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Cowboys-Bears consecutive Thursday games not unprecedented

Cowboys-Bears consecutive Thursday games not unprecedented

profootballtalk.com Updated 15 hours ago
The 2014 schedule taps the Cowboys and the Bears to play on consecutive Thursdays, against other foes on Thanksgiving and each other seven days later. As it turns out, it’s not unprecedented. In 2007, the Packers and Cowboys got together in Dallas on a …
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  • NFL wary of putting Seahawks home games in prime-time due to re…

    NFL wary of putting Seahawks home games in prime-time due to recent blowouts

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4 for the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. However, it’s the only time this year the defending Super Bowl champions will be at home for a nationally televised prime-time game. The Se…
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  • N.F.L. Kickoff: Seahawks vs. Packers

    N.F.L. Kickoff: Seahawks vs. Packers

    nytimes.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    The regular season begins with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers as one of four prime-time games during the opening weekend.
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  • Packers-Saints provide this year’s World Series alternative

    Packers-Saints provide this year’s World Series alternative

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Before 2010, the NFL avoided scheduling Sunday night games on the days reserved for the World Series. That year, the league decided to challenge baseball directly. In every year since then, the NFL has scheduled a Sunday night game against the World Ser…
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  • NFL releases full schedule for 2014 season

    NFL releases full schedule for 2014 season

    A 'Fail Mary' reunion between the Seahawks and Packers is the perfect way to start the 2014 NFL season.
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  • All eyes on the Packers-Seahawks opener

    All eyes on the Packers-Seahawks opener

    ESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The NFL's annual season opener featuring the defending Super Bowl champions is about many things -- the final coronation for the reigning champs, the celebration of a new football season and even a musical event. But let's get right d…
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  • Sunday night is still football night

    Sunday night is still football night

    profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Yes, the NFL plays prime-time games three nights per week. Yes, there is no football night like Sunday night. This year’s schedule on NBC starts with the Packers at the Seahawks on Thursday, September 4, in a rematch of the 2012 “Fail Mary” game. Week O…
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  • NFL releases full schedule for 2014 season

    NFL releases full schedule for 2014 season

    CNNSI.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    The NFL has released its 2014 season schedule, with reigning champion Seattle opening its defense against the Packers.
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  • Seahawks to host Packers in season opener

    Seahawks to host Packers in season opener

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014-15 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.
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  • Packers To Face Tough Cap Decisions In 2015

    Packers To Face Tough Cap Decisions In 2015

    packersgab.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    Rob Demovsky at ESPN.com has written a great article about the cap situation as it pertains to the Packers, and how in 2015 the team is going to have some very tough decisions to make. The outlook for 2015 is not quite as good. While much can – and will…
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  • Vernon Davis IPO closes Friday

    Vernon Davis IPO closes Friday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    As sports and stocks go, bad investments won’t necessarily scare off potential buyers. Thousands of Packers fans have purchased over the years stock in the team, despite clear disclaimers regarding the inability to sell the stock or to ever make any mon…
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  • Kiper: Assessing the Packers' draft needs

    Kiper: Assessing the Packers' draft needs

    ESPN.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson says it every year -- and no doubt will say it again -- that he doesn't draft for need. Then how do you explain why he used his first six picks in the 2012 NFL draft on defensive players following a season …
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  • Datone Jones: Good Complement to Matthews & Peppers?

    Datone Jones: Good Complement to Matthews & Peppers?

    greenbaypackernation.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    Coach McCarthy set a high bar for Datone Jones coming into the 2014 season. The reason the Packers selected Jones with their first pick was because he was supposed to give Dom Capers more flexibility and creativity on defense. This is the year the Packe…
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  • Packers paying out bonuses to get guys to workouts

    Packers paying out bonuses to get guys to workouts

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    Talking players into spending their offseasons in scenic Green Bay isn’t the easiest thing to do. So the Packers are paying their guys to do it. According to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers paid out more in veteran workout …
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  • Matthews-Peppers form a strong combo

