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05/29/15 For Raji, pride still matters

Despite fielding offers from other contenders, B.J. Raji did not want to leave Green Bay with unfinished business.

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05/28/15 Inside man

Clay Matthews, as always, says the right things. But even if he's not especially thrilled to be playing inside linebacker, he's going to do it ... and probably do well, again.

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05/26/15 'If you play well, you'll play'

In what cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt insists is a wide-open competition, the Packers must find a cornerback to replace Tramon Williams.

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05/17/15 Giving them hope

For undrafted free agents, there's no better place to get a chance to play than with the Packers, who've created a land of opportunity in Green Bay.

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05/12/15 Daily Double

Aaron Rodgers didn't just get to show off how good he is at his favorite game show in his victory on Celebrity Jeopardy. He also earned his favorite charity a big donation.

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05/10/15 In the running

With the Packers thin at running back, undrafted rookies John Crockett and Alonzo Harris should have ample opportunity to make the roster in training camp.

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05/08/15 Plenty to smile about

Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins not only have a friendship that began at the Senior Bowl, but they have each other to lean on during their transition to the NFL game.

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05/05/15 Make or break

The Packers' decision not to pick up the fifth-year option on 2012 first-round draft pick Nick Perry means he will be a free agent after the season.

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05/04/15 Wilde's Mailbox: May 4, 2015

From the draft to some familiar names back in the news, you have questions. We (try to) have answers.

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05/03/15 'A chip on my shoulder'

Brett Hundley didn't get drafted until the 147th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and now he's going to a team with the two-time NFL MVP as the starter. But he plans to make the most of it.

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05/02/15 Just like old times

Brett Hundley was hoping to go much earlier, but his selection harkened back to the days of Ron Wolf and his one-quarterback-a-year approach to the draft.

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05/02/15 Their work here is done

It will be awhile before anyone knows whether Ted Thompson's 11th draft class is a good one, but at first glance, it appears the team filled most of its obvious needs.

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05/02/15 Not-quite-as-great expectations

Like A.J. Hawk, Jake Ryan comes to the Packers with an impressive pedigree, but without the burden of being a first-round pick.

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05/01/15 'I think it's fine'

While some of the team's loyal fans may be fretting (or panicking) about the inside linebacker position, general manager Ted Thompson claims not to be concerned.

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04/30/15 Not much to talk about

With plenty of defensive players to choose from and a few trade offers coming in, Ted Thompson stood pat and took Arizona State defensive back Damarious Randall in the first round.

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04/29/15 2015 NFL Draft: Packers possibilities

Packers general manager Ted Thompson will have plenty of options, including trading out of the 30th overall pick, when he goes on the clock Thursday night.

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04/29/15 2015 NFL Draft: Secret agent man

Ted Thompson isn't the type to be a 'loudmouth' in the days leading up to the NFL Draft. For him, it's all about making sure that he doesn't lose his edge in a business where loose lips sink picks.

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04/28/15 DBs: 2015 NFL Draft by position

Kenosha's Trae Waynes is expected to be the first cornerback selected, but some others aren't as sure things because of character questions.

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04/27/15 LBs: 2015 NFL Draft by position

While outside linebackers in the 3-4 defense get much of the attention, some teams like the Packers are in dire need ot help on the inside.

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04/26/15 DL: 2015 NFL Draft by position

Leonard Williams may not be the second coming of Reggie White, but the USC defensive tackle is the surest thing in this year's NFL Draft.

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04/26/15 End game

While NFL draft prospects are focused on the beginning of their football careers, they'd be wise to being preparing for when those career come to a close, too.

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04/23/15 OL: 2015 NFL Draft by position

Brandon Scherff's game and personality have quite the appeal to NFL personnel people, even though he figures to be a guard in the NFL. Unfortunately for teams seeking a franchise tackle, none of the p

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04/23/15 'The best football player on the board'

Ted Thompson took the best player left on his board during the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, but it wasn’t so simple to make that franchise-altering decision that day.

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04/22/15 TEs: 2015 NFL Draft by position

Minnesota's Maxx Williams is the lone tight end who merits first-round consideration in this year's draft, and he's not even a first-day lock.

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04/22/15 The need for ... need

Ted Thompson will not ignore need, but he insists it carries less weight with him than with other teams.

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04/21/15 WRs: 2015 NFL draft by position

If there's a position that appears to be in endless supply in the college ranks, it's wide receiver, as the NFL has another bumper crop to harvest this year.

