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Rodgers thinks young quarterbacks of bad teams should sit and wait

By Mike Florio

Nine years ago, the Packers used a first-round pick on quarterback Aaron Rodgers because Brett Favre already was nearly three years into his will-I-or-won’t-I-retire routine. For the next three years, Rodgers sat the bench behind Favre, until the Packers pushed Favre early in the 2008 offseason to commit to whether […]

Packers had some interest in Freeman if Flynn didn’t stay

By Darin Gantt

As it turns out, Matt Flynn and Josh Freeman were two men for two jobs. But they could have easily reversed roles, as it turns out. Flynn decided yesterday to stay with the Packers, and Freeman just took advantage of the void in New York to agree with the Giants moments […]

Sharper’s former teammates shocked by allegations

By Mike Florio

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper faces serious allegations of rape. For some who knew him during his time with the Packers, the charges comes as a shock. “I never, ever could have imagined seeing what has allegedly happened with Darren Sharper,” former Packers cornerback Tyrone Williams told Tyler Dunne of the […]

Packers add Letroy Guion

By Josh Alper

The Packers made a big splash in free agency by signing defensive end Julius Peppers after years of facing him twice a season with the Bears. On Monday, the Packers landed another defensive lineman with NFC North experience. It is not nearly quite as big a splash this time around. Letroy […]

Adrian Peterson replaced on Pro Bowl roster by Packers RB Eddie Lacy

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson will sit out this year’s Pro Bowl.

After the star running back missed the season’s final game with nagging groin and foot injuries, Packers running back Eddie Lacy will take his place, according to the Packers’ website.

Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards and averaged 4.5 yards per attempt. He scored […]

Vikings Lament Another Lost Late Lead

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have little left to play for, with a fan base largely focused on positioning for next year’s draft. Landing the first overall pick is a realistic outcome.

Their competitiveness hasn’t waned despite this dismal 2-8-1 record, but their late-game command has sure been […]

5 Things To Know After Vikings-Packers Tie

By Eric Henderson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Clay Matthews didn’t feel like celebrating after the Packers could only muster a tie with the Minnesota Vikings despite rallying from a late 16-point deficit.

But in a season full of tough breaks in Green Bay, the 26-26 draw Sunday may not be so bad.

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Poor late-game defense sets stage for Vikings’ first draw since 1978

By akrammer@1500espn.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Not a single Minnesota Vikings’ player on the current 53-man roster was alive when the last time the franchise finished in a tie.

On Sunday, the Vikings relinquished a 23-7 fourth-quarter lead to the Green Bay Packers and finished with their first draw since 1978, which also […]

Vikings, Packers play to a tie

By Mike Wilkening

Good news for the Packers: they gained ground in the NFC North on Sunday. Bad news for the Packers: it was just a half-game. The Packers and Vikings played to a 26-26 tie at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. It is the first tie in an NFL regular-season game […]

Vikings, Packers Play To A 26-26 Tie

By Cole Premo

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw for 218 yards to help the Packers storm back from a 16-point deficit for a 26-26 tie as the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay could only muster field goals in overtime Sunday.

Mason Crosby hit from 20 yards at 10:28 of […]