Noon today at Ford Field in Detroit. TV: Fox (Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Lions by 7. Over/under: 43. Record against spread: Green Bay 7-8, Detroit 7-7-1. Series record: Packers lead 100-69-7. Last meeting: Lions beat Packers 30-17 on Nov. 6. Last week: Packers lost to Vikings 16-0; Lions lost to Bengals 26-17. Packers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 25, rush 18, pass 23. Packers defense: Overall 2, rush 20, pass 22. Lions offense:
Noon today at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. TV: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Panthers by 3. Over/under: 47. Record against spread: Green Bay 7-6, Carolina 8-5. Series record: Packers lead 9-5. Last meeting: Panthers beat Packers 37-29 on Nov. 8, 2015. Last week: Packers beat Browns 27-21; Panthers beat Vikings 31-24. AP Pro32 ranking: Packers No. 15, Panthers No. 7. Packers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 25, rush 17, pass 24.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Green Bay Packers are hoping the return of Aaron Rodgers can propel them into the postseason. But the Packers (7-6) are going to need plenty of help aside from the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player’s return, as they remain on the outside looking in at the NFC playoff race entering today’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Green Bay is three games behind Minnesota with three games remaining, so winning the NFC North is considered a long shot. The
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers’ offensive line is ready to protect Aaron Rodgers, just in time for a final three-week playoff push. When Rodgers returns from a broken collarbone on Sunday against Carolina, he will take snaps behind an offensive line that has stabilized following an injury-filled start to the season. It is more important than ever to keep the two-time NFL MVP clean and upright. Coach Mike McCarthy “says your best lines are the ones that get to play next
Noon today at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. TV: Fox (Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Packers by 3. Over/under: 40½. Record against spread: Packers 6-6, Browns 3-9. Series record: Packers lead 12-7. Last meeting: Packers beat Browns 31-13 on Oct. 20, 2013. Last week: Packers beat Buccaneers 26-20 in OT; Browns lost to Chargers 19-10. AP Pro32 ranking: Packers No. 18, Browns No. 32. Packers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 25, rush
CLEVELAND — Barely, but the Green Bay Packers somehow survived without Aaron Rodgers. They just need to do it for one more week. With Rodgers on the verge of returning from a broken collarbone after missing seven games, the Packers (6-6) have stayed in the hunt for a spot in the NFC playoffs without their starting quarterback and can’t avoid a letdown this afternoon against the Browns, who may be winless but are also dangerous. “We need to win the game,” Packers coach
GREEN BAY — There is a tasty reward for Packers offensive linemen when one of their running backs has a big day on the ground. Center Corey Linsley is looking forward to the big plate of ribs after rookie Jamaal Williams ran for 113 yards and a touchdown last week against Tampa Bay. The Packers (6-6) hope that’s just the appetizer for the offense with Aaron Rodgers potentially returning soon to spice up the passing attack. “Yeah, it can only be better. There’s no way
GREEN BAY — Dean Lowry estimates that he could run a 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. Watching him rumble down the field on a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown might have felt like an eternity to fans at Lambeau Field. Lowry’s score highlighted a solid effort for the Packers’ defense, and Green Bay’s offense relied on the running game to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20 in overtime on Sunday. The game ended on the opening possession of overtime with Aaron
GREEN BAY — An overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the Green Bay Packers in the NFC playoff race. But coach Mike McCarthy knows star quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ first full week of practice since breaking his collarbone won’t mean anything if his team loses at winless Cleveland on Sunday. “We need to win the game. We’re 6-6. We need to have seven wins when we get on that plane coming back from Cleveland,” McCarthy said Monday.
GREEN BAY — It’s hard to remember the last time that the Green Bay Packers won a game with only 84 yards passing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to spice up the offense again soon, as long as the running game keeps churning out yards and the defense gets sacks in victories to stay in the playoff race. Aaron Jones’ 20-yard scoring run on his only carry , with 5:59 left in overtime, gave Green Bay a much-needed 26-20 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the