Packers Accomplish Their Goal

This past week, the Green Bay Packers talked about extending their winning streak to four games and getting to the bye week three games over .500.  They accomplished both Sunday, as the Packers (6-3) beat the Arizona Cardinals (4-5) 31-17 at Lambeau Field.  Green Bay was up 24-7 before Arizona cut the lead to seven late in the third quarter.  The Packers got a 72-yard touchdown catch from tightend Tom Crabtree on the final play of the third and then both teams played a scoreless fourth.  Head coach Mike McCarthy talked about the win…

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The week off couldn’t come at a better time for the Packers, as they lost three more starters to injuries. Receiver Jordy Nelson (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (hip) all went down and did not return.  Corner Tramon Williams said that the Packers depth has been tested…

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Randall Cobb had a solid day as he had 202 total yards (29 rushing, 37 receiving, 136 on returns). Cobb also caught a pair of first half touchdown passes.  The second year receiver felt that he could have had an even bigger day…

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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 14 of 30 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns against a Cardinals defense that was ranked fourth in the NFL and had allowed the fourth fewest points. However, Rodgers thought that he could have played better…

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The Packers much maligned run game showed up.  Green Bay ran 39 times for 176 yards, the highest total since rushing for 202 yards at Cleveland in week 6 of the 2009 season.  Right guard Josh Sitton on why the Packers were successful in running the football…

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The defense held the Cardinals to 340 total yards (54 rushing, 286 passing).  Linebacker Erik Walden had his first career interception and defensive ends Mike Neal and Mike Daniels both recorded sacks. Linebacker A.J. Hawk on where the Packers defense is at after nine weeks…

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The Packers are now all alone in second place in the NFC North.  They will be back in action on Sunday, November 18th when they take on the Lions in Detroit.

Notes:
The Packers are now 44-22-4 all-time against the Cardinals, including a perfect 7-0 at Lambeau Field.

When Bryan Bulaga went down in the second quarter, the Packers were forced to shuffle their offensive line.  T.J. Lang slid to right tackle and Evan Dietrich-Smith came off the bench to play left guard…

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Aaron Rodgers has thrown 22 touchdown passes in his last six games.  That is the most by a Packers quarterback over a six-game span in a single season.

Tom Crabtree’s 72-yard touchdown to end the third quarter, is the longest reception by a Packer this season and the longest by a Green Bay tightend since Paul Coffman’s 78-yard score in 1979…

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BOX SCORE

NFC North Scoreboard:
Chicago (7-1) beat Tennessee, 51-20
Detroit (4-4) beat Jacksonville, 31-14
Minnesota (5-4) lost at Seattle, 30-20

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