Packers fall to Patriots in prime time

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Green Bay Packers Reporter

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @lucyRK78

New England Patriots 31 – Green Bay Packers 17

I bleed green and gold. That’s why I can say this. The Packers are imploding. They’re just not good this season. We’re more than halfway through the season and this team will not make the playoffs. And that’s not just surprising, but also very hard to admit.

Green Bay now sits at 3-4-1, (with the awful stat of being 0-4 on the road) and will have to make some major adjustments, call it run the table part deux, to have even a glimmer of hope for an extended season.

There’s no consistency to the team currently. More often than not in recent losses, Green Bay is beating itself. We saw that Sunday night. The Packers made mistakes, the New England Patriots didn’t. In stark contrast to our team, the Patriots made it glaringly obvious what a cohesive, consistent team looks like.

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Rams stay undefeated, winning 29-27 over Packers

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
LA Rams Reporter

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @Lucyrk78

Rams 29 – Packers 27

I really had a hard time predicting this game! While I love the Packers, (some of you might know, I write for both the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams) they have been inconsistent all season and not playing as well as we know they can. At the same time, the Rams are (so far) unbeatable and playing more as a consistent, total team week after week.

That’s not how the game Sunday began, however. The Packers defense was firing on all cylinders and playing better than they had in weeks, while the Rams were having a very slow, uncharacteristic start. By game end, Green Bay would fall to 3-3-1, and the Rams would keep their unblemished record.

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Mistakes, missed field goals result in Packers 31-23 loss to Lions

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Green Bay Packers Reporter

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @LUCYrk78 

Detroit Lions 31 – Green Bay Packers 23

The Green Bay Packers were plagued by a series of poor calls and poor plays again Sunday, as they fell to the Detroit Lions 31-23 Sunday.

The most glaring – kicker Mason Crosby missed four field goals and an extra point attempt before finally getting one through with just 2 seconds left in the game.

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, he became the first NFL kicker to miss four field goals and an extra point in the same game since Rolf Benirschke of the Chargers in 1980. At one point, Crosby even changed his cleats after missing his third field goal in the first half.

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Packers vs Vikings: Win, Lose or DRAW

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Official Reporter Green Bay Packers

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @LUCYrk78 

Green Bay Packers 29 – 29 Minnesota Vikings 

Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers game sure lived up to the hype! It was certainly an exciting game, but exciting can mean good and bad. There were a few bits of excitement I could have lived without Sunday.

I might be in the minority here, but I’m okay with the tie. Coming into the game, I knew Minnesota had an overall better team, and I wasn’t sure how effective Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be playing with that huge brace on his sprained knee.

Once again, Rodgers proved that as long as his arms are fine, he can play on one leg. He was surprisingly mobile and was able to move when he needed to. I hate to say that we lost this game to the refs and a few questionable calls, but I largely feel like we did. That being said, the defense needs to figure out how Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was able to lead such a comeback, and what we can be done to prevent that the next time we play the Vikings.  Continue reading “Packers vs Vikings: Win, Lose or DRAW”

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Packers vs. Vikings- getting revenge

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Official Reporter Green Bay Packers

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @lucyrk78

 

I hate to call this a revenge game. But….

This is a big game. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared to death to watch it. The Minnesota Vikings are a VERY good team. I actually think the Vikings are a better overall team, although the Packers have the better quarterback.

And no one is forgetting that they broke quarterback Aaron Rodgers last year.

Will they be subtly trying to injure him again? I hate to think that, but I just can’t help it. They know that they can stop the Packers from sweeping the division. To top it all off, Rodgers isn’t fully healthy.  Which the Packers absolutely need when facing a team of Minnesota’s caliber.

The Packers hold a 59-52-2 edge in this rivalry although the Vikings have won three of the last four meetings including a sweep of both games in 2017.

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Aaron Rodgers leads thrilling comeback win over the Chicago Bears

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Official Reporter Green Bay Packers

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan //@LucyRK78

Green Bay Packers 24 – Chicago Bears 23

 

I am definitely feeling the effects today from the lack of oxygen I experienced when I stopped breathing last night during the Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers game. When quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a knee injury in the first half, the only words I could muster were, “You have to be joking.”

It looked like the Packers’ season was over just as it was beginning. There are injuries, and then there are “the cart is coming out” injuries. Only a handful of players have ever left the game on the injury cart to return. And none have launched a comeback like Rodgers did in Green Bay’s season opener.

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A narrow win for the Packers on week 1

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By Marcela Vargas// @Marce_Vargas88

Green Bay Packers 24 – Chicago Bears 23

 

An injured Aaron Rodgers pulled Green Bay out from under a 20 point difference against Chicago.

This amount of emotion should not be knocking at Green Bay’s door this early in the season. The Packers narrowly escaped a loss on Sunday night at Lambeau, after the Chicago Bears led the game 20-0 up until the 3rd quarter.

The Packers had a rough start to the game. The defense failed to perform at top level and allowed Chicago to score early in the 1st quarter.  The offensive line had trouble protecting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who in turn took a while to warm up to his new offense, one that doesn’t include longtime Packers wide receiver, Jordy Nelson. There were a few passes Rodgers threw to former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham that had Nelson’s name all over them.

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Bears silver lining in a soul crushing loss

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

Bears 23 – Packers 24

For the past several seasons the Chicago Bears fans have dealt with a losing record. So one would think that losing to the Green Bay Packers again would be of no surprise. But this loss was different. This loss would sting into the next day.

The Bears had the lead for the first three quarters. But it was all lost in a collapse of all phases, including the play-calling of head coach Matt Nagy.

But in the soul-crushing display that ended what could have been a great start to the season, there was a silver lining.

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Bears at Packers: what to watch

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Official Reporter Green Bay Packers

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @luckyrk78

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meet for the 197th time Sunday night, more than any two teams in NFL history. I’m always surprised at how close these two teams are – the Packers lead this rivalry 96-94-6.

It’s going to be an incredibly exciting game, no matter which team you root for. (#GoPackGo) Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is finally back and healthy, and for Bears fans, having linebacker Khalil Mack on the team is the equivalent of Christmas in September.

Here is just a bit of what to watch Sunday night:

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Green Bay Packers close out the preseason in Kansas City

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
Official Reporter Green Bay Packers

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @lucyrk78

It’s been quite the week for Packers fans! Green Bay traded back up quarterback Brett Hundley to Seattle on Wednesday, meaning DeShone Kizer will be the No. 2 quarterback this season. In the trade, the Packers received a sixth-round draft pick for 2019.

If you’ve been reading my articles the past few seasons, you know how happy this makes me! I have never had much confidence in Hundley. His lack of consistency has always frustrated me. Perhaps he can perform better for the Seahawks. 

Packers fans hoped he’d learn from QB Aaron Rodgers, but maybe he will work more effectively under QB Russell Wilson. They are a bit more similar in their game-play. Though Kizer went 0-15 last season as a starter in Cleveland, I’ve always wanted him to win the No. 2 QB job in Green Bay. I feel like once Kizer was added, the writing was on the wall for Hundley.

Did you find this trade surprising?

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