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Packers Week 8 Injury Report: Adams and Savage return to practice Wednesday

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Davante Adams and Darnell Savage returned to practice on Wednesday, but their statuses for Sunday are still uncertain.

Coming off a dominating win against the Raiders on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers are pretty banged up on both sides of the ball, which lead to a lighter practice on Wednesday to give some players a rest. Matt LaFleur said that the team held “three 20-minute walkthrough periods, a 20-minute individual period, and then special teams.” With...

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Walkthroughs: Favorite Packers themes or moments through 7 games

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The Packers’ revamped defense is on the minds of most of APC’s contributors.

The Green Bay Packers are off to a stunning and surprising 6-1 start. The team’s success was fueled by its defense early on, but the offense has begun to pick up the slack in recent weeks.

With the season almost halfway gone already, it’s worth looking back at the first seven weeks to find some themes or moments that stand out about this team, whether directly...

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Aaron Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after 6-TD game against Raiders

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This is the Packers’ second such honor this season.

In week five, Aaron Jones recorded four touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers’ big win over the Dallas Cowboys. In week seven, it was a six-touchdown game from quarterback Aaron Rodgers that propelled the Packers to victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Those two performances now have something in common: they both earned an Aaron the title of NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Rodgers was awarded that...

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APC Podcast, 10/23: Has the absence of Davante Adams helped the offense grow?

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In our game recap, we wonder whether overcoming the temporary absence of their star receiver will help this Packers team in the long run.

This past Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders was truly a clinic on how to dismantle a bad defense through the air. By at least one metric, Aaron Rodgers was perfect. He amassed 429 passing yards (going 25/31), threw 5 (five!) TD’s and scampered for a score on his way to his first...

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Week 8 NFL Insiders' Guide

Yardbarker's Sam Robinson and Michael Nania go deep inside NFL games each week, focusing on key numbers and roster issues.  GLOSSARY: DVOA (Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average): A method of evaluating teams, units or players in a comparative fashion. It takes every play during the NFL season and compares each to a league-average baseline based on situation.  EPA (Estimated Points Added): The measure of a play’s impact on the score of the game. It represents the difference between a...

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Packers’ next three games will put Matt LaFleur’s game-planning ability to the test

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Two of the Packers’ three opponents before their bye have big pass/run splits on defense, and the Packers should look to exploit their weaknesses on the ground.

One week it’s a terrifying run game, the next it’s a stifling defense keeping the game in reach, and the next an explosive passing attack leads to a complete domination. Matt LaFleur’s Green Bay Packers squad has won in very different ways this season en route to a 6-1 record, as the head...

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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers are shutting up the doubters

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Anyone know a good side dish for crow?

Through seven games, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur are serving up a crow buffet.

Let’s wind the clock back only a couple months. Every talking head on the internet, radio and television had been openly wondering and even doubting LaFleur and Rodgers would get along.

The quarterback had to endure attacks from journalists and disgruntled former teammates that he was too hard...

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Potential WR trade market dries up after Sanu, Sanders traded

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The team’s performance on Sunday diminished the need to acquire a wideout, but now two of the better options on the market are gone.

Until the last few days, the Green Bay Packers were still thought to be in the market for a veteran wide receiver via a trade, given the injuries to several of their top options at the position. Davante Adams’ turf toe injury has cost him a trio of games and perhaps more, while Geronimo Allison and Marquez...

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Packers winning without Adams, but re-incorporating their star will dictate ceiling

Green Bay’s offense caught a rhythm without Davante Adams, but still needs him to reach its ceiling. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Getting young, unproven receivers reps while winning games may be helping Green Bay on the margins, but ultimately the fate of this offense rests on what it looks like with its best receiver on the field.

The fate of the 2019 season for the Green Bay Packers won’t rest on the heart-warming story of Allen Lazard or Jake Kumerow overcoming long odds...

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Aaron Rodgers leaps to the front of the MVP race after huge game in week 7

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Rodgers is now the favorite to win his third MVP, according to one online sportsbook.

The perfect rating, the 400 yards and six touchdowns, it has all been discussed at nauseum over the past two days. But Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers did more than just have the best statistical game of his career on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders — he firmly inserted himself back into the thick of the NFL’s MVP race for 2019.

