Monthly Archives: September 2013

After Three Weeks, We Hit the Pause Button

A week four bye is not ideal, but someone has to do it and the Packers have been pretty fortunate with midseason bye weeks in recent years. Besides, the Thanksgiving Day game will provide a mini-bye, giving the team 10 … Continue reading

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In Cincinnati & Around the NFL, A Strange Day Indeed

It was a strange Sunday in the NFL. The 49ers got pounded at home by the Colts. The Giants got shellacked 38-0 by the Panthers. The Browns won at the Metrodome. OK, maybe that wasn’t so strange. But what happened … Continue reading

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Pack at Bengals: It Has a Good News, Bad News Feel To It

It feels like there’s a sense of good news/bad news as we get set for the Packers road game in Cincinnati. Let’s go back and forth, shall we? Good news: the Packers are historically very good in games heading into … Continue reading

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Midweek Musings on Bengals Week

Packers at Bengals. First thing that pops into my head: Mmmm, Skyline Chili…Graeter’s ice cream. OK, now you know where my priorities lie. If Skyline would ever expand beyond a couple hundred miles from Cincy and open a franchise in … Continue reading

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Packers Make Statement in Rout of ‘Skins

Every now and then you get to put your feet up at halftime. Every now and then you get to witness a completely dominant performance, giving you a glimpse of how good your team can be when it’s firing on … Continue reading

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Pack vs. Skins: Timing Is Everything

You’ve probably heard a few times this week that the Pack has never reached the playoffs when opening 0-2. That 0-2 teams reach the post-season just 12% of the time. Then you look at this week’s opponent: Washington, defending NFC … Continue reading

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Stop the run: Check. Defend the Pass: Um…

The Packers accomplished a couple of their goals in their season opener: they contained the 49ers potent ground game, keeping Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick in check. They combined for just 66 yards on 28 carries. The passing attack? That … Continue reading

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We’ll Learn Much About Pack in Sunday’s Opener

It’s always fun when the toughest game on your schedule is opening week. That’s what greets the Pack as they open the ’13 campaign in San Francisco against the team many believe will win the Super Bowl (until, that is, … Continue reading

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Here Are My Fearless 2013 NFL Predictions

It’s always a fun exercise, if a little pointless, to go through each game on the NFL schedule and project winners and losers. But I had a little time over the extended weekend and here’s what I came up with … Continue reading

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Opining on the Opening 53 and “Packer Preview” News

While we always pay a lot of attention when our favorite team announces its 53-man roster at the cutdown deadline, the truth is the 53 is a living organism, constantly morphing and evolving. It quite possibly will look a little … Continue reading

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