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Green Bay Packers

Green Bay, WI, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Packers receive two compensatory picks in 2023 NFL Draft

Green Bay awarded extra fifth- and seventh-round selections → Read More

Inbox: It’s never just one thing

With no more dual use stadiums, shouldn't the phrase be updated to "3 yards and a cloud of crumb rubber"? Although it doesn't quite roll off the tongue. And once again we're off, so we might as well get going. Some big-name cuts starting pop up around the league. Gutey and Ball free up cap space. Are you two ready for "sign everybody" season? Vikes' Harrison Smith could be a cap victim. Would… → Read More

Packers LB Quay Walker named to PFWA All-Rookie Team

First-round pick from Georgia led Green Bay’s defense with 121 tackles → Read More

5 things learned from Packers GM Brian Gutekunst

Season-ending news conference touched on QBs Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love, plus several other topics → Read More

Inbox: One helps a lot more than none

"Dumbassery"? "Nip it in the butt"? Hmm. II is sinking into a theme we should leave "behind" shall we say? On my way out! Either you have ignored posting the usual negative diatribes after a depressing game like our last one or people just weren't that surprised at the result. Have we actually found Vic's perspective on the game? Some, but certainly not all. Plenty of readers want everyone… → Read More

Packers have 15th overall pick in 2023 NFL Draft

GREEN BAY – Based on their 8-9 finish to the 2022 regular season, the Packers will have the No. 15 overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. The Packers tied with the Patriots with an 8-9 record, but New England was awarded the 14th selection due to a lower strength of schedule (.502) than Green Bay's (.524). After the first round, the Packers will then alternate positions with the… → Read More

Here are Packers’ opponents for 2023 season

GREEN BAY – With the 2022 NFL regular season in the books, the Packers' opponents for the 2023 season have been determined. Home: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers, Rams, Saints, Buccaneers Away: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Giants, Steelers In addition to playing all NFC North foes twice each, all teams in the NFC North play all teams in both the NFC South… → Read More

Game recap: 5 takeaways from Packers’ season-ending loss to Lions

GREEN BAY – The Packers saw their late-season run come up maddeningly short Sunday night, as a 20-16 loss to the Lions at Lambeau Field denied Green Bay a postseason berth. Seattle is headed to the NFC playoffs as the No. 7 seed instead. Green Bay's four-game winning streak didn't stretch to five so the final mark is 8-9. Here are five takeaways from the painful defeat. 1. Disappointment is the… → Read More

Packers’ possible paths: Here’s full rundown on No. 7 & 2 seeds for NFC playoffs

Packers looking to get last spot while lots of shuffling could occur among conference leaders → Read More

Packers dealing with emotions, reactions to scary situation involving Damar Hamlin

Game preparations underway amidst difficult week for all NFL players → Read More

Packers’ defensive play style has ‘felt different’ and ‘looked different’

GREEN BAY – From the start of the second half in Miami on Christmas until the Packers began substituting on defense in the fourth quarter vs. Minnesota on New Year's Day, Green Bay gave up just three points. Sure, there were a total of three missed field goals over those 5½ quarters, but that doesn't take away from the intensity with which the Packers are playing on the defensive side of the… → Read More

Game recap: 5 takeaways from Packers’ blowout win over Vikings

Green Bay’s defense set the tone, and the playoff picture has simplified → Read More

Packers dominate Vikings, 41-17

Green Bay needs one more win to earn NFC playoff spot → Read More

Here’s the Packers’ simplest playoff scenario

GREEN BAY – That's right, Path to the Playoffs is back, by popular demand, and thanks to the Packers putting together a three-game winning streak to now have a realistic shot at a postseason spot. For those unfamiliar, this column – a weekly late-season staple on packers.com in recent years – examines the playoff scenarios as they relate to the Packers and provides the rooting interests in other… → Read More

‘Much left’ for Packers to do, but what a weekend

MIAMI – The holiday weekend couldn't have gone any better for the Packers. On Saturday, everything Green Bay needed to fall its way did. The Lions lost. The Seahawks lost. The Giants lost and failed to clinch a playoff spot. And the Commanders lost. So Christmas Day, it was up to the Packers to do their part, and they did by rallying from a 10-point deficit in the second quarter for a 26-20… → Read More

Game recap: 5 takeaways from Packers’ Christmas victory over Dolphins

7-8 and still chasing playoff spot with two home games to go → Read More

Game recap: 5 takeaways from Packers’ Christmas victory over Dolphins

7-8 and still chasing playoff spot with two home games to go → Read More

Packers’ pass rush must carry over its best outing

Running back AJ Dillon was cleared following concussion evaluation → Read More

Inbox: They’re gonna have to

If the Packers are to make a run, there’s no other option → Read More

‘Packer football weather’ is on its way

QB Aaron Rodgers looks forward to a cold Monday nighter → Read More