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04/21/15 '15 schedule: Start fast, finish strong?

With quite the gauntlet late, the Packers will have to do better early in the season than in past years, when they stumbled out of the gate.

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04/20/15 Putting the past behind them

While their heartbreaking loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship Game may fuel them this season, the Packers' focus Monday as the offseason program began was on the future.

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04/20/15 RBs: 2015 NFL Draft by position

No running back has gone in the first round in the past two NFL Drafts, but that is expected to change this year with Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley.

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04/20/15 Upping his 'Q' rating'

Veteran tight end Andrew Quarless believes he has considerably more to contribute to the Packers' offense.

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04/19/15 QBs: 2015 NFL Draft by position

Playing in Oregon's potent offense allowed Marcus Mariota to put up big numbers and win a Heisman Trophy, but still must prove himself.

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04/16/15 'I couldn't be happier'

Former UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard’s NFL path has been blocked by untimely injuries, but it’s led him to an opportunity in Green Bay, where he is thrilled to be.

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04/14/15 Questions and answers

In the wake of the free-agent departures of Tramon Williams and Davon House, the Packers have big questions in their secondary. Could Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward be the correct answers?

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04/13/15 Not-so-diminishing return

John Kuhn's playing time and role have gone down in recent years, but the Packers still re-signed him Monday for another season, which would be his ninth in Green Bay.

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04/01/15 Special considerations

The Packers' makeover of their special teams units - something coach Mike McCarthy promised to do - is in full swing, with yet another longtime contributor departing.

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03/30/15 Big expectations for big men

The Packers defensive line got two big guys back Monday, but it still must improve to fulfill coach Mike McCarthy’s expectations in 2015.

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03/26/15 A change will do you good

For two straight offseasons, Mike McCarthy had made significant adjustments to his program, despite a track record of success. For the Packers coach, change is constant.

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03/24/15 The descendants

Ron Wolf not only rebuilt the Packers into Super Bowl champions, he also mentored five men who are now NFL GMs themselves.

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03/23/15 Inside information

After jettisoning A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones last month, the Packers' makeover of the inside linebacker position is underway.

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03/22/15 Moving on on D

Mike McCarthy will miss Tramon Williams and A.J. Hawk, but he sees opportunity for his young players at cornerback and inside linebacker.

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03/21/15 Wilde's Mailbox

Greg Jennings could probably help the Packers' already potent offense. But could that really happen after he went scorched-earth on the way out of town?

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03/19/15 Return engagement

Charles Woodson was back in Wisconsin this week to promote his winery, but had the ex-Packers defensive back had his way, he’d have been back on the roster last season, too.

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03/18/15 Casey at the bat

With the free-agent departures of Tramon Williams and Davon House, Casey Hayward steps into the on-deck circle in the Packers’ secondary.

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03/16/15 'A new chapter begins'

Tramon Williams sealed three of the Packers' four victories en route to the Super Bowl XLV title in 2010. He’ll now try to elevate a Cleveland Browns franchise that's never been to the big game.

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03/15/15 'We're always active in free agency'

That's what Ted Thompson said at the 2012 NFL Meetings, and in 2015, the Packers the only NFL team that hasn't signed an outside free agent yet. And that's just the way it goes.

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03/12/15 Money for nothing

Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga won't have trouble making ends meet after their new contracts, but they could have gotten even more than they signed for in Green Bay. Why did they come back? Relationshi

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03/10/15 Getting the band back together

With Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga back in the fold, the supporting cast around Aaron Rodgers, and the preferred offensive starters on the NFL's highest scoring team, will be under contract through th

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03/09/15 'My heart never left Green Bay'

Randall Cobb was at his college quarterback's nuptials when his four-year, $40 million deal with the Packers got done. Now, he's looking forward to what the Packers can accomplish together.

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03/08/15 Best in class

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, not too shabby of a draft pick himself, believes Randall Cobb might end up being Ted Thompson's best. With Cobb returning for four more years, he'll have plenty of opportuni

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03/05/15 The feeling's mutual

The Packers are interested in bringing B.J. Raji back next season, and the veteran defensive lineman would be happy to return after missing last season with a ruptured biceps tendon.

