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Behind Enemy Lines: Packers – Vikings with AJ Mansour of KFAN 100.3

Chris and Amanda kick off the Week 5 edition of Behind Enemy Lines by gushing over Aaron Rodgers’ performance before discussing whether or not the win over the Bears felt like one More »

From the Benches Packers Podcast

From The Benches: Relaxed

The boys are back to discuss a big victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. They begin by gushing over the offensive performances by Randal Cobb and Aaron Rodgers and the More »

Out of the Pocket Podcast on the Packers Talk Radio Network.

Out of the Pocket: The Bears Still Suck

Richard, Kelly & Colleen are officially r-e-l-a-x-e-d. Aaron Rodgers came out with the Packers offense and dominated the Bears. Why haven’t we seen that offense in previous games? For the second week, More »

Packers Therapy Podcast

Packers Therapy Episode 237: Relaxing at Solider Field

In true Goofus and Gallant style, Dave was relaxed in the wake of the Packers thumping of the hated Bears, but Chris is having none of it. While the Green Bay 11 More »

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Behind Enemy Lines with Lester Wiltfong from Windy City Gridiron

Chris and Amanda get ready for the Green Bay Packers to take on the Chicago Bears by first figuring out where they’re at on the panic meter, then talk about the all-but-absent More »

Packers need to be cautious facing the Vikings

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It’s a short work week, and the Green Bay Packers face their division rivals the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow night at Lambeau Field. Yes, it’s the Vikings of collapsing stadium roof fame. Yes, they are the same team that brought us lots of laughs because, well, Christian Ponder. And they don’t seem as ferocious without their MVP running back Adrian Peterson.

But let me quote the great philosopher Han Solo for a moment.

Don’t get cocky.

To put it bluntly, don’t be doing any victory laps until the final whistle blows.

On a good day, it is oh-so-satisfying to send the Vikings back over the Mississippi with a resounding victory. But remember, on a bad day when things don’t go right, this is the team we tied last November. You know, that kissing your sister game where Matt Flynn did his best to neither win nor lose, but managed to keep playoff dreams alive? Yeah, that game.

Quite frankly, my brother is an ugly little thing, and I don’t fancy smooching him any time soon. And I don’t want to lose or tie the Minnesota Vikings any time soon.

So what will it take to win?

Remember this is not the Vikings of old.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Packers – Vikings with AJ Mansour of KFAN 100.3

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Chris and Amanda kick off the Week 5 edition of Behind Enemy Lines by gushing over Aaron Rodgers’ performance before discussing whether or not the win over the Bears felt like one from the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl run back in 2010.

Amanda remains unconvinced by the defense, while Chris tries to figure out whether or not the rookies are up to snuff a quarter of the way into the season.

They then welcome in AJ Mansour from the Twin Cities radio station KFAN 100.3 to talk about the Teddy Bridgewater bandwagon, how to best use Cordarrelle Patterson, the offense under Norv Turner and discuss what they’ve learned about the NFC North.

Behind Enemy Lines is brought to you by hosts, Amanda Lawson and Chris Callaway. Read Amanda’s work over a CheeseSportsLife and Chris’s musings at Midwest Sports Fans.

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Five Letters For the Packers Run Defense: P-A-N-I-C

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During his weekly radio appearance on ESPN Milwaukee last week, Aaron Rodgers had a message for the Packers fans.

“Five letters here, just for everybody out there in Packer land. R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be OK.”

This quote was in response to the poor performance of the offense against the Lions, one which saw the Packers gain a mere 223 total yards.

So how did the Packers’ offense respond against the Bears? In Packer-esque fashion.

Rodgers had by far his best game of the season (22/28, 302 yards, 4 TDs) leading Green Bay to a 38-17 victory, and silencing critics of the offense in the process.

While the offense seemingly got back on track, the defense-especially the run defense-left everyone wondering if things could get any worse.

After allowing an astonishing 235 yards on the ground to the Bears, the Packers find themselves at the bottom of the league in this category, allowing a ridiculous 176 yards per game through the first four games of the season.

Perhaps the most embarrassing part of the total allowed to the Bears was they had entered the game as the worst rushing offense in the league.

Their performance Sunday continued their deterioration into the worst run defense the Packers have put on the field in recent memory.

Just how bad have they been at stopping the run? Since Week 9 of the 2013 season, the Packers have played 14 games, giving up 2,258 rushing yards (161 yards/game).

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From The Benches: Relaxed

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The boys are back to discuss a big victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. They begin by gushing over the offensive performances by Randal Cobb and Aaron Rodgers and the relief of getting through a game without any new injuries to report. They then go Behind the Bench to talk about whether they are relaxed or still concerned after the game. A discussion of the most concerning and encouraging aspects of the Bears game follows before the weekly Fantasy Corner. They then preview the Thursday Night Football game against hated rival Minnesota before Ross takes aim at the running game in You’re Gonna Want to Cut That.

From The Benches is a part of the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes or BlogTalkRadio.

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From The Benches is one of the family of podcasts from the Packers Talk Radio Network, featuring hosts Jacob WestendorfRoss Uglem, and Ryan Hillesland. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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PACKERS FOOTBALL TUESDAY (?)- Righting the Ship

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I didn’t really realize how weird the schedule is this season until after the Bears game.  After Thursday, the Packers will get their second 9 day rest in between games.  They will also only have 3 division games left.  The only road division game left on the slate isn’t really a home game for the other team.  TCF Bank Stadium has treated the Vikings OK so far, beating the Falcons in a shootout and getting stomped by the Patriots, but it’s not the Metrodome and there’s a decent chance that the Vikings will already have lost 7 games by that time and know their season is over.

The Packers have opened as double digit favorites in this game and that is always concerning.  You could certainly make an argument that after beating the Bears by 21 points on the road there could be a letdown.  You could certainly make an argument that facing a Vikings team that has finished last in the division 3 of the last 4 seasons with a rookie QB and are without their best player could create a letdown.  You could certainly make an argument that the mini-bye week they could use to rest up and get healthy for the Miami game could create a letdown.

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Out of the Pocket: The Bears Still Suck

Out of the Pocket Podcast on the Packers Talk Radio Network.

Richard, Kelly & Colleen are officially r-e-l-a-x-e-d. Aaron Rodgers came out with the Packers offense and dominated the Bears. Why haven’t we seen that offense in previous games?

For the second week, the defense gave up yards, but forced turnovers and gave up few points. Is that a winning formula?

Finally, Richard shares an observation to explain Rodgers’ recent inaccuracies. Is he wrong, or right?

Out of the Pocket is a part of the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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The underappreciated Tramon Williams

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Hello everyone, it has been quite some time since I have written here, but as Marshall Mathers once said it feels so good to be back.

 

After last offseason the Packers had a young player that was approaching free agency at the cornerback position. He was a young, ascending player that finished the season strong. He emerged as an undrafted free agent in 2010, and had put together a solid career, while still being at a young age where he could improve over time.

Of course I am talking about Sam Shields. Shields was rewarded with a new contract this offseason, and his return gave the Packers arguably the deepest cornerback group in the NFL. Shields along with Casey Hayward, Davon House, Micah Hyde (whose role was unclear at the time) and Tramon Williams would allow the Packers to do a lot of different things with their sub packages in their defense.

 

Shields’ return coupled with young players such as Hayward and House behind him caused some to wonder if Tramon Williams would even make it to the regular season, or if the Packers would move on from him and his hefty salary.

 

Criticism, and desire for Williams to be cut is not new. There we calls to release him due to his hefty salary before the 2013 season, because of his inconsistent play in 2012.

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