January 9, 2005 |
Today at 4:30 p.m. Television: Channel 29 Line: Packers by 6 1/2 MINNESOTA (8-8) at GREEN BAY (10-6) Prediction: Packers 27, Vikings 24 Over-under: 50 1/2 Coaches: For Minnesota, Mike Tice, 45 (fourth season, 23-26 overall, 0-0 postseason). For Green Bay, Mike Sherman, 50 (fifth season, 53-27 overall, 2-3 postseason). Weather watch: It is winter in Wisconsin, so - no surprise here - it will be cold. The game-time temperature will be near 30 degrees. But there is no snow in the forecast.
March 25, 2004 |
The Green Bay Packers are showing interest in Tim Couch and Eric Crouch. Yesterday, Cleveland granted the Packers permission to talk with Couch, a quarterback whose 5-year stint with the Browns effectively ended earlier this month when the club signed free-agent quarterback Jeff Garcia. Green Bay could be looking for Couch to be a backup and potential successor to Brett Favre, who is nearing the end of his career. The Packers' current backup is journeyman Doug Pederson. Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner who twice previously bolted NFL training camps and seemed to be retired, has been reinstated by Green Bay from the "reserve/retired" list, according to ESPN.
October 27, 1997 |
There may be two games on Monday night, but there is only one Monday Night Football. Because of last night's World Series game in Miami, the Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins game was switched to tonight. But the only game on the tube is Green Bay at New England (Channel 6, 9 p.m.) in a rematch of last season's Super Bowl. The Packers (5-2), who have had trouble stopping the run, should get a big boost in that area from 350-pound nose tackle Gilbert Brown, who is returning from a knee injury.
October 10, 1990 |
The Green Bay Packers yesterday traded Brent Fullwood to the Cleveland Browns for a draft choice, saying the fullback did not fit into the club's system. Fullwood missed the second half of Sunday's 27-13 loss to Chicago after carrying twice for minus-3 yards in the first half. Fullwood said he was too ill to continue playing and did not come out of the locker room for the second half. Fullwood led the Packers in rushing last year with 821 yards. He had 124 yards in five games this year.
March 2, 2012 |
THE GREEN BAY Packers have raised $67 million the last 6 weeks by selling shares of stock for $250 apiece. When the Packers decided to upgrade Lambeau Field - a $143 million effort to add 6,700 additional seats, high-definition video screens and a new entrance by next year - they resolved not to ask for a single taxpayer dime. Instead, they reverted back to the same strategy that has helped keep the Packers afloat several times in team history - a stock sale. The latest offering wrapped up Wednesday.
June 10, 1999 |
The Green Bay Packers are interested in signing troubled running back Lawrence Phillips as a backup to Dorsey Levens, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Last week, Phillips rushed for 177 yards and spurred the greatest comeback in NFL Europe history by leading the Barcelona Dragons to a 42-35 victory over Scotland after they trailed, 28-3. The winning touchdown was a 73-yard romp by Phillips. The former Nebraska running back, who also played in St. Louis and Miami before being waived by both teams, already has set NFL Europe season records in rushing yards and touchdowns.
January 10, 2012 |
THE GREEN BAY Packers are mourning the reported death of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's 21-year-old son, who was reported missing Sunday night. An Oshkosh, Wis., police spokesman said the identity of the person whose body was pulled from the Fox River near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus was not being released pending official notification and wishes of the family. Members of the Packers, however, were told that the body was that of Michael Philbin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
November 11, 2014
THE ROUT WAS ON and the mind wandered, just as it had the night before in front of the television. Sunday night, it was the Packers. Monday night, it was the Eagles. And now the splendid collision is upon us. Eagles vs. Packers. And with that, beginning next Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, the truth will begin to be told. This night was the setup, just as the Packers' bludgeoning of the Bears had been. This night was the time when the Eagles' cornerbacks finally got their interceptions, when their defense was best described with an adjective one degree beyond voracious, and when Mark Sanchez ran the offense proficiently in his first start in a couple of years.
November 17, 2003 |
Green Bay had Tampa Bay's once-vaunted defense on the verge of collapse, so coach Mike Sherman was determined to finish it off. Facing fourth-and-1 from the Buccaneers' 16 in a tie game, the Packers sent Najeh Davenport barreling up the middle for 5 yards instead of going for a go-ahead field goal. Three plays later, Ahman Green scored from the 1 to finish a 98-yard march that gave the Packers a 20-13 victory yesterday. "It was such a beautiful drive, I just hated to let it go to a kicker.
September 27, 2008 |
The outlook for injured Green Bay cornerback Al Harris is encouraging. The former Eagle hurt his spleen in Sunday's game against Dallas and won't play in tomorrow's game against Tampa Bay. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Harris would be out for "at least three to four weeks. " However, it is no longer feared the Pro Bowler would be lost for the season or his playing career is in jeopardy. McCarthy said Harris' spleen doesn't need removal and would be allowed to heal on its own. Giants.