Monthly Archives: October 2013

Packers and Vikings: Two Ships Passing in the Night

When the Packers benched Tim Masthay from kickoff duty after Cordarelle Patterson’s opening kickoff return, little did we know we wouldn’t see him at all the rest of the night, in any capacity. But as we surmised, the Vikings defense … Continue reading

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Bidding Farewell to Dome Sweet Dome

Tears will be shed Sunday night as the Packers make their final appearance at the Metrodome. Granted, they will be tears of joy. No more rock hard playing field, artificial sound cranked in, sardine-like concourses and the occasional house of … Continue reading

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Pack Move Into First, But Fingers are Crossed for Finley

First, allow me to apologize for the tardiness of this post. Let’s just say it was a long day at Lambeau and a long night in Appleton. I think you get my drift. Here’s where we are, six games into … Continue reading

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Defenses Likely to Rule at Lambeau on Sunday

The Cleveland Browns are offensively-challenged. The Packers’ offense is receiver-challenged. Both teams sport stout defenses (though as you know, the Pack is a bit linebacker-challenged). It points to a low scoring game on a chilly late afternoon at Lambeau on … Continue reading

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Take Five: Random Thoughts Through Five Games of a Strange Season

We’re still a couple weeks away from Halloween, but the NFL story being written for 2013 is full of the weirdness we expect on that night. We could talk about the ghoulish start that has doomed the seasons of the … Continue reading

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Pack Passes Major Road Test, Led By Hawk’s Career Day

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m enjoying watching the 2013 Packers and am starting to believe that if they can stay reasonably healthy, they’re built to win in the post season. Don’t get me wrong. The fourth quarter … Continue reading

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M&T Bank Stadium: Where NFC Teams Go to Die

It’s never easy to win on the road in the NFL. Under Mike McCarthy, the Packers have been better than most. But after dropping their first two away from home, the task gets even tougher on Sunday, when the Pack … Continue reading

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Streak Lives On, But Matthews’ Thumb Injury Looms Large

When news broke about 90 minutes before kickoff that Megatron would miss the game, you probably thought what I thought. OK, there will definitely be no upset today. The defense will likely dominate–but won’t get much credit because, well, Calvin … Continue reading

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Lions Look To Scratch a 22 Year Wisconsin Itch

There are some great time-tested rites of autumn: Honeycrisp apples, fall golf, raking leaves, carving pumpkins and the annual sacrificial visit by the Lions. Oh, there have been a few close ones. Remember the game a couple of years ago … Continue reading

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