After six weeks...

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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Packers defense needs to plug some leaks

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The Green Bay defense has given up big plays but has clamped down when it counted. Can they continue this trend or will the dam break?

It’s tough to point out issues from a team who just won a game 42-24, but there were two glaring problems with the Green Bay Packers’ performance on Sunday.

The middle of the field was open far too much and the run defense continues to be a nuisance.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was able to feed the ball to...

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Aaron Rodgers adds to laundry list of records by becoming fastest to 350 TD passes

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Rodgers now holds more than 50 different passing records.

Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest to ever throw a football. Whether you are making the distinction between the best quarterback ever or the most talented, (almost) everyone can agree that one way or another the kid from Cal is among the best of the best to ever be under center. After Sunday’s game, Rodgers is now the fastest to ever throw 350 touchdown passes.

With time winding down in the third...

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Packers' Aaron Rodgers back in MVP race for first time in 3 years

If Rodgers was on the fringe of the MVP talk before Sunday, he's smack in the middle of it now in leading the 6-1 Packers.

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Monday Night Football, Week 7: Patriots look for 7-0 start against Jets

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The second and final meeting between the two AFC East rivals takes place tonight.

The Green Bay Packers sit at 6-1 on the 2019 season, trailing only one NFC team — the undefeated San Francisco 49ers — in the conference. In the AFC, however, the usual suspects are sitting at 6-0 and hoping to become the season’s first 7-0 team: the New England Patriots.

Like the 49ers, Bill Belichick’s team has faced one of the NFL’s easiest schedules so far,...

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Raiders trade Gareon Conley to Texans one day after Packers’ big passing breakout

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Conley will play against his former team right away in week 8.

The Green Bay Packers were a ridiculous passing machine on Sunday, as Aaron Rodgers threw the football all over the field to a multitude of different receivers. The Oakland Raiders were on the receiving end of that performance, as Rodgers set career single-game highs in yards per attempt with 13.8 and passer rating with a perfect 158.3.

One of the members of the Raiders’ secondary who was...

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'It's completely different with him': Newcomers amazed by Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers' perfect passer rating was "another day at the office" for some. But for new teammates it was a chance to experience his greatness up close.

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Monday Cheese Curds: Passing game takes off despite Adams’ absence

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From the backs to the other receivers, the Packers got huge receiving contributions from everyone on Sunday.

No Davante Adams? No problem.

That was part of the message that the Green Bay Packers sent to the NFL on Sunday as they threw the football over, around, and through the Oakland Raiders’ defense. En route to a 42-24 victory, Aaron Rodgers produced his first game with perfect passer rating in the NFL, and did so without a true go-to receiver on the...

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Week 7 Snap Counts: MVS makes the most of limited opportunities

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In just 20 snaps, Marquez Valdes-Scantling had one of the biggest games of his career thanks to two huge plays.

An injured left knee and ankle couldn’t stop Marquez Valdes-Scantling from suiting up on Sunday for the Green Bay Packers. It did keep him to a limited snap count against the Oakland Raiders, however, as the team’s primary deep threat only played 20 snaps.

And in those 20 snaps, MVS made two of the biggest plays of the game. On the first...

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Recap: Rodgers’ perfect day leads Packers to 42-24 romp over the Raiders

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It was a tough day for the “Aaron Rodgers is overrated” crowd, as the two-time MVP finished with six total touchdowns, a perfect passer rating, and a reminder he can still single-handedly win games.

After taking down the Dallas Cowboys behind a dominating ground-and-pound performance, Aaron Rodgers admitted, “I’ve accomplished a lot statistically in this league. I just want to win now.” It was a statement evincing a type of acceptance that he’d...

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Aaron Rodgers throws 350th career touchdown pass in Packers’ win over Raiders

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The Packers legend checks off another mark on a hall of fame career.

Another Sunday, another milestone reached for Aaron Rodgers.

In just his 172nd career game, the Green Bay Packers quarterback threw his 350th career touchdown pass late in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders, surpassing Drew Brees as the fastest player to reach that milestone. Rodgers hit the mark on a relatively ho-hum 3-yard pass to Jimmy Graham to give the Packers a 35-17...

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