense of Bears fans. One of the more historic franchises in the NFL, Chicago has seen its ups and downs of late. Jaire is just thankful he’s not one of the thousands of fans slated to root against him on Sunday. “It’s fun. It’s exciting,” Alexander said, per USA Today’s Ryan Wood. “I always say, ‘Things could be a lot worse. I could be a Bears fan.’” Woof.Packers: Jaire Alexander takes shot at Bears fansAlexander has been outspoken to begin the year. The newly-extended Pro Bowl safety is confident in his ability, and felt he...
    Getty Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams is preparing for the Packers. The NFL’s oldest rivalry will see another chapter written Week 2 when the Chicago Bears head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. The Bears are fresh from a 19-10 upset over the San Francisco 49ers on September 11, while the Packers fell to the Minnesota Vikings Week 1, 23-7. After Green Bay’s surprise loss, many analysts are questioning whether Rodgers can get on the same page with his young receiving corps. The reigning MVP completed 22 of 34 passes for 195 yards, no touchdowns and an interception Week 1, but Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams isn’t buying what the national media has been selling about Rodgers and the Packers.Williams on Rodgers: We Have to Play a Complete Game to Beat HimThe last time Chicago make the trek to Green Bay, Rodgers and company racked up 439 total yards of offense. Rodgers threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, and Green Bay won in convincing fashion, 45-30. Williams knows his defense won’t be able to...
    Getty Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled with the ball by Blake Martinez #50 of the Green Bay Packers third quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers boast a quality collection of linebackers but after just one week, injuries have already begun to take a toll at the position, opening the door for a reunion with a familiar face from the not-so-distant past. Inside linebacker Krys Barnes sustained ankle and calf injuries against the Minnesota Vikings last weekend, landing him on the injured reserve list (IR) and knocking him out for at least the next four weeks. But the bad news didn’t end there. Rookie and first-round pick Quay Walker also suffered a shoulder injury that put his Week 2 status against the Chicago Bears in question. Rob Demovsky of ESPN offered an update on the health issues Monday, September 12. The news at inside linebacker isn’t as bad as it looked yesterday. Matt LaFleur said there’s a...
    Packers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) The Packers’ offense was listless in Week 1 at Minnesota. Here are five bold predictions on how things will go this week for Green Bay.  One loss hasn’t sent everyone in Green Bay into a full-blown panic, but the team’s ugly effort against the Vikings in Week 1 merits a strong response from the Packers on Sunday night. Fortunately for Aaron Rodgers and company, the overmatched Bears will be their opponent inside the friendly confines of Lambeau Field. Scoring seven points for a second consecutive week would qualify as a disaster for Matt LaFleur and his offensive coaching staff. Packers fans can expect to see a lot of changes on that side of the ball heading into the weekend. Here are five bold predictions on how Green Bay will perform against Chicago.Packers bold predictions: 5. Aaron Rodgers won’t reach 30 pass attemptsRodgers might want to try to throw the Packers out of their offensive slump but that won’t be LaFleur’s idea of success. Instead, look for Green Bay to try to punish the Bears...
    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...
    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...
    Getty Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 looks on after throwing an interception during the second quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are wearing a confident public face with regards to their situation at wide receiver but after an abysmal opening week, it’s reasonable to wonder how much of that is real and how much is a facade. Aside from the opening play from scrimmage, during which rookie wideout Christian Watson dropped what was sure to be a 75-yard touchdown, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers struggled mightily to find anywhere to go with the football. The absence of both starting offensive tackles and the resulting pressure from the Minnesota Vikings‘ pass rush unquestionably played a role in that, but the inexperience of Green Bay’s wideouts shone through in the form of drops, route mistakes and general befuddlement. The answer to the problem may simply be time, though time is a luxury the Packers will soon run out of should the...
    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...
    As Kaylah Gonzalez got off the school bus Wednesday afternoon, she wondered why there were so many people gathered outside her South Elgin home. Then Chicago Bears mascot Staley Da Bear walked across the lawn to greet her with a hug. Staley surprised the 14-year-old with an all-expenses-paid trip this weekend to Green Bay, Wisconsin, and tickets to see the Bears/Packers game Sunday night at Lambeau Field. The surprise was “crazy,” said Kaylah, who’s a big Bears fan like her dad, Luis. “I’m just ready to go to a game. I’ve never been to a game so I’m excited,” the South Elgin High School freshman said. Kaylah was recommended for the trip by her doctor at Advocate Children’s Hospital, whose parent company, Advocate Health, is partnering with the Bears on the surprise. The teen will undergo her last chemotherapy session in November after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia two and a half years ago. It’s been a long journey for her, during which she lost her hair twice and developed kidney stones, her family said. “Whenever I see Kaylah,...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 11: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers on the field during the first quarter in the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are adjusting to life without Davante Adams. That means it’s on Aaron Rodgers to take his game to another level. As easy as it would be to blame those around him — and Rodgers has tried, trust us — it’s on No. 12 to improve his own game, and adjust to those around him. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some ways Rodgers can up his level of play prior to Week 2, when Green Bay will take on the Chicago Bears. Rodgers has previously claimed to “own” the Packers biggest rival, and it’s easy to see why — the stats don’t lie. But Week 2 represents a dangerous scenario for Green Bay. Should the Packers lose, they’d fall two games behind the Bears (and perhaps the Vikings), while both...
