Latest Matt LaFleur News

Rodgers preps for 49ers, who asked about him before draft

Sep. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Imagine if instead of playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in Sunday night’s game against San Francisco, Aaron Rodgers was starting for the 49ers. On the day before this year’s draft, with Rodgers not wanting to return to the team he...

Packers' defense takes step forward, but concerns remain

Sep. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers know what they have on offense with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers leading a star-studded group that includes All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones. Defense remains much more of a question. ...

Packers dominate 2nd half, bounce back to beat Lions 35-17

Sep. 21, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he wears with a little black football containing some of the ashes of his late father. That was just about the only thing that went wrong for Jones and the Green Bay Packers...

Packers' defensive woes put focus on Barry before Lions game

Sep. 19, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry said at his introductory news conference that the adversity he encountered in two unsuccessful stints filling the same role in Detroit and Washington made him a better coach. It sure hasn't taken long for him to take a few...

Packers placing OLB Za'Darius Smith on IR due to back issue

Sep. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

The back issue that bothered Green Bay outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith throughout the preseason will now force the Packers to play without their Pro Bowl pass rusher for the next few weeks. Green Bay placed Smith on injured reserve Friday, which means he will miss at...

Packers put opening loss behind them as they host Lions

Sep. 17, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers don’t believe a lopsided loss to start the season should impact their sky-high expectations for what they can accomplish this year. But it sure raises the stakes as they prepare to face the Detroit Lions in a Monday night...

Lions, Packers attempt to bounce back after losing openers

Sep. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (0-1) at GREEN BAY (0-1) Monday, 8:15 p.m., EDT, ESPN OPENING LINE: Packers by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Lions 0-1, Packers 0-1 SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 62-54-3...

Packers ready to regroup after getting 'humbled' in opener

Sep. 13, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

After producing perhaps the most disappointing performance of the NFL’s opening week, the Green Bay Packers must prove it was an aberration rather than an indication they aren’t nearly as good as advertised. The Packers fell 38-3 to the New...

Sunshine State woes: Rodgers struggles in loss to Saints

Sep. 12, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has rarely had an NFL performance like this. It was nearly a new Sunshine State low for a quarterback with plenty of Florida woes. The league’s reigning MVP completed 15 of 28 passes for 133...

Rodgers says uncertain future doesn't create extra pressure

Sep. 08, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledges this season feels different because of the uncertainty surrounding how much longer he and some teammates might remain in Green Bay. But he doesn’t believe those questions will hinder his focus as...