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  • 00:33

    Green Bay Packers report card 2015 - Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

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    The Green Bay Packers entered the season with high expectations, and the wide receiver corp was one of the strengths. However, Jordy Nelson tore his ACL, in the preseason. This meant that someone would need to step up and take over the role as the go to guy. The logical choice was Randall Cobb, but early in the season it was Aaron Rodgers looking for James Jones. Jones picked up were he left off before leaving in free agency. As the season went on, Jones cooled off and was not much of an impact in the playoffs. DeVante Adams entered his second year with high expectations after a spectacular post-season in 2014. He was riddled by nagging injuries and ended the  year with 50 catches, but only one touchdown. After re-signing with the Packers, Randall Cobb was suppose to be a perfect compliment to Nelson. With Nelson gone, Cobb struggled to get open and never got on the same page with Rodgers. Cobb ended the season as the top receiver with 79 catches for 829 yards. The Packers drafted Ty Montgomery and as he saw his role increase his season ended with injury. Montgomery put in the work in practice and was earning praise from the veteran Nelson. Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis had a hard time finding the field but were forced into action during the playoffs due to numerous injuries. 

    Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers were the top two tight ends. Rodgers may have saved the season with his hail mary catch, but did not give the Packers a dominant presence at tight end. He finished the year with a modest 58 catches and tied Jones for the team lead with eight touchdowns. Quarless had his season end early due to injury.

  • 00:33

    Green Bay Packers report card 2015 - Quarterbacks and Running Backs

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    The Green Bay Packers were one of the pre-season favorites to be playing in Super Bowl 50. Jordy Nelson was injured during a pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, that did not stop the Packers from jumping out ot 6-0 start going into their bye week. Even though they were not playing their best football, the optimism was high that the offense would start clicking. The next two weeks would be against the eventual Super Bowl participants. The Denver Broncos exposed a way to rattle the Packers and their defense dominated the Packers enroute to a 29-10 victory. The following week, in Carolina, the Packers dug a hole and a comeback feel short as they lost 37-29. The rest of the season was a bumpy up and down road. A hail mary in Detroit may have saved a playoff berth. The Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings, in week 17, ending their string of four consecutive division titles. 

    Aaron Rodgers is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and had to get used to Tom Clements calling the plays early in the season. With Jordy Nelson done for the year, Rodgers had to find another go to guy. Early in the season James Jones was the target. As the season rolled on, no receiver stepped up and it looked like Rodgers lost confidence in his receivers. Rodgers finished below a 100 quarterback rating for the first time since time since 2008. That was his first year as a starter. 

    A good running game can help a passing game. The Packers had a hard time finding a consistent running game. Eddie Lacy surpassed 1,000 yards in his first two seasons. In 2015, Lacy carried the ball 59 times less than 2014 and finished with 758 yards and only three touchdowns. As Lacy struggled, James Starks had career highs in carries and yards. Starks fumbled four times which was one less than he had in his five previous seasons with the Packers. 

    Tonight we grade the Packers quarterbacks and running backs. Listen in and call the show.

  • 00:44

    Jeff Janis God Bless America

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    Mind of Mansion Ep 201: Matt Kelley @fantasy_mansion revels in Jeff Janis' spectacular arrival. 

    Jeff Janis disciples experienced exhilaration, joy, euphoria, and relief. 

    Jeff Janis has the best size-adjusted agility score among NFL wide receivers

    Jeff Janis is comparable to Alshon Jeffery in multiple ways.

    If Jeff Janis was merely a Josh Huff-level prospect, he would be held in signfiicantly greater esteem.

    Inside the mind of a bitter, resentful, Jeff Janis hater. 

    Advanced metrics, prospect evaluations, and fantasy football information were provided by PlayerProfiler.com

  • 01:59

    Healing Prayer for Trauma from Sexual Experiences

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    Testimonies of our prayer receivers who were healed of trauma caused by sexual experiences in the past.  These experiences may have been as common as "playing doctor" as a child or as complicated as repeated sexual and physical abuse.  They may have been raped, ambushed after school or harrassed by same sex attractions and may not have sinned in any way.  Would you know how to pray to break the trauma of a wounding sexual experience?  To restore the victim's God given purity and sexuality?  How to pray for the guilty party who used another to meet their sexual needs?  How to pray for the parents of the one in sexual sin?

  • 02:59

    NFL Wild Card '16 Recap + Divisional Round 2016

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    In between reminiscing about their whirlwind four-day adventure in Las Vegas, Jay and Dre have some football to talk about, and wow, was there some newsworthy football in the Wild Card games.  Four road winners, some of the losers outplayed and some performing epic gag jobs to make Ginger Lynn proud, and we'll speak our observations about those before picking the conference semifinal matchups.  Saturday, Kansas City, who just can't stop winning, travels to New England, who just want their receivers to get healthy, then that night a reborn Aaron Rodgers takes his Packers into the desert to face Carson Palmer's Arizona Cardinals.  Sunday, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks go into much more pleasant weather than last Sunday as they fly to Charlotte to take on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, then the Steelers come off that death match in Cincinnati to face off in the mountains with the Denver Broncos and their new old QB, Peyton Manning.  And in between and after the picks, lots of Vegas talk!


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  • 00:32

    No "You Like That" in Washington; Packers use balanced attack in wildcard win

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    The Green Bay Packers used a balanced attack to defeat the Washington Redskins 35-18, in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs. The Packers had 32 rushing and 37 passing plays. After finding themselves down 11-0, Mike McCarthy didn't waver from the game plan. Eddie Lacy and James Starks both had 12 carries, one touchdown and a run for over 20 yards. Randall Cobb and John Kuhn also had carries for the Packers, who ended the day with 141 rushing yards. This balanced attack kept the front seven of the Redskins in check. After an early sack by Preston Smith that led to a safety, the offensive line did not allow another sack on Aaron Rodgers. 