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03/04/15 WILDE: Pay that man his money

Jordy Nelson said it himself: You have to live with your decision, no matter what the outcome. The Packers opted not to sign Randall Cobb to an extension. Now, it will either cost them the player, or

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03/02/15 'The way we think it should be run'

Ted Thompson's message was clear: We know what we're doing. That belief will be put to the test in the case of Randall Cobb.

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02/26/15 Keeping hope alive

The Packers are most certainly trying to re-sign wide receiver Randall Cobb, according to a pair of league sources.

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02/25/15 'I really wanted to make it special'

After nine seasons in Green Bay, veteran inside linebacker A.J. Hawk’s career with the Packers is over. While he was durable and productive, he never made the big plays that most expected from his lof

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02/23/15 Inside linebacker is the new safety

Mike McCarthy drew a comparison at the NFL Scouting Combine between the Packers' struggles at the safety position in 2013 and their issues at inside linebacker in 2014.

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02/21/15 Vetting process

Amid staff changes, Mike McCarthy has another plan to fix the special teams units: Using veteran players, some of whom didn't embrace the idea last season.

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02/20/15 A healthy outlook

The Packers altered their approach to injury prevention and it paid big dividends in 2014. Now, the team is hoping it can sustain its good health.

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02/19/15 'We were the best team in football'

A disappointing end to a promising season has caused Mike McCarthy to do a lot of thinking and make some changes. But the Packers coach still believes his team is trending in the right direction and h

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02/18/15 Making the 'best' call

There aren't many NFL head coaches who call their teams' offensive or defensive plays anymore, as the Packers' Mike McCarthy gave up the job for next season. For some head coaches, that's been the rig

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02/17/15 ST: Packers offseason by position

Mason Crosby's second straight strong season was one of only a few bright spots on special teams in 2014.

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02/17/15 DBs: Packers offseason by position

The Packers may face a tough call at cornerback, where both Tramon Williams and Davon House are set to become free agents.

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02/16/15 LBs: Packers offseason by position

This could be the end of the line for veterans A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones, as inside linebacker appears to be the team's biggest need entering the draft and free agency.

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02/15/15 DL: Packers offseason by position

With a host of young players whom they'll need to take big steps forward, the defensive line is an area of uncertainty entering the offseason.

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02/12/15 'It's going to make us better'

Selfishly, Mike McCarthy wanted to keep calling the Packers' offensive plays. But the head coach knew early on that the right move was to give up the job he loves for the sake of the team.

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02/12/15 Special needs

While Mike McCarthy gave up play-calling duties on offense and reshuffled the coaching deck on that side of the ball, the special teams troubles were obviously a factor in his decision.

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02/12/15 OL: Packers offseason by position

One of the best lines in Packers history is hoping to stay together as right tackle Bryan Bulaga heads for free agency.

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02/11/15 TEs: Packers offseason by position

The development of rookie Richard Rodgers late in the season bodes well for the future, but the position is still one of need.

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02/10/15 WRs: Packers offseason by position

Randall Cobb delivered in his contract year, catching 91 passes and proving himself worthy of big bucks. Will he get them from the Packers?

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02/09/15 RBs: Packers offseason by position

Eddie Lacy has put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and believes he can get even better.

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02/08/15 QBs: Packers offseason by position

With both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien set to be free agents, the Packers must decide who'll back up the MVP>

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02/04/15 Arrested development

Letroy Guion had won over the NFL's MVP and the locker room. After his arrest Tuesday night in his hometown of Starke, Fla., on felony drug and gun charges, he may be done in Green Bay.

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02/03/15 Just one of the guys

Letroy Guion's free-agent signing in March didn't get as much attention as Julius Peppers' did, but he ended up being a key member of the defense.

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01/31/15 M-V-P! M-V-P!

For the second time in four years, Aaron Rodgers was deemed the NFL's most valuable player. While winning the award Saturday night was undoubtedly a great experience, it’s not among the top moments of

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01/31/15 A Hall of Fame hire

Bob Harlan watched the Green Bay Packers let Ron Wolf walk away from them once. Because he didn't let it happen twice, the NFL's crown jewel was restored by a man who was elected to the Pro Football H

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01/30/15 Time for a change

Mike McCarthy thought his team's special-teams issues were solved entering postseason play. He was wrong, and now he’s made a change on staff, dismissing Shawn Slocum.

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01/28/15 Special consideration

Special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum's unit underperformed in 2014 and committed two egregious mistakes in the NFC title game. Will it cost the coach his job?

