With the Green Bay offense rolling behind strong performances from Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Aaron Jones and the Packers defense holding tight in the second half, the Packers took down the Detroit Lions 35-17.
Because the Vikings were the only team to not lose to an NFC opponent, they get the conference-record tiebreaker and therefore sit atop the worst division in football after Week 1.
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, Wil Lutz nailed a 35-yard field goal in overtime and New Orleans beat Chicago 26-23 on Sunday, keeping the Green Bay Packers in first in the NFC North.
PHILADELPHIA - The best throw that Carson Wentz made Sunday didn't matter. That's the best you can say about it. It didn't matter. The Eagles were leading by five early in the fourth quarter, and they were starting to wobble after the Bears had scored two quick touchdowns. And now it was third-and-11 on the Eagles' 25-yard line, and there was Bears linebacker Roquan Smith charging after Wentz ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Danielle Hunter played the entire sequence perfectly. Well, almost perfectly. On a game-winning kick, Hunter hurtled the line at the snap, lunged at the kicker and grazed the football with his fingertips, causing the ball to rotate sideways. Didn't matter. The ball still cleared the uprights. The close-but-not-close-enough finish served as the final frustration in a ...
Even after all that mess - after all the silly penalties and all the fundamental failures and a first-half offensive showing that looked like it was being run by the Peanuts crew - the Bears were somehow still alive deep into the fourth quarter Sunday. A little less than 9 minutes remained at Lincoln Financial Field. A mini-rally was underway. And the Bears, trailing by just five points, had ...
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 21-16, on Sunday in a battle of NFC North Division foes at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Trailing 14-10 at halftime, Rodgers connects with Adams for two scores and Geronimo Allison for another in the second half as the Packers capture the NFC North title and make good on Rodgers’ bold prediction. “This wasn’t just a shot in the dark,” says Rodgers, who was 27 of 39 for 300 yards. “It was an optimistic belief in my teammates.”
The Packers are favored in 15 of their 16 regular-season games in 2016.
The Packers have the easiest strength of schedule in the NFL based on opponents' 2015 records (.457 winning percentage).
B.J. Raji said Monday that he was taking a "hiatus" from the NFL and would not play in 2016 following seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers, who don't play again until they host Dallas on Dec. 13, would be back atop the division after they return to work from having the full weekend off if Seattle beats the Vikings on Sunday.
Rodgers’ name belongs on any list of athletes who overcame injury to lead their team to victory when the team needed him the most.
Green Bay's offense has sputtered after a seven-game stretch near midseason when it averaged 39 points per game.
"We can taste it," defensive end Jason Jones said after Sunday's 16-14 win over Minnesota. "It's right there in front of us."
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has earned a reputation as a wheeler and a dealer on draft day.
The Packers (5-5) are trying pick up the pieces after enduring their first three-game losing streak since 2008. That year, the Packers finished fourth in the NFC North with a 6-10 record.