    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...
    Ahead of Sunday Night Football between the Bears and Packers, Chicagodefensive end Trevis Gipson has given Green Bay bulletin board material. Since 2015, the Chicago Bears have not beaten the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Trevis Gipson has come out and said that would change this Sunday. The Bears defensive end didn’t mince words when asked about his thoughts on the upcoming Sunday Night Football matchup between the long-storied rivals. Gipson was undoubtedly confident, which is great to have, but his words may have pushed things a bit too far, and in the process, he created bulletin board material for the Green and Gold. "We gonna win. Youve got my word. … Our coach told us this morning – were better than they are."#Bears DE Trevis Gipson on their Week 2 matchup against the Packers — John Dietz (@johndietzdh) September 14, 2022 Given that Aaron Rodgers has said that he “owns the Bears,” this isn’t exactly a good look, and Gipson could hear it from the Lambeau faithful on Sunday if things don’t go according to script. Moreover,...
    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...
    Getty Janarius Robinson, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, and Braden Smith of the Indianapolis Colts compete in the fourth quarter of a preseason game at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 21, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings will see a familiar face on the Eagles‘ sideline Sunday in Philadelphia, one they selected in the NFL Draft just last year. The Vikings drafted outside linebacker Janarius Robinson with the 134th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2021 draft. Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett suffered an ACL tear last Sunday against the Detroit Lions, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Barnett’s absence opens up space for Robinson, who never got a chance to show what he could do in Minnesota. Robinson sustained an ACL injury of his own during training camp last year, which cost him the entirety of his rookie campaign. In the meantime, the Vikings replaced both their general manager and their head coach. Robinson returned to camp in 2022, but the new regime waived him on August 30 as part of...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers on the field during the first quarter in the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers‘ receiver room was a point of debate heading into the season, but a bumbling performance across the board in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings closed that argument with authority. The offense was hapless from the first play on, when rookie wideout Christian Watson dropped what should have been a 75-yard breeze of a touchdown after the ball hit him square in the hands. Things didn’t get much better as the day progressed, with the team’s top four active receivers — Watson, Romeo Doubs, Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb — accounting for a total of 11 catches, 105 yards and zero touchdowns. To put that in perspective, Davante Adams, who the Packers dealt to the Las Vegas Raiders over the offseason, caught 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown on his own Sunday. Of...
    AARON RODGERS is excellent on the gridiron - except when it comes to blocking. The four-time NFL MVP returned for his eighteenth season on Sunday as his Green Bay Packers lost 23-7 at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings. 2Aaron Rodgers recorded his lowest quarterback rating since this time last yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Released by the Packers after last season, Za’Darius Smith showed Green Bay what they're missingCredit: AP It wasn't a game to remember for Rodgers as he passed for just 195 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception, while also losing one fumble. But what will be remembered is Rodgers' attempted block of former Packers teammate Za'Darius Smith, which ultimately sent the legendary quarterback flying. Friendly competitors [email protected] | @zadariussmith????: #GBvsMIN on FOX????: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/B10Man82G6 pic.twitter.com/5sL4UKcBPR— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2022 Not Rodgers' finest moment, but thankfully both he and Smith saw the funny side of it as the two laughed it off. And this wasn't the only time these two came together, with Smith sacking Rodgers in the first quarter - a play the...
