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September

AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League: Week 2 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 has continued their competitive league this year to pit writers against 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 2 Summary

At the conclusion of Week 2, Chico’s Bail Bonds has built up 312.84 points and leads three teams at 2-0 in AllGBP Official. They lead The Hoshmazodes by a solid 71.18 points. St. Cecilia’s HS made the most of the week last week, rising from 11th place to fourth. Pigskin Perfection went in the other direction, falling from first to fifth.

Matchup Results

TouchedbyTedThompson 125.44, SuperYooper 86.00

  • Calvin Johnson scored 24.80 points to help TouchedbyTedThompson (1-1, 201.36) easily defeat SuperYooper (0-2, 182.08), 125.44 – 86.00.

Chico’s Bail Bonds 164.52, Sitton your Head 96.18

  • Chico’s Bail Bonds (2-0, 312.84) destroyed Sitton your Head (0-2, 177.48), 164.52 – 96.18, behind 33.22 points from Michael Vick.

Optimal Butt Height 92.40, Team Brainwash 79.78

  • Optimal Butt Height (1-1, 206.26) can thank their lucky stars for their win this week, beating Team Brainwash (1-1, 182.30), 92.40 – 79.78, despite scoring just the 11th-highest point total in the league this week. The 92.40 points put up by Optimal Butt Height was the lowest winning score of the week.

Smoking Jay Cutlers 97.06, Breesus Christ 81.78

  • Matt Ryan scored a team-leading 22.96 points to help Smoking Jay Cutlers (1-1, 206.32) take down Breesus Christ (1-1, 195.86), 97.06 – 81.78.

St. Cecilia’s HS 166.70, Lost in Minnesota 94.26

  • With 34.90 points, Aaron Rodgers recorded the highest score of the week and led St. Cecilia’s HS to a 166.70 – 94.26 win over Lost in Minnesota (0-2, 180.26). At 72.44 points, the margin of victory was the largest in the league this week.

Heisenberg 123.38, Pigskin Perfection 107.42

  • Heisenberg (2-0, 255.36) got 25.90 points from Jimmy Graham and knocked off Pigskin Perfection (1-1, 257.00), 123.38 – 107.42.

The Hoshmazodes 120.58, The Jolly Rodgers 98.56

  • The Hoshmazodes (2-0, 241.66) got 21.90 points from Pierre Garcon and defeated The Jolly Rodgers (1-1, 219.50), 120.58 – 98.56.
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September

Packers vs. Redskins Week 2 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 0-1 Green Bay Packers 21-17
It actually was tempting to pick Washington here. Whenever the Packers go up against Mike Shanahan, he seems to have his team ready. RG3 is another tough challenge for this defense and it will be telling in how this defense handles him. I say Washington leads most of the day, but Green Bay pulls it out late. Way too many people are looking past this game.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 0-1 Green Bay Packers 34-20
The Packers will get on the winning side of the ledger as they return home to Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers will shred the Redskins secondary and only a concerted effort to get Eddie Lacy snaps and ice the game in the 4th quarter will prevent the Packers from scoring more points. 
Adam Czech 1-0 Green Bay Packers 31-23
The Packers offense keeps putting up points and the defense survives a few RG3 hot streaks, forces a few turnovers, and the Packers get back to .500.
Marques Eversoll 1-0 Green Bay Packers 34-17
I’ll say it right now: Eddie Lacy, on Sunday, will be the first Packers running back to go over 100 rushing yards in the regular season since Brandon Jackson did it on October 10, 2010 against … the Washington Redskins. Behind a big day from Lacy (100 yards, 1 TD) and an efficient (300 yards, 3 TD) afternoon from Rodgers, the Packers win this one handily.
Thomas Hobbes 0-1 Green Bay Packers 31-20
I’d say it’s 50-50 how effective RGIII is in week 2; if he plays like he did in the first half against the Eagles, then the Packers win easy.  If he plays like he did in the 2nd half, the game is probably a lot closer but the Packers still probably win.  Look for the Packers to mix up some up tempo offense to see what the Redskins have done to correct their issues.
Cory Jennerjohn 1-0 Green Bay Packers 31-17
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September

Around the NFC North: Week 2

Around the NFC North

The Packers and Vikings are still in search of their first win of the 2013 season

Week one is in the books and the NFC North split their games last week and finished 2-2.  With the Minnesota Vikings playing the Detroit Lions, one team was sure to lose (or tie) and that team was the Vikings.  The Chicago Bears got the win against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers fell just short in San Francisco against the 49ers.

Because Detroit’s win came against a divisional opponent, they are technically in first place with the Bears in second.  But that’s beyond a side note after just one week.  A lot will likely change over the course of the next 16 weeks.

Let’s jump into this week’s matchups, which features another inter-divisional matchup between the Vikings and Bears at Soldier Field.  The Packers return home for their opener against the team from Washington DC and the Lions travel to Arizona to face the sunburned Arizona Cardinals.

Minnesota Vikings (0-1) at Chicago Bears (1-0)

The schedule makers were equally as kind to the Bears as they were harsh to the Vikings.  Chicago gets their second straight home game to open the season while the Vikings not only face their second road game in a row, but a second straight divisional road game.

The argument could be made that Minnesota could benefit from having more home games later this season and getting some of these tougher games out of the way early.  Chicago, on the other hand, will want to capitalize on this early home-field advantage and get a leg up in the division as well.

