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
GREEN BAY — In his first two games with the Green Bay Packers, Jimmy Graham’s impact on the offense has been obvious — in two very different ways. He caught just two passes for 8 yards in the season opener against Chicago, but the attention Graham drew allowed wide receivers Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison to have big days. Last week against Minnesota, Graham caught six passes for 95 yards and had a more direct role in the offense’s production —
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers channeled a fictional prize fighter to describe how he felt after playing the Minnesota Vikings. “If you’ve seen (the movie) ‘Rocky III,’ you know Clubber Lang has a prediction before the fight: ‘Pain,’” Rodgers said with a smile on Wednesday. “That’s kind of what it felt like.” Rodgers said that he remained a “little sore” following the 29-29 tie against Minnesota last week when he played
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-
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 — 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.
MINNEAPOLIS — Will the Minnesota Vikings pick up where they left off, following their surge to the NFC championship game last season? Or will the Green Bay Packers rebound forcefully enough to take back the division they’ve mostly dominated for two decades? The annual report on the NFC North has almost always focused on the Packers, the Vikings or both of these fierce rivals since the NFL’s most recent realignment produced the current eight-division format in 2002. With new
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers is speaking with a heightened sense of urgency as he enters his 14th NFL season. No critical words from the Green Bay Packers quarterback on Monday, a week after expressing displeasure with the effort from some young players during a portion of practice. “I care about winning, No. 1, and I’m going to say and do the things that I feel like can advance us,” Rodgers said. “It’s going to be tough at some points. It’s not a