November 12, 2013 |
What a boomerang of a few years it has been for Matt Flynn. The former Green Bay backup quarterback has re-signed with the Packers after a series of false starts with Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. Flynn will back up Scott Tolzien, a promoted practice-squad player who was bumped up because of injuries to starter Aaron Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace. In his previous go-round with the Packers, Flynn backed up Rodgers and won a Super Bowl ring after the 2010 season. He caught the eye of other teams that season when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 16 game against Detroit.
December 8, 2012 |
Story line: Detroit has lost 20 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, and given where the team's at mentally - following a fourth-quarter collapse against the Indianapolis Colts last week - there's not cause for an upset. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 7-1 against the Lions, and the loss came when he was sidelined a concussion in 2010. The outcome probably will be decided by Rodgers, considering the Packers' ineffective run game and their offensive line missing two starters.
January 4, 2014 |
Back when he was an assistant coach for the Packers, Steve Mariucci used to combat the cold during games by holding quarterback meetings in the sauna. (An added perk: There was only a sauna only in the home team's locker room.) [Sam is checking whether this is still true, but he may not find out in time for deadline. ac] Both teams could certainly use that dash of comfort Sunday, when the temperature is expected to dip well below zero. Thermometer aside, the 49ers have been torrid lately, finishing the regular season with an NFL-best six-game winning streak.
July 8, 2013 |
Apparently there are a lot of Green Bay fans out there waiting for the Packers to retire Brett Favre's jersey number, even though he didn't leave the team on the best of terms and eventually ended up playing for hated rival Minnesota Vikings. Well, for you fanatics out there, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that it's looking more and more likely that Favre will in fact receive the honor you feel he deserves. The bad news is you may have to do something to help the circulation in your extremities, because that feeling of pins and needles may last awhile.
October 13, 2012 |
Green Bay (2-3) at Houston (5-0) Time: 5:15 PDT. TV: Channel 4 Story line: Green Bay has stumbled through the replacement refs' gaffe in Seattle, a blown 18-point lead in Indianapolis and the surprising drop in play by QB Aaron Rodgers. He's been sacked 21 times, RB Cedric Benson is lost to injury, and WR Greg Jennings and TE Jermichael Finley are sore. The Texans also suffered a big loss. Tackles leader Brian Cushing is out with a torn knee ligament. Packers said: "We clearly have ¿ higher expectations of ourselves.
September 8, 2011 |
Heisman Trophy, meet Lombardi Trophy. That would be rookie running back and Heisman winner Mark Ingram vs. Green Bay's defense, and you didn't need to remind the rollicking crowd at Lambeau Field on Thursday who won that showdown. With no time on the clock -- because Ingram's first-and-goal run from the one came after regulation had expired -- the Packers swarmed and stuffed him, securing a 42-34 victory. "It's tough when you do make it all the way down there and you aren't able to punch it in," said Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whose team got one last gasp because of a pass-interference call on the Packers on the last play of regulation.