McGinn: Who will answer the call for Packers?
Packers’ defense bends but doesn’t break
ARLINGTON, Texas — The first person who strode across the locker room and paid tribute to cornerback LaDarius Gunter was Alonzo Highsmith, a senior personnel executive for the Green Bay Packers. He stuck out his arm for a half hug and said the only words that mattered in the aftermath of an instant classic.
Practice makes perfect for Cook sideline dance
ARLINGTON, Texas – In practice last week, Jared Cook’s teammates got a sneak preview inside the Don Hutson Center of what would be the big Green Bay Packers tight end’s most important play of his eight-year career.
January 8, 2017
After sluggish start, Rodgers dazzles again
GREEN BAY – The eight seconds that kept the Green Bay Packers afloat underscored everything this offense did well during a six-game winning streak that captured a division title en route to saving the season.
Clutch catches, Hail Mary hookup ignite Packers
GREEN BAY – Maybe the Green Bay Packers don’t have a Bryant (Antonio or Dez) and maybe they won’t have a full Nelson (Jordy) the rest of the season, but they do have something a lot of other teams in the NFL playoffs wish they had.
McGinn: Packers’ defense can step up in class
January 1, 2017
Subpar fourth-down defense could cost Packers
McGinn: ‘Electric’ finale pits Packers, Lions
McGinn: Packers roll to NFC North championship
December 24, 2016
D’Amato: McCarthy’s steady hand a winner
GREEN BAY – A few weeks ago, when the Green Bay Packers couldn’t play dead and Mike McCarthy was getting shredded by couch-potato fans and talking heads, the coach gave himself a rare public pat on the back when he said, “Let’s state the facts: I’m a highly successful NFL coach.”
Rodgers, Packers’ offense clicking again
GREEN BAY – Mike Zimmer gave Aaron Rodgers everything he had Sunday. There were linebacker blitzes, safety blitzes, green-dog blitzes, double-A gap blitzes, zero blitzes, zone blitzes, just about any kind of blitz you could name. He threw man and zone coverage, single safety and Cover 2 and some others maybe only the crafty Minnesota Vikings head coach can name.
McGinn: Pass protector Bakhtiari a bargain
GREEN BAY – Anyone even thinking about taking David Bakhtiari for granted would be wise to remember exactly one year ago when the Green Bay Packers weren’t as fortunate at left tackle as they are today.
December 18, 2016
Teammates describe Nelson’s game-saving catch
Montgomery, Michael get it done on ground
CHICAGO – As far as trivia questions go, this one might be a doozy for Green Bay Packers fans near and far: Ten players have at least one genuine rushing attempt in the first 14 games of the 2016 season. Can you name them?
Packers boost QB depth with Callahan
CHICAGO — With starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers battling calf and hamstring injuries, the Green Bay Packers are promoting rookie quarterback Joe Callahan to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, a source said.
December 11, 2016
McGinn: Packers must match Seahawks’ spirit
GREEN BAY – Whatever the snowfall total is Sunday won’t help the Green Bay Packers any more than the temperature of 6 below zero helped the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC wild-card playoffs 11 months ago.
Snow factors into Packers’ footwear choice
GREEN BAY — For those who applied a keen eye to the snowball fight between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans last weekend, you may have noticed a moment of incidental humor late in the television broadcast. It happened as CBS aired replays of the touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and you had to look closely to see it.
Victory boosts morale, playoff race tightens
GREEN BAY – For better or worse, Sunday’s late afternoon kickoff at Lambeau Field afforded the Green Bay Packers an opportunity to be scoreboard watchers. And as the regular season winds down, they certainly didn’t like what they saw.
December 4, 2016
McGinn: Packers find new way to roll in snow
Packers’ running game continues to evolve
GREEN BAY – Regardless of when and where the Green Bay Packers’ season ultimately is laid to rest, whether it’s during the season finale at Ford Field in Detroit or somewhere far grander, the 22nd of October endures as an influential moment.
McGinn: Parting ways with Hayward was right move
GREEN BAY – The case of cornerback Casey Hayward underscores anew the uncertainty that accompanies the major personnel decisions general managers must make all the time in the National Football League.