    Rasul Douglas had some choice words about the Green Bay Packers’ Week 1 performance. Rasul Douglas and the rest of the Green Bay Packers will have to pick up the pieces after a brutal Week 1 road loss to the division rival Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay fell to Minnesota, 23-7. While offensive ineptitude was the Packers’ undoing, the Green Bay defense had no answer for Justin Jefferson whatsoever. The Packers were seen as having one of the best secondaries in the NFL this season, but Jefferson and Kirk Cousins had no issues carving them up on Sunday evening. This was a rough one for sure, but at least Douglas is honest. Here is what he said about the team’s dismal Week 1 performance after the fact. Earmuffs, kids! Rasul Douglas on what went wrong today: “I don’t feel like it was as bad as it seem. But we just let little shit happen, and more shit happened and next thing you know, just, that shit happened.” — Nicole Menner (@NicoleMenner) September 12, 2022 Green Bay Packers: Rasul Douglas gives NSFW quote about...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on November 14, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t shied away from expressing his admiration for Justin Jefferson despite the two NFL stars being on rival teams. The Green Bay Packers quarterback was humbled on September 11 after the Minnesota Vikings held him without a passing touchdown when playing a full game for just the second time in his career. The two-time reigning NFL MVP offered some serious praise to Jefferson who was tantamount to the VIkings’ 23-7 victory over the Packers.Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Tells Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is the Best Player in the GameMeeting at midfield after Sunday’s season opener, Rodgers told Jefferson he’s the “best player in the game today,” according to ESPN. Game recognizes game ???? @AaronRodgers12 ✘ @JJettas2 pic.twitter.com/OGU5A2oLi3 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 12, 2022 Jefferson caught nine of 11 targets for a career-high 184 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a leaping catch in the end zone...
    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...
    Getty Former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings said the Vikings don't fear Aaron Rodgers ahead of their 2022 season opener. The Minnesota Vikings enter a new era on Sunday under first-year coach Kevin O’Connell. O’Connell, inheriting an embarrassment of riches on offense, has been tasked with turning around a Vikings team that hasn’t had a winning record over the past two seasons. The Green Bay Packers have benefited at Minnesota’s expense, winning three consecutive division titles. However, a former Packers star wide receiver believes the Vikings are primed to knock the Packers from their throne, starting with the season-opening matchup on September 11. Greg Jenning Says Vikings Do Not Fear Aaron Rodgers Play VideoVideo related to former packers, vikings star wr damns aaron rodgers ahead of season opener2022-09-10T15:02:55-04:00 In a segment on The 33rd Team, former Super Bowl-winning Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings, who also played two seasons with the Vikings, made a strong case for why Minnesota is ready to overtake Green Bay as the kings of the NFC North division. “Obviously, Green Bay is the frontrunner,”...
    Marcedes Lewis wasn't sure about joining the Green Bay Packers ... until he got a phone call from Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers has always been a huge fan of what veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis brings to the Green Bay Packers, but it turns out he played a bigger role than people realize in bringing the former first-round pick to the team. Lewis published a personal piece to The Players’ Tribune on September 9 — entitled “For the G” — in which he described what it has meant to him to be a Packer over the past four seasons of his career. He talked about how “special” and “unique” of a place Green Bay is and declared that “the sky is the limit” for the Packers’ offense heading into their first season since 2014 without Davante Adams in the lineup. He also explained how he might not have even been a part of it if it weren’t for a phone call he received from Rodgers back in March 2018 that shaped his future.Rodgers Called Lewis ‘The Perfect Piece...
    Getty Cornerback Jaire Alexander #23 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on December 19, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers may have something of a locker room problem on their hands regarding one of their most prominent players. The Packers named their six team captains on Friday, September 9, as voted on by the players. None of those captains were named Jaire Alexander, however, who served in the role last season. Rob Demovsky of ESPN asked the former Pro Bowl cornerback if he was offended by his exclusion from the honor, to which Alexander offered a candid response. Jaire Alexander, who was a team captain last year, on if he took it personal that he wasn’t voted as one of the six captains this year: “Yeah I did.” He didn’t elaborate on why but added: “Happy for the guys who were (voted captains) and I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.” — Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 9, 2022 “Jaire...
    GREEN BAY PACKERS fans are hardly subtle in any stadium they visit. If their color scheme isn't loud enough, Packers fans double down with their choice of headwear. 1Green Bay Packers fans wear blocks of cheese on their headCredit: Getty Packers fans are often seen in the stands at NFL games wearing blocks of cheese on their heads. And there's a very logical reason why. Green Bay is in the state of Wisconsin in America's midwest region. The state is known as the cheese capital of the country, for the amount of cheese it produces for the nation. Read More Sport StoriesFIELD STATEMENT Moment pitch invader wielding flare is tackled by security in season openerHAND OVER THE MIC NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald announces 'surreal' major career change Recent reports say the state produces about a quarter of all cheese eating in America. The cheesy revelation earned the Packers the nickname of the cheese heads. Green Bay even play in bright yellow helmets along with their green shirts. And fans have taken it to another level with their choice of hats...