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Packers Game Balls: Rodgers & receivers lead Green Bay to an improbable victory
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Packers Game Balls: Rodgers & receivers lead Green Bay to an improbable victory
mardi 6 novembre 2018 03:53:20
For the first time in the franchise’s history Mason Crosby Jersey , the Green Bay Packers won a game in which they entered the fourth quarter down by at least 17 points. Shocker: Aaron Rodgers was the biggest reason for that, and it should come as no surprise that he gets our nod for the first Game Ball in the 24-23 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.Here are a few players who deserve special attention for their performances in the opening game of the season.QB Aaron RodgersWho else could get the top honor? Rodgers was hamstrung by an ugly offense and playcalling early on before suffering his ugly knee injury early in the second quarter, but his return jump-started that moribund unit and led to the comeback victory. Playing the second half essentially on one leg, he finished the day 20-for-30 with 286 yards and three touchdowns — one to each of his top three wide receivers and all of which came in the fourth quarter.After the game, Rodgers told NBC’s Michelle Tafoya why he was so intent on returning to the game after halftime:“It’s the Bear-Packer rivalry. It would have to take something really catastrophic injury-wise to keep me off the field in the second half. I went in the locker room, did all the tests ... I knew when I got back on the field in the second half, the adrenaline (would) start going, I’d be able to hang in there.”He did much more than just hang in there. He led the Packers to one of the team’s most memorable victories in the last several years.WR Randall CobbCobb was responsible for the game’s biggest play, hauling in a pass from Rodgers over the middle on third-and-ten from the Packers’ 25-yard line and finding space to go the distance for a go-ahead, 75-yard touchdown. But that play was hardly Cobb’s only notable one in the game. Not including that play, Cobb still caught eight more passes for 67 yards http://www.packerscheapshoponline.com/cheap-authentic-muhammad-wilkerson-jersey , and he also served as the team’s punt returner with Trevor Davis inactive. Cobb only returned one of Patrick O’Donnell’s four punts, but he did so for seven yards and he provided sure hands on fair catches as well.All told, Cobb showed why he was the receiver the Packers kept instead of Jordy Nelson, as he served as Rodgers’ security blanket for much of the game.OLB Nick PerryThis isn’t awarded for a full-game performance, Perry didn’t play a ton, as Reggie Gilbert took a number of snaps on the edge, but late in the game he effectively sealed the deal. After a Clay Matthews roughing the passer penalty wiped out a critical fourth-down stop with the Packers up 24-23, Perry came up with a strip-sack of Mitchell Trubisky on another essential fourth down, all but locking in a Packers victory. Perry had a total of five tackles, including that big play.Honorable mention: RT Bryan BulagaYes, I’m going there. Yes http://www.packerscheapshoponline.com/cheap-authentic-antonio-morrison-jersey , Bulaga struggled to block Khalil Mack in the first half, particularly when DeShone Kizer took over for Rodgers in the second quarter. But after halftime, Bulaga largely kept Mack in check, as the superstar pass-rusher didn’t get much pressure on Rodgers at all in the final 30 minutes. Bulaga’s ability to hold up one-on-one during the Packers’ comeback was essential to the success of said comeback.Cheese Curds, 7/26: 2018 Packers training camp gets underway today Welcome back to football, Packers fans! The Green Bay Packers start training camp today for their 100th season. There is optimism in the air as Green Bay gets their season underway with a new general manager, a new defensive coordinator and a plethora of new assistant coaches.Head coach Mike McCarthy still runs the show but in addition to new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and staff, McCarthy took a “scrub brush” approach to the offensive playbook sand brought back Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator. Camp promises to be as competitive as ever for the players as there will be battles for the backup quarterback position as well as competition at the wide receiver position (though this thinned out with Michael Clark’s sudden retirement). There’s also the influx of new young talent, particularly at cornerback thanks to the draft, that the Packers hope will push them back to the top of the NFC North.The Packers don’t play their first preseason game for two weeks so these first few practices will be al about installation and easing into the grind of practice. Camp is only getting underway, but you read more on McCarthy’s thoughts as the season gets underway plus why Jimmy Graham is already flying high in today’s cheese curds.‘Highly competitive’ camp on tap for Packers.com—Packers.comMcCarthy is confident the Packers learned from their errors last year and noted that he would not be doing his job if he wasn’t pushing the team forward.This all sounds fine in July Cheap Jaire Alexander Jersey , but the true test will be in October and November when the grind of the season truly settles in.Weather chases Packers shareholders meeting indoors, but team’s outlook sunny—PackersNews.comEven some nasty thunderstorms couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm at this year’s shareholder meeting. Of note, general manager Brian Gutekunst went much deeper in his discussion of the roster than his predecessor did, but he also singled out Ted Thompson as “one of the finest talent evaluators who have ever done this job.”100 things to know about the Green Bay Packers in their 100th season—ESPNKnow someone new to NFL fandom and want to convert them to a Packers fan? This primer might do the trick.Packers tight end Jimmy Graham joins Young Eagles program as co-chair—Oshkosh NorthwesternGraham, a private pilot, brought his deHavilland Beaver to EAA Airventure Oshkosh this week and flew some kids as part of the Young Eagles program.Graham is wasting no time getting settled in in Wisconsin and that’s a great thing to see.Falcons, Julio Jones agree to revised contract—NFL.comJones’ brief holdout came to and end overnight as some of his compensation for next season got moved up to this season. Thus ending any pipe dream of him somehow ending up in Green Bay in 2018.
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