    Rodgers and the Packer offense started slow once again. Rodgers started 1 for 8 and the Packers punted on three of their first four drives. The other drive ended in a safety. With the wind, the passing game opened up the running game. Seven different receivers caught passes from Rodgers, who finished 21 of 36 for 210 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers continued to struggle on third down, converting only three of 11 opportunities. However, timely runs and passes kept drives alive.

    The defense made a statement early in the game. After the Redskins recorded a safety, they received the ensuing kickoff and started the drive on their own 45 yard line. Five plays later the Redskins had a first and ten, on the Green Bay 15 yard line. Kirk Cousins completed a short pass over the middle to DeSean Jackson. Jackson weaved to the sideline and lunged for the end zone. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix didn't give up on the play and forced Jackson out of bounds. The officials ruled touchdown on the field, but reply clearly shows that the ball never crossed the plain of the goal line and the call was over turned. The Packers defense had a goal line stand and forced the Redskins to settle for a field goal. This series set the tempo for an aggressive defense that recorded six sacks.


  • 00:45

    Tevin Coleman cold shower

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    Mind of Mansion Ep 197: Matt Kelley @fantasy_mansion breaks down the slippery aspects of a shower. 

    Lamenting Tevin Coleman's lost season puctuated in the most apropos way possible. 

    Kirk Cousins was efficient with his eyes at home in week 15.

    Endorsing #TeamBenchYourRoster while also thwarting it. 

    Predicting Dwayne Harris and Will Tye to fill the OBJ target void.

    James White and Bilal Powell are secondary backs that are well-positioned to produce fantasy RB1 numbers in week 16. 

    Doug Baldwin and Brandin Cooks are small receivers commanding targets from efficient quarterbacks in high volume offenses.

    Will Tye and Ben Watson make up for low brand equity with high target shares.

    Advanced metrics, prospect evaluations, and fantasy football information were provided by PlayerProfiler.com

  • 01:01

    2-Pack: NFL.com's Matt Harmon with Alex and Nick

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    Packers Talk is pleased to announce our newest podcast, brought to you by Alex Petakas and Nick Bornheimer. This week, the guys talk with NFL.com's Matt Harmon about his project "Reception Perception," which takes an in-depth look at receiver efficiency in all areas of football, and how the Packers' receivers fair on his grading scale. Plus, thoughts on the one of the NFL's best play callers resuming his play calling duties. It's the Return Of The Mac. 

    2-Pack is just one of many great Green Bay Packers podcasts you will find at PackersTalk. Keep up on all the latest Packers news by following us on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

  • 00:32

    Packers grind out a big win over the Cowboys

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    In a rematch from last years playoff game, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 28-7. On a rainy afternoon, the Packers decided to turn the play calling back to coach Mike McCarthy. This resulted in running the ball 44 times and accumulating 230 yards. The Cowboys cut the lead to 14-7, when Robert Turbin bolted in from seven yards out, in the third quarter. The Packers increased the lead in the fourth quarter with a 12 play, 84-yard drive that consumed over six minutes and increased their lead to 21-7. 

    The Packers defense allowed two big runs to Darren McFadden but were able to get off the field when it mattered most. The Cowboys were a dismal nine percent, on third downs. Green Bay's top cornerback, Sam Shields, left the game after his head slammed into the turf making a tackle on Lucky Whitehead. With Shields out, rookie cornerback Quinten Rollins had the task of covering Dez Bryant. Rollins and the Green Bay secondary held Bryant to one catch for nine yards.

    Eddie Lacy and James Starks would have made Vince Lombardi proud. Both running backs pounded the open holes created by the offensive line. The duo combined for 35 carries, 195 yards, and two touchdowns. Starks added a receiving touchdown. Aaron Rodgers completed passes to eight different receivers and ended his day 22 of 35 for 218 yards and two touchdowns.

    The Packers improve to 9-4 and have a one game lead, and the tiebreaker over the Minnesota Vikings for the NFC North division lead. The Cowboys fall to 4-9 but only remain two games out of first place, in the NFC East. Next Sunday, the Packers travel to Oakland, while the Cowboys host the New York Jets, on Saturday. Listen in and call the show with your thoughts on the game.

  • 01:00

    Bears Loss to Redskins Familiar in Too Many Ways

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    The Chicago Bears lost to the Washington Redskins 24-21 yesterday, falling to 5-8 on the season and losing any hope of an NFC Wild Card spot. Similar problems from earlier in the season kept appearing: Robbie Gould missing a key field goal, the defense digging themselves an early hole, a shaky offensive line and a few costly missed connections between Jay Cutler and his receivers. With this many recurring problems, has the team actually made improvements this season? Also, why is it that this team can't win at home? Call in @ 347.327.9183! BECAUSE CHICAGO LOVES SPORTS. 

  • 01:39

    NFL 2015 Week #13

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    Will Big Ben answer the bell or is his head still ringing?  Will the Patriots field any receivers we've heard of?  Will the Seahawks overcome losing Jimmy Graham as they go to the Twin Cities?  Can Peyton Manning's replacement make it 3-0 in San Diego?  Can the Panthers remain the last undefeated team after visiting Drew Brees and the Saints?  Jay and Dre have the answers (or best guesses) as they make their picks for NFL Week 13.


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