“I would have to give the offensive line a lot of credit, just the way they’ve blocked up front I think was really solid,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.
New England Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father but is finding comfort in celebrating his son’s first birthday.
From rookie Jonathan Taylor's first 100-yard game as a pro to Russell Wilson's five-touchdown outing, here are some notable performances from former Wisconsin Badgers players in Week 2 of the NFL season.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Packers were charged with four drops against the Lions: one each by tight end Jace Sternberger, running back Aaron Jones, and wide receivers Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
The New Orleans Saints jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Las Vegas Raiders came back to beat the black and gold 34-24 in the opening game at Allegiant Stadium.
For the most part, the Packers offense has been smooth, dynamic and, best of all, productive on the ground, in the air and on the scoreboard. Of course, it has had to be special because the defense has been anything but.
Aaron Jones rushed for a career-high 168 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 75-yard breakaway, as the Packers rallied from an early 11-point deficit to beat the Lions 42-21 on Sunday.
Not only did Aaron Jones have the longest run of his career, he also posted single-game career highs in rushing yards (168) and total yards from scrimmage (236) while scoring three touchdowns.
Ricky Wagner wasn’t gloating after the Packers offensive line set the tone against his former team — and survived another in-game juggling act — in another dominating offensive performance.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones rushed for a career-high 168 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 75-yard breakaway, as the Green Bay Packers rallied from an early 11-point deficit to beat the Detroit Lions 42-21 on Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady got his first win with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, throwing for 217 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 311 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and the Pittsburgh Steelers fended off a spirited comeback by the Denver Broncos 26-21 on Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Dallas Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons 40-39 in coach Mike McCarthy's home debut Sunday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left, and the Tennessee Titans remain undefeated after holding off the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-30 Sunday.
Get the latest analysis, injury reports and highlights as the Packers host the Lions in a Week 2 NFC North showdown Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Jason Wilde offers three keys for the Green Bay Packers when they host the Detroit Lions in a Week 2 NFC North showdown Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Fourth-year running back Aaron Jones' impact on Green Bay's season-opening victory are more impressive that his statistics suggest.
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she will not allow fans into the Superdome for the Saints game against the Green Bay Packers later this month.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady had little to say Thursday in response to coach Bruce Arians’ critical assessment of the quarterback’s play during the six-time Super Bowl champion’s debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Woods is off to another strong start with the Los Angeles Rams in a career that has always exceeded expectations, and his team is planning to reward him for it.
On Thursday, the only concrete declaration that could be made regarding New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas was that Thomas, the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and a two-time All-Pro, did not practice due to an ankle injury.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The past two games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions exemplified the biggest difference between these two teams.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are heading across the country banged up and bitter after blowing a fourth-quarter lead in their season opener.
The age gap separating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams was evident from one way they communicated this week.
Get the latest analysis, injury reports and highlights as the Packers kick off the 2020 season against the Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
“It really caught me off guard,” Aaron Jones said. “(Here were) people coming together for one common goal, and during a protest, a moment of silence, people were booing.”
NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she will not allow fans into the Superdome for the Saints game against the Packers later this month. At a news conference Friday, Cantrell acknowledged that the city was excited for the start of football season, but said she could not allow 25,000 people to cluster in a possible "super-spreader" event.The news conference comes one day after Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the state would move Phase 3 reopening and ease the state’s coronavirus restrictions. The state had already given the New Orleans Saints approval to have fans in the Superdome starting with their second home game on Sept. 27. There is no word on how many fans would be allowed into the games, how close they could sit to one another or if areas would be blocked off, when or if they are eventually allowed. There would likely be some type of method for fans entering the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to keep social distancing. Edwards, during a press conference last month, said that even though having fans at that time is in the plan, things could change if the state's numbers increase."And they understand that," said Edwards, "But they have to have some target to drive their planning."Edwards is expected to provide more details about what restrictions will be lifted or remain in place Friday afternoon. He did not give details Thursday except to say that a statewide mask mandate will remain in place.Cantrell had said previously that New Orleans is still waiting to receive the city's full share of CARES Act money from the state, and would need that in order to provide the manpower to facilitate the game.The Sept. 27 home game will be played against the Green Bay Packers. The team's season starts Sunday when Tom Brady makes his debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against Drew Brees. Police have asked people to not tailgate or gather downtown ahead of Sunday’s game.
“I didn’t like the player that I was (last season),” said Rashan Gary, an outside linebacker who was the Packers' first-round pick (No. 12 overall) in 2019.
Coach Matt LaFleur said the team will still fly to Minneapolis, but the charter will depart later than it normally would for a road game, and the passengers will be limited to essential personnel.
With the 2020 NFL season fast approaching, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt took to social media Wednesday morning to show off his massive muscles.
Green Bay wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has had a strong training camp, showing his ability to make down-the-field plays while adding intermediate routes to his repertoire.
The Packers’ challenge Friday was to balance their desire to affect change and prepare for their Sept. 13 opener vs. Minnesota.
“Right now, we’ve got a lot of guys in our locker room that are upset about a lot of different things that they see in the world and that they’ve experienced," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said.
Former UW tackle and first-team All-Pro with the New Orleans Saints talks bouncing back after tough losses and carrying on UW's offensive line legacy.
The 2018 sixth-round pick spent all of last season on injured reserve with a severe preseason high ankle sprain that required season-ending surgery.