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01/28/15 Not their beast of burden

Packers coach Mike McCarthy has some decisions to make going forward, but he vows not to let the NFC title game loss have a negative effect on next season.

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01/25/15 Bulaga bounces back

After season-ending injuries the previous two years, Bryan Bulaga had perhaps the best year of his career in 2014. Whether he’s back in a Packers uniform next year might depend on what th

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01/22/15 Waiting on the dotted line

Randall Cobb said early in the year that he still had more to prove. Now, having caught 91 passes and stayed healthy, he’s ready to cash in. But will it be from the Packers?

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01/21/15 Brothers in arms

Packers coach Mike McCarthy's younger brother, Joe, suffered a heart attack Wednesday and died at the age of 47.

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01/21/15 Personal preference

As the Patriots' underinflated game-day balls make news, Aaron Rodgers has the opposite approach. He wants the footballs he uses to be overinflated.

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01/20/15 S-A-D, but H-O-P-E-F-U-L

After coming within minutes of an NFC Championship Game victory and a berth in the Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers hopes for better days after a heartbreaking end to the season.

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01/19/15 'We just have to see what happens'

With uncertainty in the wake of Sunday’s devastating loss – and some key players headed toward free agency – the Packers will have to figure out where they go from here.

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01/18/15 Seahawks 28, Packers 22: 2-minute drill

From Jon Ryan's touchdown pass on a fake punt to Brandon Bostick's botched onside kick recovery, the Packers special-teams units were one of the reasons for the gut-wrenching defeat.

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01/18/15 Seahawks 28, Packers 22: Speechless

With a Super Bowl XLIX berth on the line, the Packers blew the biggest lead in NFL conference championship game history – and struggled to explain why.

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01/17/15 Packers-Seahawks: 10 things to watch

We take a closer look at Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Packers (13-4) and Seahawks (13-4) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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01/16/15 Everybody's underdogs

The Packers were an awfully tight team going into their season-opener on Sept. 4. They were a loose group all week this week, another change since September.

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01/15/15 'It's Aaron at his best'

Aaron Rodgers' Saturday morning presentations to the offense are educational and entertaining. While the QB likes to have fun with his pet project, there's also an important purpose behind it.

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01/14/15 Win one for 'Jolius'

While he hasn't been in Green Bay long, Julius Peppers has earned his teammates' respect and loyalty. While there are plenty of ring-less players on the team searching for their first NFL title, Peppe

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01/14/15 The Doc is in

It's Packers team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie's job to fix his guys up. But he walks a fine line between his conservative approach and players' desperation to get back on the field.

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01/13/15 Needing a full Nelson

Jordy Nelson's productive games generally correspond with victories. When the Packers beat Dallas last Sunday, they did so without a significant contribution from Nelson – something that cannot happen

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01/12/15 'A different team'

Much has changed since Sept. 4, and the Packers believe they're much improved since then. CenturyLink Field, though, remains the same, and as difficult as ever.

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01/12/15 Adams makes the most of opportunity

In the biggest game of his young career, Adams was given plenty of chances to make an impact in the Packers NFC Divisional Playoff matchup with the Dallas Cowboys and took full advantage. Eleven times

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01/11/15 Packers 26, Cowboys 21: '120 minutes'

That's how much football Aaron Rodgers says he has left in his torn left calf, and that'd be just the amount of time needed for a Super Bowl title.

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01/11/15 Packers 26, Cowboys 21: Fight on

Set to face an aggressive team that plays with an attitude, the Packers showed some toughness of their own during Sunday’s victory over Dallas.

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01/11/15 Packers 26, Cowboys 21: Big D

An improved Green Bay defense is ready to show progress made since a season-opening 36-16 in Seattle.

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01/11/15 Packers 26, Cowboys 21: 'I was due'

Coach Mike McCarthy's successful replay challenge of Dez Bryant's controversial 'catch' may have been the difference in the Packers advancing to the NFC title game.

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01/11/15 Packers 26, Cowboys 21: 2-minute drill

From Richard Rodgers' and Davante Adams' touchdowns to Andrew Quarless' fumble recovery, there were many key plays Sunday.

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01/10/15 Packers-Cowboys: 5 things to watch

We take a closer look at Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Packers (12-4) and the Cowboys (13-4) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

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01/09/15 The Freshmaker

A year after limping around in a boot all week long and enduring a constant pounding from eight- and nine-man boxes, Eddie Lacy is feeling – and looking – good as the playoffs begin.

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