September 14, 2012 |
ON A NIGHT when defenses dominated the NFL's most storied rivalry, the Packers got creative - and it worked. Punter Tim Masthay and backup tight end Tom Crabtree combined for a touchdown on a fake field goal in the second quarter, and the Green Bay Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler in a 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday. Cutler threw four interceptions, including a pair to Tramon Williams. Facing a fierce Packers pass rush all night, Cutler was sacked seven times, including 3 1/2 for Clay Matthews.
February 1, 2013 |
DONALD DRIVER is retiring, with a public ceremony planned for Feb. 6 at the Lambeau Field Atrium. The Packers all-time leading receiver, who turns 38 on Saturday, announced his retirement Thursday. Driver finishes his 14-year career as Green Bay's all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards), catches (743) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions. He was part of the team that won the 2011 Super Bowl. Only Brett Favre (255)
November 9, 2009
It's getting dark so early these days. Here are some Week 9 players who shined much-needed light on our fantasy teams - along with a few who added to the gloom. Fantasy boom Tom Brady: Mr. Giselle loves when the Dolphins are in town (332 yards, one touchdown). Cedric Benson: No one rushes for more than 100 yards against the Ravens - except a guy who was cast off by the Bears (117 yards, one TD). DeAngelo Williams: He had 115 yards and two touchdowns in the first half . Steve Slaton/Ryan Moats didn't rush for that many yards combined yesterday.
October 5, 2007 |
What is old is new again. Randy Moss is back. After falling into Oakland's black hole for two years, Moss has rebounded to become the runaway MVP candidate in fantasy football. Though there are quarterbacks piling up huge numbers, including his own, Moss provides the bigger return on investment. How big of a steal was Moss in fantasy drafts? With his coming off the worst season of his career, rumors persisted that he had lost a step. Even pairing up with Tom Brady in New England did not propel his fantasy stock back into the top 10 highest-ranked receivers.
November 22, 2005 |
Green Bay had a lead, lost it, tied it up again and . . . Well, it's been that kind of season for the Packers. Paul Edinger kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving Minnesota a 20-17 win last night over host Green Bay. The Eagles hope the Packers (2-8) will continue their season of futility when they visit Lincoln Financial Field next Sunday afternoon (4:15, Fox). After struggling mightily since quarterback Daunte Culpepper was lost for the season, the Vikings put together a solid showing behind backup QB Brad Johnson (18-for-30, 196 yards)
October 4, 2005 |
Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years. Favre (28-for-47, 303 yards) threw four touchdown passes but couldn't overcome two early turnovers that Carolina used to build a big lead and then held on for last night's 32-29 victory. The Packers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1988. Rallying Green Bay from a 19-point third-quarter deficit, Favre threw two touchdown passes and a pair of two-point conversions in the fourth quarter and had the Packers in position to possibly win on a final drive.
June 18, 2013 |
A contrite Chad Johnson apologized Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for disrespecting a judge when the former NFL star slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week. Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh accepted Johnson's apology and cut back his jail term for a probation violation from 30 days to the seven days he had served since the rear-swatting. Johnson, a flamboyant receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, said that he'd had time to think about why his flippant attitude was wrong - especially in a domestic violence case.
September 9, 2003 |
Kurt Warner got out of the hospital yesterday and was doing better a day after sustaining a concussion. He won't, however, start Sunday at quarterback when the St. Louis Rams face San Francisco in their home opener. Rams coach Mike Martz said he'll likely wait until the end of the week to make a decision whether to activate Warner, but backup Marc Bulger - 6-1 last year - almost certainly will start. Team doctors described Warner's concussion as mild to moderate. The Rams believe Warner was injured when he was sacked by Michael Strahan in the first quarter of Sunday's 23-13 loss to the New York Giants.
October 8, 2002 |
Champaign, Chicago, Green Bay. It doesn't matter where Brett Favre is when he plays against the Chicago Bears. Favre threw three first-half touchdown passes last night, surpassed 40,000 yards passing for his career and led the Green Bay Packers to a 34-21 victory over the Bears. Favre, now 17-4 in his career against Chicago, had an 85-yard TD pass to Donald Driver in the first quarter - the second longest of his career - as the Packers (4-1) took a 24-14 halftime lead. "I never say it's as good as he's been because he's been pretty dang good," Packers coach Mike Sherman said.
December 6, 2011 |
If you're reading this, I'm guessing you are either (a) making plans for your postseason march, (b) wondering where everything went wrong in a season once so full of promise, or (c) an Indianapolis Colts player who has decided to look into a potentially more rewarding career as a fantasy football enthusiast. First off, welcome to the column, Delone. Second, if it's any consolation to the disillusioned set, I started a lineup this weekend that featured Matt Forte, Michael Turner, DeAngelo Williams, Nate Washington, Brandon Lloyd and Jason Witten in a must-win game, and not one of them delivered double-digit production.