9

November

Packers vs. Eagles Week 10 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 10: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 4-4 Philadelphia Eagles 28-14
Until proven otherwise, consider this a vote of no confidence in Seneca Wallace. I’d love to be wrong but things didn’t look too encouraging Monday night. Also, Dom Capers tends to struggle facing a new and unusual offensive scheme for the first time (see Colin Kaepernick in the playoffs). Packer Nation gets closer to the end of a bridge as the Packers lose their second straight.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 5-3 Green Bay Packers 23-20
I’m not sure how, but I think the Packers find a way to gain a home win that is desperately needed. Hopefully a clubbed CM3 is Pack and leads a spirited turnover-causing effort from the defense.
Adam Czech 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles 30-17
You know how the Packers have those games where they’re kind of plodding along, not necessarily playing poorly but not putting their opponent away, either? Then Aaron Rodgers makes a few amazing plays, the Packers pull away, and we’re all happy. Well, the Packers will plod along on Sunday, only Rodgers won’t be around to save the day.
Marques Eversoll 6-2 Green Bay Packers 23-20
The run game will carry the offense, Seneca Wallace will play better and the defense will step up. Most importantly, they’ll come up with some key takeaways that they’ve been lacking so far this season. It may not be pretty, but a win is a win. And I’m about 52% sure that’s what it will be.
Thomas Hobbes 5-3 Green Bay Packers 20-13
Expect a lot more open offense for Seneca Wallace and the Packers; last time Rodgers was hurt, Flynn was on a short leash against the Lions as well only to see the the playbook open up for the Patriots.  A steady does of Eddie Lacy and consistent defense will make this game winnable for the Packers.
Cory Jennerjohn 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles 27-17
Last week the deficiencies of Seneca Wallace displayed themselves. An average arm which makes him vulnerable to most throws. The Eagles come to Lambeau flying high after erupting for 49 points last week. Even with the return of Clay Matthews, the Packers will not have an answer for LeSean McCoy, will get behind early and with a backup quarterback starting, that’s not a good equation.
6

November

Around the NFC North: Week 10

Around the NFC North

A three-way tie at the top of the NFC North sets the tone for a second half showdown between the Bears, Lions and Packers

The back half of the 2013 NFL schedule is officially underway.  In the NFC North, there is currently a three-way tie for first place with the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers all knotted up at 5-3.  The Minnesota Vikings still have only one win to seven losses.

The big news out of the division was the Bears’ 27-20 win over the Packers on Monday night.  Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hurt early in that game and did not return.  On Monday, it was confirmed that Rodgers has a broken collarbone, but will not require surgery.  He will miss some time and that exact timetable is unknown.  Normally one player’s injury isn’t as noteworthy, but this is one that could very well shift power within the division.

Green Bay appeared to be in the driver’s seat to win the North with upcoming games against the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Detroit Lions.  Now, they just need to find a way to survive and hope that Rodgers misses minimal time.  The Packers aren’t the same team without Rodgers, regardless of who is backing him up.  With Seneca Wallace, their offense didn’t even resemble a shell of itself on Monday night.

Let’s take a look at this week’s games, which features another good divisional matchup between the Lions and Bears.

Washington Redskins (3-5) at Minnesota Vikings (1-7)

This is a tale of two playoff teams from a year ago who are disappointing this year.  The Vikings have managed just one win all season and that was a “home” game in London.  Their own fans still have not enjoyed a win in what will be the last season at Mall of America Field (Metrodome).  This one is the Thursday night matchup and will be Minnesota’s second primetime game in their last three.

During Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Vikings lost tight end Kyle Rudolph, who will miss time with a broken foot.  Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was already struggling and will now be without one of his favorite targets.  John Carlson will assume the tight end duties, but expect some drop-off there.

17

November

AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League: Week 10 Update & Power Rankings

AllGBP.com Fantasy Football LeagueWelcome to our weekly update for the AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League! For those that are unaware, the AllGBP.com staff started a league this year to see who could take home the trophy between them and some of their readers. Please continue to check back each week as the drama unfolds, and don’t at all hesitate to throw around the smack talk! Who knows . . . maybe you could be throwing down the gauntlet with us next season.

Week 10 Results:

  • Milwaukee Packers (124.04)
    over Jordy’s Stiff Arm (86.70)
  • Rockwood Lodge (123.76)
    over Lambeau’s Legends (72.66)
  • SuperBowl or Bust (113.08)
    over St. Ceclia’s HS (100.26)
  • The Gilbert Browns (120.92)
    over Cheeseheads (86.06)
  • Finley Named My Kids (123.50)
    over Calvinball (74.68)
  • TouchedByTedThompson (80.84)
    over Salute Your Jorts (78.14)

Standings:

