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Rodgers breaks Brady’s mark as Packers cruise past Falcons

Aaron Rodgers broke Tom Brady’s NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception in style, setting the mark on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that helped the Green Bay Packers beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday. Dec 9, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The pass was Rodgers’ 359th in a row without an interception dating to Week 4…

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NFL notebook: McCarthy addressed Packers players

Mike McCarthy was back in front of the Green Bay Packers’ players on Wednesday. Three days after being fired, he was given the opportunity to address his now former players after making a request to do so. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “He wanted an opportunity to speak with the team. I was 100 percent, fully supportive … and he…

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NFL notebook: Packers address coaching search

Team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the firing of Mike McCarthy on Monday, saying the move was made to get a head start on the coaching search. FILE PHOTO: Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “Knowing we were going to make the change, it was better to do it now rather than make it in the offseason,”…

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NFL: Packers end era of playing it safe with McCarthy firing

(Reuters) – When the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthyon Sunday they ended an era that many believed kept them stuck in an outdated brand of football. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports While the likes of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs represent the future of the National Football League, with their young gunslinger quarterbacks and…

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NFL: Packers fire head coach McCarthy after 13 seasons

(Reuters) – The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, ending his 13-season tenure in charge of the storied National Football League (NFL) team. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports McCarthy guided the Packers to a fourth Super Bowl triumph in the 2010 season and the franchise won their division six times and made the playoffs nine times…

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NFL notebook: Packers TE Graham aims to play with broken thumb

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham returned to the practice field on Thursday on the heels of breaking his thumb in last week’s game against Seattle. Nov 15, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham (80) warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Graham had not practiced yet this week but is set to attempt to play with a heavily bandaged broken thumb when the Packers return to the field Sunday night against…

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Packers’ Rodgers to donate $1 million to Camp Fire relief

FILE PHOTO: Nov 15, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks back to the locker room following a 27-24 loss against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is donating $1 million to the North Valley Community Foundation to help with the Camp Fire recovery efforts. “Let’s help these people begin to heal and rebuild,” Rodgers said in the video. Rodgers said he reached out directly to the mayor of his hometown of Chico,…

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NFL roundup: Unbeaten Rams nip Packers

Backup Los Angeles linebacker Ramik Wilson forced a fumble by Green Bay Packers kickoff returner Ty Montgomery and recovered the loose ball with 1:56 to play, helping the host Rams improve to 8-0 with a 29-27 victory Sunday. Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) hands the ball off in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Jared Goff threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for…

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NFL injury notebook: Packers’ Rodgers questionable for Vikings

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to the left knee injury he suffered in the opener against the Chicago Bears. Sep 9, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after beating the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “Aaron’s getting better,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Friday. “He was in the meeting this morning. I would say he feels better than he did at…

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NFL week one review: Aaron Rodgers leads stunning Packers comeback, a rare tie & where’s Bell?

Aaron Rodgers is helped off the field after suffering a knee injury in the opening half of Green Bay Packers’ victory over Chicago Bears Aaron Rodgers returned from being carted off the field with a knee injury to lead the Green Bay Packers to a remarkable 24-23 victory over arch rivals the Chicago Bears. Packers quarterback Rodgers, who signed the richest contract in NFL history just before the start of the season, left the game in the second quarter as the Bears dominated to lead 17-0 at half-time. The lead…

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