GREEN BAY — Every week, the Green Bay Packers are like any other NFL team, sending video of officials’ calls they didn’t agree with to the league office for review. This week’s will have one that undoubtedly the league already knows the team is unhappy with: Linebacker Clay Matthews’ controversial roughing-the-passer penalty late in the fourth quarter, a call that wiped out a Packers interception and allowed the Minnesota Vikings to escape Lambeau Field with a 29-
EAGAN, Minn. — With a roster built for the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were in no position to practice patience with a struggling kicker. Rather than hoping Daniel Carlson could refocus after missing all three of his field goal attempts in the tie game at Green Bay, the Vikings waived the rookie on Monday and punted on the fifth-round draft pick they used on him five months ago. Two of Carlson’s misses came in overtime on Sunday, forcing the Vikings to settle for a 29-29
GREEN BAY — Wide right, times two. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday. The rookie’s final attempt went to the right of the uprights, just like his kick from 49 earlier in overtime. Carlson also missed from 48 in the second quarter. Packers kicker Mason Crosby matched a career high with
GREEN BAY — For the Minnesota Vikings, it’s more about whether Aaron Rodgers will have his full bag of tricks while playing with a knee injury than if he’ll be playing at all. The Vikings are thoroughly convinced the Green Bay Packers quarterback will be in uniform today when they visit Lambeau Field. “I don’t know if he’s mobile. I don’t know if he can run. We don’t know anything,” Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said.
GREEN BAY — Still no answers on A-Rod. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is questionable for Sunday’s NFC North showdown with Minnesota. Rodgers, who missed the end of the first half of the Week 1 victory against Chicago with an injured left knee, did not practice Wednesday and Thursday and would not have practiced on Friday. “Aaron’s getting better,” coach Mike McCarthy said Friday. “I would say he feels better than he did at the beginning of the week.
EAGAN, Minn. — With his first real game for the Minnesota Vikings in the books, Kirk Cousins has another initiation coming this weekend: a visit to Lambeau Field. Cousins and the Vikings play in Green Bay on Sunday, an earlier than usual contest for control of the NFC North. The only other times since 2000 that the Vikings have faced the Packers on the road in September were the season openers in 2003 and 2008. For Cousins, well, talk about diving right in. “It’s a great
GREEN BAY — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t buying it. The Green Bay Packers can say all they want that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is day to day with a knee injury. The two-time NFL MVP will be given the whole week to get ready for Sunday’s game against Minnesota, coach Mike McCarthy said. “Yeah, well, you know he walks on water, so I’m sure he’s going to play,” Zimmer said Wednesday in a conference call. Green Bay returned to the practice
GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs more information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers’ knee injury to determine the quarterback’s availability for next week’s game against Minnesota. Rodgers was sore when the team returned to Lambeau Field on Monday, McCarthy said. The Packers reviewed the thrilling 24-23 win on Sunday night over the Chicago Bears, in which Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter after returning from an injury. The
GREEN BAY — A blockbuster deal brought a new wrinkle to the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Chicago Bears visit Lambeau Field tonight, just in time for star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to potentially make his debut in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers. A premier player joins what figures to be an already tough defense. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks can’t hide his glee. “When we got him, I was just so excited just to have such a prolific pass-rusher next to me.
GREEN BAY — The Packers are debuting their own defensive changes this weekend against the Bears, even if they may not initially make as much of a splash as Chicago’s acquisition of star linebacker Khalil Mack. But the effectiveness of those new wrinkles could be just as important to the fortunes of a team looking to return to the playoffs. After playing it safe in the preseason, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine can finally take the wraps off the Packers’ revamped scheme