    Matthews-Peppers form a strong combo

    ESPN.com Apr 18 (7 days ago)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Since 2010, when Julius Peppers arrived in Chicago, only two NFC North players have more sacks than him. One of them is now his teammate. That means the Green Bay Packers -- with the addition of Peppers -- have two of the top-three pa…
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  • Dating is hard, but Packers fans now have a website to find tru…

    Dating is hard, but Packers fans now have a website to find true love

    yahoo.com Apr 17
    It is hard being single and searching for the perfect companion. Your so-called friends try to set you up on dates with people who are only attractive to those with their eyes closed. Speed dating is the easiest way to condense a year of letdowns into a…
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  • Time to Bury the Hatchet?

    Time to Bury the Hatchet?

    Word came out this week of a reunion that might have happened between Brett Favre and The Green Bay Packers last season, had not his Oak Grove high school team kept winning. It seems so many years ago that Packers GM Ted Thompson committed the unpardona…
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  • Time to find the next big-play safety

    Time to find the next big-play safety

    ESPN.com Apr 17
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Pick after pick crawled across the bottom of television screens last April 25, 26 and 27 and those wondering when the Green Bay Packers would draft a safety got their answer when the 254th -- and final -- pick in the 2013 NFL draft wa…
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  • Legacy of Champions: Packers 1967 Championship

    Legacy of Champions: Packers 1967 Championship

    A continuation of the Legacy of Champions series. Articles that chronicle the 13 Packer championships. If you’re just joining us, read about all the great Packer championships by clicking here. In 1967, big changes were taking place in the world of prof…
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  • Matthews: 'I'll be ready' for training camp

    Matthews: 'I'll be ready' for training camp

    ESPN.com Apr 16
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the Green Bay Packers report for the offseason program on Tuesday, don't expect linebacker Clay Matthews to put his twice-broken right thumb through any vigorous work right away. But when training camp begins in July -- and more …
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  • Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers is going to create a lot of oppor…

    Clay Matthews: Julius Peppers is going to create a lot of opportunities for me

    Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is feeling good on a couple of fronts these days. Matthews’ thumb is feeling better after a pair of injuries led to season-ending surgery in December and the opposite side of the Packers defense is looking more imposing …
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  • Packers had some interest in Freeman if Flynn didn’t stay

    Packers had some interest in Freeman if Flynn didn’t stay

    As it turns out, Matt Flynn and Josh Freeman were two men for two jobs. But they could have easily reversed roles, as it turns out. Flynn decided yesterday to stay with the Packers, and Freeman just took advantage of the void in New York to agree with t…
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  • Mark Murphy: Packers “hopeful” to have Brett Favre back at Lamb…

    Mark Murphy: Packers “hopeful” to have Brett Favre back at Lambeau soon

    Brett Favre hasn’t been back to Lambeau in anything other than a Vikings uniform since he left the Packers for the Jets before the 2008 season, but president Mark Murphy said that isn’t because the team isn’t interested in honoring their former quarterb…
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Running Back Salaries 01:01

    Inside The Huddle: Running Back Salaries

    Apr 24
    John Clayton analyzes the trend towards salaries for running back going down. Chris Johnson and Mark Ingram are featured.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle With John Clayton 03:22

    Inside The Huddle With John Clayton

    Apr 24
    John Clayton scores with four NFL segments: RB's salaries going down, players taking big pay cuts to stay on their teams, offensive linemen possibly being drafted higher than expected and the Broncos needing a Super Bowl-or-bust approach.
  • Video - Who will win the NFC North? 03:49

    Who will win the NFC North?

    Apr 23
    With the schedule released, can we establish a favorite to win the NFC North? Check out the results as fans put in their votes.
  • Video - Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk: We are excited to open the season in Seattle 01:47

    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk: We are excited to open the season in Seattle

    Apr 23
    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk discusses what it means for him and his team to start the 2014 NFL season at the site of the "Fail Mary" -- in Seattle against the Seahawks.

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