Lions vs Packers NFL Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday CB Rashean Mathis (concussion)
  Wednesday WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (groin)
  Wednesday S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), CB Darius Slay (head), CB Josh Wilson (neck)
Practice Report
  Wednesday T Bryan Bulaga (knee), CB Casey Hayward (concussion), LB Mike Neal (hip), CB Damarious Randall (illness)
  Wednesday RB Eddie Lacy (groin), G T.J. Lang (back), LB Clay Matthews (ankle, knee), WR Ty Montgomery (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand), CB Sam Shields (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (back)
  Wednesday S Morgan Burnett (ankle), S Micah Hyde (quadricep), CB Quinten Rollins (neck)

Packers at Panthers NFL Week 9 Inactives

Packers inactives: QB Brett Hundley, CB Quinten Rollins, CB Sam Shields, LB Andy Mulumba, G Lane Taylor, TE Kennard Backman, WR Ty Montgomery

Panthers inactives: S Dean Marlowe, G Andrew Norwell, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, WR Kevin Norwood, DT Dwan Edwards, RB Brandon Wegher, TE Scott Simonson

Undefeated No More; Packers Smothered By Broncos 29-10

Green Bay Packers v Denver Broncos

Sunday night in Denver the Packers were no match for the aggressive Broncos defense, as Green Bay for the first time in 2015 found itself on the losing end, falling 29-10.

Aaron Rodgers ran for his sanity and life most of the night away from the Denver defense. He had one of the worst games of his career, throwing 14 of 22 for just 77 yards.

The numbers are in face the lowest of his career in a game where he wasn’t knocked out by injury.

Rodgers was sacked three times and the Packers had just 140 yards of total offense to Denver’s 500. He also gave up a safety, but at that point Denver was up 27-10 and it wasn’t a mystery who was going to walk out on the winning side this night.

Peyton Manning played like it was 2005 and not 2015, throwing 21-for-29 for 350 yards with no touchdowns but a pick. He carved the Packers secondary all night, and it helped open holes for the Broncos run game.

C.J. Anderson ran for 101 yards and a score, and Ronnie Hillman ran for two touchdowns in the victory for the now 7-0 Broncos.

The Packers trailed it 17-0 when they finally got on the board, as their only good drive of the game ended with Eddie Lacy barreled in from two yards out with 3 minutes left in the first half to make it 17-7.

Mason Crosby kicked a 56-yard field goal to close it to 17-10 in the third quarter, but Manning and the Broncos put the game away, scoring on an Anderson 28-yard TD to make it 24-10.

Brandon McManus kicked a 24-yard field goal to make it 27-10, and then Rodgers was hit and fumbled, and the ball ended up in the end zone where the Pack fell on it for a safety to close out the scoring at 29-10.

It was a tough loss to swallow, but one the Packers have to learn from and bounce back from.

Things don’t get easier for the Packers, as they will be in Carolina on Sunday to take on the very good Carolina Panthers.

Packers at Broncos Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Ty Montgomery (ankle), RB James Starks (hip)
  Wednesday WR Davante Adams (ankle), S Morgan Burnett (calf), LB Nick Perry (shoulder, hand), DT B.J. Raji (groin)
  Wednesday LB Nate Palmer (chest)
Practice Report
  Wednesday LB Shane Ray (knee)
  Wednesday G Evan Mathis (hamstring), T Ty Sambrailo (shoulder), WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder), CB Aqib Talib (ankle), LB DeMarcus Ware (back)
  Wednesday S Omar Bolden (foot), TE Owen Daniels (shoulder), T Ryan Harris (knee), LB Corey Nelson (knee), RB Juwan Thompson (hamstring)

Packers at Broncos NFL Week Eight Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 2-0 Gary Kubiak: 1-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 6: W 27-20 vs. Chargers) Bye (Wk. 6: W 26-23 (OT) at Browns)
LAST GAME 10/2/11: Broncos 23 at Packers 49. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 408 yards & 4 TDs (134.5 rating) & adds 2 rush TDs. Packers WR Greg Jennings has 103 rec. yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/29/07: Packers 19, Broncos 13 (OT). Green Bay WR Greg Jennings has game-winning 82-yard TD catch in OT. Packers QB Brett Favre throws for 331 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE John Parry
BROADCAST NBC (6:30 PM MT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (GB), 93 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (GB), 225 (Den.).


