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Pats' visit to Lambeau offers rare Rodgers-Belichick matchup

Sep. 30, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is about to face a Bill Belichick-coached team for just the third time in his 15 seasons as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback. While the two haven’t matched up very often, they gained plenty of respect for each other from afar....

Patriots face Packers with Hoyer at QB for injured Jones

Sep. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND (1-2) at GREEN BAY (2-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE: Packers by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Patriots 0-2-1, Packers 2-1. LAST MEETING: Patriots beat Packers 31-17 on Nov. 4, 2018, at...

Pats QB Jones ruled out vs. Packers despite practice return

Sep. 30, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was ruled out for Sunday's game at Green Bay despite making a surprise return to the practice field. Jones was in uniform Friday with his injured left ankle wrapped tightly as he moved gingerly during the brief portion of the...

Belichick: Hoyer will start if Jones can't play vs. Packers

Sep. 28, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If Mac Jones can't play Sunday for the Patriots visit to Green Bay, veteran backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will start in his place. But Bill Belichick is still leaving open the possibility that his second-year quarterback will be ready to go. ...

Bakhtiari's return gives Packers plenty of options on O-line

Sep. 26, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

Whether the Green Bay Packers will continue rotating David Bakhtiari and Yosh Nijman at left tackle remains uncertain. The Packers are just happy they have the option of using Bakhtiari in any fashion now that the 2018 and 2020 All-Pro finally has returned from a severe knee injury...

Rodgers throws for 2 TDs, Packers hold off Brady, Bucs 14-12

Sep. 25, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers did just enough to beat Tom Brady and the short-handed Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL MVP threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and the Packers withstood a late rally led by Brady to hold off the Bucs for a 14-12 victory...

Rodgers admires Brady, doesn't expect to play until he's 45

Sep. 22, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — While Aaron Rodgers has a deep appreciation for what Tom Brady has accomplished during an unparalleled NFL career, he doesn’t see himself following the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s lead of playing well into his 40s. “I’ll be doing something else. I...

Watkins capitalizing on his new opportunity with Packers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins has wasted no time showing he remains a deep threat in his ninth NFL season. He also has shown that catching passes isn’t the only way he can contribute. Watkins is Green Bay’s leading receiver...

Russell Wilson off to a slow start under hesitant Hackett

Sep. 21, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Nathaniel Hackett blames his own dawdling as an unpolished play caller for Russell Wilson's slow start in Denver. The Broncos' rookie head coach vowed to clean up his game management miscues and call plays more quickly beginning Sunday night when the Broncos...

Jenkins' return has Packers feeling better about themselves

Sep. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Elgton Jenkins offered a mixed review on his return to the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line. “Basically just rusty,” Jenkins said Sunday night after playing his first game since last November. “I’ve got to get my technique right, get out of my...