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Packers: Substance of 2012 > Style of 2011 Updated Nov 18, 2012
DETROIT -- Remember what Aaron Rodgers told us this summer? As he sat in the locker room after a late-July practice, Rodgers said the Green Bay Packers would be a better team in 2012 than they were in 2011 -- when they finished the regular season 15-1. …
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  • Lions coaches have heated discussion on the sideline in loss to Packers Nov 18, 2012
    With 1:13 left in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Lions' 24-20 loss to the Detroit Lions, frustration finally seemed to boil over for a 4-6 team that expected better things this season. The 2011 Lions finished 10-6, grabbed the franchise's first playo…
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  • Monday's Matchup: Bears at 49ers Nov 18, 2012
    A look at Monday night's game between the Bears and the 49ers.
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  • Reality hits hard for the Lions Nov 18, 2012
    DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions sure had the look of a disintegrating team Sunday at Ford Field. Understandable but unfortunate frustration emerged in the latter stages of a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, one that left them with a 4-6 record, includi…
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  • Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup Nov 18, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the happiest person you'll ever see on the receiving end of a ball from Cam Newton, to the Cowboys onside kicking in the third quarter, and failing. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, …
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  • Green Bay wins, but what the heck is wrong with Mason Crosby?

    Mason Crosby has a good NFL track record. The Packers kicker hit at least 75 percent of his field-goal attempts in each of his first five seasons. Last season he hit at an 85.7 percent clip, a career best. There was no reason to believe he'd become one …
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  • Packers come back to win in Detroit

    It wasn’t easy for the Packers on Sunday in Detroit. But they’ll take it. Green Bay struggled with penalties and missed field goals and trailed most of the game against the Lions, but in the end an Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb on a 22-yard touchdown
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  • Matthew Stafford finds Calvin Johnson Nov 18, 2012
    DETROIT -- The Green Bay Packers have intercepted Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford twice and defensed a half-dozen other passes, depending on how tough of a grader you are. But a risky and ultimately failed attempt at a third interception just…
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  • ESPN: Mike Ditka released from hospital Nov 18, 2012
    DETROIT -- As we await kickoff here at Ford Field, I just want to pass along some great news: Former Chicago Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka has been released from the hospital. Ditka suffered a minor stroke Friday and is not appearing i…
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  • Packers-Lions: Approaching kickoff Nov 18, 2012
    DETROIT -- Greetings from Ford Field, which welcomed me so kindly I felt competed to document it on our new NFC North Instagram account (kevinseifert_espn), also viewable on Twitter. We've got the list of inactive players for Sunday's game between the D…
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  • Brandon Marshall, sociologist, on his QBs Nov 18, 2012
    It’s obvious that Jason Campbell is not the same as Jay Cutler. But Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall challenged people to look beyond the easy stereotypes when describing them. “Jason’s black and Jay’s white,” Marshall began, via John Mullin
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  • Video - Sunday Breakdown: Week 11 01:54

    Sunday Breakdown: Week 11

    Nov 18
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen take a look at two key plays from week 11 of the NFL
  • Video - Finley On Packers' Road Win 00:50

    Finley On Packers' Road Win

    Nov 18
    Jermichael Finley talks with Bob Holtzman about the Packers' ability to win on the road without key starters.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Packers-Lions Recap 01:49

    Sunday Blitz: Packers-Lions Recap

    Nov 18
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Packers' 24-20 win over the Lions
  • Video - Packers postgame press conference 06:27

    Packers postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Packers react following game with Lions