PASSING Rodgers: 124-182-1491-15 (T3L)-2-115.9 (1C) Manning: 146-237-1524-7-10-72.5
RUSHING Lacy: 67-260-3.9-1 Hillman: 66-323-4.9-2
RECEIVING Cobb: 30-350-11.7-4 Thomas: 48 (3C)-527-11.0-1
OFFENSE 364.2 325.8
TAKE/GIVE +6 (T2L) +6 (1C)
DEFENSE 355.0 281.3 (1L)
SACKS Peppers: 5.5 Ware: 4.5
INTs Rollins (R), Shields: 2 Talib: 3 (T3C)
PUNTING Masthay: 43.3 Colquitt: 45.5
KICKING Crosby: 48 (18/18 FG; 10/11 PAT) McManus: 61 (3L) (13/13 PAT; 16/17 FG)


PACKERS: 4th 6-0 start since 1945…QB AARON RODGERS passed for 408 yards with 4 TDs & rushed for 2 TDs in only start vs. Den. Only QB in NFL history to pass for 400+ yards, 4+ TDs & rush for 2+ TDs in single game…RB EDDIE LACY has 724 scrimmage yards (120.7 per game), 555 rushing yards (92.5 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 6 on road. RB JAMES STARKS rushed for 112 yards & scored 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 6…WR RANDALL COBB has 6 TDs in past 6 vs. AFC. WR JAMES JONES ties for NFL lead with 6 rec. TDs. Has TD in 5 of 6 games…GB ties for NFC lead with 23 sacks led by LB JULIUS PEPPERS (5.5) & LB CLAY MATTHEWS (4.5). Peppers aims for 4th in row with sack. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (131) & 10+ INTs (11). Has 97-yard INT, sack & FF in 3 meetings. Matthews has 4.5 sacks in past 4. Has 8 sacks in past 9 vs. AFC. CB SAM SHIELDS (8) & rookie DAMARIOUS RANDALL (7) lead team in PD…BRONCOS: GARY KUBIAK is 3rd HC to start 6-0 in 1st year with Den. (RED MILLER, JOSH MC DANIELS)…QB PEYTON MANNING has led his teams to 6-0 start 6 times, most of any starting QB. Has 185 career reg.-sea. wins & needs 1 to tie BRETT FAVRE (186) for most by NFL starting QB…RB C.J. ANDERSON has 10 total TDs in past 14, tied for 3rd in AFC during span. RB RONNIE HILLMAN rushed for career-high 111 yards vs. Cle…In past 5 vs. NFC, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 41 catches for 685 yards & 5 TDs. Since 2010, has 42 TD rec, tied for most among AFC WRs. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS (3,961) needs 39 yards to reach 4,000 career. Aims for 3rd 100+ yard game in row…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 4.5 sacks in past 5. Needs 1.5 sacks to pass LESLIE O’NEAL & HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR (132.5) for No. 11 all-time. Since 2008, CB AQIB TALIB leads league with 8 INT-TDs.

NFL Week Five Preview – St.Louis at Green Bay


The Packers look to remain unbeaten Sunday as they play host to the very up and down St.Louis Rams at Lambeau Field. Two weeks ago the Rams scored just six points in a home loss to the Steelers, but rebounded last Sunday to beat the Arizona Cardinals on the road 24-22.

Aaron Rodgers leads a high powered Packers offense into the battle with the Rams. A-Rod lead the league with 11 touchdowns passes and a 125.9 passer rating while leading Green Bay to the NFL’s sixth-best scoring average at 28.3 per game.

Thus far Rodgers has no interceptions this year and none in 574 attempts compared to 48 TDs over his last 19 games at Lambeau Field, including three playoff contests. His last interception at home came against Minnesota on Dec. 2, 2012.

