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Why the Packers still should have drafted a wide receiver

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Despite the hot start by the Green Bay passing game, there are plenty of ways that a dynamic rookie could have been a valuable addition this offseason.

There has been much twitter ink spilled ridiculing those of us who were critical of the Green Bay Packers’ draft because the offense has been so good in spite of not adding any new receivers. Indeed, it’s hard to say they should have done anything differently given how much they’ve rolled opposing...

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Jon Meerdink

Ty Summers isn’t satisfied with his performance in Week 3

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The second-year Packers linebacker played an unexpectedly big role against the Saints and wasn’t happy with his first reps in a regular season game.

Ty Summers has a blunt assessment of his first snaps on defense in the NFL: not great.

“Thank goodness it was enough to help us get a win,” he told reporters Tuesday, painting a grim picture of his performance in relief of Christian Kirksey, who left Sunday’s game against the Saints in the second...

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Tuesday Cheese Curds: The Packers offense is back in business and ain’t it grand

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Let the good times roll. Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur proved Sunday the offense’s hot start was no fluke.

“But they haven’t played anyone!”

The few remaining detractors of the Green Bay Packers and particularly their offense staked their claim to the above declaration and said we’d know more about the Packers after Sunday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Well, it’s now Tuesday and we do indeed know more about the Green Bay...

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Week 3 Snap Counts: Ty Summers gets tested after Christian Kirksey’s injury

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The Packers got a decent debut from their second-year linebacker in relief.

The Green Bay Packers’ 37-30 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night came with a few critical players off the field for the team. Davante Adams and Kenny Clark were inactive for the game, but the biggest injury in-game came to starting inside linebacker Christian Kirksey.

In his first opportunity since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Ty...

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The Packers are a Tier One team, and Aaron Rodgers is the reason why

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There’s no need to hedge any more; the Packers look like true contenders with their Hall of Fame QB back in form.

Prior to this season, my expectations for Green Bay were mildly optimistic. I thought they would be around 10-ish wins, win the NFC North, and probably lose in the Divisional Round to a better team on the road. A solid, yet unspectacular season. I expected the team to basically be about what they were last year, face a tougher schedule, get...

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NFC North Rundown: Is the door closed on Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago?

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Nick Foles rushed in to save the day for the Bears and that could spell the end for the team’s former first-round pick.

With another 37-point performance, the Green Bay Packers’ offense continued to prove it was for real on Sunday night, besting the New Orleans Saints in a battle of NFC contenders. The Packers improved their mark to 3-0, maintaining their position atop the division as September comes to a close.

Keeping pace with the Packers were...

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Lazard, Packers “Other” Receivers Come Up Big vs Saints

The Packers knew they were likely to face the tough New Orleans Saints without their top receiver in Davante Adams. That meant that for the offense to put enough points on the board, other players were going to have to step up their game for the offense to be effective.

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Source: Pack LB Kirksey out at least one game

Packers linebacker Christian Kirksey will miss at least one game because of a shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday night's win over the Saints, a source told ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

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Danica Patrick discusses how she has changed since Aaron Rodgers split

Patrick touched on her relationship with Rodgers during an appearance on 'The Rachel Hollis Show' this week.

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Christian Kirksey likely to miss ‘a few games,’ per report

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Linebacker Christian Kirksey left the Packers win over the Saints in the second quarter and apparently won’t be returning any time soon.

Christian Kirksey’s shoulder injury is likely to keep him out for several weeks according to a report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

Per Demovsky, Kirksey’s injury won’t require surgery but he’s expected to miss the next few games. The Packers face Atlanta on Monday, then have a bye week in Week 5.

Kirksey left...

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Dan Orlovsky: 'This is the best Aaron Rodgers has looked in five years'

The Packers signal-caller has, once again, given the team Super Bowl hopes as the NFC's best.

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Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers find perfect harmony to propel Packers

Rapport between Rodgers and LaFleur has amped up the Packers' offense with play-action and lots of touchdowns.

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Monday Cheese Curds: High-flying Packers offense carrying the load in a 3-0 start

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The Packers are rolling on offense, and it’s powered them to a 3-0 start.

Three games, three wins, 122 points. Despite warts on defense and an offense that somehow — inexplicably — can still leave points on the field, that’s the story of the 2020 Packers so far. They’re winning, and they’re doing it with a well-executed offense leading the way in record-setting fashion.

And they’re doing it in a tantalizing variety of ways: Aaron Jones...

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APC Podcast Rapid Reaction: Packers 37, Saints 30

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Get your raw, unfiltered and immediately-following-the-final-whistle audio takes from APC contributors Zach Rapport and Jason Hirschhorn.

Welcome to the APC Podcast’s rapid reaction show — a couple minutes of raw, unfiltered and immediately-following-the-final-whistle takes. We call it Two Schlitz to the Wind, so prepare your ears accordingly. Listen on the above player or subscribe here on any device.

Today the Green Bay Packers held off the New...

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Drew Brees is not throwing deep passes this season

Drew Brees put up nice statistics in his New Orleans Saints’ 37-30 home loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Brees went 29/36 for 288 yards and three touchdowns.

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Packers, LaFleur announce arrival as one of NFL’s best with 37-30 shootout win over Saints

Allen Lazard came up huge in Davante Adams’ absence on Sunday night against the Saints. | Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay didn’t just go into New Orleans shorthanded and win, they did it in style, hanging 37 points on a pissed off Saints team even without Davante Adams. With the win, the Packers and Matt LaFleur must be taken seriously as one of the NFL’s very best.

During the Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy era, every New Orleans Saints game served as a unique...

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Packers' Marcedes Lewis reaches for the rebound and touchdown

Mercedes Lewis reaches for the rebound over the Saints defenders and stretches for the touchdown.

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Allen Lazard shows he can catch, Packers show they can't tackle in win over Saints

The Packers' offense looks like it's hit its stride, but the defense continues to give up big plays and can't stop the run.

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Referees overturn terrible spot in Packers-Saints game

The referees in Sunday night’s Green Bay Packers-New Orleans Saints game thankfully overturned a terrible spot on a key fourth down play. The Packers had a 4th-and-1 at their 48 early in the fourth quarter and decided to go for it.

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Mercedes Lewis hauls in a twisting, turning touchdown from Aaron Rodgers

Mercedes Lewis goes up for the rebound, twists and turns for a touchdown from Aaron Rodgers.

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