GREEN BAY — A ride on a golf cart during an offseason trip to the Dominican Republic changed the course of Bashaud Breeland’s NFL career. The cornerback’s left foot was hanging out of the cart during that March trip when it was bumped by another cart that clipped Breeland’s foot. An old wound that Breeland suffered in fourth grade reopened. A couple weeks later, an agreement that Breeland had struck in free agency with the Carolina Panthers fell through. A longer-than-
LANDOVER, Md. — Adrian Peterson has played against Aaron Rodgers more than a dozen times and knows not to be surprised by anything. So when the prolific quarterback led the Green Bay Packers to a comeback victory in Week 1 and played well on an injured left knee in Week 2, it was par for the course. “You see him hobbling around last week and how effortless he was making plays,” Peterson said. “That’s one thing I learned: When you’ve got Aaron Rodgers on
The first Big Ten game of the season for No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season. The Badgers (2-1), despite getting upset by BYU last weekend, still look like the class of the struggling West. But Iowa (3-0) and its dominant defense look like Wisconsin’s most dangerous threat — and Saturday’s game at Iowa City could go a long way in determining who reaches the Big Ten title game. Wisconsin has won three of the last four
If Kirk Ferentz had a bounce in his step heading into his 20th season in charge of the Iowa football program, he didn’t notice it. But his boss, athletic director Gary Barta, sure did. Barta told reporters at the Big Ten Media event in July that he’d never seen Ferentz “more focused, more energized and more excited and ready to go.” Ferentz said earlier this week he read about Barta’s observation at the time but didn’t give it much thought. However, the
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.