The Packers now seek their first 5-0 start since winning their first 13 games in 2011. They’ve won all 11 home games since the beginning of last season, including a playoff matchup with Dallas, while averaging 37.2 points.

The Rams have had a wild ride to get to 2-2 thus far in 2015. They beat the NFC Champion Seahawks on opening day, only to lose the following week to the Redskins on the road.

They then lost to the Steelers at home 12-6, but went on the road last week to beat undefeated Arizona 24-22.

“It just shows that we have talent and all we have to do is come out and play every week and stay together as a team,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins said.

The Rams were ranked last offensively after totaling 16 points and 471 total yards in its two defeats, but the team is more optimistic after scoring three TDs against an Arizona team which allowed just four during its 3-0 start.

The Rams racked up a season-high 164 yards on the ground against the defensively stout Cardinals.

Rookie RB Todd Gurley finally had a breakout game for the Rams, running for 144 yards on 15 carries in the second half. The Rams didn’t top 80 yards rushing in any of their first three games.

“(Gurley’s) done all of the extra things. He’s that complete back,” coach Jeff Fisher told the team’s official website. “That’s the reason we drafted him, because we knew he was like that. … He’s a real pro.”

The Rams are tied with Green Bay for second in the NFL with 17 sacks, though the Rams have been susceptible against the run. They rank 26th at 120.3 yards allowed per game.

Look for Rodgers and the Pack to again have their way with another team at home. The Rams will keep it close for a half, but too much Packers offense will send the Rams to 2-3 on the year.

Green Bay 34 St.Louis 20

Fantasy Projections:

St.Louis – Nick Foles 194 yards 1 TD, Todd Gurley 83 yards rushing 1 TD, Tavon Austin 77 yards receiving
Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers 331 yards 2 TDs, Eddie Lacy 109 yards 1 TD, Reggie Cobb 99 yards 1 TD

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Former Packers Coach Lindy Infante Passes Away at 75

Lindy Infante

The AP is reporting that former Packers coach Lindy Infante has passed away in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness. The former coach was 75 years old.

Here’s the report from the AP:

Infante was a head coach for six years in the NFL, compiling a 36-60 record. He was the NFL Coach of the Year in 1989 with Green Bay, but his only postseason appearance came in 1996 when his Colts lost a wild card game to Pittsburgh, 42-14.

”He was the consummate father, husband & coach,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on Twitter.

Harbaugh was the Colts’ starting quarterback in 1996. The next year, the Colts finished 3-13 and Infante was out of a job after two seasons with a 12-20 record. Indianapolis drafted quarterback Peyton Manning the following offseason.

There was bad timing at Infante’s first head-coaching stop in Green Bay, too. He went 24-40 from 1988-91. After the Packers finished 4-12 in his final season, the team overhauled its front office, and the following year general manager Ron Wolf acquired Brett Favre from the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers reasserted themselves as one of the league’s top teams.

The organization hailed the Infantes for their presence in the community. Packers President Mark Murphy also credited the Infante-led team in 1989 with rekindling enthusiasm in the fan base following a 10-6 season.

”For a franchise that had been struggling for so long to find a winning way, the emergence of that team under Lindy as new coach and (Don) Majkowski as its quarterback gave us great promise for the future,” said Murphy’s predecessor, Bob Harlan. ”It brought back a great deal of excitement in the community we hadn’t felt for a long time.”

Safety LeRoy Butler, a mainstay of the Packers defenses in the 1990s, expressed his condolences on Twitter.

”He is the one that convinced the Packers to draft me in 1990 – ‘we must have this guy,”’ Butler wrote.

Packers at 49ers NFL Week Four Inactives

Packers inactives: QB Brett Hundley, WR Davante Adams, CB Demetri Goodson, S Morgan Burnett, LB Jake Ryan, G Lane Taylor, T Bryan Bulaga

49ers inactives: Vernon Davis, DeAndrew White, Mike Davis, Shareece Wright, Ian Silberman, Mike Purcell and Brandon Thomas