The Vikings, minus Adrian Peterson’s two-touchdown performance that featured a 78-yard run, looked lethargic against the Lions.  Vikes quarterback Christian Ponder was particularly pedestrian, completing just 18 of 28 passes with a touchdown and three interceptions.  That stat line is not going to get it done against most NFL defenses, let alone an improved Lions unit.  Ponder will need to be much better against a Bears secondary that features two good cornerbacks in that of Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.

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September

AllGreenBayPackers.com Fantasy Football League: Week 2 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 2 Results:

  • Rockwood Lodge (108.14)
    over Jordy’s Stiff Arm (64.96)
  • The Gilbert Browns (101.10)
    over St. Cecilia’s HS (81.64)
  • Salute Your Jorts (136.72)
    over Calvinball (121.34)
  • Finley Named My Kids (160.70)
    over Cheeseheads (75.50)
  • Lambeau’s Legens (138.70)
    over TouchedByTedThompson (102.94)
  • SuperBowl or Bust (107.74)
    over Milwaukee Packers (85.96)

Standings:

Writers Division

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

Readers Division

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

Power Rankings

  1. Finley Named My Kids – With all the potential of JMike, but without the drops, this team blew the league out of the water with a 160.70 point win in Week 2. A starting roster full of top performers plus a deep bench should keep them competitive all season.
  2. Lambeau’s Legends – After losing by less than 2 points in Week 1, the Lambeau Legends came back with a strong performance to beat out TouchedByTedThompson. They’ve got some big names in Victor Cruz, Roddy White, and Arian Foster, and yet they still left some points on the bench this week.
  3. Rockwood Lodge – It was a frustrating first week for this team as they lost by a mere 0.64 points to rookie fantasy footballer “Jersey” Al, but they came back with a vengeance to avoid the Stiff Arm in Week 2. There’s nothing flashy about this team, but as their name implies, they should stay solid like a rock.
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September

Packers vs. Bears Week 2 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 0-1 Green Bay Packers 38-35
A Packers-Bears game that becomes an aerial shootout? Maybe the Mayans are onto something.  With the addition of Brandon Marshall, the Bears suddenly have an offense that can be explosive and we all know the Packers have a suspect secondary.  Mason Crosby wins it as the click hits :00.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 0-1 Green Bay Packers 34-31
Packers win a barn burner thanks to some well placed Jay Cutler passes – right into the hands of Packers DBs.
Adam Czech 0-1 Green Bay Packers 27-23
There is no such thing as a must-win game in week two, but I had the Seattle game circled as a possible upset loss for the Packers next week, so, um, they better win Thursday. Remember: Jay Cutler started 1-for-10 on Sunday and gift-wrapped a pick-six for the Colts. The Bears offensive line is still shaky. A good pass rush does enough to cover for a shaky secondary and the Packers escape with a needed division win.
Marques Eversoll 0-1 Green Bay Packers 31-27
I’m torn on picking this game. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Packers start 0-2, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Packers put it all together and win big. Really, the only thing that would surprise me is if this is a low-scoring game. If Greg Jennings can’t play, that hurts the Pack, but if Peanut Tillman can’t play, that hurts the Bears even worse. I’m calling for a big game from Jermichael Finley here. The question is: Can the Packers prevent the Bears from finding the endzone? Pack wins a shootout.
Thomas Hobbes 0-1 Green Bay Packers 27-24
I think the Bears are going to try to play the same type of defense that the 49ers did last week; the question is do they have the personel and the displine to pull it off?  The bears front 7, while very good, isn’t as dominant as the 49ers front 7; if the running game can deflect some of the attention away from Rodgers, the Packers should manage to win this game.  As for the defense, while they might not be all that different in terms of stopping teams from scoring points, I do think that their ability to “pin their ears” and rush the passer has significantly improved, so if the Packers get up early, it could be a long day for a shaky Bears offensive line.
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September

Packers vs. Panthers Week 2 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina Panthers
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 1-0 Green Bay Packers 27-13
Cam Newton continues to emerge, and the Williams/Stewart combo for Carolina keeps them in the game until the Packers pull away late. Packers initially struggle in what should be a gimme game.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 1-0 Green Bay Packers 34-10
Panthers RT Otah is out, starting an undrafted rookie there now. Say hello to Mr. Matthews… Packers D anxious to win some respect back and CMIII leads the way. Packers offense does what it does – score.
Adam Czech 0-1 Green Bay Packers 31-13
Cam Newton’s father took the blame for gifts his son was (allegedly) given at Auburn. But Cam’s daddy won’t be able to help him against the pass rush of Clay Matthews, or the defensive gameplan of Dom Capers. A bit ragged at times, but the Packers roll.
Thomas Hobbes 1-0 Green Bay Packers 27-10
I’m not completely convinced that Cam Newton is “422-yards” good, and if anything he might come in overconfident (I also would like to thank the Cardinals secondary for making this not a trap game as well).  Add that to the loss of two huge playmakers in middle linebacker Jon Beason and right tackle Jeff Otah (who would have been across Clay Matthews) and I think the Packers win this one.
Zach Kruse 0-1 Green Bay Packers 38-17
Cam Newton is brimming with confidence after his 422-yard debut, but Dom Capers will show him things Sunday he’s never seen at any level of football. Expect a couple of turnovers from him. There’s also no reason to think Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense will be derailed by a Panthers defense that lacks playmakers after MLB Jon Beason was lost for the season. Packers cruise to a three-touchdown win.
Chad Toporski 1-0 Green Bay Packers 37-13
Cam Newton had an impressive game last week, but he’ll be coming back down to earth against an elite defense. Capers will confuse him early and often. Oh, and Matt Flynn will be closing things out.