Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

Packers offering free warm beverages for sub-freezing game

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Cold in Green Bay isn't necessarily news, but it stands out when the team starts reminding fans about it and offering free hot beverages. Via Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers advised fans about the freezing conditions, and are giving away free hot chocolate and hot cider to fans during the game. Naturally, there will be some football players and fans in the stands who try to prove how tough they are by not wearing sleeves during the game.

Vikings-Chargers Preview

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings realize they can't stop to take a deep breath in the final three weeks of the regular season - not even at sea level on the sunny West Coast. With the Green Bay Packers ahead of them in the NFC North and the Los Angeles Rams right on their tails in the wild-card race, the Vikings (9-4) might need to be perfect in their final three games just to make the playoffs. The next stop on Minnesota's perilous path to the postseason is a suburban soccer stadium hosting its next-to-last NFL game.

Experts Picks: Ominous outlook for Bears in Week 15 vs. Packers

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Entering Week 15's game against the Packers, Chicago is 7-6 and still alive in the NFC playoff race. Those playoff chances need some help via losses from the Vikings and Rams over the final three weeks of the regular season, but the Bears need to win-out before they can start watching the scoreboard. And if this week's collection of experts picks is any indication, scoreboard watching might never happen.

Mitchell Trubisky relishing opportunity to do better against Packers this time

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Bears offense opened the 2019 season by throwing up a dud against the Packers in a 10-3 loss that was followed by Packers cornerback Tramon Williams saying that the key to victory was making Mitchell Trubisky play quarterback. Green Bay took away the quarterback's ability to make plays with his feet and watched him go 26-of-45 passes for 228 yards and an interception. Other teams tried to follow a similar blueprint and Trubisky put up several other stinkers before righting the ship the last two weeks.

First-place Packers aim to hold off surging Bears

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

"We know it's going to be a tough-ass game," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said of opposing Chicago. The Bears, the defending division champions, are playing their best football of the season, but it might be too little, too late. At 7-6, they are two games back in the NFC wild-card chase and face a challenging closing schedule of at Green Bay, home against Kansas City and at Minnesota.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur praises Mitch Trubisky ahead of Week 15 showdown

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

And there's no better time for the Bears to have their quarterback dishing dimes than entering 'Packers week'. "I just think he's playing at a really high level right now," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday. "They rolled up a pretty good number on a pretty solid Dallas defense.

Aaron Rodgers recalls when Brian Urlacher and the Bears had ‘super inappropriate’ checks to use against the Packers

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Aaron Rodgers shared some inappropriate history in the storied rivalry ahead of the team's meeting on Sunday. On Wednesday, Rodgers was asked if he had any favorite Bears players, either from the past or one to play against. "I have a ton of respect for him," Rodgers said of Urlacher.

Mitchell Trubisky rides Bears’ win streak into Pack rematch

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Confidence has placed Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears offense in a far better situation than at midseason. Trubisky is riding high during a three-game winning streak and no longer feels he's operating an offense mired at the bottom of the NFL rankings - even if that's where the Bears are. "I just feel like we have a newfound identity of what we want to do, and everybody is really locked into what they have to do within their job description on the offense," Trubisky said Wednesday at Halas Hall.

Bears vs. Packers preview | Week 15

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Here's what you need to know before the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers matchup in Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on FOX

The Mike McCarthy redemption tour commences

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

After the Packers fired Mike McCarthy during the 2018 season, it was assumed he'd capture one of the various vacancies that were destined to arise after the season ended. As the end of the 2019 season approaches — and as teams that expect to have vacancies begin to quietly line up potential replacements — McCarthy's name has not emerged in connection with any of the current or expected openings. Last year, the Browns didn't interview McCarthy, even though the Browns have three former Green Bay executives with positions of influence in the Cleveland front office: John Dorsey, Alonzo Highsmith, and Eliot Wolf.