November 28, 2016
McGinn: Packers finally put it together
McGinn: Reid’s fate could await McCarthy
Three-and-outs setting back Packers’ attack
GREEN BAY – In the first quarter of the Green Bay Packers’ loss to Washington, wide receiver Davante Adams failed to secure a third-down pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who threw to his left with Adams isolated against cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
November 20, 2016
McGinn: McCarthy must turn tide on turnovers
Packers’ rookies falling short on big plays
Green Bay – Of the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster, a dozen of their players are rookies. Of those dozen, try naming a single play any of them have made that has been the difference in the Packers winning a game.
McGinn: Packers’ season careens out of control
November 13, 2016
McGinn: Packers’ midseason grades
McGinn: McCarthy, Rodgers must deliver
Insider: Thumbs up to Davante Adams
THE BIG PICTURE The Packers are a team in crisis. They’ve lost three straight and four of their last five. Never mind that they’re still just a game out of first place in the NFC North. They just lost to a 4-5 team whose only victory this season over a team with a winning record was Week 2 at Detroit.
November 6, 2016
Matthews out vs. Colts; Cobb, Rollins in
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will have both wide receiver Randall Cobb and cornerback Quinten Rollins Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but linebacker Clay Matthews will miss a second straight game.
McGinn: Packers must be held to high standard
Quick take: Gore, Colts run past Packers
October 30, 2016
Packers fall to Falcons 33-32 in shootout
Snaps in short supply on Packers’ D-line
GREEN BAY — The funny thing about a permanent association between Dom Capers and the 3-4 defense is that the modern version of football is pushing him away from the scheme synonymous with his name, a scheme he employs as defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers.
McGinn: ‘Boring’ tie embodies football’s essence
October 20, 2016
McGinn: Offense finds footing despite losing Lacy
McGinn: No dropping the ball on Davis deal
Eddie Lacy needs surgery, will go on IR
October 16, 2016
‘Hit Man’ Thomas making impact on Packers
GREEN BAY – The most recent endorsement of linebacker Joe Thomas took place Monday afternoon, some 17 hours after the Green Bay Packers held quarterback Eli Manning to fewer than 200 yards through the air and a sub-80 passer rating. Behind the lectern stood defensive coordinator Dom Capers, questioned about the gladiatorial gash on Blake Martinez’s nose.
McGinn: Rodgers falls from ranks of greats
Quick take: Dallas rolls at Lambeau
GREEN BAY – The game could be measured in boos and jeers. They began quietly, with a few hundred people, as the 17th pass by quarterback Aaron Rodgers fell incomplete, and his total yardage remained steady at 74 late in the first half.
October 9, 2016
McGinn: No NFC East Pushovers for Packers
Daunting Task for Giants’ McAdoo vs. Packers
GREEN BAY – When Ben McAdoo brings in his New York Giants on Sunday evening, it will be the 63rd time in the past two decades the Green Bay Packers have faced a head coach who once was one of their own.
McGinn: Packers Turn Tables on Manning, Giants
Packers’ special teams avoiding bad days
McGinn: Building a hypothetical team
September 25, 2016
Packers start fast, hold on to beat Lions
Lions-Packers: 5 Things to Watch, predictions
TO BLITZ OR NOT TO BLITZ: Teryl Austin will be coordinating his fifth game against the Packers; his record is 1-3. Here, in chronological order, are Aaron Rodgers’ passer ratings and the Lions’ blitz rates on passes in the four games: 88.8-12.9%; 139.6-23.1%; 83.6-36.8%; 96.2-26.2%.
McGinn: Packers possess Super Bowl ability
September 18, 2016
Vikings hope to make noise with new palace
Shields’ absence means long night for Randall
MINNEAPOLIS – When the visiting locker room opened, cornerback Damarious Randall wore green shorts, no shirt and had fixed his gaze on the iPhone plucked from his locker. A reporter asked for an interview, and Randall asked for a bit more time.
McGinn: Mistakes, poor QB play spell defeat
September 11, 2016
Packers 2016 forecast: How we’re picking it
NFC North outlook: What scouts say
McGinn: Experienced Packers sweat out victory