January 7, 2011 |
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Vince Lombardi's modest grave here looks pretty good considering that its occupant allegedly has been turning like a barbecue spit these last 41 years. Most recently, just two weeks before the Eagles meet Lombardi's old team, the Green Bay Packers, in Sunday's NFC first-round game at Lincoln Financial Field, the now-familiar image of the straight-laced coach doing subterranean revolutions was invoked by Ed Rendell. Pennsylvania's governor, incensed when the mere threat of snow postponed the Vikings-Eagles game, said the decision undoubtedly had Lombardi "spinning in his grave.
September 26, 2011 |
CHICAGO - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers celebrated another win at Soldier Field. Rodgers threw for 297 yards, including three touchdown passes to Jermichael Finley, and the Packers (3-0) shut down Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears on the way to a 27-17 victory Sunday. Rodgers led the charge, completing 28 of 38 passes. He threw his first interception of the season, when Brian Urlacher picked him off with the Packers leading, 27-17, in the fourth quarter. The Bears (1-2)
May 13, 2014 |
Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox has signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. A four-year starter at Villanova, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Cox led the Wildcats last season in sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (111/2). In 48 career games, he had 18 sacks, 331/2 tackles for loss, and 105 tackles overall. He will try to make a Vikings team that has another local defensive lineman, second-year tackle Sharrif Floyd, a product of George Washington High, who was a first-round draft choice last season.
May 15, 2015 |
SEQUELS have a bad habit of taking what made their predecessors popular and augmenting those aspects to the point where they just aren't fun anymore - as in thin supporting characters becoming major players, or two-bit gags becoming full-fledged plots. But "Pitch Perfect 2" avoids becoming a bigger, dumber version of the 2012 sleeper hit. Structurally, the movies are entirely similar, but writer Kay Cannon ("30 Rock") refocuses the story so that the crowd-pleasing parts are intact, without drowning out any semblance of a coherent movie.
June 5, 2014 |
Allen Barbre agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep the reserve offensive lineman signed through 2017. Barbre, who will turn 30 this month, was entering the final year of his two-year, $1.5 million contract. Terms of the extension were not available Although he is not a starter, Barbre emerged last season as the team's top reserve offensive lineman. He took 86 snaps, including 51 in place of Jason Peters in the Nov. 10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
January 14, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce John Dorsey as their new general manager on Monday, the team said. Dorsey was the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations and has ties to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. They worked together in Green Bay from 1992-98. The Chiefs plan to interview fired New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano for the offensive line job, according to an ESPN report Sunday. Sparano emerged as a candidate with the Chiefs after Cleveland offensive line coach George Warhop, who was targeted for the job by new Kansas City coach Andy Reid, elected to stay with the Browns and new head coach Rob Chudzinski.
November 15, 2011 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another night, another four-touchdown performance for Aaron Rodgers. But the real story for the Green Bay Packers' 45-7 rout of Minnesota came on the other side of the ball. The defense finally showed it can take charge of a game. Rodgers threw for four scores against a fierce Vikings pass rush, Randall Cobb returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown and the Packers defense contained Adrian Peterson, Green Bay's defense came into the game giving up nearly 300 yards passing per game, second-most in the NFL. Their last timeout, the Packers nearly blew a big lead in the fourth quarter at San Diego, holding on for a 45-38 victory.
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.
September 25, 2012 |
SEATTLE - Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers, 14-12, on Monday night in a controversial ending. Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as time expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced "the ruling on the field stands" as CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.
December 26, 2011 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes against the Chicago Bears to help the Green Bay Packers nail down the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The 35-21 mauling of the Bears allowed the Packers to claim another round of bragging rights in the NFL's most storied rivalry - and knocked Chicago out of the playoff chase. Rodgers, in throwing for five scores for the first time in his career, found tight end Jermichael Finley for a score in the first quarter then tossed a pair of touchdowns to Jordy Nelson, and another two to James Jones.