Writers Division

  1. The Gilbert Browns, Adam Czech (7-3-0)
  2. Rockwood Lodge, Marques Eversoll (6-4-0)
  3. St. Cecilia’s HS, “Jersey” Al Bracco (5-5-0)
  4. Calvinball, Thomas Hobbes (4-6-0)
  5. Jordy’s Stiff Arm, Chad Toporski (4-6-0)
  6. Salute Your Jorts, Kris Burke (3-7-0)

Readers Division

  1. Finley Named My Kids, Sam (8-2-0)
  2. Lambeau’s Legends, Henry (7-3-0)
  3. TouchedByTedThompson, Ian (6-4-0)
  4. SuperBowl or Bust, Earl (4-6-0)
  5. Milwaukee Packers, gbmb34 (3-7-0)
  6. Cheeseheads, Matt (3-7-0)

Power Rankings

  1. Rockwood Lodge (2) – The Rock took its Week 7 loss to heart and has been busting down the scoreboard ever since. Any team with the likes of Doug Martin and A.J. Green should be feared.
  2. Lambeau’s Legends (1) – After riding a 6-game winning streak, the Legends fell to Earth this week against the top-ranked Rockwood Lodge. Perhaps it was just a bad week . . .
  3. The Gilbert Browns (5) – They’re sitting pretty with a 7-3 record, but with four games left, they can’t count their chickens just yet. An interesting stat provided by Yahoo: “If they played the same schedule as Cheeseheads, The Gilbert Browns would be 4-5.”
  4. Finley Named My Kids (3) – Despite the best record in the league, this team just isn’t the dominant force its record might indicate. They should be able to crack the playoffs without too much worry, but TouchedByTedThompson is closing in for the steal.
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May

Watch the Video: Donald Driver Wins on Dancing With the Stars: The Cha Cha

Video from week 10 (The Finale) of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Here’s Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd in their competition-winning final dance – The Cha Cha:

 

 

For the second night in a row, Donald and Peta scored perfect 10s across the board.

Like a football team surging through the playoffs, Donald and Peta peaked at the best possible time and won the big prize. Not the Lombardi trophy, but the Dancing With The Stars disco ball.

Congratulations Donald and Peta!

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21

May

Watch the Video: Week 10 (The Finals) of Packers’ Donald Driver on Dancing With the Stars: Freestyle

Video from week 10 (The Finals) of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Lets see what Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd came up with for the Freestyle dance:

 

Donald and Peta finished the season with their first perfect 10s across the board.  Len Goodman finally broke down and awarded Donald a 10 for the first time. Bravo Donald and Peta.

Remember to vote:  1-800-868-3403 or vote online here (until 10:00AM CT , 5/22/12).

 

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21

May

Watch the Video: Week 10 (The Finals) of Packers’ Donald Driver on Dancing With the Stars: Argentine Tango

Video from week 10 (The Finals) of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Lets see how Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd perform the Argentine Tango:

 

 

Donald and Peta matched their season high (set just last week) with a score of 29 from judges Carrie Ann Inaba (10), Len Goodman (9) and Bruno Tonioli (10). Goodman has still not awarded the pair a 10, consistently finding something  imperfect with Donald and Peta’s performances. This time around, he thought they played it a bit safe.

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November

Packers vs. Vikings: 5 Quick Observations from Green Bay’s 45-7 Rout of Minnesota

Photo: Rick Wood, Journal Sentinel

First off, I wanted to apologize for my absence over the past four or five days. Spending five days glued to my bed fighting a nasty head cold was bad enough, but not being able to write and share my opinions on everyone’s favorite team made it exponentially worse. A tiny part of me just wants to think you guys missed me. Now that I’m starting to get better, I’ll share my quick observations from the Packers’ 45-7 rout of the Vikings on Monday night.

1. Randall Cobb will be up and down

There’s a certain amount of risk in sending out a 21-year-old rookie to field each and every kick and punt for an NFL team. Randall Cobb’s three lost fumbles this season, including one against the Vikings that eliminated the Packers’ shutout hopes, are that risk in motion. But it’s the plays like his 80-yard punt return for a touchdown Monday night that make that risk a worthwhile adventure.  He’ll continue to improve in ball security, if only because Mike McCarthy preaches it so often. In totality, however, there’s very few who would say that Cobb hasn’t already exceeded expectations in 2011.

2. Blocking struggles

Marshall Newhouse and his struggles against Jared Allen are somewhat to be expected, as Allen is the premier penetration defensive end in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, Newhouse allowed one sack and three quarterback pressures. Guard T.J. Lang wasn’t much better, as he allowed a sack on a stunt by Allen and two other pressures. Those two are still finding their way on the left side of the Packers offensive line. But don’t leave out Josh Sitton and Scott Wells among those who had blocking struggles against the Vikings. Sitton was beat a handful of times by former All-Pro Kevin Williams and Wells had his worst run blocking grade of the season. Only Bryan Bulaga, who has been a rock at right tackle, had a positive grade Monday night. On a night where the offense scored 38 points, the blocking up front is the only nit-pick you can really find.

3. Woodson’s revival